1985 Honda Other


Throttlestop | Consignment Dealer & Motorcycle Museum (920)-876-2277 [email protected] 1985 Honda VF1000R Stock # 0524 Engine Unknown Transmission Unknown Mileage 27,569 VIN JH2SC1611FM000524 Exterior Red, White, and Blue Interior Unknown Beautiful Example 1985 Honda VF1000R Legendary V4 Silky Smooth Powerplant Produces a claimed 122hp Extremely Early 1985 Model Iconic Red White and Blue Color Combo Stock exhaust system Finding an unmolested original example like this is very difficult 27,569 Miles Starts, Rides and Performs Flawlessly Completely serviced and ready for years of enjoyment! Honda’s V-4 program of the 1980s had its share of hits and misses, but Freddie Spencer and Mike Baldwin dazzled the crowds at Daytona in 1982 on the FWS1000 and Baldwin won the AMA Formula 1 championship. That bike evolved into the RS850, on which Joey Dunlop won the first of six straight Formula 1 TT races at the Isle of Man in 1983. Honda took the bike’s distinctive red, white and blue color scheme to the street in the VF1000R, first offered in Europe in 1984 and in the U.S. in 1985-86. Fully faired in fiberglass and carbon fiber, it was impressive in two ways, neither of which helped sales. The steel frame and Comstar wheels meant it weighed 603 lbs with a full 5.1 gallon tank, and it cost $5,698 $2,200 more than the VF 750F. 1986 was even worse, with an increase to $6,298, though the bike gained the superb double headlights from the European model. Dealers were discouraged, and the VF1000Rs became paperweights in showrooms, even though they were fast enough at 152 mph, and enjoyed an excellent aerodynamic fairing. The sales picture got worse still in 1985, when the alloy frame VF750F cost $1,000 less, and was 125 lbs lighter. If you knew what you wanted, though, the VF1000R was seriously useful. It was stable, comfortable, and the handling was predictable, even with a 16-inch front wheel. The engine’s redline was a smooth 11,000 rpm and it could eat up Western American highways in 200-mile increments. These were never bikes to be ridden around town, but a number of original survivors exist in the hands of collectors, or experienced older riders who enjoy long journeys. The engines have been reported in Europe to last 100,000 miles and seldom need attention beyond services, tune-ups and hoses. That said, the 1000R is comfortable, quiet, fast and with a striking color scheme that usually prompts other riders to wonder when they last saw another. A good original example is an excellent buy if you have travelling on your mind. We are automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts that have lived and breathed great product for over 50 years. We wanted to create a place for people who share that same passion and also expect high-level customer service. We are located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, only minutes from Road America. Every vehicle that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility, 20 Victory Lane, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020. Check out the feedback on our website and facebook page from other customers who have purchased vehicles from us in the past. Call us today at (920)-876-2277 or visit our eBay store if you have any questions. Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our vehicles are sold “as-is” with no warranty expressed or implied unless otherwise noted. Please carefully read the terms and conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the vehicle and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase! We accept bank wire transfer/cashiers check or cash in person. A $500.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of the auction close. All sales transactions must be completed within 7 calendar days of auction close. Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Although every effort is made to present accurate and reliable information, use of this information is voluntary, and should only be deemed reliable after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify the existence of options, accessories and the vehicle condition before time of sale. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to time of sale. Vehicle is listed locally, we reserve the right to end the auction at any time. All shipping charges are the buyer’s responsibility. (920)-876-2277 20 Victory Lane, Elkhart Lake WI 53020 [email protected]