The Incredible History of the Honda VFR


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HeroRR
HeroRR

Overwhelmed by the amount of support I've received from this video. It seems everyone wants to see a CBR history video next, well let me know that by liking this video! I'll begin doing some research now :)

Vor 6 Tage
sumofl
sumofl

is this a repost? you say at 16:47 that they'll only offer them until 2015 and state that as the current year.

Vor 6 Stunden
xSocialx
xSocialx

I did a lot of research before getting my first bike and I decided I would get a VFR. I watched all your videos that include your VFR, there isn't much on youtube as far as detailed riding experiences, maintenance etc. Please please pleaseeeeee keep making videos about the vfr. I LOVE mine, I actually now own 2 of them. Mine is a yellow 5th gen

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Frag EightyFive
Frag EightyFive

Despite the fuel economy, if the 2015 Interceptor was a little cheaper or a 5th gen could have been found locally, it would have ended up in my garage over my Versys. Edit: Also don't know how I wasn't sub'd. Been watching your videos for a while. They're always in my recommended.

Vor 2 Tage
Thorsten_Küppers
Thorsten_Küppers

HeroRR You did a great job with this video! Actually, I think about selling my RP04 FJR and buying a RC 36/I. I prefer the looks and the lower wheight of the RC36/2 but due to the reduced width (5“ compared to 5,5“) of the rear rim, there are no modern tires available any more (in Germany). And I totally agree with you on the RC46/2: Honda got rid of the gear-drive b camshafts and with that, the V4 lost a lot of its „soul“. I know many people who only bought a VFR because of the lovely whistling Sound of the gear-cascades. Greetings from the northwest of Germany

Vor 2 Tage
tedtheturbot
tedtheturbot

Please do CBR and GPZ if your ok..really enjoyed the summary for the VFR a legend of an engine..

Vor 3 Tage
karsul3
karsul3

Why can’t the Americans ever learn how to pronounce ‘chassis’ properly?

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GringoBack
GringoBack

I own the VFR 750 F (1996) RC36 and... I absolutely love it! Wouldn't trade it, never gonna sell it, never gonna stop riding it... The funny thing is that it is my first bike and the half of my friends said that I'm crazy to buy a 750 for a 1st bike but it was instant love and I know now that it was also the best decision I could possibly make.

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Randall K
Randall K

Excellent job on this video, huge thanks for taking the time to compile and present the info. My first bike was a 1990 VFR750F, red with white wheels, picked it up in 2007. Had a shorty exhaust that exited on the clutch side, really helped show off the single-sided swingarm. Odometer read over 90k miles, but it ran smooth, rode well enough, and sounded incredible. Ended up selling it to a friend after owning it for a few months. Fast forward a few years and I'd been keeping my eyes open for a sixth gen, particularly an 06+ revised model. It wasn't until 2016 I finally got my wish. Scooped up a clean 2007 in Candy Glory Red, only 18k on the clock, and dual shorty carbon fiber Delkevic exhaust. Over the years I've had bikes that offered more speed, better handling, flatter torque, or higher comfort and luggage capacity, but when it comes to bikes, the VFR is a solid jack-of-all-trades. It might not be the /best/ at any one thing in particular, but it's amazing at doing everything well.

Vor 3 Stunden
Gary Laaks
Gary Laaks

Tks for the vid. I am happy to mention that I have a gen5 VFR800Fi and a NC30 VFR400R in my garage. Only trouble I had with the 800 is the rectifier. Fitted a new one and never had issues other than tires and chains etc. Usual wear and tear stuff. Awesome bike. Just love it.

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curtis helton
curtis helton

Great video....👍

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deedler5687
deedler5687

I've always loved these bikes. The engineering is superb, but the sound is godly.

Vor 10 Stunden
Veritas Originale
Veritas Originale

Cool review~ I personally like the'94 body style overall as I'm a sucker for the side vents reminiscent of the TESTAROSSA😜 Those delkevic cans R the 💩!!! Love it;-) Yes I watched it until the end🖖✌️😃

Vor 12 Stunden
geneoppa
geneoppa

Great video bro

Vor 15 Stunden
auxpowerunit
auxpowerunit

Thanks for this excellent video. There is one interesting note that I'd like to add to the list of 1st-gen VFR accomplishments at 07:37. John Ashmead won the 1989 Daytona 200 aboard his privateer 1986 Honda VFR750. Who could imagine that a private racing team with a 3-year old bike could stand a chance against well-funded factory teams ? BTW, the 1st-gen VFR750's didn't really sell quickly. Due to the over 700cc tariff, the 750 was much more expensive. As a result, I purchased a brand-new (but heavily-discounted) 1986 VFR750F in 1988.

Vor 16 Stunden
TheR1 Motor
TheR1 Motor

really cool video I'm a R1 LOVER LOL MY SON IS 6 YEARS OLD AND HE LOVE HONDA'S BIKES

Vor 17 Stunden
Travis Conrad
Travis Conrad

HONDA 4 LIFE . VTX and a Grom now looking 4 a good used Interceptor now.

Vor 17 Stunden
Eric Long
Eric Long

Hello, wondering why you didn't include the VF1000R to the mix of VF motorcycles...?

Vor 18 Stunden
Keith Rieskamp
Keith Rieskamp

Excellent job really loved it !!!

Vor 18 Stunden
Jason Firth
Jason Firth

The RVF at the start was engineered to be a V8 engine bike, but just before its release, rule changes restricted bikes to 4 cylinders. So they cut the bores to oval shapes rather than redesign an engine from scratch with little time before the start of the race season. As for the VFR's, I believe Honda stopped caring after 2012. The new 800's look cheap and quickly slapped together. If you see one on the showroom floor, it looks as if someone added aftermarket parts that don't fit properly. This is why they aren't selling well.

Vor 19 Stunden
xSocialx
xSocialx

Had to watch it again 😁

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PHILIP WATSON 5
PHILIP WATSON 5

90s BIKES 🏍 LOOK WAY BETTER TO ME.

Vor 21 Stunde
PHILIP WATSON 5
PHILIP WATSON 5

Please can you do a ninja documentary this video is excellent.

Vor 21 Stunde
cris rose
cris rose

5th gen has a linked abs system and is a real pain to bleed DX

Vor 21 Stunde
A Arr
A Arr

The VFR1200 also has a different firing order which makes it sound like crap it has none of the v four sound that previous vfr’s had also one of the reasons why didn’t sell that good in my opinion. I have owned many bikes specially sport bikes all liter bikes and a zx14 and got rid of all but one still sits in my garage my 98 vfr it’s not the fastest by any means but man.... the sounds it makes there is no other bike like it and probably never will be. I love it and probably never get rid of it.

Vor 22 Stunden
Prateek More
Prateek More

this eview could have been better with moving pictures but overall infomative !

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Mike Riley
Mike Riley

I had an 01'...that was the best year!

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exsoulagent
exsoulagent

What a sound of the Rc30 on full micron system made 😍 it was the chosen steed of many real road racers back in northern/ Southern Ireland during the mid 80’s

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Tristen Williams
Tristen Williams

I have always loved motorcycles, but was so blown away by the sexiness of late gen models that I've never so much as glanced into the past at where they all came from. Seeing the history of this bike has made me appreciate it and motorcycle heritage so much more, and honestly I think I'm starting to like the classics better than new gens! You did an amazing job on this video, good work.

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Alino17
Alino17

Thank you, great work. I had a 6th gen. and now I long (2010) own a vfr1200F OOP from 2016 I'd only, only change with another... Vfr1200

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Alex Arcano
Alex Arcano

I like my 5th Gen, (my second one actually, I was an idiot and sold my first one to get zzr 1100) I had a second gen vfr before that which I traded in for it. Got to say there's a couple of soft spots on the 5th gen, the exhaust collector box and down pipes rusts out easily, very expensive and quite difficult to replace, the regulator rectifier fails and just recently the digital section of my dash had also stopped working, which I'm going to have to look into before I put more miles on it in the next biking season. Overall though, it's aging much better than I am. 😏 Edit: I had a two brothers exhaust can on mine and it was a great exhaust note, however, it was just a little too loud for me and I went back to the standard one.

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red_mustang_
red_mustang_

Very nice video! I got the 6th generation VFR and love the v-tec 😍

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Black Belt Biker
Black Belt Biker

A good summary, thank you As a long term 5th Gen owner (bought in 2002 to replace a 4th gen!) I've followed the VFR's progress with interest. My local dealer organises early morning rides on his test fleet so I have ridden most of the subsequent models. I have a couple of observations. I would regard the VFR1200 as a parallel model to the VFR800 rather than another generation. Here in the UK we also have the VFR800X model, known here as the Crossrunner, and relates to the 800 in the same way as the VFR1200X relates to the 1200. I wouldn't dismiss either of these as being not part of their respective lines. I've ridden both, including the DCT version, and found them to be excellent pieces of machinery. The VFR8000X in particular impressed, being more comfortable for distance work, too.

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PeaceXthroughXmusic
PeaceXthroughXmusic

I'm glad you're excited about the VFR's, it's definitely a "try it and you're hooked" bike. There are a few inconsistencies and errors in your narrative, though. Specifically, Soichiro Honda himself was no longer leading the company by the time the V4 came around, but some of the engineers from the Isle of Man and early Honda expansion years were. These were the men responsible for the late 70's-80's era Honda development paths. Mr. Honda was quoted saying he hoped the younger generations develop technology he can not understand and was eager to get the next generation started in leading Honda into the future. In the Soichiro and Fujisawa-lead Honda of the early years, 50's in Japan up through 59-68ish for the USA, Soichiro was transitioning to a more hands-off leadership role. The transition from fabricator to "Leader" really started when Fujisawa joined and started ramping Honda into the mass production powerhouse we know the story of. What made Soichiro a special leader was that he had intimate knowledge of how the machines worked and were designed, and with this knowledge he would peruse the shop floor, asking provoking questions and creating improvement from within. Also during this time, Honda MoCo created many programs and culture ideals to groom future leaders throughout the 60's expansion period so that by the mid-70's, Honda's main business might could be focused on the US mass production car market. It is evident how important and consuming this task was by how Honda references the opening of the Marysville, OH plant in almost every company history presentation anywhere. Honda themselves admit that most engineering resources were turned away from motorcycles for an extended period, and it shows with the late SOHC-era bikes being massively outpaced by other late-70's Japanese models. Look up the story on the development/competition between the CBX I-6 and V4 development teams. That'll fill in some blanks in the period between the NR and VF. On the chocolate cams; there's 2 forums and a popular VFR suspension tuner's website that provide the correct information and backstory and your version has errors. Here's the true story so that you're not unnecessarily scared away from some of the best V4 models Honda made, and some of the only with the fabled "big-bang/droner" crank, which I'm surprised you didn't touch on: The "chocolate cams" fiasco wasn't a "bearing failure", It was oil starvation on the cam lobe surface, leading to scoring, galling, pitting, and flaking operating surfaces on the cam and/or rocker arm. The surface pressure at the cam lobe was too great due to operating two valves from one lobe through a forked rocker arm with the high lift specs and strong valve springs common in high-performance engines. This lack of oil has been addressed by many with new/non-error-era s/n cams, an oiling kit, which may or may not be necessary, and correct valve clearance and adjustment procedure. The other major pitfall of this design is the potential for incorrectly adjusted valves. Mechanic error in adjustment was one of the major contributors to the number of blown up VF's. Long story short, you need to insert a feeler gauge in both sides of the rocker arm and adjust both clearances at once. Special tools, manuals, parts, and articles were all released, as Honda really went into a panic over this potentially huge hit to public quality perception. Honda had been criticized in the mid-late 70's for being too conservative, the now-company-leading Honda engineers who had been groomed during Honda's global expansion era, chose not to add weight or sacrifice ultimate performance in the name of street-ability, as Honda had done with their early CB/CL/etc lineups, in the name of reliability and publicly perceived quality. Once the rest of the Japanese manufacturers caught up, a Honda would rarely be the winner of a drag race off the showroom floor, but it would be almost guaranteed to work as long, if not many times longer, with less fuss than the Japanese comparables. Stats on carbs and setup of the CB750 illustrate Honda's typical 60's/70's era-style of re-tuning their models for more reliability after the initial splash of the record-breaking performance wears off and is no longer the primary sales factor. On the "86 VFR...the new gear-driven camshaft solution solved Honda's camshaft problems...", No it didn't. Gear-driven cams weren't introduced to "solve the chocolate cam problem", they were introduced as a trickle down from racing programs, as you correctly cited. A step you left out in the trickle-down was the VF1000R, though. An amazing machine and a window into what a RC-series V4 Honda would have been in the first V4 engine design generation that was stifled by a price roughly double that of the VF1000F and a heavier curb weight. Those had been solved in most models except the 700/750 by 84/85 with higher quality cams where required and with correct adjustment procedures. For instance, the VF500F of 84-86 had chain-driven cams and the forked rocker valve actuation system but had no systematic "chocolate cam" failure mode. The failure modes the VF500's DID have, was the valve failure due to overheating from incorrect adjustment, an oil sump that was too shallow, leading to potential oil starvation issues at high-rpm, and a root-radius that was too tight between the crank counterweight and the bearing area, and therefore a stress riser and cause of crank failure under sustained high loads with the big-bang, super-lopsided crank. This was part of the reason for the 180 degree crank in the road-going VFR models from 86 on, while the 360 degree, more controllable power/less reliable crankshaft, was reserved for the racing-oriented RC-series, where it would be a benefit. The early V-four "droner sound" was criticized in some period reviews as well. Funny conclusion to the VF500 story, dropped valves and oil starvation issues had been such large problems in 84-85 that for 86, the last model year, they changed the cam profile for less surface stress (less lift/ultimate HP), They deepened the oil pan to decrease oil temperature and increase supply, and downsized the carbs to retune the engine for "more torque" to characteristically discourage operation over 10,000 rpm, where the crank failures start to creep in. The early V4's are a deep rabbit hole, not a bad overview, keep at it!

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Cyborg
Cyborg

I can not explain to you how happy I am that you put in the chocolate cams. Yammie noob would’ve missed it but my boy, well you are a hero ☺️

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techo61
techo61

3:44 Now there's a sweet ride! I loved my VF400F, particularly the brakes. Being enclosed wasn't the reason so many people complained about them, the real problem was the lack of their technical skills. Chocolate cams and chain tensioner issues weren't a concern for mine either. Oh I want another one.

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theredrider78
theredrider78

The 6th Gen was easily the best looker, closely followed by the 8th gen.

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sethbrown1763
sethbrown1763

Thanks for the video! Really deep discussion of this range of bikes. Very informative. Well done!

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Robert Rhodes
Robert Rhodes

Many thanks for your time and effort. Blackbird next?

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derek drex
derek drex

still have a 1986 vf500ff rothmans colours,reliable bike,do like the vfr750...thanks for the vid...

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stoutheartusa
stoutheartusa

Subscribed. Enjoyed the video on the VFR story. Love my 5th Gen VFR. Gear cams and a wonderful growl.👍😁

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Thorium Fluoride
Thorium Fluoride

GREAT, GREAT overview. I also love the looks of the 6th Gen. I had one with Micron exhaust.... deep booming V4 sound was awesome. Couldn't hear the lack of gear driven cams anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv7G5rsRwb4 That's me on the second bike. My buddy Gary had Two Brothers exhaust which also sounded awesome but I think the Microns were the best. Even better than StainTunes

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arborcidal maniac
arborcidal maniac

My favorite bikes of all time bar none.

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dposer10
dposer10

The magna and sabre engines were different than the interceptor, they rotated in reverse and because of that none of the internal parts are the same, starters are different also.

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Davesnothere Man
Davesnothere Man

After 98....she was a turd.

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Davesnothere Man
Davesnothere Man

I love the early 80's bikes long wheelbase. Im only 5'10".... but look like a circus bear on these new sport bikes. Those early bikes handled well and could actually be ridden for a long distance.

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xSocialx
xSocialx

I should have done this ages ago but I'm subbed now too! I haven't even watched the video yet but I really enjoyed your past videos. Thanks!!

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Edward Chance
Edward Chance

I'm a honda fan thanks for the great video

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Feldwebel Wolfenstool
Feldwebel Wolfenstool

...I put 55,000 km. on my 1984 VFR500FE...

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jeremy price
jeremy price

Yea you are "crazy dude". I've had my 2014 ultra classic and my 2018 Indian chieftain up to 100 on back roads in the West Virginia mountains. Not impressed by doing it on a VFR in New England in a straight line! Before you say I'm a Harley wannabe, wrong, far from it. I'm not brand loyal and have owned and appreciated many Japanese bikes. I do find it funny though how one sided your characterisation of Reagan's tariff is. What kind of tariffs I wonder was Japan putting on our exports?

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jeremy price
jeremy price

+HeroRR Nope. Just not impressed.

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HeroRR
HeroRR

Damn you're a badass

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RockstarFarmer
RockstarFarmer

I've had 25 or 30 motorcycles in my career, but the '84 500 Interceptor is the only brand new bike I've ever bought (when I was 20...with a student loan...). I rode it all over the country, it was a great bike for a smaller (5'9") young (like I said) guy. Thanks for the great vid.

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Bob England
Bob England

i thought VFR stood for Very Fookin Rapid :p

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Christopher Debevec
Christopher Debevec

Best Sounds in motorcycling history? It sounds like an inline 4 with a fouled plug or two.

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Mehmet EREN
Mehmet EREN

Vfr 1200 f is most beautiful bike ever.... Love it

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barnbersonol
barnbersonol

You can get a really nice vfr 800 for £1500 these days. Cheap bikes are cheap for a reason. Too heavy, too boring, too old fashioned. (UK)

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Todd Lehman
Todd Lehman

I'm a huge fan of the V4. I had an 85 V65 Sabre, now I ride a Yamaha VMax, which probably wouldn't exist without Hondas V4 badassery

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Dahn Jonson
Dahn Jonson

what generation did they drop the shaft drive in lieu of the chain??? i had a new one in 1990..and it had the shaft with swing out muffler ( right side) and gear driven camshaft... i loved the engine sound then. keep up the good work.

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dromack2008
dromack2008

Your video was very educational on the history of the VFR series of bikes, however you just made passing reference to the VFR1200 X. I own one with the 6 speed DCT transmission. I love my VFR and have never owned or ridden anything to compare with it. The low end torque is amazing and I love being able to choose whether I shift gears or let the bike do it. The shaft drive, torque control (which has 3 levels as well as off), anti-lock brakes and 3 sport modes makes riding this bike incredible. I would like to see an extension of your video with some stats from the 1200x. Thanks for doing your research on the other models through the years.

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illumiNaughty
illumiNaughty

They say if you ever need to repair the electronics on the 4th generation VFR, just replace the whole thing with the 5th generation electronics.

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Mad Al
Mad Al

VFR400, the NC21 was substantially different to the NC24 and even more remote from the NC30 (which is what you showed in all the shots), the 21 and 24 having the 180 degree crank, the 30 and subsequent RVF400 NC35 using the RC30 firing order with a 360 degree crank. The NR500 bikes may have been slow at the 1979 British GP (they allegedly produced somewhere around 10-20 bhp less than the Yamaha and Suzuki..) but they sounded amazing at the 20K + revs they pulled. One of the mechanics in my local shop was working on an RC30 when I last went in.. never seen a mechanic look so worried trying to get a radiator back in a bike :)

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blipco5
blipco5

Too heavy.

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bananamanstrikesback XD
bananamanstrikesback XD

Cbr history?

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Jon S
Jon S

I had a 5th gen. 98. I loved that bike, but due to shoulder issues, could no longer ride in that position. Super nice bike. Thanks for the video, very well done.

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T38 Talon
T38 Talon

VFR 1200, did they race it? Like to see Honda's original 750 morph through the years... Well done except for that one little part... Oh well, nothing is perfect.

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T38 Talon
T38 Talon

Yes, let''s completely ignore Japanese dumping products in America... what a tool...

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Sam Darley
Sam Darley

Hi, interesting video! I had no idea the VFR series lived on for so long. I have a VFR400R and a (kind of narrow) interest in the small capacity Japanese sport bikes of the 80's and 90's. There are a couple of missing details about the small capacity bikes, which is understandable as they were mainly for the Japanese domestic market, although they seem to have a bit of a following in UK club racing. My understanding is that their history is a little longer than you have said. The VFR400R was first released in '86 (without the single swing arm), then had two versions with the single swingarm until about '95. It wasn't so much discontinued, but replaced with the RVF400R (which it overlapped with for a year or two). The RVF was very similar (the 400cc version of the RVF was still carburettored even though the larger RVF's switched to electronic injectors at this time). It had a similar engine which makes slightly less peak power. The obvious visual diferrences were thick plastic supports for the front faring and upside-down forks. The RVF is generally considered a more desirable bike because of it's suspension, handling and throttle response. I think they were manufactured until around 2000 or 2001.

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Marc Brassé
Marc Brassé

Great video!

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MarJay1980
MarJay1980

The first RVF750's were Formula 1 race bikes, not road bikes. The VFR750R RC30 was introduced as a road bike later on, based on lessons learned from the RVF, but otherwise a new ground up design. The RC45 is actually an RVF and is a descendant of the RC30, and is unrelated to the 4th gen VFR. The 5th gen is a descendant of the 4th gen VFR sports tourer, but the engine was based on the RVF RC45.... So it's a bit more complicated than indicated in the video.

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shanco73
shanco73

This is an awesome bike! I had a 96 and it was one of the best bikes i have ever owned! sold it for a gsxr 1000!

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Philip Ofrias IV
Philip Ofrias IV

Thank you! I own a 2002 6th gen VFR vtec and this bike is bad ass. Unfortunately it's rich history hasn't really been shown light on YouTube. Probably due to it's more "dad bike" appeal. But this thing is a WEAPON

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David Brinton
David Brinton

God I cant wait till winter is over so I can ride my 97 again

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richard jolley
richard jolley

I just bought one:)

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gregs randomshite
gregs randomshite

Tis a glorious bike indeed. If you want to see what an '07 Viffer looks like when it goes from 0 - 230km/h, I have a video of it on my channel. Just saying. Great vid.

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Bob Russell
Bob Russell

Great video! I have a 1982 V45 750 Sabre and I just picked up a 1986 VFR 700 Interceptor love Honda V4's!

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Javier Lopez
Javier Lopez

Kawasaki better watch out. They might bring the 400 back to compete withe Kawi.

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Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan

Brings back a lot of memories. Thank you!

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corebmx
corebmx

Dude!!!! You forgot about the vfr 400 NC21!!

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Joe Deb Acquaviva
Joe Deb Acquaviva

The 1998 VFR 800 I owned was the most sophisticated, advanced, and refined motorcycle I've ever owned. I'd still be riding it today if it wasn't broadsided and totaled in 2004 by a car whose driver was talking on a cell phone and "unable to see" me because the phone was in the way.

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Italo
Italo

Awesome video! I'm a huge VFR fan! My first bike was a 1984 Honda VFR500F, and my current bike is the 8th gen 2014 Honda Interceptor. I love V4s and I'm glad you do too!

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Randle Dewees
Randle Dewees

I had a 87 700 for a while, lovely bike especially on tight mountain roads. I should have kept it longer. Along with 20 or 30 of the other 90 street bikes I've owned since 1972.

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Mobius HeliTime
Mobius HeliTime

Had VFR750F red, white and blue...had the all white one first. Loved it!.Then purchased a titanium grey blackbird....Thumbs Up!

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Steve French
Steve French

Great job. VFR's are indeed excellent machines. They lost their charm to me when they did away with the gear driven cams though. My favorite is the 4th Gen, and I own one. Wanted it a long time before I found one to buy. At the age I was when I got it my friends definitely gave me static about it not being a true sport bike. But needed a practical rider compared to my MC21 !

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Christian Szilagyi
Christian Szilagyi

The best 2009-2014 look like 2030 Honda VFR.

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John Crispin
John Crispin

Thankyou for the video and the chronological history of the `bike. I have owned four of them they are simply the best motorcycle in the world. I fear many will die because the fairings especially on the first carb generation are now battered and too expensive to replace by insurers. So bikes are going to the knackers yard, with a hearty motor but massively devalued by a beaten up fairing maybe justva low speed drop or goundhandling mishap its a tragedy. If you have never owned one you cannot understand. The growl, the exquisite power delivery and comfort, handling in a beautiful package Honda in line with other `jap makers tend to have to justify employing idiots who fiddle unnecessarily in the search for new aspects of the market. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.! My last one was a 1999 model Fi. Perfect but rather heavy for me now in my eight decade. I still fancy one but ....tempus fugit.

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John Crispin
John Crispin

Ps . If you do another video, please can you leave out the greasy lift music soundtrack

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wild knights™
wild knights™

in general, as sportbikes came along, they got ugly after '98....

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Veritas Originale
Veritas Originale

wild knights™ Agreed!!! Now they all look like a SPACE SHIP crashed into a PROSTHETIC factory....😱 ugly as 💩!

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kvernesdotten
kvernesdotten

Didnt even know there was no 800cc version of 7th gen O.o

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wild knights™
wild knights™

i currently own an '86 vfr750f interceptor....26,432 actual miles... had '86 and '87 vfr700f interceptors before this one..totally regret letting them go, and, on an end-note...the hell with a harley-davidson...wouldn't have one if you gave it to me

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andy beck
andy beck

nice video dude! Ive owned a few vfr400s. Awesome bikes. They imported quite a few to new zealand and australia.

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Visionery1
Visionery1

Similar motor in the ST1300?

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greggy weggy
greggy weggy

V45 interceptor used a Different engine than the Sabre etc, it turned the opposite direction. goodbye

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ALAN COLLARD
ALAN COLLARD

hi had my 91 vfr750 l ,since 93, ,at one time it was used day in day out put 60 k on it , now i use it maybe 6 time a year ,as im 74, but i will never sell it , its still mega strong 130 in a blink , , without a doubt the best 750 ever , but i did also have yam genises750 , and i wished id kept that too

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Dr. Uhle
Dr. Uhle

I had a rc36. She was a good Bike. 130tkm on the clock and still nice ride. Amazing Sound. But i changed to a Streettriple RS. Amazing Sound as well.

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Eddie III
Eddie III

1998 VFR 800 FI all that way! Have me a 5,600 Mile one! She'll be my forever bike until it dies

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Rennie Young
Rennie Young

Very nice coverage but fell short on talking about the VFR1200F/X or Cross Tourer in Europe which is an amazing MC in both formats:)

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Matt Robertson
Matt Robertson

Who's Ron Halsam?

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Rodrigo Castellanos
Rodrigo Castellanos

Yo make great videos, but it would be nice if you make videos of the history of others bikes brands not only Honda's

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thehugob77
thehugob77

Have a 4th gen. I should have already sold it, but I end up on the floor everytime I get an offer. Also had the previous version, and crossed half of canada on it. fantastic bikes!

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oceanriderz Bakos
oceanriderz Bakos

why was this an unfair mark up? the japanese put serious tariffs on everything we make loved the early ones but after the 46 they turned into over styled crap

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Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins

I had a fifth generation VFR (year 2000) for 13 years from new and I wish I never sold it. 😭😭😭

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Nate Hamlin
Nate Hamlin

Very cool! It is important to note the early FWS1000 (RS1000RW) and it's street inspired bike the VF1000R had cam gear drive unlike the rest of the VF line. The VF1000R probably deserves it's own mention..awesome work sir!

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Joanne Connors
Joanne Connors

Great video, loved my 4th Gen VFR so many happy memories of that bike.

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chunker0815
chunker0815

Nice video and good job! I own a RC46 from 98 since last year and can confirm, it's still a really nice, fun to drive bike with perfect build quality you cannot find on new bikes anymore. And of course, THE sound. I hope the VFR gets a suitable update in the near future (1000ccm ~220kg V4), would be a shame if Honda would let it die of the lineup...

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thismachinethrills fatchicks
thismachinethrills fatchicks

I don't know why but I've always felt that the '90's Hondas are still the coolest looking street bikes.

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Dan77uk
Dan77uk

Ron Holsom lol. Its Ron Haslam

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Toshesh Daulta
Toshesh Daulta

What an excellent bike!

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