Honda VF750S V45 Sabre Review from Australia

1982 Honda VF750S V45 Sabre

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired63487 kilometres
Most recent distance267894 kilometres


Have not seen a later model that I would swap


Fusible link blew.

Stator failed, shorted out.

Front fork oil seal failed, leaked oil.

Drive spline in rear wheel chewed out.

Ignition switch had to be replaced.

General Comments:

I had a sheepskin seat cover made to fit, and long distant comfort is very good.

Highway pegs on the engine bar make a real difference.

The engine seems to like to cruise around 130kph when loaded with camping gear.

I have fitted new cam chains and tensioners, along with normal oil and filter changes every 5000k.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2011

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 1 review