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

Summary:

Have not seen a later model that I would swap

Faults:

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