Honda VTR1000F Reviews from Canada

1998 Honda VTR1000F

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres

Summary:

An awesome all-round bike

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Very exciting torquey v-twin engine. Jardine slip-on pipes made it sound incredible.

Vibrations made my right hand fall asleep during long rides, and the seat could have been more comfortable.

If the fuel tank is topped up too much, the engine dies shortly after gassing up. However, a quick opening of the cap to vent the tank once remedies the problem. After a while I learned to do this while driving - quite a trick.

One tooth down on the front sprocket made this bike a 2nd gear wheelie king.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2008

13th Oct 2009, 22:50

I have always filled my tank up to the max - and not so much as a burp from it? Maybe a vent valve is not working properly on yours?

1998 Honda VTR1000F

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 kilometres
Most recent distance26000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX-R1100

Summary:

Incredible all arounder

Faults:

Zero problems. Common problems I took care of before they happened. I have manual cam chain tensioners, which will save a lot of money, because the VTR auto tensioner fails without warning.

The regulator/rectifier will be replaced if it shows problems.

General Comments:

Amazing all around bike. Perfect for almost anything you will ask of it. It is not as fast as some of the other bikes out there, but it will definately hold its own in the curves, and it would be a better mount for 99% of the riders in the world. Good, but not great for touring, due to the fuel range and seat.

The best thing about the bike, is the sound with an aftermarket exhaust. Yummy.

Overall, I would give it a 9/10.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2006

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews