Honda VFR400 NC30 Review from New Zealand

1990 Honda VFR400 NC30

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance19500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda NSR250

Summary:

A bit more power/less weight would make this bike

Faults:

The fairing mounts were broken where it met the seat.

General Comments:

I bought one after reading many reviews in bike magazines that raved about it being a pocket rocket, that handled and accelerated really well, and traded up from a two stroke NSR250.

The handling was very good, although it was heavy.

Braking was excellent.

Styling looked good and the single sided swing arm looked the biz.

But the engine really lacked the power the bike needed to push all those 170kg's of weight around.

And the seat and ride position was not too comfy on long journeys.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2006

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review