Honda VFR800FI Review from South Africa

1999 Honda VFR800FI

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XT250 TN


One of the best Hondas ever


Nothing has ever gone wrong.

General Comments:

I have been riding for the past 30 years, and this must be the best motorcycle I have ever owned during that time.

Whatever the conditions, it always starts first time.

I have done several long trips of about 200km plus, and have had no problems.

The riding position is slightly more upright than a superbike, and I find it very comfortable, especially since there is less strain on the wrists.

Even though the bike is more than 10 years old, it still looks modern and sleek. A real head turner.

The V4 engine is a dream, and with an aftermarket exhaust, it sounds just awesome.

Handling and roadholding are very good, as well as the braking with the linked system. Honda has really done a good job here!

Highly recommended!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2011

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review