Honda VFR750 Reviews from United States of America

1993 Honda VFR750

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired9400 miles
Most recent distance10300 miles

Summary:

So far, this machine has been very reliable

Faults:

There is a slight ticking sound at start up, but goes away once the bike has warmed up.

General Comments:

For a bike almost 20 years old, it starts up as soon as you press the starter.

The seat is not as comfortable, but that could be me getting used to it.

Also, being almost 20 years old, I'm have a very hard time finding replacement fairings.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2012

1984 Honda VFR750

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki DR650SE

Summary:

A true original Japanese sportbike

Faults:

I bought it used in 2006 with 34,000 miles on it for $1,000.00.

Shocks blown out. The front shocks were rebuilt with new seals.

Rear tire bald. Replaced rear tire.

Carburetor cleaned, and rejetted.

Clutch not working. Rebuilt the hydraulic clutch.

Gas line leaked. Replaced hose, and connection.

Battery died. Replaced battery.

General Comments:

This bike is currently 25 years old. Therefore, I would expect that some components would need to be replaced.

However, this bike is a tank, and sleeper.

It is a bit overweight, doesn't have the handling of more modern sportbikes, and doesn't have the top speed of more modern sportbikes.

However, this bike is extremely reliable, and in my opinion will run forever. It starts right up every time. Not once has it failed me except for when the battery was dead.

This bike is extremely powerful as well, and the front end wants to come off the ground when accelerating heavily.

There is a wicked powerband once you reach 8,000 R.P.M., where it just takes off. I had this bike up to 140 M.P.H. and was really scared.

You can putt around or just cruise in 5th gear, and then open the throttle all the way and hit 110-120 M.P.H. easy without downshifting.

The handling is not all that great, and a bit uncomfortable for long distance traveling.

I'd have to say this in one the first Japanese "True" Sportbikes admitted into the United States in the 1980s.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2009

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews