1993 Honda VFR750 from Australia
Good, but old
Nothing so far. Had the valves checked at 78,000 (just after I bought it) and didn't require adjustment.
For its age and high kms, it really does ride well. I have heard that these things will go to 160,000km without a rebuild. If that is so, then it's only 1/2 way there!
It still looks good, when washed up it gets some looks. Sounds great with the staintune muffler.
I am no racer, so I think I have had it to 130km/h with plenty more to go. It supposedly creates max power at 10,000 rpm, I have only had it to about 8,000 rpm as I don't want to cook such an old engine. But that's plenty enough to get into trouble with the cops.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2005
I had a 1989 VFR 750 and had it up to 130mph (according to the speedo), and it went fine. I never out-rode it and so long as it's looked after, it will go fine. The only headache was the hugely complicated and very expensive to replace exhaust system.
I have had my VFR with a reading of 145mph, and have sat at 130 all day long with no problems.
I have only had my VFR750 FH for 2 months, but am very impressed with it.
For an 18 year old bike, it handles fantastically and accelerates to 130mph in the blink of an eye.
The brakes are a little spongy, so may benefit from braided hoses.
It returns 40mpg, which equates to a 150 mile tank range, and is comfortable enough to ride for 2 hours without a break.
I've had my VFR 750 FG for a year now, and love it! I bought a set of hard panniers and used it for a bit of touring.
It's a great all-round bike, and my first "big" bike asides from a wee xj 600 yamaha which I seized the engine on. Didn't check the oil.. D'oh!
Anyhoo, back to the Viffer. It's a great sports tourer, and doesn't half go well for an old bike. It can easily keep up with some more modern "sports" bikes!
When it's all laden up with the boxes and other stuff, it feels totally solid on the road, and inspires confidence. I went from Cardiff to Kent at almost 100mph all the way very comfortably.
Does benefit from a higher touring "flip" screen if you're planning high miles.