Posts by tag: VF1000R

Honda May 29, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: Stunning 1985 Honda VF1000R in Kansas City!

Update 6.18.2014: The seller has informed us this bike is now sold. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc


Today's Featured Listing is this very well preserved VF1000R. These debuted the gear driven cams on the V4 engine, which would go on to be a signature piece (and sound) through the RC30 and all the way up to through VFR800. While it's a very big bike by today's standards, this was a force to be reckoned with in it's day and still enjoys a loyal following. This example has a scant 8,600 miles and an asking price of $8,000.


We'd like to thank Monty for purchasing a Featured Listing and wish buyers and seller good luck!



from the seller:

I've always loved the VF1000R for many reasons and have for years attempted to locate a mostly stock example. I came close about eight or nine years ago but then, just the night before I was to finalize the deal, the seller had a change of heart and decided not to sell. So ever since, I've been hunting for the nicest and original motorbike I could find.

As it turns out, I found this beauty from a collector on the east coast and was able to purchase it. He had kept it very nice and was mostly original but needed a few small details resolved. I had the carbs cleaned and adjusted, completely serviced, including flushing the brake and hydraulic systems, replaced intake boots, adjusted and lubed cables, installed a new battery and put fresh tires on it. I also changed out the small, aftermarket turn signals with some nos units I found. I haven't been able to locate the original mirrors to replace the aftermarket units although the current mirrors function much better than the originals so I've left them on.

I ride the bike to current VJMC club meets and area bike shows where it always draws much attention for the superb condition and paint quality, which appears to be original. The only defect I can find are the two small cracks on the plastic seal cowl but are very small most people don't see them. It has all of the original decals in place as well. Its a dream to ride and everything works as they should. It has only 8,628 miles believed to be original and appear consistent with the excellent condition of the bike.

Featured Listing:  Stunning 1985 Honda VF1000R in Kansas City!
Honda January 7, 2014 posted by

1985 Honda VF1000R with 5200 Original Miles

1985 Honda VF1000R for sale

Today our friends at VJMoto have this fantastic looking Honda VF1000R for sale. It's seen a light refurbishing as noted by the seller and you can tell from the photos it's been well looked after. While mostly stock there are some thoughtful improvements that are probably much appreciated when riding.


1985 Honda VF1000R for sale on eBay


from the seller:

Up for auction is this beautiful 85 Honda VF1000R ( production # 689) with 5203 original miles. I have personally owned the bike for 3 years, it had sat for quite some time prior to my purchase in 2010. It has had a mild restoration ( No frame off, it is original paint on frame so there are some scratchs here and there.) the original bodywork was re-done in 2011 by Meticulous Motorcycle Painting in Spokane Washington, IMO opinion one of the best spot on stock re-sprays I have ever seen, bike is gorgeous. The following is a list of what was done to the bike, Carbs were rebuilt and synced, Clutch m/c rebuilt, Both brake m/c rebuilt, upgraded the head with tapered bearings, New braided stainless galfers with red banjos, Calipers rebuilt, Powder coated to match brake levers and top clamp, New Yuasa battery, New plugs, New UNI air filter, New OEM grips, powder coated wheels, New Dunlop GT 501's ( less than 300 miles on them) refurbished period correct F1r slip-ons ( sounds great!) header ceramic coated black, Powder coated black swingarm, Powder coated black oem rear sets, new for seals, New Sonic springs with 3" spacers, NEW Hagon rear shock ( huge improvement in the handling ) new factory match seat cover by Sargents. Supersprox rear sprocket ( aluminum carrier w/ steel carrier) l DID gold chain, all stock gearing, new fairing hardware, reconditioned black plastics. I would like to point out that one of the side black mesh panels has a broken eyelet and the radiator plastic cover cap is scratched near the top triple. Rear cowl has one broken tab but bolts up fine. Bike runs great!!!! comes with a clear Texas title in my name.

1985 Honda VF1000R with 5200 Original Miles
Honda November 23, 2013 posted by

One Owner 1986 Honda VF1000R with just 7500 Miles!

1986 Honda VF1000R for sale

And the hits keep coming! Today a one owner VF1000R in Texas that has reportedly never seen inclement weather, never had a wrenched turned on it, and until recently never had any replacement parts fitted. Needless to say it will need some reconditioning before it will be safe to ride, but even looking through those horrible photos you can tell it's incredibly clean. Bidding is brisk and already passed reserve at $6300.


1986 Honda VF1000R for sale on eBay

from the seller:

This bike is part of an estate sale. Bought new in 1986 the owner was an older gentleman that would not ride it for long. It has been stored in a climate controlled building for many years. With only 7611 miles it is like new. Never dropped, touched up anywhere or had a wrench on it (except for the first battery replacement last week). The tires as like new and all engine components sparkle like new. The bike should probably have the fuel system serviced prior to starting. We have NOT touched this bike with a wrench. I do believe that should be the second owner's privilege.

As you can see in the pictures this is truely a remarkable find for the right collector. This bike has NEVER been exposed to weather and has a clear one owner Texas title.

One Owner 1986 Honda VF1000R with just 7500 Miles!
Honda August 1, 2013 posted by

Picturesque 1986 Honda VF1000R For Sale in Washington

1986 Honda VF1000R For Sale

If you've missed out on previous VF1000R's, this might be your chance to join the cult. They feature a 998cc V4 engine with gear driven cams, a first for Honda that eventually become a signature piece for V4's that followed in other successful models. It's a big bike but one that holds a special place in sportbike history. This example has a bit over 11k miles and has a buy-it-now of $5900. Current bid is $1500 reserve not met.


1986 Honda VF1000R For Sale on eBay


from the seller:

I am the third owner of this clean 11,118 mile VF1000R. The first owner put most of the miles on the bike and owned it until about two years ago. The second owner was a motorcycle collector who rode the bike sparingly and owned it only about a year before selling it due to health issues. I have owned this lovely VF since last October when it had only 10200 miles on it. This bike is wearing it's third set of tires, Avon Azaro 120-80-16 and 140-80-17 ZR rated all season radials with only 600 miles on them. The bike had virtually new Dunlop Sportmax ZR rated radials on it when I got it but the rear tire size was incorrect so I replaced both tires. The chain and sprockets are original and in very good shape. The bike has some very minor road patina on the side of the fairings, tank top, some usual paint cracking around the mirror stalks and a small crack in the right rear tail plastic. One of the two rear tail/seat section nuts (the funny top hat ones) is missing. There is no rust in the gas tank. The bike came with a K&N aftermarket air filter but there are no holes drilled in the original air box. The bike has newly installed front and rear Galfer stainless steel brake lines and a set of OEM hand grips. The original brake lines and grips are included in the sale. The clutch slave cylinder was just rebuilt as well. Otherwise it is all there and completely original. A factory manual and magnetic padded tank cover go with the bike as well as a newer bike cover. This Honda runs and rides great with no issues whatsoever, everything works as it should. The engine and transmission perform as new. The paint and decals glow.



Picturesque 1986 Honda VF1000R For Sale in Washington
Honda July 7, 2013 posted by

1986 Honda VF1000R Interceptor For Sale in San Jose

Honda VF1000R For Sale

A dedicated cult favorite amongst sportbike collectors is the Honda VF1000R. This is a really big bike but truly a game changer in it's day in terms of access and performance. 27 years later it's a very attractive yet and a period awesome piece. This particular example is a ridden but appreciated example. It has less than 10k miles and the current price is just shy of $4k with the reserve met. Thanks for all the emails to feature this one!


1986 Honda VF1000R For Sale on eBay


quote from the seller:

Offered here is a RARE LAST PRODUCTION YEAR 1986 HONDA VF1000R INTERCEPTOR, in VERY GOOD, VERY ORIGINAL RUNNING condition! Only imported into the US for two years (1985-86), the VF1000R was Honda's production version of the legendary V4 race bikes made famous by the likes of Freddie Spencer, Mike Baldwin, Fred Merkel and Joey Dunlop, and the first Honda street bike to use the gear-driven cams developed for the factory racers. The 1986 VFR had dual headlights, gold upper triple clamp and a few other minor differences from the 1985 model. This is a two-owner bike with ONLY 8,350 original miles and is in AMAZING condition for a 27 year old motorcycle, both cosmetically and mechanically! It came to me about 6 years ago, having been stored for a long time by the original owner after he had a low-side mishap on some gravel in a tight corner on Highway 1 out here in Northern California, and it had some road rash on the right side of the tank and on the upper & lower fairings. I had the steel tank and fiberglass fairings professionally repaired and repainted, and as you can see in the photos below, it is impossible to tell the difference from the factory original paint on the left side and the re-painted areas on the right side! Except for the fact that I have not yet replaced the winged Honda logo on the right side of the tank - I actually like the cleaner look from the right without the decal, and YES I do have another 100% original VF1000R tank (original factory paint with both winged Honda decals in place) that will go to the winning bidder as a bonus! Overall I would rate the cosmetic condition of this bike on the order of 8 or 9 out of 10 - the paintwork is GORGEOUS as you can see, there are NO dents or dings in the tank, NO cracks, roadrash or significant structural damage in the Italian-made fiberglass fairings, NO holes or tears in the seat cover, engine paint still has a very high gloss finish - in short it is just about as good as you could ever expect a 27 year-old motorcycle to be! There are a couple of small scratches here & there, the speedometer bezel is dinged and the lens is cracked (read on for more bonus items here!), the top "arms" of the upper fairing mounting bracket are slightly tweaked, there are some scrapes on the right rear turn signal housing, the right bar end is missing, and the painted finish on the left mirror is showing some age, but that is pretty much it as far as cosmetic flaws worth noting...

As good as this bike looks - and let's be fair, this has to be one of the best looking motorcycles ever made - I can safely the mechanical condition is EVEN BETTER! The super low mileage is original, it has never been raced or abused, I replaced the water pump and changed all fluids, AND installed the Dave Dodge Top End Oiling mod (at a cost of close to $300), which is the single most important thing you can do for any big bore Honda V4 engine - it replaces the deficient factory low-pressure oil feed to the cams (really, the ONLY weak point in these engines) with a high-pressure high-flow oil supply, so you can rest assured this engine will do 100K+ miles without wearing out the cams... The engine fires up instantly, after a little time on the choke to warm up it idles smoothly, carburetion is SPOT-ON PERFECT, engine performs flawlessly up & down the rev range and wow this engine loves to REV and does it make some beautiful music out of those polished aluminum Yoshimura cans! Clutch, transmission, brakes, suspension and all electrics work great, this bike is WAAAAYYYYYY FUN, no doubt about it, and if I had some more room in my garage and more time to ride it I would NEVER consider letting it go... Tires are very good with plenty of tread, chain is good, brand new gel battery, bottom line is this bike needs nothing in order to be ridden, and ridden HARD if you are so inclined! In addition to the spare gas tank previously mentioned, I have some more bonus items for the winning bidder, including a good working VF1000R speedometer (to use as bezel & lens donor), factory Honda Workshop Manual, K&N filter and a box of fasteners and miscellaneous hardware... NICE!!!




Aprilia May 16, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: April 2013 Sales Report


Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged 60 bikes in April and here is a review of 20 of them, most having sold. In fact 4 of them sold to our own readers. Lowest sale price was $1900 and highest was $64k!

Congratulations to April's buyers and sellers!


This Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike failed to sell even though it was bid up to $8100.

Lucky Strike Suzuki

From the Michigan collection, this 1996 Bimota DB3 Mantra did end up selling after one relist for full price of $16900.

Bimota Mantra For Sale

This 2002 Ducati MH900e with under 1000 miles sold for $22900.

Ducati MH900e For Sale

The 1983 Honda CX650T Turbo sold for $15100! These really do have quite the following!

Honda CX650T For Sale

The 4k mile Honda RC30 failed to get much love when first listed with spares at $30k and then relisted without it failed to sell at $17600.

Honda RC30 For Sale

This adorable and exceptionally clean 1983 Kawasaki GPz 305 sold for just $1625!

Kawasaki GPz 305 For Sale

The first of two 86 Honda NS400R's that would sell this month, this one sold for $10099!

Honda NS400R For Sale

The second NS400R sold for just $6100 in comparison.

Honda NS400R For Sale

This 1987 Honda NSR250 looked pretty tidy and sold for just $3800.

Honda NSR250 MC16 For Sale

At $4000, this has to be the cheapest RVF400 we've seen sell. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

RVF400 For Sale

This little 1983 Ducati 350 Desmo sold for only $1900, which is probably the cheapest Ducati we've ever seen sold either!

1983 Ducati 350 For Sale

Here's the 1983 Suzuki GS550ES which sold for $3450.

Suzuki GS550ES For Sale

Sold to one of our readers, this 1998 Ducati 916SPS sold for $12900.

Ducati 916SPS For Sale

Also sold to one of readers was this 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight for $9200.

Ducati Superlight For Sale

This stunning 74 Ducati 750 Sport, original and unrestored, sold for an eye popping $64k!

1974 Ducati 750 Sport For Sale

Back to the blue smoke, this 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for only $5300.

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale

This 1985 Honda VF1000R sold for a tidy $8000.

Honda VF1000R For Sale

A good month for classic Honda's as this 1983 CB1100R sold as well for $23600.

1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale

Sold to one of our readers was this very handsome 1997 Aprilia RS250 for $8100.

Aprilia RS250 For Sale

Finally, this 85 Yamaha RZ500 sold to one of our readers for $14500.

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale