There were a couple of these up for sale last month and again a nice example appears. It seems the owners certainly look after their steeds. I mean they even have their own forum, which is a great source of information.
The VF1000R started with the RE version, and Honda went on to make RF and RG versions, which were marked by minor styling revisions (including a move from twin headlamps to a single headlight), and an increase in power from 122 to 130bhp. Most important was the V4 engine,combined with the endurance-racer styling. Originally priced at US$6,300 the VF1000R was expensive for its time and did not sell very well. It was also a bit too heavy, and not really very successful in racing.
1985 Honda VF1000R, Very Rare, Like New Condition, looks like it should be on the showroom floor. You'll never find in this condition. I've kept this bike pristine, like new, immaculate condition. Never abused, always babied, it's truly a museum quality motorcycle. If you're a true motorcycle collector, you'll be thrilled to have this one in your collection. It's been part of my personal collection, but I've sold off my entire collection, and this is my only one I have left. It's immaculate down to every nut and bolt, front to back, top to bottom. Runs as good as it looks. If you're serious, and you have any questions, please give me a call
Picking up a good example will mean you don't have to spend the earth with many excellant bikes going around the $6k - $7k mark with low mileage examples fetching as much as $10k. This has a starting bid of $8500 and currently has no takers so it may be priced a tad high, we'll have to wait and see.
Want to see one one dyno: