1985 Honda VF1000R

SOLD FOR: $3,750

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Sold on January 18, 2021


Click here for an instaVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Honda VF1000R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

When it was released, the VF1000R was a bit of a revelation: it was Honda’s flagship, designed to showcase what the Japanese firm was capable of.

It was also a huge tease to US riders, because it was initially only released in Europe only – America got the VF1000F instead, which was designed to be more of a touring bike.

The R was Honda’s first road bike to benefit from gear-driven cams.

This example (VIN: JH2SC1609FM001606) has been with the seller since 2014. It is offered with a clean California title under non-op registration so there are no back fees if the next owner keeps it registered in California.

The odometer shows 47,291 miles.

The seller states that the bike ran a year ago, however the battery is now dead. We got it to turn over with a booster box but we believe that this will likely need a carb rebuild.

It is highly original with the exception of the period-correct Yoshimura exhaust (stock exhaust not included).

This would make a wonderful candidate for a restoration and our White Glove service would be happy to help to whatever degree you choose…from making it run to a full restoration, we’re up for the task!

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