1985 Honda VF1000R

SOLD FOR: $7,597

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN 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.

Manufactured in February of 1985, this example is VIN: JH2SC1613FM000170, Engine #: SC16E-2100232. The seller acquired it in June 2016 from a private party.

When the seller acquired this bike, “it was in running condition, but needed a little cosmetic help. I was inspired by the HRC paint scheme of the NS400R, so I decided to turn it into a 1983 NS500R tribute, the bike Freddie Spencer rode to the 1983 World Championship. While searching for parts, I was able to find a 1986 headlight and the required mounting brackets so I upgraded the headlight from the 85 rectangular headlight to the more desired dual headlight 86 set up.”

“I also stumbled across some very rare European 1984 model parts, including the tank, muffler cans, and side covers. Once the fairings and tanks were obtained they were professionally painted to match Freddie’s bike as closely as possible.”

“I also had the seat and solo cowl reupholstered in black.”

“When I first came up with the idea I was concerned it might not work, but once assembled, this is truly a stunning motorcycle and is a one of a kind example. While the paint work was getting done, the bike was given a thorough going through including valve adjustment, stainless steel front brake lines, new chain and sprockets, forks rebuilt, resprung and custom anodized to match Freddie’s bike.”

“On the rear end, I installed a new Hagon shock to replace the original air shock. Although this model bike isn’t known to suffer the cam wear problems of some of the other Honda v4 bikes of this period, I elected to install a supplemental cam oiling kit that provides additional filtered oil to the cams to front and rear cylinders.”

“It also got a new set of Avon Road Riders which have held up nicely and have plenty of life left.”

“I first rode the bike in August of 2017 and have enjoyed riding it for bike nights and a few longer rides but have only accumulated around 2,000 miles in the 5 years since, with 18,141 miles on the clock. I installed a new clutch and did an oil and filter change last year at 18,076 miles so she’s ready for the next owner to enjoy. As beautiful as this bike is, it’s not as comfortable for 2 up riding as I hoped and have decided to move on to something a little more touring friendly.

Maintenance:
Went through whole bike including valve adjustment, carb rebuild, fork rebuild, new shock, new drive components, tires, etc. It got a new clutch and oil change less than 100 miles ago.” The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
The bike is hard to fault, but it does have some wear as you would expect from a 37 year old sportbike and there are a few spots where the clear coat has a bit of overspray and there is some boot wear on the side covers. There is some crazing in the windscreen when the light hits it just right but it’s also very clean.


There is a bit of surface rust in the tank, but it hasn’t presented any problems with the fuel system in the time I’ve had it.

In general, the bike is in excellent condition and everything (lights, horn, etc.) all function properly. The bike also comes with a factory service manual and a few spares including spark plugs, spare fuel pump front calipers and some other assorted bits and pieces.


Currently located in Atascadero, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration current through June 2023. Have any VF1000R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Atascadero, California

Year

1985

Make

Honda

Model

VF1000R

Mileage

18,141

VIN

JH2SC1613FM000170

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JH2SC1613FM000170.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 51

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: wyobrit

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $7,597 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
wyobrit September 21, 2022 12:09 pm $7,100
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 12:07 pm $7,000
wyobrit September 21, 2022 12:06 pm $6,900 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 12:06 pm $6,800
wyobrit September 21, 2022 12:04 pm $6,700
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 12:04 pm $6,600
wyobrit September 21, 2022 12:02 pm $6,500
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 12:02 pm $6,400 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 12:02 pm $6,350
wyobrit September 21, 2022 12:01 pm $6,250
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 12:01 pm $6,200 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:59 am $6,000
wyobrit September 21, 2022 11:59 am $5,900
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:59 am $5,800
szelinsky September 21, 2022 11:57 am $5,700
rlogman September 21, 2022 11:57 am $5,600
szelinsky September 21, 2022 11:57 am $5,500 Auto
szelinsky September 21, 2022 11:53 am $5,300
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:53 am $5,200 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:44 am $5,100
rlogman September 21, 2022 11:44 am $5,000 Auto
rlogman September 21, 2022 11:43 am $4,900 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:43 am $4,800
rlogman September 21, 2022 11:42 am $4,700 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:42 am $4,600
rlogman September 21, 2022 11:38 am $4,500
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 11:38 am $4,400 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 10:46 am $4,300
wyobrit September 21, 2022 10:46 am $4,200 Auto
wyobrit September 21, 2022 10:45 am $4,100
ptrocco September 21, 2022 10:45 am $4,000 Auto
ptrocco September 21, 2022 10:44 am $3,800 Auto
SCAMMELL September 21, 2022 10:44 am $3,700
ptrocco September 21, 2022 5:49 am $3,600
Coyle996 September 21, 2022 5:49 am $3,500 Auto
Coyle996 September 20, 2022 8:49 pm $2,800 Auto
Sparkmatcher September 20, 2022 8:49 pm $2,700
Coyle996 September 20, 2022 8:41 pm $2,500
Sparkmatcher September 19, 2022 8:44 pm $2,400
RC51aficionado September 19, 2022 8:44 pm $2,333 Auto
RC51aficionado September 18, 2022 8:37 pm $2,250
pathush September 18, 2022 8:37 pm $2,150 Auto
pathush September 16, 2022 7:36 pm $2,100
chillyopops September 16, 2022 7:36 pm $2,000 Auto
chillyopops September 16, 2022 4:53 pm $1,900 Auto
pathush September 16, 2022 4:53 pm $1,800
chillyopops September 15, 2022 1:19 pm $1,100 Auto
Notriding September 15, 2022 1:19 pm $1,000
chillyopops September 14, 2022 3:38 pm $300 Auto
blakefell September 14, 2022 3:38 pm $200
chillyopops September 14, 2022 8:46 am $1
Auction started September 14, 2022 7:49 am
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