Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1996 Honda VFR750. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Built by Sebastian Seebacher (who goes by SEBSPEED), this Honda VFR750 is a streetfighter that’s been dubbed the “Blue Meanie.” Seb tells the story better than we ever could, so we’ll let him take it over from here!
“I’ve always loved the Honda V4’s and the sound of the gear driven cams. That made choosing the 4th generation of Honda’s VFR as a companion to my 2005 VFR800 the simplest part of this build. The plan began with building up a cheap track toy, but it morphed into a bit of a design and art exercise, and ended up much more than originally planned.”
“The build started from an engine, frame, and wire harness. The frame received a coating of gloss black paint. The engine was painted a ceramic black with red highlighting. The clear clutch cover has the pressure plate coated to match the wheels. Instead of the rounded 1996 tank originally meant for the frame, a NOS 1993 tank was modified to fit. The straight-line styling of the 93 tank matched better with the sharp lines of the tail and headlight. Vortex frame sliders finish off the frame.”
“A rare Two Brothers full system is fitted to the engine, joined to a re-cored CRF250 exhaust can by a custom mid-pipe. The result is a free flowing, deep toned sound that isn’t over the top. Factory Pro jet kit and K&N air filter ensure you’re getting the most out of the exhaust. GSX-R stick coils on the rear help reduce clutter from bulky OEM coils.”
“The front end receives a massive update in the form of 2007 CBR1000RR forks with gold painted uppers. The forks were lengthened internally and the standard spring rate was retained as a match for the rear shock spring. An RC51 SP2 wheel now bolts in to match the 5-spoke 1998 VFR800 rear wheel. Lower triple is supplied by Blunt Force Trauma, while a CB1000R upper triple provides the perfect platform to adapt a set of Driven Meteor bars. Braking is handled by a forged Brembo 19×18 master, and a billet Brembo 16 x 18 handles clutch duties, with Core Moto stainless lines on both.”
“A 2008 CBR1000RR subframe was color matched and adapted to the main frame with beefy billet aluminum connectors. The seat pan was modified to fit the lines of the new tank and reupholstered by Travis Bowen. Hand-made carbon side panels fill the void between the tank and subframe. Custom bolt covers are fitted over the subframe mounting bolts to provide a cleaner look. A new undertray was hand formed from aluminum sheet and modified with a carbon fiber look. The RFID keyless ignition system is housed under the pillion cover. Passenger accommodations are not provided.”
“Finishing off the back is the black powdercoat swingarm with a custom matching stainless thru-arm brake line. A CRF450 brake master reduces clutter. DID 520 chain conversion with a +2 rear sprocket spins the gold rear wheel. The rear eccentric is flipped to raise the rear height an extra inch for sharper handling. A Wilbers 641 shock is mounted and re-valved for the bike, protected by a hand-made carbon hugger and carbon chain guard.”
“The build was completed during summer of 2015. Final weight of the bike, full wet, was measured at 440lbs. The bike was ridden minimally since that summer. To make room for additional projects, the bike was placed in storage with a friend in Cleveland, Ohio since Fall 2018. I’ve since decided to sell the bike to fund the next big project. Prior to delivery, the bike will receive a full refresh. The paint chip on the tail will be fixed and the fluids and battery will be replaced so it is ready for the new owner to rip and tear.”
A build thread is available over on VFR Discussion. The seller sums this up by calling it “one of the cleanest streetfighter builds you will see. No details spared to make this bike as ‘factory’ or better as possible.” Currently located in Seven Hills, Ohio, this Honda is offered on a clean New York title. Have any VFR750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!