THANKS VFR!

What the mighty Honda gave us

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

A V4 THAT WORKED

Af­ter the VF750 de­ba­cle, Honda went to town on the new VFR750 with gear-driven cams to en­sure per­fect re­li­a­bil­ity.

A WHOLE NEW DY­NASTY

The first VFR750FG of 1986 was so suc­cess­ful a whole fam­ily fol­lowed, in­clud­ing: VFR750F-L, VFR750F-P, VFR800, 800 VTEC, VFR1200 and cur­rent VFR800.

A SUR­PRISE RACER

The 750F was never de­signed to race. That role was des­tined for the 750R RC30 and later RVF. Wayne Rainey (in AMA) but here, Ron Haslam (in the Transt­lantic), proved it could cut it on the track.

PI­O­NEER­ING TECH­NOL­OGY

The VFR gave us VTEC (on the 800) and DCT (on the 1200) but didn’t ac­tu­ally give us geardriven cams. They de­buted on a pro­duc­tion road­ster on the 1984 VF1000R.

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