What the mighty Honda gave us
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.
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.