1986-1988 748cc liquid-cooled, dohc, 16v 90-degree V4, 82bhp, 225kg
What is it? A whole lot of trouble, and the worst possible showcase for Honda’s then new V4 layout. Why so odd? Honda’s V4 tech was always supposed to be the springboard for a new range of sports and race bikes, so the firm’s decision to launch its first road going V4 in the semi-cruiser 750S was odd to say the least. It proved horribly unreliable and even a step too far for the Americans. A disaster in every respect. It almost sank the whole project. Why you want one: Trust us, you really don’t. Ever. An early VF750F with its factory recall mods, now that’s a different proposition entirely.
Nice leathers, not so sure about the lid, dead certain about the bike though – shocking