Here we have found a 1984 VF1000R on Craigslist Phoenix.
These bikes are very rare especially with only 7000 miles and a payment plan!! (See ad for details)
I can honestly say i have only seen a couple of these for sale in the last few years .
The VF1000R was unique for its road racer styling, gear driven cams, quick release front axle clamps, 41mm front forks, and high quality fit and finish.
While the U.S. market got the VF1000f Interceptor, they really wanted the VF1000R after seeing it go on sale in Europe.
After Honda realized the interest from the American public in this bike , they obliged and brought it in to the U.S. and waited for the customers to rush in,which much to Honda’s dismay never happened! Many of these bikes languished on dealer’s floors for years. The problem was weight, lack of race success and finally they were very expensive ($6300) compared to the competition. It didn’t help that Honda GP star Wayne Gardner compared their handling to a “marshmallow”.
I worked at a Honda dealership and I uncrated and prepped a VF1000R for the boss. I was so impressed by the overall quality of this model compared to other Honda’s on the floor, it was just in a different league in build quality. I even got to test ride it. It was totally different from anything i had ridden (big surprise, i was the owner of a ’80 CBX at the time LOL) The sound was incredible! Imagine a 19 yr old getting paid to test drive one of these and being the boss’s bike to boot!
This bike is nice! Other than the non factory pipe (i bet it sounds awesome) this looks like the bike to buy if you are in the market for a rare Honda. The owner states “its damn near perfect” this is a bike worth travelling for. Buy it , bring it to Toronto and i will try to show you how a 19yr old would ride it!!