1985-86 Honda VF1000R

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  1. michael

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    Model: 1985-86 Honda VF1000R

    ENGINE
    Type: 998 cc, V4, 4-stroke
    Cooling: Liquid
    Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 53.6 mm (3.0 x 2.1 inches)
    Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
    Power: 122.00 HP (89.1 kW) @ 10500 RPM
    Transmission: 5 speed

    WHEELS
    Front Tire: 120/80-16
    Rear Tire: 140/80-17
    Front Brakes: Dual disc
    Rear Brakes: Single disc

    DIMENSIONS
    Length: 2180 mm (85.8 in)
    Width: 730 mm (28.7 in)
    Height: 1200 mm (47.2 in) (H)
    Wheelbase: 1505 mm (59.3 in)
    Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 inches)
    Seat Height: 800 mm (31.5 in)
    Fuel Capacity: 24.00 litres (6.3 gallons)
    Dry Weight: 244 kg (538 lb)
    Curb Weight: 275 kg (606 lb)

    Original List Price: $6,298 US

    DESCRIPTION
    Patterned after the FWS "Works Bike" that Steve Wise, Mike Baldwin and Freddie Spencer used to shred rear tires with regularity, this was Honda's effort to homologate an endurance racer. Full fairing (in fiberglass not plastic) with a single headlight lens and small vents on either side and two cute round tail lights out back, 16" front wheel & 17" rear wheel were of the NS/NSR style "Comstar" bolt together wheels, not cast (hub an rim where connected via bolted on struts), endurance racer spec. quick release forks, with the obligatory TRAC mechanical anti-dive mechanisms. Single rear shock w/ 2 sided Alloy swingarm, Gear driven cams, 4/2 exhaust. Color was typical Honda HRC colors - White base with lots of red (in fairing and on the front fender and forks) a small blue stripe and black wheels. '86 brought on twin-bulb headlights (US models), aluminum clip-ons (previously black) and a gold-colored triple-clamp.
     
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    any idea on production numbers for 1985 and 1986? mine is a 1985California model #000018 and i would like to know the total number produced.

    thanks!
    chris
     
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    Production numbers were roughly 5500-6000 each year. The 1000F's were about the same but since they were only made for one year they are actually more rare. The R's were the choice bike of idiots so many fell by the wayside early on that's why you see about an even number of R's and F's around.
     
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    thank you very much!!
    :biggrin:
     

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