1989 Honda VFR 750F (RC24)


1989 Honda VFR 750F (RC24)

  • 1989 Facelift model
  • V4 engine
  • Light, practical & easy to live with
  • Complete with Krauser panniers and mounting kit
  • Owners manuals, previous MOTs & invoices
  • Please scroll down the page past the video to see the bidding and to read a full description for this lot

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  • 1989 Facelift model
  • V4 engine
  • Light, practical & easy to live with
  • Complete with Krauser panniers and mounting kit
  • Owners manuals, previous MOTs & invoices

Honda’s VFR 750 is a long acknowledged benchmark. This sports tourer owes much to its sporting heritage and still today remains a great bet based on the manufacturer’s legendary engineering.

The first Honda VFR 750 launched in 1986 and set the standards for others to follow. In 1988 Honda revised an already exceptional motorcycle. The so-called facelift model took it to another level.

The VFR nerds amongst us talk about “Generations” of the VFR family. The rest of you normal people can just talk about model years. Honda went on to build 7 Generations, right up until 2014 with the VFR Crossrunner

This is Gen 2 Honda VFR 750.

Jump on. Instantly, the power, smoothness, handling, the six speed gearbox, or to put it simply, the overall sophistication of the VFR takes some beating. It is the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycling. It can do it all. And does it well.

The classic Honda is happy popping to the shops or knocking out 400 miles in a day. It is more than competent in the twisties, getting the job done with a great ease and no fuss.

The riding position on the VFR is almost ideal. The foot-peg placement being a perfect compromise between cruiser and sports bike. The handlebars cant the rider forwards slightly, while still allowing for comfort and good visibility. The colour coded seat is properly shaped, adequately taking a pillion perch. It’s in good condition.

The VFR is more than acceptable in today’s real world usage. The huge torque range of the V4 engine means that overtaking is a breeze, but of you want to drop a cog, the light hydraulic clutch makes life easy.

There are no electronics to intrude. Which is great news. Just get on and ride. Everything is analogue and simple. Isn’t it wonderful when something just works.

The original VFR was a truly ground-breaking motorcycle. Not only did it have gear-driven cam V4 engine, Honda matched this to an incredibly advanced aluminium twin-spar chassis and staggeringly high build quality. It is generally accepted that the VFR was actually a loss-leading product. The VFR was, quite simply, brilliant.

The VFR’s handling was on a par with the best superbikes of the day. Rocket Ron Haslam rocked up on a totally stock VFR at the 1986 Transatlantic Trophy race at Donington. He finished third, after Kevin Schwantz. The VFR sold like hot cakes.

We asked our vendor, Andy for his view, he advised us:

The Honda VFR 750F RC24 is in excellent condition and rides beautifully. The current mileage is 37,038. The MOT lasts until June 2023. Last Summer it had new tyres and front brake discs.

I have the owners manual and previous MOTs along with some invoices.

The VFR comes with the usual age related marks, such as the odd stone chip and typical surface marks on the crankcase.

With the VFR 750 I’ve included a set of colour coded Krauser panniers. These come complete with the mounting brackets along with a tail rack, none of which are fitted to the bike.

Our view

The late 80s era of classic bike is where all the activity is at the moment. Us ‘yoofs’ of that period look back longingly now at the bikes we lusted after but couldn’t afford. Now we can. The market is vibrant.

It speaks volumes that Honda have continued to build multiple generations of the VFR family.

The Honda VFR 750 RC24s are becoming scarce now. But they are still very good value. We can’t predict how long that will last. When good ones come along we would not hang about.

Vehicle Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 – it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
d*********r £1,300.00 2022-10-18 16:07:01
j*****************m £1,100.00 2022-10-11 20:11:56
d*************4 £900.00 2022-10-11 14:08:37
j*****************m £700.00 2022-10-11 20:11:32
Start auction £500.00 07/10/2022 11:00 PM


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