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Main Motorcycle Forums and Rider Safety => Bike of the Month => Topic started by: FromMaine on October 26, 2017, 08:38:40 pm

Title: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: FromMaine on October 26, 2017, 08:38:40 pm
Its always nice to read about someone who finally completes the circle and comes back to find the bike they once owned or lusted for.

This months winner is a member of that club.

Congratulations Walt, your (3rd) 84VF1000F is October 2017's BOTM.

http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=70018.0

Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Malm on October 26, 2017, 10:57:43 pm
Beautiful Interceptor...  :beer:
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: OnionDumper on October 27, 2017, 01:22:11 am
 :beer: sharp looking bike
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: klopperg on October 27, 2017, 03:27:23 am
That is such a sexy bike.

congrats.  :thumb
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Walt on October 27, 2017, 09:25:50 am
Its always nice to read about someone who finally completes the circle and comes back to find the bike they once owned or lusted for.
This months winner is a member of that club.
Congratulations Walt, your (3rd) 84VF1000F is October 2017's BOTM.

Wow, I'm honored. Thank you.

I hope to have #2 on the road (finally, after 3 years!) within 2 weeks. Just in time for winter lol  Good thing the paint on it is not very good.

Walter
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: zarticus on October 27, 2017, 11:35:11 am
 :beer:
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Stretch on October 27, 2017, 09:00:31 pm
Congratulations!

Not many have had the pleasure of riding one of these. Honda knew they were onto something special when they came out. A one year only bike presents some challenges when it comes to repairs and maintenance but when you're done you have a bike that not many other people have.
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: The Dutchy on October 28, 2017, 04:02:53 am
Congrats Walt, and yes she is a beauty.


Not many have had the pleasure of riding one of these. Honda knew they were onto something special when they came out. A one year only bike presents some challenges when it comes to repairs and maintenance but when you're done you have a bike that not many other people have.

For sure the 1984 F model is a rare breed nowadays. But maybe that accounts for the USA only. The VF1000F was launched early 1984 and was discontinued in the first halve of 1985. Allthough in Europe, the story continued. Also in 1984 the VF1000F had reverse colours. These are getting rare..
 (http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Honda%20VF1000F%20%201.jpg)

In april 1985 the VF1000FF was launched. It had the same engine cases as the 1985 VF1000R (wide heads) but still had chain driven cams.
(http://moto.zombdrive.com/images/honda-vf1000f-1985-7.jpg)
(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery_A-L_16/Honda%20VF1000F%2084%20%203.jpg)
(http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/honda/7841383.jpg)
(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Honda%20VF1000FII%2085%20%204.jpg)
 At the end of 1985 (early 1986) the VF1000FII was launched which was a sports tourer version of the VF1000FF. Only diffference was a full fairing and dual headlights on the F2. Both the VF1000FF and VF1000F2 were continued till the first halve of 1987.

(http://honda.vf1000.com/images/xvf1000f2-86-1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.SE3XHAz19G.jpg)
(http://felesgrata.dk/MC/mcbilleder/vf1000f2.jpeg)
(http://www.vf1000r.fr/site/images/Modifiees/VF1000FII%20Fred%202.jpg)

The VF1000F was replaced with the CBR1000F early 1987.

Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Miecul on October 28, 2017, 08:18:59 am
Congratulations, Walt. I love the bike and almost had one about 6 months ago.   :thumb :beer: :thumb

Raymond, I love the grey bike in the second pic's I've never seen one of those here. Anyone else?  :???:
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: The Dutchy on October 28, 2017, 01:09:40 pm
Raymond, I love the grey bike in the second pic's I've never seen one of those here. Anyone else?  :???:

The full fairing grey and the burgundy red were the factory colours on the VF1000FII. Mine is currently a red model, but I have a fulle grey set on the side. One day I will swap these, because I'm also liking the grey version..

Another difference on the VF1000FII is the 18" front wheel which makes the handling of the bike way more comfortable compared to the 16" models..
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Walt on October 28, 2017, 11:27:52 pm
That 2nd FF in black/grey/white is a good looking bike- is it stock or a custom? And does it have different front and rear wheels?

tia
Walter

Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Quinn on October 29, 2017, 05:42:55 pm
It's funny...I originally wasn't a fan of the 80's fairings on the interceptors, but after seeing beautiful examples like your bike Walt, I think I've done a 180.  If you ever feel like passing that bike on...   ;D
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: Bswiles on November 05, 2017, 11:04:22 pm
Awesome...Intereptors are near and dear to my heart...beautiful bike sir!
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: motorhead1977 on November 08, 2017, 07:14:37 pm
Congrats Walt!  Having owned a couple of these I can attest to the great fun they are to ride!  Ask Hunter since he has one of the ones I used to own.  He does awesome things on that bike like I could only have dreamed about.  +++  :thumb :thumb
Title: Re: Oct. 2017 Bike of the Month
Post by: dnapekko on November 23, 2017, 02:11:09 am
And late Geoff Johnson won the Isle of Man TT in production bike class with VF1000FII  :thumb