1998 Honda VFR, 5th Generation (one of the most desirable versions of the VFR), 17,0xx miles (and climbing, as I keep riding it). Mainly touring miles; also used for local twisties and a couple of novice trackdays. Bike has a couple of scratches (no cracks) on the right side from a standstill drop at a stop sign—quite minor, as you’ll see. Kept garaged and covered when I'm not traveling on it.
Asking $3900, test rides with valid M1 and cash in hand only. Trades for Alaska-ready dual-sports (KLR 650, etc.) also considered.
Clean, low mileage, runs beautifully. Have all service records, registration is current through February 2011; Metzler Z6 tires with approx. 1/2 life left. Enjoy the single-sided swingarm, the smooth ride, and the sound of the gear-driven cams! I’ve ridden everything from local goat trails to back roads in Montana on this bike, and enjoyed its versatility, quality and reliability.
A new battery was installed in April ‘09, and a “VFRness” has been installed to avoid the regulator/rectifier problems the 5th Generation VFR can suffer from. Valve check, spark plug replacement, and fork oil (15w) done in Oct. ‘09 by Elskipador; I installed a DID VM 530 Gold Chain and sprockets last fall, and did a full brake/clutch system bleed, as well as replacing the coolant. New front brake pads as soon as I can install them.
- Yoshimura RS3 Exhaust (stock exhaust also included)
- Solo seat cowl, grab bars
- Stock, sport-touring, and tall touring windshields
- Updated better-looking 2001 mirrors
- Ventura luggage rack system—grab bar, short and tall racks included
- K&N air filter
- Spare used taillight
- Original manual and toolkit
- CD copy of Honda Service Manual