In 1997 the Japanese had finally released the legendary Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm.
Due to its suitable design and easy-to-go management this motorbike is perfect both for sportive and amateur usage.
Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm is the perfect multifunctional motorcycle with the minimum of disadvantages. Among them there is the regular stop for filling up despite of the enough big fuel tank – 19 L. Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm is perfectly controlled not only at urban.
The V-shaped engine of the Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm sounds perfectly at low and midrange revolutions.
The motorbike can reach the capacity of about 100 horsepower due to its 8-valved liquid cooled V-twin engine with the volume of 996 cc.
The rear suspension is a tried-and-tested Showa shock, and Showa forks at the front.
Some Honda VTR1000F’s owners complain about the folk, which goes too low at abrupt stopping. Nevertheless, the management is good; the brakes are big and efficient. The Honda VTR1000F Firestorm is steadier at high speed.
The seating of the Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm is a little rigid but quiet comfortable. The windshield provides the good protection from wind and ugly weather. The dashboard is rather big. There it is located the analog speedometer, tachometer, the indicator of fuel, the clock etc. The heated handles and the trunk are available optionally.
Honda VTR1000F Firestorm is well equipped and solid bike, but it has the weak point in slack tension of the cam chain; the weak water pump and the pipe corrosion. Thou, at thorough treatment the VTR 1000F can serve for a long period.
The Honda VTR 1000 SP-2 is one of the best representatives of the Super Sport class. It was made on the base of Honda VTR 1000 SP-1. This motorbike has a lot of fan all over the world. It look almost the same as its predecessor. This one is aggressive, used on racing tracks it is faithful to the conception of the Honda’s sport motorcycles both in the construction and in details.
In 2005, the motorcycle’s production was discontinued.