Straight outta Salinas comes our latest steed - a 1986 VF1000R. We've long since admitted our prediliction for all things 80's Honda. The first VFR is arguable the pinnacle of that era. Not pinnacle in that it's a great bike - it most certainly is not. In fact this particular one sat on the dealership floor until 1990. Not exactly the mark of desirability - and for good reason, it's an absolute tank. No, when we use the pinnacle label it's more in relation to style and steez. Thick & saucy, with a throaty smokers cough reverberating out the twin Yosh, it demands attention. She was built as a homologated production race bike meant to do battle in the endurance race classes. Unfortunately the Honda engineers missed a few key elements on their merry way to fatville. But twenty five years later, dressed in fine HRC race livery and hitting the scales at an impressive 600 pounds the VF has truly become a Magnificent Bastard .
We've got big plans for the water whale. Stay tuned for her makeover into a RS850 x RS1000RW x GS1000 x MFP endurance pursuit bike. Yoshimura Tornado seat with exposed battery tray, a pair of external mount PIAA's, staggered cans, yellow plates, and maybe even rebuilt carbs. Yeah, she'll still be the fattest girl at the dance - but she's got a cute face, big chest, and she puts out. Once you reach a certain age you'll realize how desirable that combination can be. Viva la VeeFour.
Red conventionals with a drop out axle - so race
An Autumn blast through the pretty side of the Slabtown district
Spooling up Avon's always seems so classy - in a British accent kind of way
Oury's are the mandatory dress code at Club Icon
Inspiration #1 - FWS1000/RW1000RS
Inspiration #2 - RS850R
Inspiration #3 - Sexy eyepatch
Inspiration #4 - Staggered asymmetrical pipes
Inspiration #5 - Bol d'Or
Inspiration #6 - Bold lean angles
Inspiration #7 - Mean GS1000R
Inspiration #8 - Dual spots and twin raccoon burners
Inspiration #9 - The Bronze KZ1000