Honda VTR1000F Firestorm For Sale

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Honda VTR1000F Firestorm
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Current Prices: £3,150–£1,650

What Is It?

The Honda VTR1000F Firestorm is a sports bike which is related to the high performance VTR1000 SP1 and SP2 sports bikes. It's powered by a Euro 1 compliant liquid cooled 996 cc V-Twin engine, producing 108.6b hp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Twin spar Aluminium frame
  • Dual 296 mm discs up front with Nissin four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 41 mm fork with 109 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 124 mm travel
  • 48 mm carbs
  • 2->2 Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • Electric starter, adjustable levers
  • Position light above headlight
  • 6 speed gearbox

The fairings each cover a side mounted radiator, the swingarm bolts directly onto the engine and the pillion seat cover can be removed to reveal the seat. The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.

  • 1997-1998: Black, red, silver, yellow
  • 1999: Black, red, blue, orange
  • 2000-2002: Red, blue, yellow (silver wheels)
  • 2003-2004: Black, red, blue
  • 2005-2008: Black, red

Did You Know?

It's called the SuperHawk in the USA.

Updates

2001: Wheels back to black, fuel capacity up to 19 litres, handlebars 16 mm higher and 7° forward, new indicators, new LCD dash, HISS, new battery, smoother fuelling and more efficient Euro 2 air-induction system. Dry weight up from 192 kg to 193 kg.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Good value all rounder

Any Downsides?

  • Brakes

Specs

Launch RRP: £8,000

Capacity: 996 cc (high)

Power: 109 bhp / 81 kW (high)

Red Line: 9,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 145 mph / 233 km/h (high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 120 miles / 193 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 16.0 litres / 3.5 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 810 mm / 31.9 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 214 kg / 472 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 193 kg / 426 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.509 bhp/kg / 0.380 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1997
£2,050
£1,650
£1,450
27,300
1998
£2,050
£1,650
£1,450
27,000
1999
£2,050
£1,650
£1,450
26,500
2000
£2,050
£1,650
£1,450
26,000
2001
£2,100
£1,700
£1,500
25,500
2002
£2,200
£1,750
£1,550
24,800
2003
£2,350
£1,850
£1,650
24,000
2004
£2,500
£2,000
£1,750
23,200
2005
£2,700
£2,150
£1,900
22,200
2006
£2,900
£2,350
£2,050
21,200
2007
£3,150
£2,550
£2,200
20,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1997
238
333
571
30 / month
1998
421
617
1,038
130 / month
1999
262
333
595
83 / month
2000
274
338
612
54 / month
2001
208
232
440
10 / month
2002
214
257
471
41 / month
2003
174
243
417
31 / month
2004
69
127
196
60 / month
2005
60
74
134
6 / month
2006
28
41
69
2 / month
2007
31
45
76
Rarely

Source: DVLA