Honda VTR1000F Firestorm For Sale

Honda VTR1000F Firestorm
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Current Prices: £3,050–£1,450

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

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.

Did You Know?

It's called the SuperHawk in the USA.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Good value all rounder

Any Downsides?

  • Brakes

Specs

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

Launch RRP: £8,000

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1997 £1,800 £1,450 £1,250 28,000
1998 £1,850 £1,500 £1,300 27,400
1999 £1,900 £1,550 £1,350 26,800
2000 £2,000 £1,600 £1,400 26,100
2001 £2,150 £1,700 £1,500 25,300
2002 £2,250 £1,800 £1,600 24,500
2003 £2,400 £1,900 £1,700 23,600
2004 £2,550 £2,050 £1,800 22,600
2005 £2,700 £2,150 £1,900 21,600
2006 £2,850 £2,300 £2,000 20,400
2007 £3,050 £2,450 £2,150 19,200
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1997 238 333 571 43 / month
1998 421 617 1,038 140 / month
1999 262 333 595 88 / month
2000 274 338 612 130 / month
2001 208 232 440 45 / month
2002 214 257 471 74 / month
2003 174 243 417 69 / month
2004 69 127 196 37 / month
2005 60 74 134 Rarely
2006 28 41 69 Rarely
2007 31 45 76 8 / month

Source: DVLA

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