BTW, the excellence thing also applies to the VFR (750 & 800). Honda screwed up with their 80's VF self destructing and went all out to remediate that with the VFR and never looked back. I think it was the 82-84 VF's.-wwww
It’s a fair cop, guv’nor. I dun it, bang to rights, it was me! 😔 And I’m still singing the praises of the ’Bird, even today (aa-wwww, bless)! 🤪
Wikipedia:"The 748 cc Mk.I VFR750 was introduced in 1985, and was over-engineered in a bid to re-establish a reputation for reliability."
Honda probably sold it as a loss leader initially. Their great racing success in the Nineties was based on the RC45 V4. The 5th Gen VFR800 RC46 is a de-tuned RC45 engine to the best of my knowledge.
One of the greatest bikes ever produced (with the usual crappy suspension and R/R problems). I know! I have a yellow 5th Gen sitting alongside my Bird. A totally different bike and superb in it's own right. Problem free, high mileage engine just like the Bird's. I think that TTXPC on this thread will agree with me.