1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593

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Lot 46
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or
Registration no. C857 JGR Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593

Sold for £ 3,795 (US$ 5,237) inc. premium
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or
Registration no. C857 JGR
Frame no. SC15-4002404
Engine no. SC15E-2104593
Honda's 1970s domination of the middleweight and heavyweight classes had been achieved with a succession of across-the-frame, inline fours, but towards the end of the decade the Japanese manufacturer began to turn increasingly to 'V'-configuration engines, the first four-cylinder example, the VF750, arriving in 1982. Smaller VF400 and VF500 v-fours followed, together with the range-topping VF1000F sports-tourer and VF1000R models, the latter - a limited edition 'race replica' - distinguished by its gear-driven (as opposed to chain-driven) overhead camshafts. Early VF1000Fs suffered from premature wear to the camshafts but this had been sorted by the time the revised VF1000F-II Bol D-Or version arrived, its name evoking Honda's endurance racing successes at the eponymous French racetrack. Appropriately enough, Bike magazine took one to the South of France in 1985, discovering that even two-up and fully loaded the big VF returned 45 miles per gallon cruising at a steady 80-90mph, giving it range comfortably in excess of 200 miles on a tankful.

There can be few examples currently available better than this one, which was acquired by the vendor in November 2012 and subsequently fully restored to an exceptional standard with no expense spared. Photographically documented on an accompanying CD-ROM (viewing recommended), the restoration included a full engine rebuild and repaint; frame blasted and powder coated; internal plastics restored; all bodywork repainted to original specification but better quality; wheels blasted and repainted; exhaust down-pipes restored; instruments restored; forks rebuilt; electrics overhauled; cooling system restored; and the carburettors stripped and overhauled. New parts fitted include the decals, fork stanchions, black chrome silencers, chains, sprockets, tyres and all bearings.

Presented in effectively 'as new' condition, having been completed only recently, the machine is offered with some expired MoTs, V5C registration document and MoT to June 2015. The provision of braided brake hoses is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
1986 Honda VF1000F-II Bol D-Or Frame no. SC15-4002404 Engine no. SC15E-2104593
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