The Honda VTR 1000F is designed as a sport touring motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer Honda.
The half-faired motorcycle was from 1997 to 2006 in Europe marketed with the additional designation " Firestorm " and in the U.S. as " Super Hawk " and has the internal factory code SC36.
The liquid-cooled two-cylinder engine produced from 996 cc capacity is rated at 81 kW ( 110 hp ) (also 98 hp version) and a maximum torque of 101.1 Nm at a speed of 6636 min -1. The transversely mounted V- engine has a cylinder angle of 90 degrees. The two cylinders have a bore of 98 mm in diameter, the piston has a stroke of 66 mm and a compression ratio of 9,4:1. Each cylinder head has two chain-driven, overhead camshafts, which drive bucket tappets two intake and two exhaust valves. The four-stroke engine is cooled by two side-mounted radiator. The fuel treatment consists of two 48 mm constant-pressure flat slide carburetor, ignition by a digital transistorised with electronic advance. The exhaust after-treatment is performed by an unregulated catalyst with secondary air system and below the emission limits of the emission standard Euro -2. The fuel tank holds 16 liters, of which 2.5 liters reserve ( as of 2001 19 liters).
The bike accelerates in 3.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 251 km / h ( 241 km / h at 98 hp).
The chassis is based on a bridge frame made of aluminum and has a rear swing arm made of aluminum with Pro-Link and Monoshock. The crankcase serves as a direct attachment to the swing arm. The front wheel is out of a telescopic fork with 41 mm standpipe diameter and 109 mm suspension travel. At the front tire delayed a Ø 296 mm dual hydraulic disc with four-piston calipers and sintered metal pads, rear a Ø 220 mm disc brake with single-piston caliper. The tires from Dunlop D204 front have a size of 120 /70 and rear 180 / 55th The three-spoke aluminum rims, front and rear have a diameter of 43.2 cm. The steering head angle is 24 ° and the trailing 97 mm.
The primary mechanism via gears. The separation force is effected by a multi-plate wet clutch, the torque conversion by means of a six speed gearbox. The secondary drive has a chain drive.
Competing models with similar engine characteristics and suspension design were the Suzuki SV 1000, Suzuki TL 1000 S and Cagiva Raptor 1000th The name similar models VTR 1000 SP1 and SP2 VTR 1000 are technically independent. They were initially developed by Honda to compete in the Superbike racing series. The most striking differences between the SP models are an upside -down fork, engine with fuel injection, two overhead, directly actuated camshafts driven via gear backlash cascades. Commonality exists only in the V2 - cylinder concept with 90 ° cylinder arrangement.
" No wolf, but no sheep's clothing. The VTR provides rock-solid two-cylinder charm in a known Honda perfection. That may be the typical two-cylinder clientele appear to be smooth. For bargain hunters sporting the 1000s, however, is a worthy object - including toasty grummeligem V2 Orchestra ".
" [ The ] tank only holds 16 liters, including 2.5 -liter reserve. This fact is all the more serious because the VTR really not is economical with the unleaded regular gasoline. With an average consumption, which is just over 8 liters per 100 km, the fun stops. Such a high consumption is completely out of date and forces even after a relatively short stages to a tank break. "