Honda VTR1000F (Firestorm, Superhawk)

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Honda VTR1000 SP-2

Honda VTR1000F sports bike model was introduced in 1997 for the markets of Japan, Australia and Europe. The model also had the prefix Firestorm, but in the North American market it was called differently - Superhawk.

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The VTR1000 was driven by Honda's desire to create a full-fledged sports bike that matches European motorcycle concepts and ideas - in particular, the flagship models of Ducati and Moto Guzzi. The engine from VT1100 was used as a prototype engine in the early stages of development (1986), but the project was subsequently frozen. They returned to it only in 1994, seriously revising the configuration of everything - from design, chassis to engine.

The model was based on a 2-cylinder V-shaped liquid-cooled engine, with a volume of about 1000 cm³, producing up to 110 hp. power and up to 97 Nm of torque. This motor was subsequently used on the model - Honda varadero 1000.

In 2000, the VTR1000 line was replenished with a new modification, called - Honda VTR1000 SP-1 . In the North American market, the model was sold under the name - Honda RVT1000R . Also known as RC51 . The modification was a replica of a racing motorcycle homologated for public roads. This version was not available in Japan, but was sold only in export markets - Europe, North America, Australia.

The modification of the Honda VTR1000 SP-1 was very different from the basic version of the VTR1000F - a new appearance, fully adjustable suspensions, electronic fuel injection instead of carburetors, an increased diameter of the front brake discs, a different engine configuration - improved performance, timing drive with gears (instead of a chain on the VTR1000F), modified gear ratios in the checkpoint.

In 2002, the modification receives some changes and changes its name - Honda VTR1000 SP-2. The changes affected the injection system (increased throttle valves, the engine is equipped with two nozzles per cylinder), suspension and frame configuration, cooling system, overall dimensions, weight and ergonomics.

2006 was the last year of production of the model, after which it finally left the conveyor and did not receive further development. In recent years (since 2004), the VTR1000F was not sold in Japan, but was only available in export versions.



Specifications Honda VTR 1000:

Model Honda VTR1000F

Honda VTR1000 (SP-1, SP-2, RVT1000R)

Motorcycle type sport
Release year 1997-2006
Frame aluminum diagonal
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 995.7 cm³ - VTR1000F

999.0 cm³ - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Bore / stroke 98.0 x 66.0mm - VTR1000F

100.0 x 63.6 mm - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Compression ratio 9.4: 1 - VTR1000F

10.8: 1 - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC chain drive, 4 valves per cylinder - VTR1000F

DOHC gear drive, 4 valves per cylinder - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Fuel supply system Carburetor, 2x Keihin CV 48mm - VTR1000F

Injector: PGM-Fi, 54mm - VTR1000 SP-1

Dual Nozzle Injector: PGM-Fi 62mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Ignition type DC-CDI - VTR1000F

Digital Transistor - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Maximum power 110.0 h.p. (81.0 kW) at 9000 rpm - max. power VTR1000F

93.0 h.p. at 8500 rpm - VTR1000F (Japan)

136.0 h.p. (100.0 kW) at 9500 rpm - max. power VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Maximum torque 97 Nm (9.9 kg * m) at 7000 rpm - max. moment VTR1000F

105 Nm (10.7 kg * m) at 8000 rpm - max. torque VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120/70 ZR17 (58W)
Rear tire size 180/55 ZR17 (73W) - VTR1000F

190/50 ZR17 (73W) - VTR1000 SP-1 /SP-2

Front brakes 2 discs, 296mm, 4-piston calipers - VTR1000F

2 discs, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Rear brakes 1 disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm HMAS Telescopic Fork (preload and rebound damping adjustment), 109mm travel - VTR1000F

43mm HMAS inverted fork (fully adjustable), 130mm travel - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Rear suspension linkage (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 124 mm - VTR1000F

linkage (Pro-Link) with monoshock (fully adjustable), stroke - 120 mm - VTR1000 SP-1

linkage (Pro-Link) with monoshock (fully adjustable), stroke - 126 mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Motorcycle length 2050 mm - VTR1000F

2060 mm - VTR1000 SP-1

2040 mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Motorcycle width 710 mm - VTR1000F

725 mm - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Motorcycle height 1155 mm - VTR1000F

1120 mm - VTR1000 SP-1

1145 mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Wheelbase 1430 mm - VTR1000F

1410 mm - VTR1000 SP-1

1420 mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Saddle height 810 mm - VTR1000F

815 mm - VTR1000 SP-1

825 mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Minimum ground clearance 135 mm - VTR1000F, SP-1

130 mm - VTR1000 SP-2

Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.3 sec. - VTR1000F

3.2 sec. - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Maximum speed 241 km / h - VTR1000F

264 km / h - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Fuel tank capacity 16.0 L - VTR1000F (1997-2000), Superhawk

18.0 L - VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2, VTR1000F (2000-2006, Japanese versions)

19.0 L - VTR1000F (2000-2006, except Japanese versions)

Motorcycle weight (curb) 214 kg - VTR1000F

223 kg - VTR1000 SP-1

219 kg - VTR1000 SP-2

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption is 7.6 liters for the Honda VTR1000F and 8.4 liters for the Honda VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2. The exact value depends on the riding style.