Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm review

The Honda VTR1000F, frame designation 'SC36', was a V-twin sport bike manufactured by Honda. Known in the U.S. as the SuperHawk, outside the U.S. it is marketed as the Firestorm.

Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm

The VTR1000F was introduced in 1997 using an all new 90-degree V-twin engine. And a H.M.A.S Honda Multi-Action System fork and shock. The bike also ushered in several new design concepts such as the semi-pivotless frame, where the engine is a stressed member with the swingarm bolted directly to it. Other innovations were side radiators, single-casting engine case, connecting rods with cap screws instead of nuts, and intake valves (38 mm) the largest Honda has ever used on a production motor. The largest carburetors ever put on a production motorcycle (48 mm). In order to overcome response irregularities typical for larger V2 engines, Honda figured out different camshaft profiles and intake manifold dimensions for the two cylinders; and the power control of the engine was praised in motorbike surveys.

Honda VTR1000F specifications

General information
Model: Honda VTR1000 F Firestorm
Category: Sport

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 998cc
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Power: 110HP @ 9000 RPM
Torque: 97Nm @ 7000 RPM
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed

Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm

Transmission type
final drive: Chain

Physical measures
Dry weight: 192 kg
Seat height: 810 mm If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1430 mm (56.3 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Front brakes: Dual disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Top speed: 250 km/h (155.3 mph)
Power/weight ratio: 0.5729 HP/kg
Fuel capacity: 16 litres


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