Following the release of the VF1000FF in 1985, a fully faired version was introduced, and the VF1000F2(F) was launched in April 1985
VF1000F2-F(G) 1986

The powerful 1000cc V-4 had been packaged into two super sports bikes and it was now time to show that the VF could be a real sports tourer too. The 116 bhp (87 kW) F2 included the same styling changes we had seen in the VF1000FF but Honda added a more aerodynamic full fairing which covered most of the engine, and changed the seat design to improve comfort for rider and passenger over long distances.

The F2 has the name of the French endurance racing circuit "Bol d'or" across the top of the fairing behind the indicator, giving this VF it's Bol d'or nickname. An extra radiator is included to assist cooling and is integrated into the "wind tunnel" designed fairing. The fairing, designed to increase rider comfort and reduce drag, has a built in ventilation system and twin storage "pockets".

The cockpit was redesigned too with a centrally mounted fuel and coolant temperature gauge, new style speedo and tachometer with yellow backgrounds. The twin headlights first seen on the VF1000R are also included on some models. Whilst suspension and braking specifications remain the same as the VF1000F/FE, the F2 is the heaviest of all the VF's weighing 145Kg. Engine and frame modifications were carried over from the development of the R and FF models, but the F2 still had chain driven cams.

The VF1000F2-(F/G) was discontinued in May 1986.


VF1000F2 (G TYPE) - 1986 : Specifications
Engine 998cc DOHC 4-stroke 16 valve liquid cooled 90 degree V4
Bore & Stroke 77.0 x 53.6mm
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Carburettors 4 x 36mm CV type
Power (claimed) 116bhp @ 10,000rpm
Torque (claimed) 63.6 lb-ft @ 8,000rpm
Suspension FRONT : Air-assist 41mm fork with 3-way adjustable rebound damping. TRAC, and equalizer, 140mm travel.REAR : Pro-Link with 3 way remote adjustable rebound damping, 120mm axle travel.
Brakes FRONT : Dual discs with dual piston calipers and sintered metal pads.REAR : Disc with dual piston caliper and sintered metal pads.
Wheels Boomerang type aluminium ComStar
Front tyre 100/90 V18-250
Rear tyre 140/80 V17-250
Wheelbase 1550mm
Seat Height 815mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Fuel Capacity 23 litres (3.5 litre reserve)
Dry weight 245kg
Dimensions (L X W X H) 2270 X 765 X 1275mm


VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) - 1986 : Worldwide Identification
ModelFrame - StartFrame - FinishEngine - StartEngine - FinishCarb I.D.Intended Market
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4000018 SC15-4003680 SC15E-2100769 SC15E-2105997 VD86F A GERMANY
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4000022 SC15-4001537 SC15E-2100776 SC15E-2103221 VD85E A ITALY
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4000141 SC15-4003877 SC15E-2101369 SC15E-2106337 VD86E A EURO DIRECT
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4000345 SC15-4001150 SC15E-2100350 SC15E-2101256 VD86G A SUISSE
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4000648 SC15-4001788 SC15E-2102130 SC15E-2103518 VD86E A UK
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4001193 SC15-4002960 SC15E-2102877 SC15E-2105195 VD85F A AUSTRIA
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4001733 SC15-4003700 SC15E-2103415 SC15E-2106297 VD86E A FINLAND
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4001789 SC15-4001863 SC15E-2103426 SC15E-2103805 VD86F A SWEDEN
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4001864 SC15-4002322 SC15E-2103891 SC15E-2104436 VD86E A AUSTRALIA
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC15-4002819 SC15-4002985 SC15E-2105009 SC15E-2105220 VD86E A NEDERLANDS
VF1000 F2F (BOLD'OR) SC19-4000005 SC19-4002107 SC19E-2100010 SC19E-2102315 VD86H A FRANCE

VF1000F2 1986 Sales Brochure