Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Honda VFR750R
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The VFR series is one of Honda’s longest-lasting production lines, and there’s no question as to why. From power to performance, output to control, the VFR series is unstoppable, particularly the VFR 750R.

Quite the Living Legacy

Honda’s VFR-series motorcycles are among the minority of superbikes, motorcycles, and scooters privileged enough to live in production long enough to see their own legacy take shape.

Honda began production of its first VFR-series motorbike, the VFR750F, in 1986 and continues it even today with the newest addition to the VFR series: the VFR1200X in 2017. However, none stand out quite like the VFR750R.

A Design that Works

The VFR750R was designed with paved road racing in mind, which you can easily tell just by looking at it, though this becomes more obvious when you dig through the model’s specifications.

The lightweight backbone-type, diamond frame enables the hefty four-stroke, 90-degree, V-four cylinder, DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder and a displacement of 748cc to rip and roar across the tarmac with accuracy, precision, and of course speed.

There Can Only Be One

Unfortunately, there was only one model of the 750R every produced (though it was reproduced for one year much later on down the line). On the bright side, however, it was already perfect just the way it was.

  • Honda VFR 750R (1987-1990)

Despite the fact that the VFR family has dozens of different (or in many cases, identical other than a few minor changes) models, the VFR750R stands out as the supreme and superior option, making whoever said “first is the worst” look like a total fool.

The VFR750R had 112 horsepower at 11,500 rpm and a max speed of 151.8 miles per hour, but that’s not to say it was all go and no stop. The VFR750R had an amazingly safe and casual 62 mile per hour braking distance of only 115 feet.

The VFR750R in the News

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the VFR750R was a must-have in racing, almost constantly in the news. However, it’s since fallen from that spotlight, though it still enjoys some news coverage, just not as much as when it was king of the raceway.

Celebrity Endorsements

Three big names in racing famously won various racing championships while on the saddle of a VFR750R: Fred Merkel, Robert Dunlop, and Steve Hislop. Few modern racing celebrities still use the original 750R models, although certainly they all know and respect this classic superbike.

Social Groups

Having had their heyday in the racing circuit before the advent of social media, there’s not much out there in the realm of massive groups or pages on Facebook, but here is one with just over one thousand likes.

The Honda VFR750R C30 – a Racing Machine

Although the VFR750R has been removed from production for quite some time now, it has yet to be removed from the hearts and minds of collectors and auto-enthusiasts; and, if the specifications and smooth, powerful ride have anything to say about it, it never will be.

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