Advertised as similar to the RC30 yet more "civilized". U.S. Honda's
advertisement showed a VFR750F on one page with the caption that read "Inside one of these..." then the next
page had an RC30 with the words "One of these trying to get out".
Another major upgrade. New frame (even different from the RC30). New racier bodywork with the turn
indicators as part of the bodywork, except U.S. models which got Department of Transportation (D.O.T.)
approved dorky rear turn signals attached to the truly ugly, 3 foot long "Euro" rear fender.
Seat extends well into the tank/bodywork and the
riding position was made a bit more prone. Dual headlight bulbs (45/45 watt - Why? don't ask) with different
pattern mounting tabs from a D.O.T. H-4 bulb - go figure) in a single lens (fairing made the lens look like a
double lens), 4/2/1 (right side) exhaust that pivoted out of the way for rear wheel removal, engine changed back
to a 180x crank, "Elf Designed" PRO- ARM (single sided) rear swingarm, 3.5x17" front and 5.5x17" rear
wheel (held in place by 4 nuts), 41mm forks are new and much improved over the '86-'87 models. Newest
Nissin front brakes are still gold but the rear brake is painted black. Pillion rider grab rails fold into bodywork
out of sight (or can be easily removed). Center stand and seat cowl are now options in U.S. market, right side
heat bath is not an option, it's here and it's hot! This is virtually the only complaint of the bike, that and most
would rather have the RC30 style (left side) exhaust.
All the "Upgrades" have added some weight over the '86-89 models, but the new lady hides her weight well and
is actually more comfortable. New cockpit is more high-tech and classier at the same time. Color is red, very
red with white wheels.