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Honda VFR400 NC30 HondaRVF400 NC35  

Having owned two VFR400 NC30's, when the opportunity came up to buy an RVF400R NC35 it was too good to miss. I was very lucky to get a 1999 bike, in pristine unmodified and un-raced condition. This little bike was a real jewel and it is a pleasure to own it. It is very similar to the NC30 in a lot of ways but has a number of advantages

Good points

  • A much better mid-range - doesn't pull like the R1, obviously, but feels much less lacking in power than the NC30 when you roll on in higher gears
  • Upside down forks look very cool
  • Lovely ram-air ducts
  • Everything somehow feels tighter and more together than with the NC30, which is pretty good on its own
  • Better arrangement for boot, fuel tap and choke.
  • Still handles like a dream - you only have to think and it goes round the corner
  • Colours are a bit less shell-suity than the VFR, I think

Bad points

  • Headlights are still hopeless
  • I don't personally like the black matte colour on the tailpiece
  • As standard the brakes aren't excellent - I'll repeat the EBC disks and HH pads that I had on the last VFR

The RVF on our driveway
and a view from the other side



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Last updated May 5, 2006