Doc Sarah's Motorcycle Pages
Honda VFR400 NC30
I've owned two of these. Small, swift and very, very cute. This pocket rocket seemed to be made for a tiny racer wannabe like me. I almost despaired of going into bike shops and being offered a custom bike. What I really wanted was a sportsbike, but my height, or lack of it, was a problem. Then I spotted this beauty at the back of the dealer's. I knew this was the bike for me.
This was my first sports bike and what a bike! Beautiful looks, beautiful handling, beautiful screaming four-cylinder engine, and sensational performance from the little 400cc V-4 engine. 60bhp is more than enough to pull a lightweight rider like me along very fast indeed. She turned heads wherever she goes, and manages to outrun much larger bikes on club outings. She was just wonderful.....
Sadly, she met her end at the hands of a lorry driver in a multi-vehicle pile-up on the M5. Having recovered from the accident, there was no other choice for a replacement bike when the time came....I got another VFR400. Despite having an R1, I still love to ride this little VFR, which was passed on to Stephen when he passed his test. It is great fun to have a bike where you can really twist the throttle, and ride like a hooligan. It is pure fun.