Major upgrade. Alloy beam style frame, 2.5x16" front wheel, 3.5x18 rear wheel,
full fairing, Seat extends or wraps around tank slightly, Single rear shock w/ 2 sided Alloy swingarm, 180x
crank, lighter pistons, connecting rods and valve train, gear driven cams, 4/2 exhaust, "Goldish" Cast engine
covers looked trick. U.S. Colors were white w/red & blue stripes (R/W/B), Europe got all white or white with a
large red stripe through the mid section and on the front fender w/gold pinstripes on the edges of the red. This
model dropped 49 pounds off the (VF700/750F) weight at 215.9 kg (476 lbs). Honda claimed 105 Hp.
The weakest part of the package were the 37mm forks with wimpy springs. The forks still had TRAC
mechanical anti-dive mechanisms. This bike needed a fork brace and progressive springs before it left the
showroom. Brakes are now "gold" painted instead of black.
Typically it had about a $1,000 price penalty for the extra 50cc's. A $4k (USD) engine race kit was available
from HRC which included a Titanium exhaust system.