Make or Break? Honda VTR1000 Firestorm.
“Unused since 2010, why?”
More than likely this bike suffered an engine failure. The Firestorm motor did like to eat itself! A weak cam chain tensioner is often the cause of an engine failure. You can fit manual ones, but people only consider this once they’ve already been bitten.
“How many miles!!??”
There is zero point in wasting any time or effort in investigating if this is the case. With a jump pack connected, the digital speedo coughs up the mileage. A whooping 149,000 miles! I thought it was kilometres at first, or an unset trip! Nope, that’s how many miles this year 2000 bike managed before being parked up in 2010. Pretty impressive really!
“Nice colour though.”
Orange is a colour that is mostly underused in the motorcycle world (KTM aside). The bodywork is in good shape, something that might convince me to break it?
The front forks are non original. They are from a FireBlade, along with a 17 inch wheel from a late Steelie 600. Again, both have more value than the original fitment items should it get chopped up for parts.
Going to lick my finger and stick it in the wind at £795.
Article provided by Scottie Redmond