Honda VTR1000 (Firestorm, Superhawk): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Also called: Honda Superhawk (VTR1000F), RVT1000R (VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2), RC51 (VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2)

Production: 1997-2006

Models
Honda VTR1000F Firestorm (Superhawk)

(Japan, Europe, Australia, North America) 1997-2006

Honda VTR1000 SP-1 / RVT1000R

(Europe, Australia, North America)

2000-2001

Honda VTR1000 SP-2 / RVT1000R

(Europe, Australia, North America)

2002-2006

Honda VTR1000F Firestorm (Superhawk)
Honda VTR1000 SP-1
Honda VTR1000 SP-2

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1997 Europe, Australia, Japan Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

Code: VTR1000FV

1998 Europe, Australia, Japan, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk)

Code: VTR1000FW

1999 Europe, Australia, Japan, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk)

Code: VTR1000FX

2000 Europe, Australia, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk); Honda VTR1000 SP-1

Code: VTR1000FY; VTR1000SPY

2001 Europe, Australia, Japan, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk); Honda VTR1000 SP-1

Code: VTR1000F1; VTR1000SP1

2002 Europe, Australia, Japan, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk); Honda VTR1000 SP-2

Code: VTR1000F2; VTR1000SP2

2003 Europe, Australia, Japan, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk) + Special Edition; Honda VTR1000 SP-2

Code: VTR1000F3 + F3_J, F3_CM (Special Edition); VTR1000SP3

2004 Europe, Australia, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk) + Black; Honda VTR1000 SP-2

Code: VTR1000F4 + F4_A; VTR1000SP4

2005 Europe, Australia, North America Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm + Superhawk 996; Honda VTR1000 SP-2

Code: VTR1000F5 + F5_A; VTR1000SP5

2006 Europe, Australia Name: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm; Honda VTR1000 SP-2

Code: VTR1000F6; VTR1000SP6

Specifications

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2050 mm / 80,7 in – VTR1000F

2060 mm / 81,1 in – VTR1000 SP-1

2040 mm / 80,3 in – VTR1000 SP-2

Overall width 710 mm / 28,0 in – VTR1000F

725 mm / 28,5 in – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Overall height 1155 mm / 45,5 in – VTR1000F

1120 mm / 44,1 in – VTR1000 SP-1

1145 mm / 45,1 in – VTR1000 SP-2

Seat height 810 mm / 31,9 in – VTR1000F

815 mm / 32,1 in – VTR1000 SP-1

825 mm / 32,5 in – VTR1000 SP-2

Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56,3 in – VTR1000F

1410 mm / 55,5 in – VTR1000 SP-1

1420 mm / 55,9 in – VTR1000 SP-2

Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in – VTR1000F, SP-1

130 mm / 5,1 in – VTR1000 SP-2

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 214 kg / 472 lbs – VTR1000F

223 kg / 492 lbs – VTR1000 SP-1

219 kg / 483 lbs – VTR1000 SP-2

FRAME Type Diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork HMAS (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 109 mm (4,3 in) – VTR1000F

43 mm inverted telescopic fork HMAS (fully adjustable), 130 mm (5,1 in) – VTR1000 SP-1/SP-2

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm (Pro-Link) with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 124 mm (4,9 in) – VTR1000F

Swingarm (Pro-Link) with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 120 mm (4,7 in) – VTR1000 SP-1

Swingarm (Pro-Link) with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 126 mm (5,0 in) – VTR1000 SP-2

Front tire size 120/70 ZR17 (58W)
Rear tire size 180/55 ZR17 (73W) – VTR1000F

190/50 ZR17 (73W) – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Front brake Double disc, 296 mm, 4-piston calipers – VTR1000F

Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers – VTR1000 SP-1/SP-2

Rear brake Single disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 16,0 l / 4,23 US gal – VTR1000F (1997-2000), Superhawk

18,0 l / 4,76 US gal – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2, VTR1000F (2000-2006, Japan)

19,0 l / 5,02 US gal – VTR1000F (2000-2006, except Japan)

Trail 97 mm (3,8 in) – VTR1000F

101 mm (4,0 in) – VTR1000 SP-1

95 mm (3,7 in) – VTR1000 SP-2

Fuel economy 7,6 l / 100 km (31 mpg) – VTR1000F

8,4 l / 100 km (28 mpg) – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders, V-twin
Bore & Stroke 98,0 x 66,0 mm (3,90 x 2,60 in) – VTR1000F

100,0 x 63,6 mm (3,90 x 2,60 in) – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Displacement 995,7 cm³ (60,7 cu in) – VTR1000F

999,0 cm³ (60,9 cu in) – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Compression ratio 9.4:1 – VTR1000F

10.8:1 – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – VTR1000F

Gear driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Max. power 110,0 hp (81,0 kW) / 9000 rpm – max. power for VTR1000F

93,0 hp / 8500 rpm - VTR1000F (Japan)

136,0 hp (100,0 kW) / 9500 rpm – max. power for VTR1000 SP-1/SP-2

Max. torque 97 Nm (9,9 kg*m) / 7000 rpm – max. torque for VTR1000F

105 Nm (10,7 kg*m) / 8000 rpm – max. torque for VTR1000 SP-1/SP-2

0 to 100 km/h 3,3 sec – VTR1000F

3,2 sec – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Top speed 241 km/h (150 mph) – VTR1000F

264 km/h (164 mph) – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin CV 48 mm – VTR1000F

Fuel injection: PGM-Fi, 54 mm – VTR1000 SP-1

Fuel injection: PGM-Fi, 62 mm – VTR1000 SP-2

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate (hydraulic operated)
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.681 – VTR1000F

1.700 – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Final reduction 2.562 – VTR1000F

2.500 – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.733 – VTR1000F; 2.461 – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

1.812

1.428

1.206 – VTR1000F; 1.240 – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

1.080

0.961

ELECTRICAL Ignition DC-CDI – VTR1000F

Transistorized (digital) – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Alternator 280W at 5000 rpm – VTR1000F

329W at 5000 rpm – VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk): images, gallery.

Honda VTR1000F Firestorm (Superhawk)
Honda VTR1000F Firestorm (Superhawk)
Honda VTR1000F Firestorm (Superhawk)
Honda VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2
Honda VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2
Honda VTR1000 SP-1 / SP-2

Videos

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk): video.

1998 Honda VTR1000 Firestorm
2000 Honda VTR SP1 Review

Manuals

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm (Superhawk): manuals, parts, microfiches.