Kijiji Gold: 1991 Honda VFR400

The Honda VFR750 (and its progeny) is still known as one of the best-balanced sportbikes of its generation. But while they’re not well-known today, the smaller-bore V4s from Honda were also well-respected for offering good handling and more-than-adequate power.

Here’s an interesting variation, a 1991 VFR400, available for sale  in Ontario—Kijiji link here.

This particular specimen might have come into Canada through a grey market importer, as that’s how many oddball 400- and 250-class sportbikes entered this country. It appears this bike has been carefully restored; however, the $8,499 asking price is likely going to only attract hard core Honda fans, as that kind of money can get you a very nice brand-new Japanese sportbike, and you won’t have to travel to Quebec City to pick it up (that’s where the bike is located).

Don’t call about the bike unless you’re interested because as the ad puts it:

“absolutely no:

– Princes from Saudi Arabia;
– I’m buying this for my son in the Ukraine;
– I work for this useless company and we currently have 25 qualified buyers lined up ready to purchase your machine;
– Low-ballers. Ridiculous offers will not only not be entertained, no second chance will be given no matter how hard that person tries;
– Overall, time wasters or scams, I know them all! My time is just as valuable as the next guy’s.” 

4 thoughts on “Kijiji Gold: 1991 Honda VFR400”

  1. Parts for grey bikes are not hard to find in the world of internet. Rinkya, yahoo auctions japan and other vendors in the U.S. can deliver.

    With the Canadian dollar worth little more than chicken feed.. they days of importing grey bikes have mostly come to an end.

  2. “The ad should also mention: Buyer Beware, it will very difficult to find parts and service data. It may be mint right now, but in the future when you need a clutch cable or caliper seals or when your “buddy” crashes it, be prepared for a long exasperated search for parts. You won’t be able to stroll down to the dealer and order the parts.”

    Sorta like buying a Buell ?

  3. The ad should also mention: Buyer Beware, it will very difficult to find parts and service data. It may be mint right now, but in the future when you need a clutch cable or caliper seals or when your “buddy” crashes it, be prepared for a long exasperated search for parts. You won’t be able to stroll down to the dealer and order the parts.

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