After getting a tip and a link from a buddy (Newbusa), half a dozen emails, 1 phone call and 5 pictures I took a drive to Trail.
Twelve hundred kilometres, 17 hours, 2.5 tanks of fuel and one great road trip later I put a new baby in the garage.
Number 15 of 308 imported to Canada.
Last insured in 2006.
Starts on the first crank, idles steady, pulls clean.
Super sexy gear driven cams providing a wonderful sound track.
No accidents, no missing parts, stock as a rock.
A couple of small cracks and one small scrape on the belly pan.
A wheelbase slightly shorter than a Greyhound bus and a GVW slightly higher.
Goofy 17"/16" tires.
The second model sold to the public that HRC had a hand in; the first being the CB1100R and the third being the RC-30.
The only other VF1000R I have seen was a dealer owned model that was a static display at one of the SBW gatherings in Osoyoos.
It requires some maintenance, but nothing that isn't going to be enjoyable. I foresee happy days de-stressing in the garage. I'll grab some better pictures tomorrow and then off to ICBC to do the paperwork to apply for collector plates.
To say I'm ecstatic is an understatement. A huge thanks to Johnny Gee for uncovering it for me!