The Honda VFR400 series of motorcycles were a related series of 399 cc V-4 motorcycles, which were essentially scaled-down versions of the larger VFR750 race models. They were mainly developed for, and sold in, the Japanese market, in part due to the tougher motorcycle drivers' license restrictions in Japan at the time for bike exceeding 400cc.
Outside Japan, the VFR400R (NC30) was officially imported to the United Kingdom for four years, but with a price tag of £5899 (similar to that of the 1000 cc bikes of the time and actually more than Honda's own VFR750F), failed to sell well. This model was also officially imported (in very limited numbers) and sold in Austria, France and Germany for a few years.
VFR400 engines produce a noticeable whine when the engine is running, due to the cams being driven by gears rather than chains or belts.
This 1989 example has traveled 46,000km and is one of the best we have seen for quite a while. It is nice and original and presents well. It has been in storage for some time and has recently been recommissioned in our workshop. It rides beautifully and would make an excellent additionto any collection.