Saturday, August 30, 2008

150bhp, supercharged Honda VFR800


A supercharged, 150bhp Honda VFR800? Sounds all right to us!

Found this supercharged VFR800 on this VFR discussion forum, and we think the bike really is quite amazing. The 1998-model fuel-injected VFR is fitted with a Rotrex supercharger and makes almost 150bhp at the rear wheel.

The owner says the supercharger is extremely quiet, emitting only a slight whistling noise while cruising around. ‘Cruising below 5000rpm, the bike feels just like stock, but keep it near that 4500rpm mark, and even in 3rd gear, you can tell the bike just wants to start pulling. The blower is very quiet, but you can hear it, especially on deceleration, and it sounds mighty fine. The exhaust is definitely a bit loud, but it sounds absolutely wicked (was that a MotoGP bike that just went by?), yet still streetable,’ says the man who owns this bike.


Until Honda reveal their V5-powered 2009 VFR1000 later this year, this supercharged VFR800 should do. Even if it's a decade old, 150 horses is hard to argue with...

‘The power delivery is electric smooth – think of a subway taking off - that's what it feels like. The sound is absolutely intoxicating; between the new exhaust, the gear-driven cams, and the incredible whirl of supercharger under boost, I don't think there's a better sounding bike on the planet,’ says the VFR owner.

‘No pinging, no blown engine, no blown head gasket – just the sweet, sweet sound of the Rotrex spinning at full tilt and the short 'psssst…!' of the blow-off valve in between shifts. The acceleration is remarkable. Breathtaking. Can you say 3rd gear power wheelies? On a VFR??,’ adds the obviously very happy owner of this supercharged VFR800. ‘I weigh 220lbs. A 150lb rider would not know what to do with themselves on this bike,’ he says. Heck, this supercharged VFR800 sounds pretty much like our kind of bike.

More details here

Also see:
Insane: Supercharged Triumph Rocket III...
Blown away: Supercharged Kawasaki ZRX1200...
200mph in 1956: NSU 500 Kompressor...
Raging Buell: Supercharged Lazareth XB12S custom...
Roehr 1250sc: The supercharged, 180bhp, made-in-America superbike!
Supercharged, 200bhp Yamaha R1...

1 comment:

Barilla said...

This is quite possibly my dream-bike :)))

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