Massive torque and great build quality.
Good example £1499.
The Firestorm is a big v-twin superbike that can be had for a song.It was, and still is, a great bike, but living in the Fireblade's imposing shadow it never quite took off.
That's great news for used buyers as the 150mph VTR is a brilliant, sweet-handling bike with heaps of V-twin torque and great all-round abilities.We found a 1997 example with 24,218 miles on the clock going for just £1499.It had a full MOT, Fuel silencers with removeable baffles and good tyres with lots of miles left.
The build quality is generally good, which you'd expect from a Honda, but some owners have experienced problems with camchain tensioners and waterpumps failing.The exposed downpipes can be prone to a bit of corrosion too.But don't let this put you off- as long as the bike has been well looked after you shouldn't have any issues.