1984 Honda VF700 Magna Registration no. not registered Frame no. JH2RC2102EM011484 Engine no. RC21E2013209
The VF700 Magna was a V4-engined cruiser built for the United States market between 1984 and 1987. Directly related to that found in the VF/VFR750, the engine was downsized to 699cc to avoid US tariffs on motorcycles over 700cc (introduced to protect Harley-Davidson). This example was bought by its previous owner in Hanover, Pennsylvania for weekend riding, though in two years ownership he never got around to it. The machine runs but there is a fuel leak from a carburettor, which will need attention before it can be used. Parts are relatively easily sourced for this model as several were privately imported into the UK. David Silver Spares Ltd lists several parts for it on their web site. All taxes have been paid, a NOVA declaration completed and the machine comes with a US title so UK registration is straightforward.