The complete story of the legenday Honda V4 motorcycles and the four-stroke engine design that gave them the name. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and over 250 colour illustration, the book covers design and development of the first Honda V4, the oval piston NR500, and the VF road models from 1982-1988. Also covered: the iconic sport touring bikes, the VFR750, VFR800 and VFR1200F; the worldwide racing success for Honda Racing Corporation's RC30; the 1990 Pan European/ST1100, with its longitudinal V4 engine, and the 2002 ST1300; Honda V4s in MotoGP; Details of the 2014 VFR800 and CTX1300 cruiser and finally, owners' experiences and insight from those who worked in the industry.
Greg Pullen began a lifelong love affair with motorcycles in the sports moped and Barry Sheene era, growing up in rural Wiltshire during the 1970s. Passing his test on a Honda CB125S that replaced the school bus pass, Greg went on to own a variety of Hondas including a VFR750FL that was used for commuting, touring and track days. Trained as a chartered surveyor specializing in old buildings, these days Greg still lives in Wiltshire, riding and writing for magazines that have included Classic Bike, Classic Bike Guide and his own publication, Benzina. He is also the author of Moto Guzzi- The Complete Story, available from Crowood.