Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Honda VTR1000F SC36. A MUST for every SuperHawk owner.
Download: Immediately after payment!
OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1998 to 2003
Number of pages: 376 pages
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This PDF repair manual can be downloaded right after the payment process in complete, on the device of your choice. You will also receive the download link by email along with your receipt.
We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Honda‘s VTR1000F (frame number “SC36”) was a 90° V-twin sport bike built from 1997 to 2005. The Firestorm was known over the world, but it was marketed as the SuperHawk in the United States.
The VTR1000F was discontinued in 2005.
The VTR1000F debuted in 1997, with a brand-new 90-degree V-twin engine and HMAS (Honda Multi-Action System) suspension and shock. The bike also introduced various new design concepts for Honda, including as the semi-pivotless frame, in which the engine is a stressed part to which the swing-arm is fastened directly. Side radiators, a single-casting engine case, connecting rods with cap screws instead of nuts, and 38 mm intake valves, the biggest Honda had ever utilized on a production motor at the time, were among the other improvements.
It was equipped with the biggest carburetors ever installed on a production motorbike (48 mm). Honda developed distinct camshaft profiles and intake manifold diameters for the two cylinders to combat response inconsistencies common of bigger V-twin engines, and the engine’s power control was complimented in motorcycle surveys. Cycle World records a quarter-mile time and speed of 11.03 seconds/124.26 miles per hour.
The VTR1000F received new silver wheels in 1999.
Honda made a variety of changes beginning with the 2001 model year. These improvements included raising the tank capacity from 16 liters (4.23 US gallons) to 19 liters (5.02 US gallons), internal fork adjustments, black wheels, smaller indicators, and a less severe riding posture (thanks to mildly raked clip-on bars). Fuel level, engine temperature, twin trip milometers, odometer, and clock were all shown on a new LCD dash display. An immobilizer for the Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) was also made standard. The additional tank was never installed in the US model “Superhawk,” which instead retained the original 16 liter tank (4.2 US gallons).