General Information

  • Model: Honda Hawk GT (NT650) with VFR Front End Conversion
  • Year: 1988
  • Category: Naked bike


  • Engine Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin
  • Displacement: 647 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 79 mm x 66 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Fuel System: Carburetor (Two 36 mm CV carburetors)
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Starting System: Electric


  • Maximum Power: Approximately 58 hp (43 kW) at 7000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: Approximately 55 Nm (40.6 lb-ft) at 6000 rpm


  • Gearbox: 5-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain

Chassis and Dimensions

  • Frame Type: Twin-spar aluminum
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic fork (depending on the VFR model year used)
  • Rear Suspension: Single-sided swingarm with Pro-Link suspension
  • Front Wheel Travel: Varies depending on the VFR model (typically around 120-140 mm)
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 120 mm (4.7 inches)
  • Front Brake: Dual discs with multi-piston calipers (from VFR)
  • Rear Brake: Single disc
  • Front Tire: Varies depending on the VFR model (typically 120/70-17)
  • Rear Tire: 160/60-17 Pirelli tire


  • Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 inches)
  • Overall Width: 705 mm (27.8 inches)
  • Overall Height: 1,080 mm (42.5 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 inches)
  • Seat Height: 780 mm (30.7 inches)
  • Dry Weight: Approximately 165 kg (364 lbs) (weight may vary slightly with conversion)
  • Fuel Capacity: 12 liters (3.2 gallons)

Additional Information

  • Front End Conversion: The specific model year of the Honda VFR (Interceptor) used for the conversion will determine the exact specifications of the front suspension and braking system. Common VFR model years used for conversions include the late ’80s and early ’90s models, which feature more advanced suspension and dual front disc brakes.
  • Suspension and Brakes: The VFR front end typically includes higher-spec forks, possibly upside-down forks in later models, and dual front disc brakes with more powerful calipers compared to the stock Hawk GT. This upgrade enhances the bike’s handling and braking performance.


  • Handling and Performance: The conversion to a VFR front end is a popular modification for the Hawk GT, significantly improving its front-end stability, braking power, and overall handling characteristics.
  • Customization and Compatibility: Ensure that all components used in the conversion are compatible and properly installed to maintain safety and performance standards.

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