The fifth-gen Honda VFR800 brought the model into the modern era with a bump in displacement (if not power), Y2K styling, amd the addition of fuel injection. This 1998 VFR is a first-year model from one of the best all-around bikes of all time – and Honda had the good sense to bring the “Interceptor” name back for it.
“The Honda VFR800i is the best version of the best motorcycle ever built according to some.” That’s how MCN starts their review of this venerable machine, and it’s because this generation kept the gear-driven cams and had updates like fuel injection but hadn’t yet gotten into the VTEC years. The 781cc engine produced 95 horsepower and 54 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel – not imposing numbers but these are cult bikes that can easily attain 6 digit odometer readings.
This example has 56,150 miles and it’s been with the seller for 10 years and about 33,000 miles. Within the last 500 miles, the entire charging system (battery/stator/regulator/rectifier) was replaced, the clutch master and slave cylinder were rebuilt, and the oil was changed. It’s also equipped with heated grips and Givi racks with hard bags and a trunk – per the seller, “this bike is going to go another 56k easily.”
Find this VFR for sale in Montavilla, Oregon for $2,800 here on Craigslist.