“In a market segment characterized by extremes, Honda’s VFR has always trod the middle ground––never the fastest, or the lightest, or the quickest way around a racetrack, but always a standout, biased more toward balance than bravado, a sportbike for the real world.” That’s how Motorcyclist magazine introduces Honda’s legendary Interceptor in this timeline of the model.
The sixth-generation of the VFR was introduced in 2002, and it featured Honda’s first use of VTEC and linked antilock brakes. It soldiered on with few changes until 2009, and the beloved Interceptor would be gone from the US market for a long five years. But in 2014, Honda brought back the VFR800 with updates to the styling, brakes, and technology. Updates included radial-mount Tokico calipers paired with 310mm discs up front, as well as Showa suspension on both ends.
This example has 12,398 miles and it comes from someone who I’ve worked with recently as he sold a MZ Skorpion over on Iconic. He notes that this bike was uncrated by Poway Motorsports in 2018, he bought it to go sports touring with (including a 2k+ mile ride from Julian, California out to Taos, New Mexico and back) and it’s inspired him to get something even more touring oriented, which is why he’s letting this go. It comes with the OEM hard bags, rear seat, passenger grips, OEM rear cowl, a new Powerbronze light tint windscreen (original included). Delkevic exhaust (original included), and a fresh set of tires. He’s quite particular about his maintenance and has everything documented.
Find this VFR for sale in Julian, California for $6,900 here on Craigslist.