Cafe’d Interceptor — 1984 Honda VF500 Custom

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Customs built on early Honda CB’s and CX’s are pretty common these days, and justifiably so. With their classic proportions and interesting engines, they fall easily to the artist’s eye. But can one work with a “modern” perimeter chassis and complex V-4 power plant? Apparently yes, as Illinois-based Craig Rodsmith of Rodsmith Customs shows us with this VF500 Interceptor cafe custom.

Honda VF500 Custom - Rear

The bike’s signature is Craig’s hand-formed aluminum fuel tank and body panels, left to impress in their raw but polished finish, with just a few red-colored accents. Lots of metal to assault the eye here, including the custom headlight nacelle and bare-naked engine block. It’s a dense but clean package with very nice proportions. Does it work for you? For more pictures of the build (taken at the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show), check out this feature on Special Cafe.

Honda VF500 Custom - Cockpit

With an opening bid of $15,000 in Grayslake, Illinois, find this VF500 for sale

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