The Honda Interceptor VF750F was the direct result of changes to the AMA Superbike rules. Because race bikes had to be production based, the VF750F was the first replica racebike to come out of Japan. Why is this important to you, the motorcycle aficionado? Because Honda kept the bikes surprisingly similar while still maintaining street legality.
For the ’83 season of AMA Superbike, 4-cylinder bikes were capped at 750 cubic centimeters of displacement. Honda decided to build the street bike around the existing engine from the Sabre, and included all kinds of innovations like a new perimeter frame, a new slipper clutch, fully adjustable air-assist Showa forks, and Honda’s TRAC anti-dive system in the front and the Pro-Link system in the back. All this tech, combined with what we believe is the greatest name in all of vehicle history, has led to a collector’s dream. Want to learn more? Check out this writeup from Motorcycle Classics, where they make the case that this might be the first sport bike.
This example (VIN: JH2RC1500DM002270) is said to feature the original paint and decals along with several new parts: shocks, stainless brake lines, fuel pump, and petcock. The seller states that it does not need anything and points out a few minor cosmetic blemishes. Also worth noting are the bikes in the background of some of the photos, such as a CX Turbo and a FJ1100 – the seller mentions that several of those bikes will also be offered up for sale. The FJ1100 is also up with no reserve here on eBay, for example.
Find this Interceptor for sale in Irvington, Alabama with bidding up to $1,700 here on eBay.