Post-Sale Update: Despite 37 bids on eBay, this Honda Interceptor VF750F did not meet reserve at $6,350.
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 specific Honda Interceptor VF750F is original and numbers matching. It’s been the beneficiary of having spent time in a collection that took excellent care of the bike, without putting many miles on it. One of the few flaws with the original Interceptor was the rocker arm and banjo bolt. This bike has had the proper fix already completed, so you should be ready to simply enjoy. For someone looking for the first year of the Interceptor, it’ll be tough to beat this example.
Find this Honda Interceptor VF750F for sale here on eBay with bidding at $1,525 in Chicago, Illinois.