1986 Honda Interceptor VF500F

SOLD FOR: $3,959

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 22, 2023

Winner: motormom1

Winning Bid: $3,700
Buyer Fee: $259
Total: $3,959

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The smallest of the Interceptors, the VF500 is claimed by some to be the best, thanks to absolutely incredible handling. The 500cc engine was a mutt of Honda parts – the bottom end from the non-US VF400F combined with two top ends from the VT250. This got you 70 horsepower, enough for 128 miles per hour through the 6 speed transmission. Redline was at an impressive 12K, and the entire package weighed about 440 pounds when ready to roll.

In their first ride review, Cycle World summed up the baby Interceptor by saying: “a bike that looks this good, handles this well, has such a wonderful engine and costs no more than its competitors is more than just a “nice bike.” It’s damn near irresistible.”

Manufactured in November of 1985, this example is VIN: JH2PC1215GM200660. The seller purchased this example one year ago from a private party in Bakersfield, California.

The odometer shows 15,115 miles. The seller has ridden 180 miles on this example.

Per the seller: “Valve adjustment, oil change, front end rebuild (fork seals, calipers, SS brake lines added). Complete radiator removal, cleaning, and flush. Fuel system rebuild (petcock rebuild, new fuel lines, in-line fuel filter). Newer battery. Newer OEM rear shock. Front brake master cleaning and replacement lens installed.

The seller states the carbs were completely rebuilt and rejetted (2 x 95, 2 x 92 and 4 x 40s). Additionally, they removed all old fuel and cleaned out the fuel tank. Per the seller, compression was also verified, with the following numbers:
Cylinder 1 = 155, Cylinder 2,3,4 = 160+.

Please note: the seller recommends the brake pads be replaced.

Front stainless-steel braided brake lines.

Supertrapp exhaust.

Re-upholstered seat (by previous owner).

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax tires with date codes of 1614 and 4609.

The sale includes one key.

This sale includes many OEM parts, including a complete front fairing, subframe, original exhaust, and replacement gauges.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Morro Bay, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title and is currently on non-op. Per the DMV website, it will be $278 to renew the registration through 2024.

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Additional Information


Morro Bay, California






Interceptor VF500F







Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 18

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: motormom1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
motormom1 June 22, 2023 11:58 am PDT $3,700
wiggie675 June 22, 2023 11:55 am PDT $3,600
wyobrit June 22, 2023 11:54 am PDT $3,500 Auto
wiggie675 June 22, 2023 11:54 am PDT $3,400
wyobrit June 22, 2023 11:10 am PDT $3,300
cafecorseduc June 22, 2023 10:04 am PDT $3,200
wiggie675 June 22, 2023 9:45 am PDT $3,100
Wow June 17, 2023 8:28 pm PDT $3,000 Reserve
Rdracer134 June 17, 2023 8:28 pm PDT $2,300 Auto
Rdracer134 June 17, 2023 4:37 am PDT $2,100
motormom1 June 17, 2023 4:37 am PDT $2,000 Auto
motormom1 June 16, 2023 11:01 am PDT $1,900
sido814 June 16, 2023 11:01 am PDT $1,800 Auto
sido814 June 16, 2023 8:18 am PDT $1,600
Rdracer134 June 16, 2023 8:18 am PDT $1,500 Auto
Rdracer134 June 15, 2023 4:52 pm PDT $1,300 Auto
orenklaff June 15, 2023 4:52 pm PDT $1,200
Rdracer134 June 15, 2023 9:45 am PDT $1
Auction started June 15, 2023 7:05 am PDT
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