1986 Honda VFR750

HIGH BID: $3,501

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Piggybacking off the success of the race-oriented VF750, the VFR750 Interceptor was Honda’s decision to appeal to the masses with a more approachable roadster. As named on the fairings, the VFR offered gear driven cams, resisting stretching and increasing longevity.

Beyond that, the VFR saw a change in the overall design of the crankshaft, from the a 360-degree found in the original VF750, to a now 180-degree which freed up valuable space in the frame for larger carburetors. This change led to an increase in power as well, with the Interceptor good for 106.05 hp and 53 lb-ft of torque, paired to a DOHC variable transmission. Specs estimated around 10 percent total weight savings across the board, and an increase in the redline – up to 11,000 from a previous 10,500. The new suspension was provided by Showa forks and a Pro-Link single shock in the rear, allowing for a middle-ground of sporty and comfortable handling and road-feel. Stopping the VFR were two floating disc brakes and Nisin calipers, working in conjunction with a rear disc brake.

While not forged, the wheels that the VFR rode on were of Comcast make, and had a nimbler setup of a 16-inch front and 18-inch rear. In total, the VFR was a far cry from the original VF750, and helped bring Honda back into the market of reasonably priced, quality motorcycles.

Manufactured in March of 1986, this example is VIN: JH2RC2416GM000575. The seller purchased this motorcycle from a private party eight months ago.

The odometer shows 22,486 miles. The seller has put 850 miles on this example.

Per the seller, they have performed the following work on this motorcycle:
Valve adjustment.
Detailed engine.
Removed and sonic bathed radiator and overflow container. Added new coolant.
Repainted radiator shield.
New fuel lines.
Removed and cleaned inner rear fender.
Detailed rear of motorcycle.
Cleaned MC and replaced all brake fluids.
Rivet chain slider to swingarm.
Fork rebuild.
Oil change performed 850 miles ago.

17″ front and rear wheel conversion with Performance Machine aluminum welded wheels and spacers. The seller states the motorcycle now fits a 120/17 front tire and a 170/17 rear tire.

Fork brace.

Performance Machine rear sprocket.

Custom-adjustable Japanese rear sets.

Fox rear shock with remote reservoir and clicker.

Rear seat cowl.

Period-correct stickers.

SuperTrapp exhaust.

Uni air filter.

Stainless-steel braided brake lines front and rear.

Vapor-honed side cover.

Not pictured: New gasket and timing cover.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop tires from 2012.

The sale includes two keys.

This sale includes the original toolset and the original owner’s manual.

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

The seller advises getting new front brake pads and replacing the tires.

Currently located in Morro Bay, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration current through June 2024.

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Morro Bay, California













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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Tibmail

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Tibmail August 29, 2023 11:22 pm PDT $3,501
Bsavoie05 August 29, 2023 11:22 pm PDT $3,500 Auto
Bsavoie05 August 29, 2023 11:10 pm PDT $3,290 Auto
Tibmail August 29, 2023 11:10 pm PDT $3,190
Bsavoie05 August 29, 2023 10:32 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
Tibmail August 29, 2023 10:32 pm PDT $2,900
Bsavoie05 August 29, 2023 2:14 pm PDT $2,800
jtberger August 25, 2023 6:24 pm PDT $2,700
Bsavoie05 August 24, 2023 9:44 pm PDT $2,600 Auto
PappaWheelie August 24, 2023 9:44 pm PDT $2,500
Bsavoie05 August 24, 2023 3:52 pm PDT $1
Auction started August 24, 2023 7:20 am PDT
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