1999 Honda VFR800 Custom

SOLD FOR: $7,276

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on July 7, 2021

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1999 Honda VFR800 Custom. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Built by Sebastian Seebacher (who goes by SEBSPEED), this Honda VFR800 is a streetfighter that’s been dubbed the “Warbird.” We recently auctioned off a VFR750 that was customized by SEBSPEED as well.

It started as a 1999 Honda VFR800, VIN: JH2RC4608XM100306.

The seller acquired it in stock form in 2015 “from a local guy who was using the bike as his daily for most of the year. He was looking to buy the new VFR generation. My intention was to use the bike as a donor for a custom/streetfighter project.”

I am an Air Force veteran, and my interests include motor sports as well as WWII-era aviation. I thought it would be a fun project to customize the Honda VFR into a streetfighter with a WWII US Army Air Force aircraft theme. The P-51 is one of my favorite aircraft with its supercharged Merlin V-12 engine. The sound from the P-51 reminds me of the VFR powerplant with gear driven cams.

I bought the donor VFR in 2015. Then around April of 2016, I happened to see an article about Sebastian Seebacher and his 1996 VFR custom project. I was inspired by his creativity and design, and I contacted him about a commission build. To my delight, Sebastian agreed to collaborate on the project. I already had a handful of design ideas for the bike, and it was fun to watch as Sebastian brought these ideas to life, interpreting them and artistically incorporating them into the build. Every detail of the modification was thoughtfully planned, and the bike was meticulously transformed. Sebastian even painted a new helmet to match the design. The finished bike was delivered on Christmas Eve of 2018.”

Since the work was completed, the seller has covered approximately 300 miles. It had 63,365 miles beforehand.

He is letting it go as “the motorcycle sits in my garage and doesn’t get ridden. It’s a beautiful bike and is very unique. It is also a great ride. The bike should be seen, heard and enjoyed. I just don’t have time with my other projects to enjoy it.

“The complete build is documented here.
” Highlights include:

Honda CBR1000RR tail.

Honda F4i forks and shock swap.

Driven handlebar conversion with risers, frount mount radiator.

Motogadget dash.

GPR steering stabilizer.

Custom seat, custom seat cowl release made from a spent .45 ACP case.

Clear clutch cover.

Spiegler Synto levers.

Sato Racing rearsets for a CBR954RR.

Core Moto stainless steel hydraulic lines.

The engine was in excellent working order upon purchase and has only required regular maintenance for optimal upkeep. Oil/filter changes have occurred within manufacturer specifications. The only improvements to the engine were ignition coils from a newer model Honda, Delkevic headers with custom exhaust and Power Commander 5 with custom firmware from DynoJet tuned by 2WheelDynoWorks in Kirkland, Washington.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Slight wear on the windshield stay.

There are two small dents in the tank.

He adds that there are no known mechanical issues. “The bike is in excellent mechanical order. It’s like new, everything works.”

The calipers, master cylinders, and forks were all rebuilt during the project.

The sale includes a custom painted matching Bell Bullitt helmet, size Large.

Currently located in Bothell, Washington, this Honda is offered on a clean Washington title.

Have any VFR800 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: c**********t

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $7,276 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
c**********t July 14, 2021 9:58 am PDT $3,200
b*****n July 14, 2021 8:11 am PDT $3,100
g********g July 14, 2021 8:11 am PDT $3,000 Auto
g********g July 14, 2021 6:11 am PDT $2,900
g**r July 14, 2021 6:11 am PDT $2,800 Auto
g**r July 14, 2021 6:11 am PDT $2,600 Auto
g********g July 14, 2021 6:11 am PDT $2,500
g**r July 10, 2021 7:01 am PDT $2,400
r*****9 July 10, 2021 5:30 am PDT $2,300
g**r July 10, 2021 5:30 am PDT $2,200 Auto
g**r July 10, 2021 5:29 am PDT $1,900 Auto
r*****9 July 10, 2021 5:29 am PDT $1,800
g**r July 10, 2021 5:29 am PDT $1,600 Auto
r*****9 July 10, 2021 5:29 am PDT $1,500
g**r July 9, 2021 10:50 am PDT $1,000
Auction started July 7, 2021 10:00 am PDT
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