No Reserve - 1987 Honda VFR700F2 Interceptor Project

SOLD FOR: $2,150

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 5, 2022

Winner: Duff

Winning Bid: $1,900
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,150

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1987 Honda VFR700F2 Interceptor. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Honda’s use of the V4 engine platform has become a trademark of the storied Japanese manufacturer – long before other makes adopted the configuration, Honda had cemented its reputation on and off the race track with its now legendary VFR and RVF race and street bikes. The V4 engine layout has many inherent advantages, perfect primary balance, compact packaging and of course that wonderful exhaust note.

While the Interceptor got its start a few years earlier, it was initially marketed as a VF in different engine displacements, so while this VFR700F2 shown here is considered the 3rd generation it was actually the second to carry the VFR moniker and become the model that so many regard as the gold standard in sport touring bikes. The previous version of the VF series of Interceptors suffered camshaft issues that left Honda scrambling to resolve the issue (which they did) before the new VFR model launched in 1986. In response to those quality issues, these new bikes were in some ways over-engineered and set the standard for the typical high quality fit and finish that Honda is so famous for today.

The VFR700FR2 shown here is the smaller displacement version Honda offered at a steep discount to subvert the 750cc import tariff rules in the United States at the time of the bike’s release. Honda also produced and sold the 750cc version and both bikes were nearly identical (right down to the carburetors), though the 700cc variant had a shorter stroke to reduce displacement. The bike is powered by a 90 degree V4 with 16 valves operated by gear driven cams producing just over 90 horsepower at the crank. Weighing in around 500 lbs, the VFR had a twin beam aluminum frame, box section aluminum swingarm and disc brakes front and back. Suspension was Showa with a monoshock in the rear and a rebound adjustable 38mm front fork. The front wheel was 16″ and the rear was 18″ which was fairly typical of bikes during this period. The VFR was not only a sales success but it went on to become one of Honda’s longest running and most loved models.

Honda also offered a “F2” model, which was differentiated by the livery (white with gold trim) as well as a different dash layout.

Manufactured in November of 1986, this example is VIN: JH2RC2638HM100371.

The odometer shows 25,836 miles.

This had been sitting for 3-4 years. In preparation for the listing, the seller had us give it a once over – we installed new tires and rebuilt the rear master cylinder/rear caliper, then verified that it starts (please see the video up top). With that said, it will need a new battery, brake pads, and carb work. The forks are corroded but do not leak, the horn does not work, and the headlight/turn signals do not work.

Modifications:
This bike appears to be completely stock with the exception of a Rothmans decal on the middle fairing on either side.

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




Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Sport Demon tires with date codes of 2120 and 4120.



The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in April of 2019. It would cost $269 to get registration current through April 2023.

Have any 1987 Honda VFR700F2 Interceptor stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1987

Make

Honda

Model

VFR700

Mileage

25,836

VIN

JH2RC2638HM100371

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Duff

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Duff April 5, 2022 10:46 am $1,900
MtnRider April 5, 2022 10:46 am $1,851 Auto
MtnRider April 5, 2022 10:37 am $1,800
OpenRoadMini April 4, 2022 5:41 am $1,700
Duff April 4, 2022 5:32 am $1,600
OpenRoadMini April 4, 2022 5:31 am $1,500 Auto
Duff April 4, 2022 5:31 am $1,400
OpenRoadMini April 3, 2022 6:27 am $1,300
Duff April 3, 2022 5:16 am $1,200
OpenRoadMini April 2, 2022 4:35 pm $1,100
Duff March 30, 2022 6:10 am $1,000 Reserve
Auction started March 29, 2022 9:07 am
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