No Reserve – 1998 Honda VFR800

SOLD FOR: $2,001

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 8, 2021

Winner: l****c

Winning Bid: $1,751
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,001

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1998 Honda VFR800. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In a market segment characterized by extremes, Honda’s VFR has always trod the middle ground––never the fastest, or the lightest, or the quickest way around a racetrack, but always a standout, biased more toward balance than bravado, a sportbike for the real world.” That’s how Motorcyclist magazine introduces Honda’s legendary Interceptor in this timeline of the model.

As noted by MCN, many Honda fans think that the fifth generation “is the best version of the best motorcycle ever built,” calling it a “consumate all-rounder that looks great and goes better whether you’re on a track day, commuting or heading on a two week holiday with pillion and luggage.” It’s an excellent combination of old and new, blending the classic feeling we all love with modern conveniences such as fuel injection, modern tire sizes, digital instrumentation, and cartridge forks.

A big change was the linked Combined Braking System (CBS) with three piston calipers – the two outer pistons on the front calipers were controlled by the front brake lever while the central piston was controlled by the rear brake lever (flip that for the rear calipers).

But the heart of the fifth generation VFR (which was introduced in 1998) was the V-4 engine which produced 110 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of torque, a motor that was known for being flexible and reliable.

Manufactured in January of 1998, this example is VIN: JH2RC4619WM000433.

The odometer shows 46,724 miles.


Frame sliders.

Triple tree cover.

Cosmetic Blemishes:

Our technician Josh looked this VFR over and noted the following:
– the clutch needs to be bled
– the tail light wiring is not stock
– it’s missing the right hand bar end
– it smokes a small amount
– the high beam and turn signals do not work

The tires are from 2017.

Inside of tank:

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

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Total Bids Placed: 8

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: l****c

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
l****c July 8, 2021 9:54 am PDT $1,751
m***h July 8, 2021 9:15 am PDT $1,651 Auto
l****c July 8, 2021 9:15 am PDT $1,575
m***h July 8, 2021 9:11 am PDT $1,450 Auto
l****c July 8, 2021 9:11 am PDT $1,350
m***h July 7, 2021 6:29 pm PDT $1,200
t***************5 July 7, 2021 12:50 pm PDT $1,100
r*c July 3, 2021 8:27 pm PDT $1,000 Reserve
Auction started July 1, 2021 10:00 am PDT
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