Posts by tag: V-4

Honda August 17, 2011 posted by

Cleanest ’84 Honda Interceptor 1000 Ever!

Location: Staten Island, New York
Mileage: 1,076
Price: Auction, starting bid $6,000

Okay, so maybe technically not the cleanest ever, but it’s got to be in the ballpark. The Honda VF1000F took the popular Interceptor line to the next level by making it a liter bike. And with the larger displacement came more power, 113 bhp to be more exact, 27 more than the VF750F. The VF1000F also employed a 41mm front fork with TRAC anti-dive technology, along with a 17 inch rear wheel.

Here’s the information from the seller-

This machine is like brand new even though it’s 27 years old. Seeing is believing!!!!! I am the second owner and this bike has been with me since July of 1985. It has been maticulously cared for and was kept in a heated garage at my home.With only 1076 miles on the odometer it is probably the least used 1984 1000 interceptor available anywhere.This bike is completely original including the tires. THe fuel tank is in perfect condition and there is no rust anywhere. The carburetors have no issues and a new battery was recently installed. This bike is ready to roll.

And some more photos with many more at the auction-

Judging by the photos, this is one of the cleaner bikes from 1984 you will ever see. It’s also very low mileage, undoubtedly contributing to the overall condition. A very fine example of a bike from this era and a bike that’s line lives on to this day. So, then the only thing left is the price. Six grand. That’s right. Opening bid is $6000 US dollars. Steep price, especially because it’s in the range of a clean VF1000R (introduced in ’85), an arguably cooler ride. But finding these this clean is not going to be easy.

So we have a very clean ’84 VF1000F that is asking a price reflective of its condition. For a collector, this could be a great fit. Decide for yourself and take a look at this auction.

-RN

Honda December 20, 2010 posted by

1985 Honda Interceptor VF1000R

For sale: 1985 Honda Interceptor VF1000R with low miles!

This beautiful survivor from the heyday of the Big Four technology wars has less than 5,000 miles on it – and looks the part. One liter of power, gear-driven camshafts, hand-laid fiberglass bodywork, and only a two-year model run make these VFR models very desirable. While the 1986 model (with dual headlightsand Rothman’s livery) still carries a premium, you would be hard pressed to find as clean an example as this one today.

From the seller:
UP FOR SALE MY 1985 VF1000R. I’VE OWNED THIS BIKE FOR 7 YEARS AND HAVE PUT ON ABOUT 195 MILES..I JUST PUT ON NEW METZLER TIRES AND NEW FACTORY BATTERY. OIL CHANGED EVERY YEAR SINCE I’VE OWED IT. I HAVE THE FACTORY EXHAUST IN NEW CONDITION THAT I AM SELLING FOR AN ADDITIONAL $300…THE VF1000R IS KNOW AS THE FIRST SUPERBIKE. PLEASE CALL WITH ANY QUESTION.

Now I’m not too sure about the seller’s claim about this being the first real superbike, as there are *many* defensible choices that come to mind (’84 Ninja 900 just to name one from the same era), however the VF1000R was quite the looker and performer in its day. The price for all of this technological wonderment placed it as one of the most expensive Japanese sportbikes of the time (rivaling the overly complicated Turbos), and lead to its eventual demise.

So what’s it worth? Unfortunately, despite its relative rarity, this is still a mass-produced Japanese motorcycle from the 1980’s. Depreciation has not been kind to this era, and the auction is currently sitting with the opening ask of $2,000 and the reserve still in effect. When new, these were $5k+ machines. And while the low mileage and excellent apparent condition of this particular bike certainly helps, the overall collector market for these types of bikes is not terribly strong. The great news is that you can pick up this beauty for a reasonable investment, ride it hard (it is a Honda, after all), and enjoy the ownership of a rare sportbike. and check it out!

MI

Honda April 2, 2010 posted by

1986 Honda VF1000R With 12,513 Original Miles

This is a fantastic looking VF1000R with low miles!  Located in Worcester, Massachusetts is a 1986 Honda VF1000R with 12,513 original miles.  The seller makes no mention of maintenance but this bike looks to be in fantastic, original, condition.  The only deviation from stock appears to be the Yoshimura exhaust system.

This bike was released during the height of Honda’s love affair with the V-4; it was released to win in production based racing classes worldwide.  The R featured carbon fiber reinforced fiberglass fairings, 41mm forks with air assistance and ant-dive, four-piston calipers on floating rotors up front on Comstar wheels and gear driven cams for better timing.  However well theses bikes were designed, the engineering did take it’s toll bringing the bike to 524lbs dry.  While they failed to dominate production based road racing, they still came out as trick as anything else production produced for the time.  Several of these have popped up on Craigslist recently and this one is the best example I’ve seen.  Thanks to Joe L. for forwarding us the link.  See this prime VF1000R on eBay .

AG

Yamaha January 29, 2010 posted by

Yamaha RZ500 In California For Cheap (Relatively)!

The seller doesn’t give much detail but you should know what you’re looking at if you’re in the market for a RZ500!  Located in Fresno, California is a Yamaha RZ500.  I’m going to wager a guess this is street registered but give the seller a call before someone else does!  The asking price is $7,000; which would put it at the lower end of the street registered market.  If this is as clean as it looks, has low miles and is registered, don’t wait to snap this up!  See it on Craigslist here.  For a nice little history lesson on the RZ500, see this website here.

AG

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

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