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Honda July 2, 2014 posted by

Time Capsule: 1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor

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When the original “V45” Interceptor was launched, it created quite a storm. Moving the sport bike world from air-cooled, two valve per cylinder stone age technology, Honda’s revolutionary VF lineup offered v-four sophistication, including four valve technology and liquid cooling. Following the introduction of the original 750cc model, Honda released the mini-ceptor (500cc) and the VF1000. With rampant changes in technology over the coming years, the VF1000F was relatively short lived. The replacement – the VF1000R – had a foundation in the 1000F but with full fairing it celebrated Honda’s endurance racing success. The more naked 1000F showcased the motor as centerpiece, and still looks great today. This bike has fewer than 1,100 miles on the odometer.

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1984 Honda VF1000F time capsule on eBay

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From the seller:
This motorcycle was purchased from the original owner in July of 1986. It had a little over 1000 miles on it, and to date has 1092 miles. Its been kept in my home in a heated garage and has been extremely cared for.

The motorcycle is in showroom condition, has no oil leaks, rust in the tank or carburetor issues. It not only looks brand new, it runs like new. If your a serious collector and you want the BEST 1984 1000 Interceptor, This is it!

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The 1980s were a golden age for sport bikes. Yes, performance progress continues to this day (at a dizzying rate!), but the new wave decade brought more two-wheeled diversity and experimentation than any other before or since. Honda was leading the technology battle, and probably introduced more innovation during this period than any other manufacturer. This particular example is a time capsule of the breed, and deserves to find a good home. If you are looking for a neo-classic collectible, this might be up your alley. Just bring your wallet; prices have changed a bit in 30 years. Check it out here. Good Luck!

MI

Time Capsule: 1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor
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 September 14, 2010 posted by

Retro Red-1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor

Retro Red-1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor

Can you name the year the Apple Macintosh was introduced?  How about the year the Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo?  Remember the year Reagan defeated Walter Mondale?  If the answers came easy to you, you might just be a fan of the 1984 (or getting old like me) and this Honda might have just been a fantasy back then.  The years have rolled by but someone kept awfully good care of this VF1000F and now is your chance to relive a little of the 80’s. 

Sport bikes have come along way since 1984; haven’t they.  The VF1000F pumped out a healthy 133hp using Honda’s 16 valve V-4 engine.  It was later followed by the racier VF1000R that you may be familiar with.   I get nervous now looking at that thin aluminum frame with that big V-4 stuffed in there.  Back then you would have just thought that this was the sh*t!  This particular bikes appears to be in great shape and babied over the years and has covered just over 13,000miles.  Best of all they have left it alone so it is all original.  If you’d like a little more info on the bike I stumbled on this nice little site with info on all the big VF’s.

The details with some links so you can do some comparison shopping:

It is very rare to find one of these in mint condition. This bike is flawless and all orginal, 13+ K miles. Has always been kept indoors, always adult owned (orginally bought by an airline pilot). Has the orginal owner’s manual, shop manual, tool kit and factory cover. One sold at the MidAmerica auction in Vegas, January 2008 for $8800 see: http://www.midamericaauctions.com/showauction.asp?Keywords=VF1000&Search=Search&ID=104and one hit $7800 on ebay, but didn’t make the reserve see: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270622652363&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT  Thank you for your interest. (You are welcome to come over and check the bike out). 

 

The pictures:

You’ll have to come up with at least $5,500 just to join the party on this one.  Is it worth it to the average guy?  Probably not but for those of you out there  looking for that bike they missed out on years ago; well it just might be.  Anything this old with relatively low miles and original will fetch a higher price.  That is why we call them rare sport bikes.  While you are at it, it might be fun to find one of those old Macs too. .

Here is a nice clean example idling for your pleasure:

IK

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 18, 2010 posted by

1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor With 1,076 Original Miles

This VF1000F has extremely low miles and has been with the current owner since July of ’86!

Bike:  1985 Honda VF1000F Interceptor

Location:  Staten Island, New York

Mileage:  1,076

The seller doesn’t state much other than that they have been in possession of this bike since July of 1986 and that it is “…perfect in every way…”  Pretty bike words but, this bike looks to be in fantastic condition so, I’ll have to take the sellers word for it!

This is the first year for the VF1000F but, has always been overshadowed by the VF1000R that was also released the same year.  The R featured six more horsepower and numerous special bits but, also cost roughly 50% more than the VF1000F seen here.  The F model is still a fantastic bike and very usable but, where this example positions itself (As a collectors item), it’ll be interesting to see where the value of this bike is in ten or twenty years.  If you’d love to have a first year example of a 1000F with very low miles to round out your V-Four collection, see this bike on eBay .

AG