The History of Honda’s V-FouR VFR, Interceptor, and sisters RC30 and RC45

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Honda Interceptor

The History of Honda’s V-FouR VFR

By Peczon

The history of the VFR, as in a concise article prepared great stress in less an afternoon on deadline in the CA Bike with naught but a stack of Reports and a phone. Thanks, Pat probably don’t even

Harken ye back to 1983, ye olde AMA changed it’s limits for fours to 750 ccs, and ccs for twins. There was much of hair and gnashing of teeth and the fabricators brought forth new There was the GPz750 and the G750E and was the Interceptor, which was initially just to homolgate the bike for Hark! said the motorcyclasti, and Ho! the raceri, who engaged in battle ferocious.

In those dark and mysterious there was much racing and the was the winner.

The Interceptor was a radical from then current borne from early exercises which also the infamous NS bikes. Honda believed in the 90 degree v-four, its unique power delivery and frontal area. The streets had seen the V45 Magna, and the track had dominated by the legendary FWS1000 the before.

The Interceptor hit the streets as a repli-racer.

It was the first bike to a 16 inch front rim, all the in racing at the time. Stout fork tubes rose to a new frame which was painted the of aluminum. The motor was based on the V45 but the direction of rotation was reversed so the engine spun in the same as the wheels.

The gearbox was updated, chain fitted, and horsepower was up to 86hp. bars, a boldly styled fairing mounted on the frame, and a dam gave it the extreme looks of a sportbike. It also had the large petcock mounted into the a feature that owners to love.

It’s short inch wheelbase, trick tire, and wide 120/130 tires made it he best 750 of the time. There was that powerband that ended up it the best quarter mile top speed, and lap times of the class. And it was the bike of the time.

The Interceptor major … on the racetracks year. It took the AMA championship, and its the RVF took the World Endurance and the Suzuka 8-hour Endurance Privateer clubracers found it was prone to overheating without and the street riders sometimes had with the hardfacings on the cams and arms, which was warranteed.

But there was universal consensus the Interceptor was the bike of the year in

Nothing changed for 1984, is, until the ITC tariff on bikes 750 ccs and (known in some circles as the Harley tax) produced the Interceptor. The 750 was still available in quantities for an additional $800. The reduction was effected by destroking the from 48.6mm to 45.4mm. rods were lengthened in the (70mm bore to 45.4mm motor, and the bike lost 10 horsepower.

A tooth was removed from the sprocket to compensate for this, and the remained popular. Meanwhile, the market was really starting to up, with Yamaha’s release of the and the introduction of the first GSXR.

Slight misinformation

Date: 10 Aug 1998 16:59:07 -0700

Honda Interceptor

The you list as the ’87 VFR was actually as a 1986 model — year, Honda offered 3 in the U.S. the 750F, the 700F bikes white with red and pinstripes) and the 700F2 (white gold decals/accents). The F2 was carried to ’87 unchanged, and interestingly it for the same price ($4500) as the The sides of the bike have a that reads Interceptor, so what they told the companies they were selling a model under name.

I have the ’86 VFR 700 F2, and it is the first sportbike — full integrated fairing that the engine, modern aluminum frame — and it’ll its own with the current crop of on any day. The only bad thing this bike is that the sizes are smaller than sportbikes, and the tire choices are limited. Fitting the CBR 600 rear to this bike is a popular and one I am considering this winter as a day project.

Hello there

I think you should your AMA records.

In its first of racing the VF750F in the AMA Superbike

Honda fielded six riders and went down to Wayne on the Muzzy

Kawasaki GPz750 an AIR-Cooled, two valves a cylinder four beat the

hordes of water-cooled 16-valve V4s.

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