Honda VF750F Interceptor Reviews from Canada

1985 Honda VF750F Interceptor

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2014
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha FZ600

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Fork seals (who cares).

I put on the Dave Dodge oil mod for the cams, but it may not have needed it.

General Comments:

This thing is in near showroom condition, and is a blast to drive and very comfortable. Looks retro cool, and always gets comments on how nice a bike it is.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2014

1983 Honda VF750F Interceptor

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired36374 kilometres
Most recent distance58430 kilometres

Summary:

Great bike with great history

Faults:

Most of the things my bike needed were basic consumables:

Fork seals needed replacing.

Front brake pads needed replacing (because of leaking fork seals).

Starter clutch needed springs replaced (easy job).

Seat needed recovering.

Tires.

General Comments:

The handling on this bike is FANTASTIC! Especially after changing over to RADIAL tires (Had to swap in a 17" rear rim to make the switch). It is well balanced, has an excellent riding position, and you would never know it's almost 500lbs in weight.

This bike is pretty quick. Sure, there are other bikes out there that are much faster (now) but it's never had a problem getting a grin on my face.

The seating position on the Interceptor is great. I am out 5-6 hours at a time, and I don't get cramped up like others. Wrists aren't killing me either.

There's allot of negative press out there about this model having bad or pitted cams. I can't speak for others, but the cams in my bike are in great shape (especially if you consider it's over 25 years old!). Don't have an oil mod, but DO run 100% synthetic oil.

Overall I've had ZERO problems with the Interceptor and would recommend it to anyone.

Great bike. So great it started the whole sportbike thing.

Two thumbs up.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2008

19th Nov 2009, 14:17

I would like to know which radials and which wheel kit was used for the switch?

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews