Honda VF750F Interceptor Review from South Africa

1983 Honda VF750F Interceptor

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28500 kilometres
Most recent distance39700 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CBX-1000

Summary:

Great bike for commuting and fun riding

Faults:

Speedometer cable snapped twice.

Hooter works intermittently, despite being replaced with a new unit.

Petrol leaks from carburettor when standing on side stand, owing to plastic floaters (according to dealer).

Manual choke not very effective.

Rear-view mirrors cannot be set properly to see traffic behind if the rider is slightly bigger than average (taller, not fatter).

Bikini fairing/windscreen not effective, more for cosmetics.

General Comments:

Quite quick and moderately powerful.

Excellent handling ability, especially in congested traffic situations.

Great commuter - I use it daily over a distance of approx. 45 km per day, 5 days a week.

Parts still available, despite the bike being almost 25 years old.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2007

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review