1985 VF500F Interceptor, a.k.a. "Babyceptor" or "miniceptor," with reversal of red and blue versus the 1984 model.
The Honda VF500F (badged as "Interceptor" for the US and Canada market) is a 498 cc displacement sport motorcycle manufactured from 1984 to 1988. It is widely regarded as one of the finest handling motorcycles of the 1980s.
It was part of Honda's family of first generation V4 engine motorcycles (Interceptor - VF400F VF500F VF700F VF750F VF1000F). The VF500F was derived from the Japanese market VF400F (400 cc engine). It is not simply an overbored and/or overstroked version of the VF400F.
VF500F V4 motor
The engine as well as the cycle are entirely specific, with very few common parts. The Honda VF500 engine was also used almost entirely unchanged in the Magna V30 standard motorcycle during the same years.
The VF500F was produced for the North American and European markets. The European market version also had a VF500F2 model which utilized a full fairing, whereas the VF500F had an upper half fairing with a lower cowl in front of the oilpan.
The VF500F utilized a skeleton square tubular steel frame with conventional forks and a rear mono-spring/damper, both adjustable in stiffness with air pressure. suspension In the rear a cast aluminum swingarm is used. It used a 16-inch front wheel with a 100/90-16 tire for reduced rotational inertia to make steering easier. The rear wheel is 18-inch with a 110/90-18 tire.
It was replaced by the CBR600F "Hurricane" motorcycle in 1987.
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