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Honda : Interceptor 1983 honda interceptor v 45 vf 750 f in excellent original cond low mile classic

$2,249

Independence, Missouri

Year 1983

Make Honda

Model Interceptor

Category Sport Bikes

Engine 750

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1983 Honda Interceptor V45 vf750f in excellent original cond, low mile classic! Excellent condition 1983 Honda Interceptor, the first and original sport bike. www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-japanese-motorcycles/honda-vf750f-interceptor-zm0z12mjzbea.aspx If you are looking for an '83, you know how rare these have become, and how hard it's gonna be to find one in this condition again. This one took Best-In-Show in 2011 at Dell's Honda pre-1990 vintage and classic bike show. Runs great, no issues at all, clear title and Autocheck, and VERY low original miles. Kerker exhaust is original old school original modification. Seat was redone with a memory foam and 30-below vinyl. This is a 3 owner bike, I was a good friend of the bikes 2nd owner, he bout it in 1992 and I bought it 15 years later is 2007. I replaced the wheel bearings, chain and sprocket set, had the carbs tuned, and regular maintenance like plugs, fluids, battery (2012) and tires (2011). There are a couple of cosmetic flaws as seen in the pictures but the tank flaws are covered by the Targa tank cover. Don't let this one get away. Payment due within 7 days. Pickup due within 14 days. Easily shipped using the eBay program. Don't hesitate to ask any questions, or contact me regarding purchasing or shipping. I appreciate all the comments on the bike but I would appreciate it if questions were limited to serious buyers.

Trim V45

1983 Honda INTERCEPTOR

$2,795

Owatonna, Minnesota

Year 1983

Make Honda

Model INTERCEPTOR

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Engine 750 cc

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1983 Honda V45 Interceptor VF750F, 14,189mi. Restoration completed in 2017. Honda original parts, no aftermarket parts. New fuel pump and filter, batt, sp plugs, coolant, brake & clutch fluid. Carbs rebuilt w/new gaskets & seals & synchronized. Less than 500 mi. on tires. Original Honda Owners & Service Manual.  Excellent Shape. 2nd owner.  $2,795.00, or make offer. Carl, Owatonna, MN

rare, 1983 V45 honda interceptor-VF750F- clean

$2,500

Georgetown, Kentucky

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RARE 1983 HONDA V45 INTERCEPTOR- VF750F-- V-FOUR-  CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION. STARTS AND RUNS GOOD- MANY NEW OEM PARTS INSTALLED$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$- CLEAR KY TITLE, THE ORIGINAL OWNER HAD LOST THE OUT OF STATE ORIGINAL TITLE AT SOME POINT SO, A NEW KY REBUILT TITLE WAS ISSUED FOR IT. THIS IS NOT A REBUILT BIKE AND IT IS ORIGINAL. 29,000 LOW EASY MILES AND IT IS LIQUID COOLED WITH NEW COOLANT INSTALLED AND IT HAS TWO RADIATORS AN UPPER AND LOWER - SO IT IS WINTERIZED... IT HAS A 5.8 GALLON GAS TANK. NEW OIL CHANGE AND FILTER/ NEW FUEL FILTER AND ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP INSTALLED-HAS THE F-1 COBRA PIPES- THE BACK TIRE IS NEW AND IN MY OPINION IT REALLY NEEDS A NEW FRONT TIRE INSTALLED. MATURE/ RETIRED PROFESSIONAL/ ADULT OWNED AND LOVED- THIS BIKE HAS NOT BEEN BEAT DOWN. ALWAYS INSIDE WHEN NOT USED. YOU COULD GOOGLE FOR MORE SPECIFIC DATA EASILY. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THIS BIKES HISTORY - IT IS WORTH READING ABOUT- THIS IS NOT A REGULAR MOTORCYCLE. IT HAS A 10.5 TO 1 HIGH COMPRESSION - DOUBLE OVER HEAD CAM MOTOR- V FOR VICIOUS AND 45 FOR 45 CUBIC INCHES- V FOUR VF750F- I REALLY HATE TO SELL IT, BUT I AM OLDER NOW AND I DO NOT USE IT. VERY SHARP LOOKING AND HIGHLY COLLECTABLE BIKE, THERE ARE NOT A HUGE AMOUNT OF THESE AROUND IN THIS CONDITION AND IF YOU WANT A FINE MUSCLE BIKE- THEN HERE IT IS. IT IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT- IT COMES WITH A BOX OF EXTRA PARTS AND EXTRA SEAT $$$$$$- IT HAS BEEN STORED IN A GARAGE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW- COMES WITH A NEW FULL BLACK MOTORCYCLE COVER. ALL THE GAGES WORK WELL AND INCLUDING THE FUEL AND TEMP GAGES. NEW OWNER HAS TO INSURE AND TRANSFER OUT OF MY NAME BEFORE IT LEAVES ME- ALL 2015 KY STATE TAXES ARE PAID. THIS BIKE IS NOT SHOWROOM PERFECT CONDITION, IT HAS IT'S BUMPS AND BRUISES. OVER ALL- VERY NICE ONE!!!... I AM IN NO HURRY TO SELL AND I AM NOT DESPERATE TO SELL IT. THIS BIKE SHOULD BE PRICED AT 3500 AND WORTH EVERY PENNY. BETTER GRAB IT ASAP !!!!!! 2500 CASH ONLY AND NO LESS IS WANTED NO TRADES- NO OFFERS- NO DELIVERY OE SHIPPING- NO SOLICITING OR SCAMMERS- NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!!!!!! VERY SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY WANTED- I ONLY COMMUNICATE THRU MESSAGE SERVICE ONLY- I DO NOT RESPOND TO PHONE NUMBERS OR PERSONAL EMAILS IN REPLIES, NO EXCEPTIONS.

*rare*1983 honda v45 interceptor 750cc clean

$3,000

Georgetown, Kentucky

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*********RARE********** 1983 v45 interceptor 750 cc. 29,980 miles. clear / clean ky title in hand. newly installed- heavy duty battery/starter/fuel filter/coils/spark plugs ngk's/spark plug wires/air filter/oil change and filter/aluminum hand grips/rear tire/drive chain/ new coolant installed as well it is liquid cooled. $$$$$$......motor/ transmission real strong. this bike will go anywhere anytime- it is dependable and completely ready to ride. it could use a new front tire - in my opinion. this was the first year made 83 thru 85 and was the first sportbike and honda's first street legal version of their factory racing superbike. it was a revolutionary bike with revolutionary designs. if you do not know this bikes history you can google it --- well worth reading about. if you are looking for something different -- well here it is. mature adult owned and loved. comes with a box of accumulated spare parts and an extra seat. it comes with a new nelson/rigg black full bike cover$$$$$$. the pictures speak for this bike. it is not brand new and is not perfect. it has it's bumps and bruises.... factory original red metallic with white pearl paint.  all the gages work well including the gas and temp. this bike is very fast and it has a 5.8 gallon gas tank- it is 10.5 to 1 compression engine and double over head cams. the v45 interceptor/ the v is for vicious and the 45 is for 45 cubic inches. i am not desperate and i am in no hurry to sell. no out of state sales- no open title sales- new owner must insure and ky transfer this bike before it can leave me no exceptions or stories. all ky 2014 taxes are currently paid.... it is in georgetown ky 40324 3000 cash only/ no less no offers/no trades/ no shipping or delivery/ no soliciting of any type/no scammers... CLICK REPLY/SERIOUS INQUIREIES ONLY WANTED

1983 Honda Interceptor VFR750

$2,400

Canton, Georgia

Year 1983

Make HONDA

Model Interceptor VFR750

Category Sport Bikes

Engine 750 cc

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1983 Honda Interceptor VFR750, 1983 Honda VF750F V45 86HP. Just had an oil change and carburetor cleaned. Tires only have about 2k on them. Looks and runs great. $2,400.00 6787605650

1983 Honda Interceptor VF750F

$2,699

Hurricane, Utah

Year 1983

Make Honda

Model Interceptor VF750F

Category -

Engine 748 cc

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1983 Honda VF750F Interceptor - Excellent conditionMileage: 15,340This bike has been kept in a garage its whole life.  I was given the bike from the original owner (my wife's uncle).  He purchased it from a dealer on April 1st, 1983, the day before the import tariff began.  He took extremely good care of it.  He also put over $1,000 into upgrades.  It has no damage whatsoever with the exception of a couple small dents & rock chips on the tank.  It has never been dropped.   It also comes with many extras, (some shown in the last pictures).Upgrades include:Corbin Seat (new original seat also included)Factory Soft Luggage BagsFactory Luggage RackTank Bag - never usedFactory Engine GuardsUpgraded horn (original included)Super Trapp MufflersFactory Cover (always kept covered)Also comes with: Replacement Speedo cable, 4 spark plugs, new headlamp bulb, gaskets, spare handle bars, and a shop manual.Modifications:Rear turn signal lights replaced with front style so now there is a "running light" for safety.Cooling Fan "manual on" switch added to instrument panel that illuminates when on.  (Fan will still turn on thermostatically.)Turn Signal/Horn button housing changed to 1984 style to provide turn signal "push-to-off" feature that was not available on the 1983 model.Maintenance:Oil & Filter changed every 1,000-2,000 miles throughout ownership.All Regular Maintenance performed, (valve adj., etc.)Engine oil and filter changed at 14,915 miles.  Used Mobile MX4T synthetic oil and Honda filter.  Brake and Clutch fluid also flushed at that time and replaced with synthetic DOT 4.Carburetors recently cleaned and rebuilt and jets replaced.If you have more questions or would like more pictures emailed, please contact me.  Serious buyers only.  Buyer must pick up in Hurricane, Utah, (just outside of St. George, Utah.)  :// /Motorcycles/1983/Honda/VF750F-V45-INTERCEPTOR/Values

Honda : Interceptor 1983 honda interceptor vf 750 f great condition

$3,500

Irwin, Pennsylvania

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1983 Honda Interceptor VF750F V45 V-4 GREAT Condition for over 30 years old! Minor Marks on Tank and Fairings The Original Sportbike! Completely stock minus the F1R Exhaust Has original owners manual still under the seat Fresh Oil, brake fluid, battery and Carb was rebuilt Bike has clean title Fires right up and Runs Great! Purchased from a friend with intentions riding it some but just don't have the garage space. Buyer responsible for arranging pickup/shipment $500 deposit required within 48 hours Remainder of payment required within 7 days Please email me with any questions Thank you for looking!

2013 Honda CBR 500R

$2,700

Buford, Georgia

Year 1985

Make Honda

Model MAGNA V45

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$2.7K (reduced from$3k!) gets you on the road with a GREAT motorcycle. - I love this bike, but need to get rid of it since i have 2 young boys. Interested in getting on the lake (Sea Rayder jet boat, wave runner) or other trade valued in the same price range. - There is a picture on the Blog YouTube video: https://youtu.be/MUUVhntvXKc Check out this motorcycle's Blog http://85magna.blogspot.com/ This is a cruiser, but the engine behaves like a street bike. - It's a short stroke, DOHC, 4 carburators, etc so it is a very high reving engine (redlines at 10500 RPMs) whereas most cruisers like a Harley Sportster redline at right at 6000RPM. - This is a very fast cruiser. - The bike has 28.6K miles on it, which to a Honda is like new ( a little under 1k miles / year - perfect for keeping it running great) -This bike has been garage kept which is evident when you look at the clean looking engine / cables / hoses. -Carburetors professionally re-built -Fuel tank drained and flushed to ensure no debris in fuel system, -Replaced fuel hoses (that can handle the ethanol in the new fuel) -New Fuel filter -Hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brakes have both been flushed and reservoirs cleaned. -Full synthetic oil change and new filter ~ 1.5K miles ago. -All gauges and lights on the dash work perfect -Brand new front tire -There is a small circular ding in the tank (-looks like the blinker bumped it- Paint is not chipped or cracked - can't see it when on the bike It's a water cooled 699cc, 90° V4, DOHC (Dual Over Head Cams) 81.44 HP (59.9 kW) 62 Nm (45.73 lb-ft) cruiser. Although it's a cruiser, the engine that Honda put into this classic bike is anything but laid back. - with a short stroke, DOHC, and 4 carburetors - this thing revs up faster than you can say "Mama", and it does not stop until the 10.5K(!) redline... in other words - bye bye 1200cc Sportster. In fact although its "only a 700cc cruiser" the power of this bike is unrivaled to any other cruiser I have ridden. . . - here is what Wikipedia has to say(they say it's comparable to a 1800cc Valkyrie!!): "The introduction of this engine on the Magna and the Sabre in 1982 was milestone in the evolution of motorcycles that would culminate in 1983 with the introduction of the Interceptor V4.[1] The V45's performance is comparable to that of Valkyries and Honda's 1800 cc V-twin cruisers. The V4 engine configuration provided a balance between torque for good acceleration and high horsepower. The 90-degree layout produced less primary vibration, and the four cylinders provided a much smoother delivery of power than a V-twin. Good engine balance, plus short stroke and large piston diameter allowed for a high redline and potential top speed. Besides the engine configuration, the bike has water cooling, a six-speed transmission, and shaft

Honda : Magna Honda magna V65 color red year 1983 vin number JH2SC1207DM001333

$1,200

Los Angeles, California

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1983 Honda V-65.I purchased this bike from a aerospace engineer in San Diego. He took extremely good care of the bike. I have ridden this bike for quite some time and for me is a real sacrifice to let go of it (I got married and need to sell it.) This motorcycle just needs some work on the clutch (a motorcycle technician will charge you about 300 dollars or a lot less for the work) or you can do it yourself if you are able to do that kind of work) (oil have to be bled because is an hydraulic clutch. This is a very fast bike ( the motor is a 4 cylinder 1,100 cc) (that's like putting a Honda car motor in a motorcycle frame) . You will leave anyone riding a Japanese rice rocket like a telephone pole! This bike was made in the era of the Japanese super-bikes when people building them took pride in the quality control and incredibly precise tooling which the Japanese achieved in that era, stunning all of the European competition of the time, with the possible exception of some of the German bikes like the BMW) This quality control and precise tooling is responsible for the legendary reliability of this motors) (I have seen a motor like this going over 300,000 miles!) (this motor has a lot lower miles than that (it has 26,597 miles) You cannot find something like this anymore. This motor will run forever) The electrical system works(see some pictures) and motor runs perfectly, it also has a new gel battery (A gel battery is a lot better than the original battery ) For an additional 300 dollars (what it will approximately take to fix the clutch) you can ride one of the fastest bikes you could ever dream of riding.(Torque is flat and extremely high across the band of gears.)(Or, if you are a mechanic or so inclined you can fix this for next to nothing!) by the way this bike has 5 gears and is shaft drive, which reduces maintenance of the chain,etc) I have the pink slip. Please contact me at: (818) 488-4886 (please call or text me with any questions) Customer will pickup. Thanks!I have enclosed some info on this bike:Make ModelHonda VF 1100-C V-65Year1983EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, 90°V-four cylinder, D.O.H.C., 4 valve per cylinder.Capacity1098Bore x Stroke79.5 x 55.3 mmCompression Ratio10.5:1Induction4 x 36 mm Ignition / StartingDigital transistorized / electricMax Power116 hp @ 7500 rpm (rear 100 hp 72.9 kW @ 9500 rpm)Max Torque94 N-m @ 7500 rpmTransmission / Drive6 Speed / shaftGear Ratio1st 39/17, 1.71 2nd 34/21.1.62 3rd 31/24,1.29 4th 29/27, 1.07 5th 26/29, 0.90 6th 24/32, 0.75FrameDouble-down tube, full-cradle frame; tube/box-section steel swing armFront SuspensionLeading-axle, air-assisted fork with 41 mm forks. 150-mm wheel travelRear SuspensionTwin shock adjustable for spring p reload rebound and compression damping, 105-mm wheel travel.Front Brakes2 x 270=mm disc 2 piston calipersRear BrakesSingle 282-mm disc 2-piston caliperFront Tyre110/90 -18Rear Tyre140/80 -16Seat Height31.6 in / 803-mmDry-Weight246 kg / 545 lbFuel Capacity20 LitersConsumption average15.3 km/litStanding ¼ Mile 10.75 sec / 126 mp/h Honda's 1983 V65 Magna hit the street like a 600-pound chrome sledgehammer. Americans had built a long-term relationship with horsepower and high style on four wheels, but a motorcycle with acres of both was news. This was more than a new model. The V65 made big muscle look cool. Thus the power cruiser was born. "The best part of the V65," according to Cycle magazine's March 1983 road test, " is a mid-range punch that would do justice to Larry Holmes." The liquid-cooled, 1098cc, 90-degree V-4 engine delivered a staggering flow of power from 1500 rpm to its 10,000 rpm redline. But how quick was it? On October 3, 1982, Honda brought drag-strip maestro Jay "Pee-Wee" Gleason and a standard V65 to Southern California's Orange County International Raceway to find out. Gleason's 10.92 — second 1/4-mile sprint made the V65 America's fastest production street machine, inspiring ads with one powerfully simple headline: Bad News Travels Fast.For street riders, the good news was Honda engineers made sure the bike was easy to live with as well as fast. The four-cam, 16-valve V-4 cruised through a daily commute as happily as it devoured drag strips. Around town, the V65 was surpassingly agile for its size. A durable, diaphragm-type hydraulic clutch modulated power to the shaft drive, and one-way sprag clutch kept downshifts from chirping the rear tire. Anti-dive valving in the 41mm front fork helped stabilize the chassis under braking. An overdrive top gear in the six-speed transmission kept the V-4 serene at freeway speeds. Tired of cruising your hometown? Strap on some saddlebags and the Magna was comfortable enough to cruise to some town three or four states away. Riders expected such well-mannered versatility from Honda. The V65's magnetism came from its totally radical fusion of bad boy good looks and world-class quickness. According to Cycle's March, 1983 test, "Its horsepower translates directly into an immediate gut-wrenching rush, unmatched by any other production street machine." To anyone who ever felt it, that V65 rush boils down to one word. Unforgettable.Honda builds a motorcycle mean enough for those guys who are tough enough to dip your heart out with a wooden spoon Don't be deceived. The 1100 Magna is not just another Special. Writing off the V65 as simply another boulevard parade float is like calling a 10 inch switchblade a pocket knife. It's true, but misses the point entirely.The term "Special" suggests highly styled motorcycles that go limp wristed when it's time to perform. But the V65 is a urban streetfighter through and through, a bike that can kick almost anything flat in a stoplight to stoplight brawl. What makes this Special so special? In a word, the engine. If you talk horsepower, the Magna speaks your language. Its horsepower translates directly into an immediate gut wrenching rush unmatched by any other production'. street machine.To a man, the cycle staff raved about the engine. With its wonderfully potent and flexible powerplant, this big four is a strong and willing worker that hums along happily at 1500 rpm or sings fortissimo at the 10,000 rpm redline. The best part of the V65 is a mid range punch that would do justice to Larry Holmes. Whack the throttle open at 5000 rpm in first gear and the front wheel claws for the sky while the Magna catapults forward. These antics are interesting enough when you’re mounted on an open class motocrosser but when a 589 pound motorcycle with a wheelbase of nearly 63 inches takes off like a carrier based F-14, it gets your full attention. magna side and instrument view.jpg (29395 bytes) full magna in motion side.jpg (25449 bytes)Honda built the V65 engine with technology carried over from the V45, but the big Magna has all new hardware,. it shares no parts with the 750s. Though the designs are virtually identical, everything has been scaled to 1100cc specs.The V65 benefits from Honda's extremely compact Vee engine design; at 17.4 inches, the 1100's engine is barely an inch wider than the narrow 750 V four. The Magna’s 90 degree Vee angla sets the two front cylinders low and nearly horizontal, while the rear cylinders stand almost vertical. This right angle configuration produces perfect primary balance, and a short stroke limits secondary imbalances. Finally, to ensure the 1100 Magna's smoothness Honda completely rubber mounted the engine Within the full cradle frame, following the practice of last year's 750s. End result: a monster engine that's a pussycat to live with.Except for the size increase, the 1100's top end appears identical to the V45's. The cylinders are an integral part of the upper case half, making the entire unit rigid. The liners are cast in freestanding cylinders--the cylinders and jackets are not connected to any sort of webbing. v65 engine view.jpg (48128 bytes) The highly oversquare 79.5 by 55.3mm engine displaces 1098cc. Like the 750s, the 1100 uses a high 10.5:1 compression ratio; it also incorporates similar anti-detonation features: water cooling to lower combustion chamber and exhaust valve temperatures, a swirl inducing intake tract that promotes quick burning of the fuel/air charge, and a carefully shaped combustion chamber that concentrates most of the charge near the spark plug to promote rapid flame travel. The 1100's 30mm intake and 26mm exhaust valves sit in their four valve head at a narrow 38 degree included valve angle the V45's intake and exhaust valve diameters are 26mm and 23mm respectively.Each pair of cylinders has a set of dual overhead camshafts to actuate the valves. The cams spin directly in the cylinder head material in a plain bearing setup. A single cam lobe acting through a forked follower equipped with screw type adjusters actuates each valve pair. A silent type cam chain drives each set of cams, and an automatic chain tensioner eliminates maintenance chores.Straight cut gears transfer the power from crank to clutch, the clutch gear a split, zero backlash type to damp out gear whine. The clutch itself is hydraulically operated, an enlarged version of, the VT750 V twin's rather than an upscaled version of the V45's. The, V65's diaphragm clutch spring and clutch plates are larger in diameter than the VT750's, and the 1100 holds two more plates than the Shadow. The diaphragm spring clutch is more rugged than one of conventional design fitted in the same space. Considering the abuse the V65 is likely to absorb during streetfights, the diaphragm spring setup is indeed a good idea. As an anti-lockup device during downshifting, the V65's clutch like the V twin's houses a one way sprag clutch. Vertically staggered transmission input and output shafts reduce overall engine length; the output shaft lies below and aft of the input shaft. Honda's six speed gearbox is unusual for an 1100cc bike. Because the V 65's gear box was designed as a "five speed plus overdrive sixth transmission;" top gear is really tall; calculated top speed in sixth works out to 173 mph at the 10,000 rpm redline. At 60 mph the engine loafs along at 3460 rpm. Final drive is via a maintenance free shaft.The Magna carries its engine in a full cradle frame equipped with an air adjustable, anti dive fork. Twin shocks adjustable for rebound and compression damping as well as spring preload grace the rear. The 1100's wheelbase, a whopping 62.8 inches long, is less than a half inch under a Gold Wing's. This figure, combined with the V65's rake and trail of 30.3 degrees and 4.1 inches, suggests the Magna might be cumbersome and slow steering. Not true. Around town and in 'parking lots the V65 handles just fine. clutch cutaway.jpg (16450 bytes)clutch basket.jpg (6748 bytes) The VF1100's 700's clutch is an enlarged version of the VT750 V-twins, complete with a diaphragm spring, a one way sprag clutch and hydraulic actuation The VF1100 feels distinctly long and unmistakably big, yet it requires only average steering effort through the handlebar. The 31.6 inch high seat is not especially low, but the Honda still feels fairly agile for an 1100. Honda engineers have done much to keep the weight low in the bike-the basic engine design, of course, is instrumental. her features such as the small under saddle gas tank contribute as well. Actually, styling trimmed the main tank's volume, and the V65's under tank airbox and filter also steal space from he main tank. The under seat tank and it’s fuel pump were the answer.Following Special styling, the rider's portion of the two tiered seat is wide and well padded, although the steep step confines the pilot's space. While most riders will find it adequate for in town trolling, passengers get shortchanged; their pegs are too high, and the narrow, firm rear portion of the seat has the comfort of a bird cage bar. side by side heads.jpg (11488 bytes) head and valves cutaway.jpg (10391 bytes) The 1100 head incorporates many of the 750 V four design concepts: the 38 degree included valve angle is the same and the combustion chamber is shaped to concentrate most of the fuel charge near the centrally located spark plug holes to promote rapid flame travel. Each cam lobe actuates a pair of valves via a forked follower equipped with screw type adjusters Once the rider enthrones himself in the saddle, the pullback handlebar and the forward mounted footpegs define his position. The pegs aren't as radical as the VT750C Shadow's, and that's good for comfort and control ' Given the V65's eyeball flattening acceleration, a riding position mimicking a tipped back rocking chair would be dangerous. The forward mounted pegs are convenient if you’re paddling the V65 around a parking lot, and while the bar has two way adjustability, it has, too much pullback to please our staff. Although the riding position may be a strong selling point on the showroom floor and a viable stance for stoplight to stoplight warfare, the bike's ergonomics offer the rider very little support, at freeway speeds.Arm, back and stomach muscles must position him against the windstream. This sort of onboard isometrics is no sweat for short hops. After 30 minutes though especially if you're riding at supra legal speeds you'll feel as though you’ve been working overtime at your Nautilus club. Although long legged riders can use the passenger pegs for, a brief change in position, the reach back leaves their legs nearly folded double in the process. Shorter riders can't reach the rear pegs at all. For them, a radical forward crouch proves most effective, though it places their torsos at an awkWard angle and their faces mere inches from the handlebar. Short of changing the bar/seat/peg relationships, the best remedy is to ride in half hour spurts. In a somewhat surprising move, Honda equipped the VF1100 with suspension components biased for sport riding.The up and down torque reaction of shaft driven bikes forces manufacturers to make trade offs when selecting rear suspension components. Typically, light spring and damping rates provide a soft, cushy ride at the expense of backroad handling, while a taut, well damped rear suspension makes fast riding easier and steadier at the expense of slow cruising comfort. Adjustable shock damping and air adjustable springing usually provide an effective, albeit expensive, compromise that gives a rider latitude in setting his bike up for specific tasks.The Magna's rear shocks have state of the art adjustability: two way adjustable compression damping and four way adjustable rebound damping. The springing is not air adjustable, and Honda engineers selected spring rates that are decidedly stiff. Our heavier (185 pound) testers found the rear end firm, but acceptably soft for freeway cruising when the springs were set at minimum preload. Lighter testers found the ride stiff and harsh, and the riding position tends to exacerbate this assessment. The reclining riding position centers most of the rider's weight back toward the tailbone, and every bump and seam in the road transfers a sharp jolt directly to the rider's spine. magna foil view.jpg (19989 bytes)Honda's FOIL ant theft System uses an integrated cable alarm setup, if the cable is cut, the alarm sounds. Cable fits neatly in the tail compartment. For backroad riding, Honda's choice of sporting shocks pays off handsomely. Set up stiffly, the VF's suspension damps well over all types of road surfaces, from fast sweepers to slow, knotty corners; however, the air adjustable fork flexes perceptibly when winding through unusually bumpy sweepers. The Magna's triple disc brakes offer excellent feel and stopping power, and the anti dive valving effectively preserves ground clearance during simultaneous braking and turning. The 1100 offers a good amount of ground clearance, and the stiff rear end does a good job of controlling the shaft drive's up and down motions. The stylishly wide tires put a big patch of rubber on the road.On twisting roads as well as around town, the 1100 requires only a moderate amount of steering effort. Nice. However, when you're busting along hard on curvy roads, the Magna feels disconcertingly vague through the handlebar. Several factors may contribute to this feeling. First, the V65's seat and controls push the rider's weight more rearward than on a sporting bike. On a sport bike a frisky riding pilot naturally moves himself even more forward than normal, applies weight to the bars, and rides with the balls of his feet on the pegs. It's an active riding position. In fast going the Magna's more passive position does little for rider confidence. Our staffers didn't like the bar - we felt as if we were steering the V65 with a tiller. Second, the V65's percentage of weight distribution (dry and unladen) is 45 front/55 rear (the CB1100 F's is 49 front/51 rear), and it's reasonable to assume that the V65 rider would bias that distribution even more toward the rear - though what makes the front tire stick in corners is more complex than where the weight is.Third, the V65 engine punches so hard out of corners that the front end naturally will feel light under acceleration. And there's nothing like horsepower to quicken up the steering of any bike. In more practical terms, you'll have to go riding with your friends and their full sporting 1100s only once to decide you won't clean up on them when the roads get twisty.The Magna's brute torque and mile wide power spread make the bike a joy to ride. With a little deft clutch work, the VF will idle away from a dead stop, even carrying two riders, without so much as a blip of the throttle. That's low end torque! Still, the engine revs readily up to redline, and it's all too easy to send the tach needle deep into the red zone because the bike runs so smoothly. When you cruise the 1100 in freeway traffic, everybody else seems to be poking along, clogging the road at a snail's pace. But a quick glance at the instruments explains the situation; thanks to the tall gearing, strong engine and smooth ride you're cruising at 80 mph or more. Riders must make a conscious effort to observe the legal limit. Passing in top gear is effortless, but if you want to swoop by cars with authority, dropping down to fifth or even fourth delivers passes in an eye blink or two. last photo 2.jpg (26625 bytes)A It up tank provides access to the air filter. Working conditions are cramped. The paper filter requires changing only every 8000 miles. We paid for our right handed excesses with mediocre mileage results. Steady cruising netted figures in the Iow 40 mpg range, but our average fuel consumption rate worked out to an un-spectacular 36.1 mpg. The low fuel warning indicator, which lights up when only 0.8 gallon remains in the 4.5 gallon tank, usually winked on after about 135 miles, giving the rider about 30 miles to find a gas station; the Magna has no reserve capacity.Our Magna started easily on chilly mornings, and the handlebar mounted choke lever is conveniently located for left hand adjustment. The Honda runs happily after minimal warm up and carburets well, hot or cold, under all engine conditions.The hydraulic clutch actuating setup eliminates any need for lever adjustment, and gives good clutch engagement and feel. Clutch pull is moderately stiff, considerably stiffer than the VT750's. The six speed gearbox is a wonderful luxury though not really necessary, thanks to the broad powerband and smooth engine. The 700 rpm drop in engine speed between fifth and sixth gears at 60 mph is welcome for straight line cruising. The gearbox proved a reluctant shifter, especially when the engine was cold; slow, deliberate shifting is the best way to combat this quirk.This king size Magna exhibits some bothersome driveline snatch. Gearplay in the drive train, combined with the CV carb's tendency to snap the carb slides open and closed, accentuates the Magna's low speed jerk and lurch routine. Long stints of stop and go traffic become irksome, and in congested, slow moving traffic, riders can skirt the problem by shifting to a higher gear and idling along slowly.The Magna has a number of attractive standard features. They include an LCD gear position indicator, microprocessor controlled self cancelling turn signals, and FOIL, Honda's built in security cable/alarm system. Last year, FOIL was the exclusive feature of the V45 Sabre. We think the V65's engine and its streetfighter styling make the King Kong Magna motorcycling's prime candidate for Midnight (and sometimes Daylight) Liberation Forces. Honda's fiber optic security cable is pretty innovative and probably offers as much protection as one can reasonably expect. For sheer visceral attraction, nothing beats the 1100 engine. By far, it's the V65's best feature, and motorcyclists who buy the V65 on looks will quickly find themselves enchanted by the 1100's performance.The 65's power is irresistible. The 1100 Vee would make an ideal starting point for a full fledged, pavement ripping sport bike; and while the VF750F Interceptor is a gorgeous piece, the 750 can't have 1100 punch. You have to wonder how many ways Honda can find to use the V65. A VF1100F is an obvious possibility, and the 1100's broad powerband, six speed gearbox, driveshaft and excellent vibration control also make the V65 a wonderful platform on which to build a full dresser. But for now, Honda has taken its premier performance engine to the streets to create a stoplight to stoplight blockbuster extraordinaire.

1994 Honda VF750

$1,899

St Augustine, Florida

Year 1994

Make Honda

Model VF750

Category -

Engine -

Posted Over 1 Month

1994 HONDA VF750, The Honda Magna was a cruiser motorcycle made from 1982 to 1988 and 1994 to 2003 and powered by Honda's V4 engine taken from the VF/VFR. The engine technology and layout was a descendant of Honda's racing V4 machines, such as the NS750 and NR750. The introduction of this engine on the Magna and the Sabre in 1982, was a milestone in the evolution of motorcycles that would culminate in 1983 with the introduction of the Interceptor V4.[1] The V45's performance is comparable to that of Valkyries and Honda's 1800 cc V-twin cruisers. However, its mix of performance, reliability, and refinement was overshadowed by the more powerful 1,098 cc "V65" Magna in 1983. 748 cc, bore x stroke 70 x 48.6 mm, 10.5 to 1 compressionTransmission 6-speed, straight-cut Gears, Multi-plate wet clutch, shaft drive.Suspension Front: Telescopic anti-dive Travel: 5.5in, Rear: Swing Arm, Travel: 3.9inBrakes Front: Dual 10.8in disc, Rear: 6.25in DrumTires Front: 110/90-18 Rear: 130/90-16Rake, trail 30° / 4.1 inWheelbase 60.6 inDimensions W: 29 inSeat height 30 inFuel capacity 3.7 US gallons, including 1 gallon reserve.Oil capacity 3.1 U.S. quarts; 2.9 litres

1995 Honda VF750

$1,899

St Augustine, Florida

Year 1995

Make Honda

Model VF750

Category -

Engine -

Posted Over 1 Month

1995 HONDA VF750, The Honda Magna was a cruiser motorcycle made from 1982 to 1988 and 1994 to 2003 and powered by Honda's V4 engine taken from the VF/VFR. The engine technology and layout was a descendant of Honda's racing V4 machines, such as the NS750 and NR750. The introduction of this engine on the Magna and the Sabre in 1982, was a milestone in the evolution of motorcycles that would culminate in 1983 with the introduction of the Interceptor V4.[1] The V45's performance is comparable to that of Valkyries and Honda's 1800 cc V-twin cruisers. However, its mix of performance, reliability, and refinement was overshadowed by the more powerful 1,098 cc "V65" Magna in 1983. 748 cc, bore x stroke 70 x 48.6 mm, 10.5 to 1 compressionTransmission 6-speed, straight-cut Gears, Multi-plate wet clutch, shaft drive.Suspension Front: Telescopic anti-dive Travel: 5.5in, Rear: Swing Arm, Travel: 3.9inBrakes Front: Dual 10.8in disc, Rear: 6.25in DrumTires Front: 110/90-18 Rear: 130/90-16Rake, trail 30° / 4.1 inWheelbase 60.6 inDimensions W: 29 inSeat height 30 inFuel capacity 3.7 US gallons, including 1 gallon reserve.Oil capacity 3.1 U.S. quarts; 2.9 litres

2000 Honda Helix

$2,499

Bremerton, Washington

Year 1986

Make Honda

Model VF700C Magna

Category Custom Motorcycles

Engine -

Posted Over 1 Month

1986 Honda VF700C Magna, The Honda Magna was a cruiser motorcycle made from 1982 to 1988 and 1994 to 2003 and powered by Honda's V4 engine taken from the VF/VFR. The engine technology and layout was a descendant of Honda's racing V4 machines, such as the NS750 and NR750. The introduction of this engine on the Magna and the Sabre in 1982, was a milestone in the evolution of motorcycles that would culminate in 1983 with the introduction of the Interceptor V4.[1] The V45's performance is comparable to that of Valkyries and Honda's 1800 cc V-twin cruisers.