In 1986, Honda introduced a totally redesigned VF Interceptor, giving it the new name VFR Interceptor. The only thing carried over from the original was the 90 degree V4 concept with identical bore and stroke. Everything else was new. Okay, maybe except for the turnsignals).
The history of this model is complicated by the fact that the USA had imposed a stiff tariff on bikes over 700cc in order to protect Harley Davidson. This gave rise to a greater discrepancy in the availability of different models for different markets than was usually the case.
I donât have any information about the European market, but I can summarize the Canadian and American VFR picture. It is simplest in Canada. We got a 750cc VFR Interceptor for 1986, and that is all. It was discontinued in 1987 as Honda trimmed its line down to a paltry 6 or 7 street bikes, after a high of about 50 in 1980 or 1981. The VFR Interceptor lasted just this one year, yielding to the Hurricanes in 1987.
This Interceptor was the only imported in 1986 as a 750cc model. It is in great condition with a full Vance & Hines exhaust. It has been in my collection for the last 10 years. It will need a full servicing before being returned to street duty. It has around 25,000 miles on it.
Stock # 17