Honda VF500F

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VF500F Interceptor, a.k.a. "Babyceptor" or "miniceptor," with custom paint job (subtle reversal of red & blue).

The Honda VF500F (badged as "Interceptor" for the US market) is a 0.5L displacement sport motorcycle manufactured from 1984 to 1986.

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 (0.4L engine). It is not simply an overbored and/or overstroked version of the VF400F. The engine as well as the cycle are entirely specific, with very few common parts. The VF500 engine was also used almost entirely unchanged in the Magna V30 standard motorcycle during the same two 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 motor.

The VF500F utilized a skeleton square tubular steel frame with front female slider forks and a rear mono-spring/damper suspension using a cast aluminum swingarm. It used a 16" front wheel with a 100/90-16 tire for reduced rotational inertia to make steering easier. The rear wheel is 18" with a 110/90-18 tire.

It was replaced by the CBR600F "Hurricane" motorcycle in 1987.