Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last of the 500 Interceptors

High on the list of bikes I'd like to acquire is this beauty - the 1986 VF500F Interceptor. When other kids were hanging up posters of Kathy Ireland or Motley Crue in their bedrooms I was posting up Honda sales brochures. Not that I didn't care for Ms. Ireland or the Crue, I just found the 500 Interceptor a bit more compelling. Red seat, red front end, jaunty chin spoiler - a truly refined and sexy motorcycle. I'd like to pick up a slightly knackered specimen and build a 500cc tribute to the Royal City Cycle VF750F. Anybody have a 500 they'd like to donate to the cause? I'll trade you a '89 Fizzer600. 


Update Oct 21st, 2010 - The Magnificent Bastard VF1000R 



Magazine ad from 1986 - puckless knee dragging and crazy red boots

Scale model of a VF750F race bike - somebody has far too much time skill on their hands



The gold painted Comstars are a budget way to get the Astralite look


The real deal - very tasty


Kerry, Icon's illustrator powerhouse and proud VF700F owner, explores the lean angle potential of twelve year old Bridgestones


Is that an Icon Skull roadracing suit? Hmmm....


7 comments:

  1. My buddy has a 85 500 with 13,000 miles he is looking to get rid of

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  2. You guys should really start making and selling racing suits. If you were to take the style you put in your jackets into a race suit those things would sell like crazy. I know I would buy one.

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  3. Ahhhhh.... 1st bike I ever owned :)

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  4. I have an 86 interceptor 500.

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  5. "These are not the droids you're looking for" [Jack gets sleepy] "Give us your bike Jack" [Jack obeys and ships us his 86 miniceptor] "Move along"

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