VF1000F & Interceptor

The first production motorcycle in the 1000cc VF range known as the 1000 Interceptor, was launched in the USA and Canada in March 1984.
March 1984 (VF) 1000 Interceptor

The Interceptor had a 998cc 113 BHP 16 valve V-4 engine with double over head chain driven cams. The bike featured adjustable Pro-Link rear suspension with adjustable braced front forks, silver aluminium ComStar wheels (16 inch front, 17 inch rear), and an aerodynamic half fairing and lower cowl with single rectangular headlight. Three discs comprised the breaking system with dual discs and twin piston calipers at the front and a single disc with twin piston calipers at the rear.

The Interceptor was available in Blue/White/Red (Candy Aleutian Blue with Shasta White), Black/Red/White (Candy Alamona Red with Pearl Shell White) or Black/Silver/White. The "Honda" and "Interceptor" striping across the tank and side panels were red or blue.

1000 Interceptor

The 1000 Interceptor had the word "Interceptor" in white on red across the side panels and "VF1000F" stenciled in white on the seat, the "V-FOUR" graphic is outlined in red on the white cowl, later the "Interceptor" name is dropped and "VF1000F" appears in white on red across the side panels. The engine and exhaust were finished in black with silver cylinder head covers. Extras available for the 1000 Interceptor included an engine guard, rear seat cowl, luggage rack and body cover.

March 1984 - April 1985 VF1000FE

In Europe the "Interceptor" was launched as the FE model in 1984 and reported engine power output was increased to 116 horsepower (87 kW). Features such as Honda's dive control system (TRAC) and adjustable suspension were still present with the biggest change being the colour schemes available in Red/White, Blue/White and Silver/Black the graphics are in red on a white background, the "Interceptor" graphic is replaced with VF1000F below the tank and the "Honda" tank graphic stretches across the half fairing. The aluminium Comstars are now black. The VF1000F was discontinued in April 1985.The evolution of the VF1000F(1) to the VF1000F2 began in April 1985 with the VF1000FF (and subsequent rare FG) model. The styling of the bike changed with new side panels and grab rail. The 16-inch (410 mm) front wheel was replaced with an 18-inch (460 mm) wheel and the bike was available in Silver/Blue or Silver/Red. The "Honda" tank graphic appears in white and "VF1000F" is moved to the rear of the side panel in black.

VF1000FF 1985-1987 / VF1000F2
The VF1000FF was sold in Europe, Australia and Canada and was discontinued in August 1987.
VF1000F & FE


1000 Interceptor - 1984 : Specifications
Engine 998cc liquid cooled 90 degree V4
Bore & Stroke 77.0 x 53.6mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Carburettors 4 x 36mm CV type
Power (claimed) 113bhp @ 10,000rpm
Torque (claimed) 63.7 lb-ft @ 8,000rpm
Suspension FRONT : 41mm air-adjustable forks with 2 way adjustable rebound damping and TRACREAR : Air adjustable Pro-Link with remote 3 way adjustable rebound damping.
Brakes FRONT : Dual disc with twin piston calipers REAR : Disc with twin piston caliper.
Wheels Silver aluminium ComStars
Front tyre 120/80 V16
Rear tyre 140/80 V17
Wheelbase 1498mm
Seat Height 800mm
Fuel Capacity 25 Litres (4.9 litre reserve)
Dry weight 234kg

VF1000FE - 1985 : Specifications

Engine 998cc DOHC 4-stroke 16 valve liquid cooled 90 degree V4
Bore & Stroke 77.0 x 53.6mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Carburettors 4 x 36mm CV type
Power (claimed) 116bhp @ 10,000rpm
Torque (claimed) 65 lb-ft @ 7,500rpm
Suspension FRONT : Air-assist 41mm tube diameter fork with 3-way adjustable rebound damping. TRAC, fork brace and equalizer, 155mm travel. REAR : Pro-Link with 3 way remote adjustable rebound damping, 123mm axle travel.
Brakes FRONT : Dual discs with dual piston calipers and sintered metal pads. REAR : Disc with dual piston caliper and sintered metal pads.
Wheels Black aluminium ComStars
Front tyre 120/80 V16
Rear tyre 140/80 V17
Wheelbase 1505mm
Seat Height 800mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Fuel Capacity 23 litres (3.5 litre reserve)
Dry weight 233kg


VF1000F/INTERCEPTOR - 1984 : Worldwide Identification
ModelFrame - StartFrame - FinishEngine - StartEngine - FinishCarb I.D.Intended Market
VF1000 FE SC15-2000013 SC15-2004505 SC15E-2000037 SC15E-2005743 VD82D A GERMANY
VF1000 FE SC15-2000014 SC15-2007450 SC15E-2000038 SC15E-2012049 VD82A A EURO DIRECT
VF1000 FE SC15-2000021 SC15-2006349 SC15E-2001241 SC15E-2010740 VD82B A SUISSE
VF1000 FE SC15-2000023 SC15-2007473 SC15E-2001243 SC15E-2012075 VD82A A FRANCE
VF1000 FE SC15-2000364 SC15-2007330 SC15E-2001594 SC15E-2011932 VD82A A UK
VF1000 FE SC15-2000564 SC15-2004545 SC15E-2001796 SC15E-2005828 VD82D A AUSTRIA
VF1000 FE SC15-2000584 SC15-2007016 SC15E-2001816 SC15E-2011600 VD82A A FINLAND
VF1000 FE SC15-2001672 SC15-2007553 SC15E-2002927 SC15E-2012155 VD82A A AUSTRALIA
VF1000 FE SC15-2003400 SC15-2007272 SC15E-2004643 SC15E-2010399 VD82A A SOUTH AFRICA
VF1000 FE SC15-2004596 SC15-2004655 SC15E-2005879 SC15E-2005938 VD82A A NORWAY
VF1000 FE (INTERCEPTOR) SC150*EM000036 SC150*EM003908 SC15E-2000071 SC15E-2010931 VD82C A CANADA
VF1000 FF SC15-2100013 SC15-2101790 SC15E-2100737 SC15E-2106260 VD86A A GERMANY
VF1000 FF SC15-2100020 SC15-2101129 SC15E-2100882 SC15E-2103728 VD86A A ITALY
VF1000 FF SC15-2100390 SC15-2101019 SC15E-2101215 SC15E-2103618 VD86A A UK
VF1000 FF SC15-2100550 SC15-2101797 SC15E-2101590 SC15E-2106267 VD86A A AUSTRALIA
VF1000 FF SC15-2101400 SC15-2101828 SC15E-2104643 SC15E-2106299 VD86A A EURO DIRECT
VF1000 FF SC150*FM100001 SC150*FM100697 SC15E-2100005 SC15E-2100701 VD86A A CANADA
VF1000 FF SC19-2000005 SC19-2000202 SC19E-2000363 SC19E-2001353 VD86A A SUISSE
VF1000 FG SC19-2100002 SC19-2100282 SC19E-2100002 SC19E-2100282 VD85H A FRANCE
VF1000 FG (BOLD'OR) SC15-4100002 SC15-4100098 SC15E-2200003 SC15E-2200099 VD86E A SPAIN

Interceptor US 1984 Sales Brochure

Interceptor Canada Sales Brochure

VF1000F EURO 1985 Sales Brochure