Honda VFR800F (Interceptor): review, history, specs


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Class: sport-touring

Production: 1998-2017

Also called: Honda VFR800F Interceptor, Honda VFR800Fi

Predecessor: Honda VFR750F

Models
Honda VFR800F

1998-2001

(Europe, Japan, North America, Australia)

Honda VFR800F

2002-2013

(Europe, Japan, North America, Australia)

Honda VFR800F

2014-2016

(Europe, Japan, North America, Australia)

Honda VFR800F

2017+

(Europe, Japan, North America, Australia)

Honda VFR800F (RC46, 1998-2001)
Honda VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)
Honda VFR800F (RC79, 2014-2016)
Honda VFR800F (RC79, 2017+)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1998 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800Fi (Interceptor)

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR800FIW

1999 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800Fi (Interceptor)

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR800FIX

2000 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800Fi (Interceptor)

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR800FIY

2001 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800Fi (Interceptor)

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR800FI1

2002 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8002 + VFR800A2

2003 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8003 + VFR800A3

2004 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8004 + VFR800A4

2005 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8005 + VFR800A5

2006 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8006 + VFR800A6

2007 North America Name: Honda VFR800F Interceptor + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR800 AC, VFR800 2AC + VFR800A AC, VFR800A 2AC

2008 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8008 + VFR800A8

2009-2013 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) + ABS

Frame: RC46~

Code: VFR8009 + VFR800A9

2014 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F Interceptor (ABS)

Frame: RC79~

Code: VFR800FE

2015 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F Interceptor (ABS)

Frame: RC79~

Code: VFR800FF

2016 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F Interceptor (ABS)

Frame: RC79~

Code: VFR800FG

2017 Europe, Japan, North America, Australia Name: Honda VFR800F Interceptor (ABS)

Frame: RC79~

Code: VFR800FH

Specifications

Honda VFR800F (Interceptor): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2095 mm / 82,5 in – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

2120 mm / 83,5 in – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

2140 mm / 84,2 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Overall width 735 mm / 28,9 in – VFR800Fi (RC46)

750 mm / 29,5 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Overall height 1190 mm / 46,8 in – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

1195 mm / 47,0 in – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

1210 mm / 47,6 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56,7 in – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

1460 mm / 57,5 in – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013, RC79)

Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,1 in – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

125 mm / 4,9 in – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

135 mm / 5,3 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Seat height 805 mm / 31,7 in – VFR800Fi (RC46)

809/789 mm / 31,8/31,1 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Dry weight 208 kg / 458 lbs – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-1999)

210 kg / 463 lbs – VFR800Fi (RC46, 2000-2001)

213 kg / 469 lbs – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

218 kg / 481 lbs – VFR800F ABS (RC46, 2002-2013)

Curb (wet) weight 234 kg / 516 lbs – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-1999)

236 kg / 520 lbs – VFR800Fi (RC46, 2000-2001)

244 kg / 538 lbs – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

249 kg / 549 lbs – VFR800F ABS (RC46, 2002-2013)

242 kg / 533 lbs – VFR800F ABS (RC79, 2014-2016)

243 kg / 535 lbs – VFR800F ABS (RC79, 2017+)

FRAME Type Diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 43 mm telescopic fork (adjustable spring pre-load), 120 mm / 4,8 in – VFR800F (RC46)

43 mm telescopic fork HMAS (adjustable spring pre-load, rebound damping), 108 mm / 4,2 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Pro-Arm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load, rebound damping ), 120 mm / 4,8 in – VFR800F (RC46)

Swingarm Pro-Arm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load, rebound damping ), 119 mm / 4,7 in – VFR800F (RC79)

Front tire size 120/70-ZR17 (58W)
Rear tire size 180/5560-ZR17 (73W)
Front brake Double disc, 296 mm, 3-piston calipers (combined) – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

Double disc, 296 mm, 3-piston calipers (combined, option - ABS) – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

Double disc, 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS) – VFR800F (RC79)

Rear brake Single disc, 256 mm, 3-piston caliper (combined) – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

Single disc, 256 mm, 3-piston caliper (combined, option - ABS) – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

Single disc, 256 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS) – VFR800F (RC79)

Fuel capacity 21,0 l / 5,5 US gal – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

22,0 l / 5,8 US gal – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

21,2 l / 5,6 US gal – VFR800F (RC79)

Trail 95 mm / 3,74 in
Fuel economy 5,29 l / 100 km (45 mpg)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4 cylinders V 90°
Bore & Stroke 72,0 x 48,0 mm
Displacement 782 cm³ (47,7 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.6:1 – VFR800F (RC46)

11.8:1 – VFR800F (RC79)

Valve train Gear driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder with VTEC – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013), VFR800F (RC79)

Max. power 106,0 hp (78,0 kW) / 10250 rpm – VFR800F (1998-2016)

107,0 hp (79,0 kW) / 10250 rpm – VFR800F (2017+)

+ TCS (traction control system) - VFR800F (RC79)

Max. torque 75 Nm (7,6 kg*m) / 8500 rpm – VFR800F (1998-2016)

77 Nm (7,9 kg*m) / 8500 rpm – VFR800F (2017+)

0 to 100 km/h 3,36 sec – VFR800F (RC46)

3,60 sec – VFR800F (RC79)

Top speed 236 km/h (147 mph) – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

230 km/h (143 mph) – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013)

227 km/h (141 mph) – VFR800F (RC79)

CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel injection, PGM-Fi, x4 36 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.939
Final reduction 2.529 – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

2.687 – VFR800F (RC46, 2002-2013), RC79

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.846

2.062

1.578; 1.631 – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

1.291; 1.333 – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

1.111; 1.153 – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

0.965; 1.035 – VFR800Fi (RC46, 1998-2001)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 470W at 5000 rpm – VFR800F (RC46)

Three-phase AC, 420W at 5000 rpm – VFR800F (RC79)

Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Honda VFR800F (Interceptor): images, gallery.

Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC46, 1998-2001)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC46, 1998-2001)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC46, 1998-2001)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC46, 2002-2013)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC46, 2002-2013)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC46, 2002-2013)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC79, 2014-2016)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC79, 2014-2016)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC79, 2014-2016)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC79, 2017)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC79, 2017)
Honda VFR800F Interceptor (RC79, 2017)

Videos

Honda VFR800F (Interceptor): video.

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Manuals

Honda VFR800F (Interceptor): manuals, parts, microfiches.