My first bike was an '86 VF500. At the time, it was THE bike to have (well the 750 was). All around great bike. You hardly ever see any 500's around any more, occasionally you will see a 750. I saw a 500 at a local bike shop a couple of months ago that was exactly like the one I had. I couldn't believe it, got all misty eyed and stuff. I just sat there and looked at it, remembering the "good old days", until the wife dragged me off, kicking and screaming.
Warning: The Surgeon General has determined that sportbike riding will cause swelling of the testicles, shrinkage of the brain, and possible severe trauma to the ego.