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post #1 of 12 Old 09-05-2007, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Honda Interceptor

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-05-2007, 08:49 PM
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Wth, boring. Great bike why dont they do something different, seems like they could come up with something better than that.Solid blk with some light wht pinstripes here and there, I dunno something, str8

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Interceptor/Interceptor ABS
The quintessential sport touring motorcycle for sport bike riders, the Interceptor stands far above all others thanks to its exemplary handling, high-performance VTEC engine, all-day comfort and long-range amenities. Offered in Metallic Silver.
Interceptor MSRP: $10,799
Interceptor ABS MSRP: $11,799


I was really hoping to see a V5 in this thing.

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09/05/2007 - Torrance, Calif. - Model: VFR800FI / VFR800FI ABS Engine Type: 781cc liquid-cooled 90° V-4 Bore and Stroke: 72mm x 48mm Compression Ratio: 11.6:1 Valve Train: VTEC DOHC; four valves per cylinder Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, 36mm throttle bodies, and 12-hole injectors Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed Final Drive: #530 O-ring chain Suspension Front: 43mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single HMAS gas-charged shock with seven-position spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel Brakes Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single 256mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper; Optional ABS Tires Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial Wheelbase: 57.4 inches Rake (Caster Angle): 25.3° Trail: 100mm (3.9 inches) Seat Height: 31.7 inches Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve Color: Metallic Silver Curb Weight*: 540 pounds
551 pounds w/ABS *Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.

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09/05/2007 - Torrance, Calif. - For sport touring with an emphasis on Sport, the Interceptor continues to stand far above all others thanks to its exemplary handling, high-performance VTEC engine and long-range amenities.
Features & Benefits
New for 2008
  • New Metallic Silver color
Unique features
  • Revolutionary VTEC combines the power characteristics of both two- and four-valve cylinder-head designs. The engine runs on two valves per cylinder below 6400 rpm then switches to four valves per cylinder to deliver significantly stronger low-end and mid-range torque, while maintaining the Interceptor's impressive high-rpm power delivery.
  • Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section).
  • Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)
  • Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)
  • Unique NR-style center-up exhaust system incorporates two stainless steel mufflers tucked beneath the Interceptor's tail section.
  • Large-diameter 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork provides enhanced handling under all riding conditions.
  • Linked Braking System (LBS™) (see Technology Section)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) model available (see Technology Section).
  • Four brilliant multi-reflector headlights employ two centrally positioned H4 low/high beams positioned under two widely spaced H7 high beams for brilliant nighttime illumination.
Engine/Drivetrain
  • Compact 781cc DOHC 90-degree V-4 with an oversquare bore and stroke of 72mm x 48mm.
  • Silent-type cam-chain drive eliminates mechanical gear noise. The system features a set of dual tensioners that maintain optimal pressure and lubrication for the camshaft chains, ensuring quiet operation and long life.
  • Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section).
  • Iridium-tip spark plugs are ignited by compact high-energy coil-on-plug spark plug caps that produce a strong, high-voltage spark.
  • Interceptor engine serves as a stressed member of the pivotless frame, which features specially designed engine mounting bolts tuned to work in harmony with the damping characteristics of the frame.
  • Aluminum-composite cylinder sleeves are high-pressure-formed from sintered-aluminum powder impregnated with ceramic and graphite. The composite sleeves provide better wear resistance and superior heat dissipation than conventional sleeves.
  • Cast-aluminum pistons feature LUB-Coat solid lubricant to minimize friction between piston and cylinder wall.
  • Auto-enriching system is integrated into PGM-FI module, which optimizes the air/fuel mixture on cold starts and eliminates the need for a manual choke.
  • Solenoid-operated dual air-intake duct design keeps one duct closed during low-speed operation to ensure optimal control of air-intake velocity.
  • Dual side-mounted radiators maximize cooling efficiency using low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators. During low-speed operation, a thermostat-controlled left-side fan pulls cooling air across the radiator into the fairing to keep hot air away from the rider.
  • Rugged 125mm-diameter eight-plate clutch offers light weight and high load capacity.
  • Clutch features an offset outside friction plate for quiet operation when starting from a stop.
  • Exceptionally smooth-shifting six-speed transmission.
  • Three-phase coil-spring damper in the transmission provides for seamless upshifts.
Chassis/Suspension
  • Triple-box-section twin-spar aluminum frame features a tuned, pivotless design that isolates the engine-mounted swingarm from the frame and contributes to handling comfort.
  • Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • Linked Braking System (LBS™) (see Technology Section).
  • The Interceptor's 296mm floating front-brake discs feature a lightweight seven-spoke inner rotor design.
  • U-section cast-aluminum wheels are light and reduce unsprung weight.
  • The six-spoke, 3.5-inch-wide front wheel carries a 120/70ZR-17 radial tire. The five-spoke, 5.5-inch rear wheel sports a wide, low-profile 180/55ZR-17 radial tire.
Additional Features
  • 5.8-gallon fuel capacity for excellent sport-touring range.
  • The Interceptor's sleek, aerodynamic bodywork is functional and beautiful.
  • Satin-finish treatment on muffler covers and exhaust heat shield for distinctive styling.
  • Stylish silver finish on clutch and brake master cylinders.
  • Clear turn-signal lenses front and rear provide a high-tech look.
  • Air flowing through the windscreen's central air vent provides cool air to the rider at low speeds and increases rider comfort at higher speeds.
  • High-tech instrument display includes electronic tachometer, LCD readouts for speedometer, air temperature, coolant temperature, odometer, two tripmeters and clock.
  • ACG output of 497 watts.
  • Detachable seat provides storage for a U-lock and other necessities. (Lock not included.)
  • Removable passenger seat cowl.
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers.
  • Injection-molded nylon passenger grabrails are comfortable to the touch in cold or hot weather.
  • Folding aerodynamic mirrors.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America® (HRCA&#174. Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.
Available Honda Genuine Accessories
  • Touring Accessories: Color-Matched Hard Saddlebags, Sport Touring Trunk, Saddlebag Liner Set, Trunk Liner.

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Looks like the ST1300 without side bags. They are going to have a harder time differentiating the two. Not unlike the crossover problem they had with the Valkyrie/ST13/Wing a few years back. And that's when the Valkyrie was dropped from the line-up. That big 6 was an awesome motor on that frame.

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I've tried hard to fall in love with the VFR Interceptor but it still remains nothing more than a weekend fling.
A V5 might've brought me to the alter.

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Looks the same as the old model. It's turning into Honda's version of the Concours.

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The twister is quickly becoming a place of: Reasons to not buy a honda.

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The twister is quickly becoming a place of: Reasons to not buy a honda.
one of the advantages of being manufacturer agnostic.

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I've been looking at bikes a lot lately, and the Viffer is on my short list. Anyone know if they've solved the electrical problems (rectifier in particular)?

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I've been looking at bikes a lot lately, and the Viffer is on my short list. Anyone know if they've solved the electrical problems (rectifier in particular)?
The rectifier problem was on the older generation VFR's. I would hope Honda has rectified(no pun intended) the problem by now.

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