2007 Honda Interceptor VFR Review — Full Review and Riding Impressions…

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Honda’s Interceptor Embraces Sides of the Sport Touring

Sport touring motorcycles are a genre, and Honda tackles the tasks of providing speed and with its VFR Interceptor ABS. a VTEC-equipped, 781cc V4 powerplant, 5.8 fuel tank, and removable (at an extra cost of $1,000), the Honda Interceptor is priced at and $11,799 for the ABS version.

Modern Underneath the Honda InterceptorRetro Exterior

A look at the Interceptor‘s silhouette a sporty but conservative stance, and ordered in its 25th Anniversary scheme (available only on the model), the Interceptor takes on a retro appearance.

However, sport touring bike is in virtually every other From its triple-box-section twin-spar frame to its linked brakes optional ABS, this is engineered to offer a balanced of performance and touring comfort. Its V4 configured like two conjoined is a dual overhead cam design programmed fuel injection.

It features aluminum composite sleeves formed from powder impregnated with and graphite intended to offer friction and increased heat Pistons are cast-aluminum, and the engine VTEC for flexible power

VTEC operates by using one intake and one exhaust valve at speeds under 7,000 and two intake and two exhaust valves the engine exceeds 7,000 The system intends to maximize economy at lower rpms, boosting horsepower at higher speeds.

The 3-piston brakes are so operating the rear brake automatically clamp the front as well; optional ABS offers stops. The 43mm cartridge has spring-preload adjustability, and the single-sided is connected to a single gas-charged with seven position The ABS variant features an easy to use for rear suspension damping.

On the Road: The Jeckyll and Hyde Interceptor

A rear shot of the

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sport touring bikes the Triumph Tiger. which is a of an offroad-ready adventure bike, the roots are exclusively in the street. One arguably call it an all-out bike, so it’s no surprise the Interceptor boasts some on-road performance. Straddle the inch high seat, it off its centerstand, and glance at its gauges. and the located tachometer suggests the sporting intentions.

Start it up and the V4 pulses like a though its four cylinders strong power all the way up to its 11,750 rpm

The riding position is slightly tilted but not extreme enough to be A diminutive windshield offers wind protection, while a vent gets some to the rider. If you don’t look in the it’s easy to forget got a wide profile thanks the just behind you .

Though its weight is 551 lbs (540 lbs without once you get the Interceptor past lot speeds it feels agile for canyon riding. The engine, quiet and torquey, becomes an different beast when the rise above 7,000 rpm and activates. The sensation is like the in a 1960s muscle car kicking in: power, a mean exhaust and an eagerness to rev to redline.

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The feeling is addictive, and once you plumbing the depths of VTEC, want to trigger it again and if only for the rush of acceleration and the snarl of the exhaust.

Striking a Balance for Everyday Riding

aspects of the Interceptor’s riding feel just right; about the throttle response, feedback, and tight chassis it a pleasure to maneuver both town and through twisty passes. The ride is crisp but not and the smooth-spinning V4 produces plenty of especially above 7,000 thanks to VTEC. If there’s one to the system, though, it’s the way the is delivered.

Activating VTEC during line riding offers an kick of thrust, but during maneuvers the bump in power can be It’s not dealbreakingly disconcerting, and the of the engine’s two-sided personality outweigh its drawbacks, but during riding it’s something to be of.

ABS kicks in only when needed, and offers a reassuring net when road conditions are Riders hoping to ride the limit, though, might the non-ABS version. For a more riding style, the fuel benefits of keeping the revs low are by VTEC, and long distance is possible thanks to the 5.8 gallon tank.

From high touches like silver brake and clutch master to its involving road demeanor, the VFR Interceptor is a well-balanced sport It delivers a smooth, responsive, and ride; whether you’re around town or hauling the state, it’s hard to ask for more.

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