2009 Honda Interceptor/Interceptor ABS motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Honda VFR 800 ABS



Despite conforming which the new Honda VFR feature a V5 engine, the 2008 show in Cologne has to prove the press wrong.

Instead of fully upgraded as a 2009 year, the bike still the VTEC V4 engine, the only addition being the C-ABS but only as an option. Also, the paint scheme now available on the version and the Black on the North one further enhance the awesome VFR and that’s pretty much all this bike brings new on the

But you should never doubt the of a VFR engine. The V4 VTEC with fuel injection, which power in two different stages by an ingenious valve opening is both a great power and an economical engine depending on the preferences of each rider. horsepower is 108 at 10,500 rpm and torque, 59 at 8,750 rpm.

The engine is positioned on a nimble beam aluminum frame that the handling abilities stay true to the VFR name.

VFR 800 Interceptor History


likely Honda hasn’t that big V5 step yet because middleweight sport-touring models are powered by two-cylinder engines and the example in that concern is the BMW F 800 S. is simply a … bike slightly upgraded looks and protection which relies on an 85 hp twin engine, versatile and on comfy ergonomics in order to a good impression in comparison the long present Honda

We reckon the BMW F 800 S isn’t quite the for the job and in this case, the heavy is yet another half-faired model I know) and it is produced in Japan. The FZ1 at least features four if not a full fairing and the displacement it far from the middleweight category With an engine derived the YZF-R1 model, there is to expect from the fuel-injected four, including to outdo the on every straight portion of that is encountered.

It is hard to get across a bike was created for this battle and is mostly because Honda its own recipe for an undisputable success. means sport bike and touring velleities unmatched by no except one. Triumph! A to refer to is the 2009 Sprint ST and one that is, basically, the Brits of the idea behind the Interceptor.

you probably already know, the behind Sprint ST’s fairing is a liquid-cooled, DOHC, three-cylinder unit. Triumph the “lack” of one cylinder with a of 1050ccs, making the Interceptor and ST powerplants comparable even apparently totally distinct.

Also, terribly similar is the way these bikes are designed the very last detail single-sided swingarm and MV Agusta-like wheel). Still, the Interceptor is sport than touring the 127 bhp and 77 ft.lb of torque Sprint ST is of a mile hauler. Like Triumph also offers ABS, something that influences the price. MSRP for the 2009 Triumph Sprint ST is $11,599 and $12,399 for the ABS model.

As you see below, this is very to Honda’s offering.


So if bike was to be in a class of its own from no reasons, at least to look Honda people thought. And how they did as the long time of and redesigning conclude in a sharp piece of machinery that a well deserved place in the manufacturer’s sport bike

The front fairing features lines and integrated headlights and lights in a successful attempt to the Interceptor with a more fair share of modernity. they keep it distinct the CBR models by implementing a simple fairing design with those cooling snips as an touch and a VFR and implicit Interceptor Furthermore, the five-spoke rear bolted on a single-sided swingarm is yet distinctive note as well as the seat exhaust built the right rider side of the rear wheel.

Overall and aggressive, but retaining the sport-touring position with a wide, seat and close by footpegs and the Interceptor is a successful combination of visually, so imagine how it is to actually the thing. For the moment we can only at the Black, White and Gray schemes in expectancy of a future run.

But until then you can out our last experience on the Interceptor.

Honda Interceptor Test


Offering two models for Honda’s SRP differs as follows: for the ABS-free Interceptor and $11,999 for the ABS. Although I don’t how much the simple model carry on through this period, it is nice they two alternatives.


Honda VFR 800 ABS

Honda to have impressed by not doing anything to this model, but apparently a method two. riders would have was an even more sport-oriented (as long as it beats the Triumph ST I’m pleased so..), but manages to stay true to the side. After all, what the VFR was all about in the first a fast and yet very comfortable


Engine and Transmission

PGM-FI with automatic circuit, 36mm throttle and 12-hole injectors

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital three-dimensional mapping and electronic

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Drive: #530 O-ring

Chassis and Dimensions

Suspension 43mm HMAS cartridge with spring preload 4.3 inches travel

Rear: Pro Arm swingarm with Pro-Link HMAS gas-charged shock seven-position spring preload and damping adjustability; 4.7 inches

Brakes Front: Dual 296mm discs with LBS calipers

Seat Height: inches

Honda VFR 800 ABS
Honda VFR 800 ABS
Honda VFR 800 ABS
Honda VFR 800 ABS
Honda VFR 800 ABS

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