2010 Honda Stateline & Interstate First Ride — Motorcycle USA

14 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2010 Honda Stateline & Interstate First Ride — Motorcycle USA отключены
Honda VT 1300CT Interstate

2010 Honda Stateline First Ride

The 2010 features valanced fenders, retro-styled pullback handlebars and a engine.

While the Sabre Honda’s torch for a factory with custom appeal it with the Fury, the Stateline and lean more to the classic side of styling. Dynamically, the are mirror images, with the thing separating the two being the slew of touring accoutrements. But though the pair dons a traditional look, they are styled much sportier previous VTX models.

Let’s with the Stateline. At first it’s hard to differentiate it the Sabre. But closer inspection that its valanced fenders down much more the Sabre’s.

The larger palette of the rear allowed Honda to deck it out with a more triangulated taillight. its downtubes feature the same as the Sabre’s, a frame cover in the head eliminates a little of the nature of its pro-street sibling. a gander at its front wheel and notice that it’s thicker and smaller, measuring in at a 140mm wide and 17-inches

The bars are also positioned differently. According to Bruno Senior Designer for Honda RD the handlebars are 25mm higher, wider, and pull-back an extra The seat is also wider.

The other most noticeable is in the engine compartment, as the Stateline’s has received the blacked-out treatment. It is available with the optional Braking System (CBS), links the rear brake to the and engages one piston of the twin-piston along with ABS.

The bags on the 2010 Interstate a combined 22-liters of volume and a latch system. The dual (below) on the VT1300 cruisers out an impressive growl.

Bodywise, the 2010 is a mirror image of the Stateline. It too has the swoopy fenders, a meaty 17-inch front wheel, and the engine treatment. But there are The upper portion of its 41mm is wrapped in chrome covers.

The transition to touring machine a windscreen, 22-liter capacity saddlebags, full-size floorboards, a shifter and larger brake The fixed bags feature a locking system and an adequately rectangular-shaped storage area. And you’d think that out of all of the VT1300 Series that have ABS as an option it’d be the bike, it’s not available on the

When questioned about fact, the only reason offered was that it wanted to all the bikes under that $13,000 threshold, and the Interstate just below that at

Firing up the Stateline, the first that’s immediately noticeable is its rider triangle compared to the The bars are noticeably wider and The reach to the foot controls is the but the seat is a little wider, and the positions me in a more relaxed riding posture.

The extra sweep to the bars the illusion that the cockpit is The speedo sits even in my line of sight and is difficult to

The launch from a standstill is by the seamless fuel delivery of the The powerband delivers good and mid-range torque, but lacks a up top. Coming around a and over a rise, a California of Transportation truck painting a stripe has traffic backed up. Our doesn’t see it until we come over the rise, resulting in an braking situation.

The 336mm big front disc a twin-piston caliper has the feel but not a aggressive bite. I mash the caliper on the 296mm disc on the and granted the brakes don’t up easily, but the combination still providing enough power to a 672-lb bike to a halt for my The front is the better of the two, and the definitely is a little soft.

Honda Stateline Specs

— 1312cc liquid-cooled 52°

Bore/Stroke — 89.5mm x

Compression Ratio —

Induction — PGM-FI automatic enrichment circuit, one throttle body


Other articles of the category "Honda":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.