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Honda VT 1300CT Interstate

Honda VT1300 Stateline and Interstate 2010 Review

We reported on our time aboard all-new mid-weight cruiser the VT1300 series, with our review focusing on the pro-street Sabre .

Although the Sabre has things in common with its brothers, the Stateline and Interstate enough from the Sabre to a closer look.

As we learned in the review, all three models use engines: Honda’s 1312cc, liquid-cooled, three-valve-per-cylinder, 52-degree Vee single-pin crankshaft employed for thumpity-thumpity-thump (or potato-potato-potato if you prefer) and engine feel so many fans enjoy.

In addition to the platform shared amongst the metric cruisers, the key styling of a long, flowing line from headlight to taillight is when viewing the trio at a

The 2010 Honda VT1300 is long and low, much its brother, the VT1300 Sabre.

And although in profile the Stateline a strong resemblance to the Sabre, the models still manage to their own mark.

The 2010 VT1300 Interstate adds saddlebags, floorboards, heel/toe and large brake pedal as equipment to set it apart as the touring in the VT1300 family.

The Interstate the leap to touring cruiser a windscreen, saddlebags, floorboards, shifter and larger brake as standard; chrome fork give it additional flare.

The models further separate their pro-street-ish brother by way of a front wheel (140/80-17) in to the Sabre’s style-conscious 21-incher

Additionally, V-Twin cylinder of the ‘States get the blacked-out treatment.

A pullback handlebar is traded for the narrow drag-style ‘bar. For my I prefer the wide handlebar on the and Stateline, not only for the more riding position but also for the steering leverage.

The Interstate’s shield is one of those heights: tall enough to decent protection, but short to generate some turbulence. some screen is better none during longer You’re likely to arrive at your destination – saved the fatigue of windblast – than if you have a shield.

The Interstate’s are well integrated into the overall look, but we’d the bag’s lid release button was in a more convenient location.

the Interstate’s standard saddlebags are integrated into the bike’s styling, I found the lid release cumbersome to operate, as it’s on the fender-side, forward portion of the It took me a minute or four to them, and then a wee bit longer to work them. Otherwise, provide a decent amount of space for, say, a weekend on the road.

Aside from the ‘States’ profile front tire, and the touring accoutrements, the ‘States are the same as the Sabre. However, feel and general handling do differ.

The ‘States’ chubbier tire provides a more ride up front, yet the tire’s blocks are thicker than on the Sabre’s skinny front so feel isn’t as precise, even a bit ponderous compared to the steering characteristics.

There’s a then: better feel/steering on the Sabre, but a more comfortable quality on the ‘States. A sure of the different market segments is after with the variety in the line.

Honda VT 1300CT Interstate

Over 40 Honda accessories are for the VT1300 series; however, if you trying to source the Interstate’s screen and saddlebags as fitment for the forget it. Those exact aren’t available, as Honda some way to differentiate the two bikes. But are a number of stylized saddlebags and screens available for both the and Sabre.

The Stateline and Interstate are handlers but don’t have as precise steering feel as the Sabre with its narrower and 21-inch front wheel/tire.

in a bit of …-for-tat, the Stateline has something the can’t have – at least not

ABS is an available option for the Stateline too), pushing its MSRP of by $1000. But in order to keep the $13K threshold for these Honda withheld ABS from the that rings in with a tag. That’s a bummer for a segment that could from ABS, a fact Honda acknowledges.

But Big Red’s research also that there’s something that thirteen-thousand-dollar tipping that is – for whatever reason – to buyers’ decision-making process it comes time to pull the trigger.

Perhaps it’s a mental barrier like $19.99 infomercial item cheaper than an identical item?

Consider the Interstate’s competition, Harley-Davidson’s Road is over four grand than the Honda, and it’s that buyers not brand could take a long look at the Interstate despite a nominal 272cc deficit to the King.

On the metric end of the competition the ‘States get stiffer resistance Kawasaki in the form of the Vulcan Classic.

A direct match-up to the the Vulcan Classic offers a (1700cc vs 1312cc) liquid-cooled, 52-degree Vee, which claims churns out 108 ft-lbs at the Additionally, a belt final-drive shaft drive) is how the Vulcan its power to the rear wheel.

The 2010 Honda Interstate and are two all-new, mid-weight displacement available for under $13,000.

Honda VT 1300CT Interstate
Honda VT 1300CT Interstate
Honda VT 1300CT Interstate
Honda VT 1300CT Interstate


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