2012 Honda Interstate

’Interstate’ might not be the first word that comes to mind when you’re thinking about an all-world cruiser bike, but don’t let the name fool you; the 2012 Honda Interstate is the perfect mix of style and performance wrapped in one awesome package.

Featuring long, low lines that embody all the characteristics of a cruiser bike, the Honda Interstate blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply balanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet the all-new rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. The Interstate also has stylish hard leather bags that offer ample storage space, as well as an enormous windscreen that allows you enjoy the spoils of riding one of the best cruisers on the market today. The Honda Interstate was designed to capture the imagination - and bank accounts - of riders who want their motorcycle to not only travel long distances, but also look stylish while doing it.

Meanwhile, the Honda Interstate is powered by a mighty 1,312 cc V-twin engine that lets out a deep throaty rumble that only a big V-twin engine can have.

We know what it feels like to look at a dealership and see a glistening custom cruiser bike staring at you, begging to be plucked. That’s the emotion the Honda Interstate gives you. It’s a cruiser that not only merges style with performance, but it also belongs in the hands of a man that can make the most out of it.

Find out more about the Honda Interstate after the jump.

Engine

Honda Interstate
  • Type: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
  • Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft

Honda Genuine Accessories

Honda Interstate
  • Custom Grips
  • Boulevard Screen (smoke)
  • 24L Saddlebag (plain/studded)
  • 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded)
  • Saddlebag Bracket (18L/24L)
  • Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed)
  • Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed)
  • Tank Belt (plain/studded)
  • Backrest & Pad (low/tall)
  • Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket
  • Rear Carrier
  • Passenger Floorboard
  • Engine Guard
  • Foot pegs
  • Custom Rider Seat
  • Chrome Side Cover
  • PIAA Driving Light
  • Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose)
  • Digital Audio System, Audio Attach Kit, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/"V"design/neo-retro)
  • Billet Dipstick
  • Fork Nut Covers
  • Side Cover
  • Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/"V"design/neo-retro).

Pricing

Honda Interstate

The 2012 Honda Interstate will be available in January 2012, with prices starting at $12,150 for the standard model and $13,150 for the ABS model.

Specifications

Honda Interstate
ModelVT1300CT / VT1300CT ABS
Engine Type1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore and Stroke89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression ratio9.2:1
Valve TrainSOHC; three valves per cylinder
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
IgnitionDigital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
TransmissionFive-speed
Final DriveShaft
SuspensionFront: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
BrakesFront: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Optional ABS and CBS (VT1300CT ABS) will be available in Black color only
TiresFront: 140/80-17
Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase70.3 inches
Rake (Caster Angle)33.0°
Trail118.0mm (4.6 inches)
Seat Height26.8 inches
Fuel Capacity4.4 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy46 mpg
ColorsDark Red Metallic, Black
(ABS and CBS available in Black color only)
Curb Weight712 pounds (VT1300CT) / 728 pounds (VT1300CT ABS)

Quotes

Honda Interstate

Tuning News----"2012 Honda Interstate (VT1300CT) A powerful muscle cruiser .... Bike for touring much it should be able to provide extra comfort for the rider and are able to provide perfect acceleration on the road"

Texas Powersports----"With its 1,312 cc V-twin engine the Interstate is the ultimate expression of progressive retro cruiser styling, with one big difference:"

Total Motorcycle----"Sure it’s fun to have a stylin’ ride, but it can be even better yet when high style merges with the ability to rack up big miles-and that’s what the 2012 Honda Interstate is all about."


1 comments:

This might be an awesome package for a cruiser, but there are some parts of this Interstate that I didn’t found amazing. This one is extremely good, with its design and engine specs and features.

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