2013 Honda Interstate

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The Honda Interstate offers a perfect mix of power, style and comfort. In terms of design, the bike features an attractive old school allure combined with many modern elements and lots of chrome. We especially like the sleek fuel tank, the sculpted seat and the carefully polished engine.

Talking about the engine, the Interstate is propelled by a 1312cc, liquid-cooled, 52° V-twin unit with PGM-FI (electronic fuel injection) system. The engine is linked to a five speed transmission and delivers an average fuel consumption of 46 MPG.

As far as practicality is concerned the Honda Interstate comes with many touring features that include floorboards, leather-clad saddlebags and a custom windscreen.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by a set of front and rear disc brakes, and there is also available an optional Anti-lock braking system.

The Honda Interstate comes with a starting price of $13,240.

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Overview

Honda Interstate

Don’t say we didn’t warn you—one look and you won’t be able to tear your eyes off the gorgeous Interstate custom. Like its equally stunning Stateline stable mate, this 1312cc V-twin is the ultimate expression of progressive retro cruiser styling, with one big difference: It’s built to go the (long) distance, with touring features like floorboards, roomy leather-clad saddlebags, and a custom windscreen.

You can even get a version with ABS—a perfect choice for a machine like this.

With its potent 1312cc, 52º V-twin, the Interstate delivers strong low- and mid-range torque, ample passing power, and a pulsing exhaust note that is downright hypnotic.
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No matter where, or how long, your ride takes you, the Interstate will get you there in style and comfort, thanks to spacious saddlebags, full-size floorboards and a large, custom windscreen.

The Interstate features front and rear disc brakes, and the option of Honda’s Anti-lock brake system. That makes for powerful, sure stops. Because you never know what the open road is going to throw at you.

The Interstate is a looker, a stunner—first and foremost. Better still, since this is a Honda, you know the beauty runs much more than skin deep, showcasing engineering and innovative features like that beefy 1312cc 52º V-twin with Programmed Fuel Injection and smooth, maintenance-free shaft drive. A plush, deep-dish saddle, full-size floorboards and a custom touring windscreen make all-day cruising a breeze, while roomy saddlebags let you pack enough for … well, that’s completely up to you.

Windscreen

The stylish custom windscreen keeps wind and weather at bay, ensuring both rider and passenger cruise in ultimate touring comfort.

Hardcover Saddlebags

Roomy and built with stylish leather overlaying a protective hard case and cover, the Interstate’s saddlebags are big enough to pack for a long trip—and durable enough to take it.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes/ABS

Equipped with powerful disc brakes at both ends, the Interstate is also available with Honda’s Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as an option.

Shaft Final Drive

The shaft final drive is quiet, clean, and has been uniquely integrated into the overall design.

Low-Slung Saddle

Measuring in at a low, easy-to-get-the-boots-down-when-stopping 26.8 inches, the Interstate’s wide, cushy seat not only enhances the comfort level, but the styling as well.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Interstate’s fuel-injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.

1312cc V-twin Engine

Honda Interstate

Powerful 1312cc, 52-degree V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers has plenty of torque, and the feel only a V-twin can deliver.

Heel-Toe Shifter

A handy, and old-school cruiser-style, heel-toe shifter is paired with the floorboards to make shifting through the gears a simple toe or heel tap away.

Full-Size Floorboards

A must-have for every long-distance cruiser: large, roomy floorboards, with vibration-absorbing rubber inserts, to keep your size-12 dogs relaxed all day long.

Color-Matched Frame

The Interstate’s color-matched frame really gives this bike a finishing, custom touch.

Matte Black Fork Covers

Custom bikes can never have too much style, as the Interstate illustrates perfectly with its matte black fork covers.

Specifications

Honda Interstate
Engine Type1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore And Stroke89.5mm x 104.3mm
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
IgnitionDigital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Valve TrainSOHC; three valves per cylinder
TransmissionFive-speed
Final DriveShaft
Front Suspension41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front BrakeSingle 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire140/80-17
Rear Tire170/80-15
Wheelbase70.3 inches
Seat Height26.8 inches
Curb Weight712 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride.)
Rake33° (Caster Angle)
Trail118.0mm (4.6 inches)
Fuel Capacity4.4 gallons
Miles Per Gallon46 MPG—Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsLight Silver Metallic
Model IdVT1300CT
MSRP$13,240*

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