2014 Honda Interceptor

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The Honda Interceptor is a versatile motorcycle that provides a high level of performance. The motorcycle was specially developed to be able to deal great in the curves, but also on the open road. Its 782, liquid-cooled 90° V-4, engine delivers a generous amount of power and features new fuel-injection mapping which helps it deliver a stronger low-end torque.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include an adjustable seat height, a new front-mount radiator, radial-mount front brakes, and a Pro-Arm swingarm. The top of the range Deluxe model features traction control, Anti-Lock Brakes, self-cancelling turn signals, a centerstand and heated grips.

The Honda Interceptor rides on 17 inch front and rear wheels wrapped in 120/70ZR-17 front and 180/55ZR-17 rear radial tires.

Other features wirthy of being mentioned include a LED Headlight, new digital instruments, ABS, radial-mount front brakes and heated grips.

The Honda Interceptor is offered with a starting price of $12,499.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Interceptor.

Overview

Honda Interceptor

Refined Performance For Today’s Rider.

Today’s sport/touring rider expects a bike that provides performance, technology, and features in one package. A bike that performs as well in the curves as it does on the open road. And a bike with unparalleled fit and finish. In short, a bike that only Honda can deliver.

The Interceptor’s 782cc V-4 VTEC engine has new fuel-injection mapping for better low-end torque feel. It includes adjustable seat height to better fit a range of riders, new front-mount radiator for a slimmer profile, radial-mount front brakes, and all-new side-muffler, wheels and Pro-Arm swingarm. There’s even a Deluxe model for 2014 with features like traction control, Anti-Lock Brakes, self-cancelling turn signals, a centerstand and heated grips.

Whether you choose the standard or deluxe version, this is a bike that you’ll appreciate over the miles and the years.

2014 Honda Interceptor Key Features:

Honda Interceptor

V-4 Engine

Honda Interceptor

An Interceptor hallmark since the beginning, the V-4 in Honda latest model does what Honda V-4s have always done best: provide tons of low-end torque with plenty of high-revving power.

Adjustable Seat Height

Honda Interceptor

A new feature this year, the Interceptor’s seat adjusts from 31.8 inches to 31.0 inches to help custom-tailor the cockpit to a wider range of riders.

Traction Control

Honda Interceptor

Available on the new Interceptor Deluxe, traction control pairs with Honda Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to give you more confident riding under challenging conditions.

2014 Honda Interceptor Features and Benefits:

Honda Interceptor

A Showcase Of Honda Best Technology
The Interceptor is a groundbreaking machine and always has been. The latest 2014 version offers a stunning number of new features like LED headlights, available traction control and Honda Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). And the V-4 VTEC engine runs on two valves per cylinder at low engine speeds and four valves per cylinder at higher revs. All are designed to give you one of the most capable machines Honda has ever built.

LED Headlight
Clear, crisp, compact and bright: the latest LED technology lets the Interceptor’s headlight and unique accent lights do more than just light up the night—it gives the bike a strong styling element. The tail light and turn signals are also brilliant, long-lasting LEDs.

New Digital Instruments
The Interceptor’s instruments include a digital speedometer, analog tachometer, gear-position indicator, miles-per-gallon readout, ambient air temperature gauge and a clock.

Front-Mounted Radiator
By moving the radiators from the fairing sides to in front of the engine, Honda has slimmed down the bike’s middle cowl area, giving it a more sleek style and reducing the width by 1.5 inches.

Anti-Lock Braking System
Unfamiliar roads, uneven road surfaces and compromised traction—Anti-Lock Brakes are a great complement to the Interceptor’s triple-disc-brake system (Deluxe Model).

Radial-Mount Front Brakes
The Interceptor uses radial-mounted monobloc front-brake calipers. This construction makes the caliper stiffer, and that means you get better brake feel for more linear, powerful stopping.

Grip Heater
Cold mornings and cold gloves? Just dial up the Interceptor’s grip heaters and your hands will be happy (Deluxe Model).

Twin-Spar Aluminum Chassis
The foundation for the Interceptor’s stellar, tack-sharp handling, the twin-spar all-aluminum design is light and strong.

VTEC Valve Train
Running on two valves per cylinder at low RPM and four valves per cylinder at higher engine speeds, the new Interceptor has tons of torque down low and plenty of horsepower up top—it’s like having two engines in one.

V-4 Engine
Drawing on 30 years of V-4 technology and racing success, Honda designers gave the Interceptor one of Honda most advanced streetbike engines ever: a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 782cc V-4 brimming with low-end torque.

Revised Fuel-Injection Settings
Along with the Interceptor’s revised VTEC engine settings, you get increased torque feel—exactly what you want in a V-4.

Centerstand
Servicing your bike and parking it level—especially with saddlebags—is a snap with this great Interceptor feature (Deluxe Model).

Adjustable Seat Height
Adjustable from 31.8 inches to 31.0 inches, the new Interceptor’s seat fits a wider variety of riders.

New Single-Sided Swingarm
Honda’s Pro Arm single-sided swingarm is a proven design, and the new Interceptor’s swingarm is lighter and mounts the chain and brake disc on one side for easier wheel servicing and tire changes. It looks better too!

New Muffler
Streamlined and compact, the new muffler offers a significant weight reduction from previous designs.

Traction Control
The new Interceptor benefits from Honda’s Traction Control system. If the system believes wheel-spin is imminent, limits rear wheel slippage during hard acceleration or during acceleration on low traction surfaces. (Deluxe Model).

Self-Canceling Turn Signals
Smart bikes have smart features. The Interceptor is equipped with turn signals that automatically self-cancel after they detect that you’ve completed a turn or a lane change. (Deluxe Model).

LED Tail Light
Bright, clear and long-lasting, an LED tail light is the only way to go with a bike as modern as the new Interceptor.

Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 90° V-4
Displacement782cc
Bore and Stroke72mm x 48mm
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 36mm throttle bodies
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance
Compression Ratio11.8:1
Valve TrainVTEC DOHC; four valves per cylinder
TransmissionClose-ratio six-speed
Final Drive#525 O-ring chain
Front Suspension43mm with spring-preload adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear SuspensionPro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single spring-preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Front BrakeDual full-floating 310 mm discs with four-piston calipers
Rear BrakeSingle 256 mm disc
Front Tire120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire180/55ZR-17 radial
Rake25.5°
Trail95mm (3.74 inches)
Wheelbase57.4 inches
Seat Height31.0 inches to 31.8 inches
Curb Weight529 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity5.2 gallons
EmissionsMeets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available ColorsRed, Pearl White
WarrantyOne Year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
Price$12,499

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