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2014 Honda Interstate

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Meet the 2014 Honda Interstate, an elegant tourer that is ready to hit the highways every time you want some adventures. The motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 52° V-twin, SOHC engine with a displacement of 1312cc. The engine features a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers and rewards you with plenty of torque. The unit delivers an average fuel consumption of 46 MPG and is fed by a 4.4 Gallons fuel tank.

The 2014 Honda Interstate’ stopping power is assured by front and rear disc brakes that can be combined with an optional Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).

As far as suspensions are concerned the 2014 Honda Interstate is fitted with a 41mm front fork that offers 4.0 inches of wheel travel and a rear single shock absorber that provides 3.9 inches of wheel travel.

The 2014 Honda Interstate is offered with a base price of $13,240.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda Interstate.

Overview

Honda Interstate

Long Distance Operator.

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning an awesome custom motorcycle? And who hasn’t dreamed of taking off for a weekend or a week and going on a nice long ride where the cell phone doesn’t ring and there’s no email to answer? That’s what the Honda Interstate is all about. With its 1312cc V-twin engine, the Interstate 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.

2014 Honda Interstate Key Features:

Honda Interstate

Built For The Long Haul.

With its potent 1312cc, 52° V-twin, the Interstate delivers strong low- and mid-range torque, ample passing power and an exhaust note that’s like a siren song for the open road.

The Lap Of Luxury.

Honda Interstate

Long-distance riders know that the Interstate’s floorboards, saddlebags and classic fork-mounted windscreen are all you need to turn this custom into a great open-road machine ready to take off at a minute’s notice.

Braking It Down.

Honda Interstate

The Interstate features front and rear disc brakes, and the option of Honda’s Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). That makes for powerful, sure stops because you never know what the open road is going to throw at you.

2014 Honda Interstate Features and Benefits:

Matte Black Fork Covers

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

Windscreen

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

Color-Matched Frame

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

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

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

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.

1312cc V-Twin Engine

The powerful 1312cc 52° 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, 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.

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.

Shaft Final Drive

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

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.

Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Displacement1312cc
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.
Emissions Meets 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
WarrantyOne Year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Price$13,240

Verdict

In the latest years, the Honda Interstate has been continuously improved and it shows. The 2014 model year is a pretty mature motorcycle that despite its funky look it still has all it needs to be considered a serious tourer.

Fire up its engine and you’ll be surprised by how potent it feels given the fact that its maximum output is rated at less than 60 hp.

The long wheels base helps the motorcycle stay well planted on its wheels at high speeds, but at low speeds it makes it feel a bit hard to handle.



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