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2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Coolness Factor = 69.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:01 pm

2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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Refinement No Other Bike Can Touch...

With experience comes wisdom. Sure, fluorescent-colored breakfast cereal might be fun when you’re a kid, but as you learn more, you start eating smarter. Same with your motorcycles. Loud, flashy bikes that try to grab your attention with outrageous styling, but do not turn or stop well? Seating positions that would give a chiropractor nightmares? Pass. The experienced rider looks for a machine that works with him or her. That offers plenty of performance, that’s comfortable to ride—even at a brisk pace.

For generations, that’s meant Honda’s Interceptor, a bike that performs as well in the curves as it does on the open road. The Interceptor's 782cc V-4 VTEC engine with fuel-injection mapping for better low-end torque feel. It includes adjustable seat height to better fit a range of riders, front-mount radiator for a slimmer profile, radial-mount front brakes, and all-side muffler, wheels and Pro-Arm swingarm. There’s even a Deluxe model for 2015 with features like traction control, anti-lock brakes, self-cancelling turn signals, a centerstand and heated grips.

A Showcase Of Our Best Technology

The Interceptor is a groundbreaking machine and always has been. The latest 2015 version offers a stunning number of features like LED headlights, available traction control and our 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 we’ve ever built.


2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $14499 USD


ENGINE


Engine Type
782cc liquid-cooled 90° V-4

Bore And Stroke
72mm x 48mm

Induction
PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 36mm throttle bodies

Ignition
Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance

Compression Ratio
11.8:1

Valve Train
VTEC DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN




Transmission
Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive
#525 O-ring chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES


Front Suspension
43mm with spring-preload adjustability; 4.3 inches travel

Rear Suspension
Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single spring-preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel

Front Brake
Dual full-floating 310 mm discs with four-piston calipers

Rear Brake
Single 256 mm disc

Front Tire
120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear Tire
180/55ZR-17 radial

DIMENSIONS





Rake
25.5°

Trail
95mm (3.74 inches)

Wheelbase
57.4 inches

Seat Height
31.0 inches to 31.8 inches

Curb Weight
529 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity
5.2 gallons




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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:02 pm

As requested this week...a good ol' Honda bike!

Enjoy!

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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:31 pm

Gave it a solid cool. Been a big fan of the Interceptor ever since I started riding in the early 80's and it was THE bike to have at the time. Later when I returned to riding, it was on a Honda V45 Sabre, basically the same engine though not quite as was in those early Interceptors.

I will have to sit on one these new ones to see if it is the sport bike for those of us that don't bend over as well as will did neigh on 35 years ago.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:42 pm

It looks good in white. :)
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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:06 pm

ceemes wrote:Gave it a solid cool. Been a big fan of the Interceptor ever since I started riding in the early 80's and it was THE bike to have at the time. Later when I returned to riding, it was on a Honda V45 Sabre, basically the same engine though not quite as was in those early Interceptors.

I will have to sit on one these new ones to see if it is the sport bike for those of us that don't bend over as well as will did neigh on 35 years ago.
If you drive fast enough the wind helps hold you up when you are bent over. :)
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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by pchast » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:24 pm

the back still hurts with the extension.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:35 am

faded sun wrote:
ceemes wrote:Gave it a solid cool. Been a big fan of the Interceptor ever since I started riding in the early 80's and it was THE bike to have at the time. Later when I returned to riding, it was on a Honda V45 Sabre, basically the same engine though not quite as was in those early Interceptors.

I will have to sit on one these new ones to see if it is the sport bike for those of us that don't bend over as well as will did neigh on 35 years ago.
If you drive fast enough the wind helps hold you up when you are bent over. :)

Holding oneself up is not the issue, folding oneself into the correct riding position is.........me auxiliary spare tyre has a habit of getting in the way......
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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by ibanrfknm » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:59 am

I've always liked this bike over the years and like creemes I rode the v45 many years ago. I very much like the engine. It's smooth, strong and potent.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:49 pm

Altho nowhere as pretty as the '97 VFR750F nor awesome as the gear driven quad cammed non-VTEC '98 VFR800FI; all VFRs that aren't the 1300 are awesome in my book. :kicking:
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:07 pm

Whatever happened to mid-size sport tourers? Now only this VFR and BMW's F800GT come to mind (and both are evolutions of older platforms).

Comfortable ergos, some wind protection, some hard panniers, less weight, more nimbleness; isn't this all the touring rider needs? (Well, touring riders that don't carry pillions). Anyway, it's a solid cool, particularly in white.
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Unread post by High_Side » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:39 pm

HYPERR wrote:Altho nowhere as pretty as the '97 VFR750F nor awesome as the gear driven quad cammed non-VTEC '98 VFR800FI; all VFRs that aren't the 1300 are awesome in my book. :kicking:
Well that must include my old 1200 then :P

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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by High_Side » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:04 am

Grey Thumper wrote:Whatever happened to mid-size sport tourers?
"Adventure" tourers that are really just sport bikes with comfortable ergos is what happened to them. I LOVE VFRs and have had a couple of them but for distance the bike I have now handles almost as well and is quite a lot more comfortable.

That said I really dig the new VFR and think it looks fantastic, but it hasn't really improved since my old '96 VFR. Not really any more powerful or any lighter, just newer looking and no gear driven cams. Why doesn't this thing put out 125 HP anyway?

That's why this version only gets a cool from me.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:30 pm

High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:Altho nowhere as pretty as the '97 VFR750F nor awesome as the gear driven quad cammed non-VTEC '98 VFR800FI; all VFRs that aren't the 1300 are awesome in my book. :kicking:
Well that must include my old 1200 then :P
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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:19 pm

I voted: Cool

I've always liked the design of the Honda Interceptors, clean, crisp, aesthetically pleasing. There is really nothing at all not to like about the looks of the bike, in fact, unlike many hardcore, edgy designs, the Interceptor doesn't even look that dated.

I agree, I do love it more in the white and gold, but a I wouldn't mind it in Honda red either. The gold rims are just icing on the cake, and I'm a sucker for adding a little gold here and there (forks, bits etc), nothing too garish, just a little Bol'or look. :)

While I am not a big fan of the sporty riding position of OEM it's nothing a $100 or so couldn't fit with some handlebar risers.

I'm happy Honda is continuing to make the VFR800F and while I liked the bigger cc version, the 800 just seems a lot more "right" if you know what I mean. :revv:

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Re: This Week: 2015 Honda Interceptor VFR800F - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:23 pm

Grey Thumper wrote:Whatever happened to mid-size sport tourers? Now only this VFR and BMW's F800GT come to mind (and both are evolutions of older platforms).

Comfortable ergos, some wind protection, some hard panniers, less weight, more nimbleness; isn't this all the touring rider needs? (Well, touring riders that don't carry pillions). Anyway, it's a solid cool, particularly in white.
IMO, (and I'm just 1 opinion) marketing has convinced us we need bigger than a 750cc to tour on as a 750cc is (almost) a beginner engine! In truth, you can tour on ANY engine CC (I'd say a 250cc is the min though) and companies make more profit on selling you bigger cc bikes, thus you NEED that 1800cc and bigger to visit the next city...

As High_Side said, a lot of mid-sided sport tourers are not called "Adventure bikes" but unfortunately those adventure bike are again, bigger in CC, bigger in stature and more $$$.

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