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2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT Review
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT
Plan to Go Everywhere…
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.
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 Interstate™ is all about. Check out those stylish hard leather bags that offer ample storage space and that big, traditional windscreen; we’re talking all-day riding comfort and convenience that will carry you through that long, long getaway. Because when you’re aboard one of the coolest rides around, sometimes you just don’t want the ride to end.
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT Features and Benefits
New for 2013
– New Light Silver Metallic color.
•1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin engine
•Leather overlaid protective hard saddlebags
•Floorboards, windscreen, and blacked-out fork covers
– Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Honda Genuine Accessories†
– Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen (smoke), 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, Footpegs, Custom Rider Seat, Chrome Side Covers, PIAA Driving Lights, 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)
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT Key Features
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.
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.
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 – 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.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13,240 USD
Engine Type 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore And Stroke 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Final Drive Shaft
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front Brake Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 140/80-17
Rear Tire 170/80-15
Wheelbase 70.3 inches
Seat Height 26.8 inches
Curb Weight 712 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride.)
Rake 33° (Caster Angle)
Trail 118.0mm (4.6 inches)
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 46 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 Colors Light Silver Metallic
Model Id VT1300CT
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Three Years Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates offuel 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.
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)
2013 Honda Interstate VT1300CT – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU