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2014 Honda Interstate ABS VT1300CTA Review
2014 Honda Interstate ABS VT1300CTA on Totalmotorcycle.com
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.
Which State Is Your Favorite? How About All Of Them.
Sure, the Interstate is a stunning motorcycle to look at. Better still, since it’s a Honda, you know the beauty runs much deeper than just the surface. Because the Interstate showcases plenty of Honda engineering and innovation with features like its beefy 1312cc 52º V-twin with Programmed Fuel Injection and its 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.
The Interstate is all about seeing what’s around the next corner and over the horizon. But sometimes the road throws a little surprise your way—no big deal if you’re riding an Interstate ABS. Featuring Honda’s refined Anti-Lock Brake System, you get an added level of stopping control in less-than-ideal conditions. Rather have an Interstate with our standard brakes? We’ve got you covered there too. The choice is yours, and they’re both great bikes.
It’s a joy to own a stylin’ ride that also owns the open road. And that’s what the Interstate™ is all about-that perfect blend of just right looks plus long-distance credentials. 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. Color: Light Silver Metallic; Price: $13,240, ABS $14,240; Availability: January 2014
2014 Honda Interstate ABS VT1300CTA Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin engine
•Leather overlaid protective hard saddlebags
•Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
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.
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.
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 ABS VT1300CTA Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
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.
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.
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.
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
The stylish custom windscreen keeps wind and weather at bay, ensuring both rider and passenger cruise in ultimate touring comfort.
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.
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.
Matte Black Fork Covers
Custom bikes can never have too much style, as the Interstate illustrates perfectly with its matte black fork covers.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
2014 Honda Interstate ABS VT1300CTA – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14,240 USD
1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin
Bore And Stroke
89.5mm x 104.3mm
PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
SOHC; three valves per cylinder
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper; ABS and CBS
296mm disc with single-piston caliper; ABS and CBS
33º (Caster angle)
118.0mm (4.6 inches)
728 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel?ready to ride)
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.
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current California air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Light Silver Metallic
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2014 Honda Interstate ABS VT1300CTA – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: NA CDN
2014 Honda Interstate ABS VT1300CTA – Totalmotorcycle.com UK/European Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: £ NA
Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.