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2015 Honda Interstate Review
2015 Honda Interstate on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Progressive Style For The Open Road…
A cool, custom bike. The open road. And a week off. Does life get any better? Maybe—if that bike’s a Honda Shadow Interstate. With the Interstate you get the best of all worlds. For cruising or everyday riding, the Interstate has a clean, progressive style, plenty of motor and a look that’s going to make a big impression everywhere you ride. But add in a little vacation time and the Interstate is happy to stretch its legs and take you wherever you like, even if it’s a couple thousand miles away.
The Interstate’s 1312cc V-twin engine generates plenty of low-end torque for relaxed urban rides, but is big enough for multi-day trips on long highways or over mountain passes. Shaft final drive gives you a clean, crisp look on the street, but its maintenance reducing features are exactly what you want a thousand miles from home too.
Everywhere you look, the Interstate offers the details that set it apart: roomy floorboards, leather-clad saddlebags, custom windscreen. And best of all? A look nothing else can touch.
Cruise in Style—the Honda Way
It’s easy to make a cruiser that looks good. It’s a lot tougher to make one that works as good as it looks. And toughest of all is to make a bike that works so good you want to ride it a couple thousand miles at a time. But that’s exactly what the Interstate does best. Starting with its strong 1312cc 52º V-twin and Programmed Fuel Injection, the Interstate adds a smooth, maintenance-free shaft drive; plush, deep-dish saddle; full-size floorboards; leather-clad saddlebags and a custom touring windscreen make all-day cruising a breeze. The only thing missing? Your choice of passenger.
Options & Pricing
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.
•1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin engine
•Leather overlaid protective hard saddlebags
•Floorboards, windscreen and chrome fork covers
2015 Honda Interstate www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The Power to Move You
With its potent 1312cc, 52º V-twin, the Interstate delivers strong low- and mid-range torque, ample passing power and relaxed, powerful ride that’s perfect for long trips.
Equipped for the Long Run
No need to rough it here: The Interstate will take you wherever you want to go in both style and comfort. Leather-clad saddlebags, full-size floorboards and a large, custom windscreen make sure of that.
Clean Shaft Drive
Who needs the headaches or dirt of an open-chain final drive out on the road? The Interstate’s shaft final drive is clean, quiet, cool and just about maintenance free.
2015 Honda Interstate www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Chrome Fork Covers
Custom bikes can never have too much style, as the Interstate illustrates perfectly with its brilliant, eye-catching chrome fork covers.
The Interstate’s color-matched frame really gives this bike a finished, custom touch.
The stylish custom windscreen keeps wind and weather at bay, ensuring both rider and passenger cruise in ultimate touring comfort.
A must-have for every long-distance machine: large, roomy floorboards, with vibration-absorbing rubber inserts to keep your size-12 dogs relaxed all day long.
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.
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.
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.
Measuring in at a low, easy-to-get-the-boots-down-when-stopping 26.7 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.
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.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
2015 Honda Interstate – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
1312cc liquid-cooled 52° 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
296mm disc with single-piston caliper
712 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)
33° (Caster Angle)
118.0mm (4.6 inches)
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.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda Interstate – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda Interstate – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.