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2009 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI
2009 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI

– 2009 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI

2009 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI

It’s easy to marvel at the Interceptor’s high-tech parts manifest and its state-of-the-art components, including a VTEC-equipped V-4 and exclusive Linked Braking System for starters. It’s even more awe-inspiring to ride one. Just ask industry experts, who’ve have crowned it “Best in Class” 11 times. If you’re looking for a bike that puts the “sport” in sport-touring, look no further than the Interceptor.

The Interceptor® continues to serve as the epitome of sport touring motorcycles, one that carries an extra emphasis on sport. Its potent V-four VTEC engine and excellent handling make this the long-range bike of choice for those who hunt out twisty backroads.


Features & Benefits

New for 2009
New Black color.

Unique Features
– Revolutionary VTEC combines the power characteristics of both two- and four-valve cylinder-head designs. The engine runs on two valves per cylinder below 6400 rpm, then switches to four valves per cylinder to deliver significantly stronger low-end and mid-range torque while maintaining the Interceptor’s impressive high-rpm power delivery.

– Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

– Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

– Unique center-up exhaust system incorporates two stainless-steel mufflers tucked beneath the Interceptor’s tail section.

– Large-diameter 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork provides enhanced handling under all riding conditions (see Technology Section).

– Linked Braking System (LBS) (see Technology Section).

– Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) model available (see Technology Section).

– Four brilliant multireflector headlights employ two centrally positioned H4 low/high beams positioned under two widely spaced H7 high beams for brilliant nighttime illumination.



– Compact 781cc DOHC 90-degree V-4 with an oversquare bore and stroke of 72mm x 48mm.

– Silent-type cam-chain drive eliminates mechanical gear noise. The system features a set of dual tensioners that maintain optimal pressure and lubrication for the camshaft chains, ensuring quiet operation and long life.

– Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section).

– Iridium-tip spark plugs are ignited by compact high-energy coil-on-plug spark plug caps that produce a strong, high-voltage spark.

– Interceptor engine serves as a stressed member of the pivotless frame, which features specially designed engine mounting bolts tuned to work in harmony with the damping characteristics of the frame.

– Aluminum-composite cylinder sleeves are high-pressure-formed from sintered-aluminum powder impregnated with ceramic and graphite. The composite sleeves provide better wear resistance and superior heat dissipation than conventional sleeves.

– Cast-aluminum pistons feature LUB-Coat solid lubricant to minimize friction between piston and cylinder wall.

– Auto-enriching system is integrated into PGM-FI module, which optimizes the air/fuel mixture on cold starts and eliminates the need for a manual choke.

– Solenoid-operated dual air-intake duct design keeps one duct closed during low-speed operation to ensure optimal control of air-intake velocity.

– Dual side-mounted radiators maximize cooling efficiency using low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators. During low-speed operation, a thermostat-controlled left-side fan pulls cooling air across the radiator into the fairing to keep hot air away from the rider.

– Rugged 125mm-diameter eight-plate clutch offers light weight and high load capacity.

– Clutch features an offset outside friction plate for quiet operation when starting from a stop.

– Exceptionally smooth-shifting six-speed transmission.

– Three-phase coil-spring damper in the transmission provides for seamless upshifts.



– Triple-box-section twin-spar aluminum frame features a tuned, pivotless design that isolates the engine-mounted swingarm from the frame and contributes to handling comfort.

– Unique Pro Arm Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

– Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

– Linked Braking System (LBS) (see Technology Section).

– The Interceptor’s 296mm floating front-brake discs feature a lightweight seven-spoke inner rotor design.

– U-section cast-aluminum wheels are light and reduce unsprung weight.

– The six-spoke, 3.5-inch-wide front wheel carries a 120/70ZR-17 radial tire. The five-spoke, 5.5-inch rear wheel sports a wide, low-profile 180/55ZR-17 radial tire.


Additional Features

– 5.8-gallon fuel capacity for excellent sport-touring range.

– The Interceptor’s sleek, aerodynamic bodywork is functional and beautiful.

– Satin-finish treatment on muffler covers and exhaust heat shield for distinctive styling.

– Stylish silver finish on clutch and brake master cylinders.

– Clear turn-signal lenses front and rear provide a high-tech look.

– Air flowing through the windscreen’s central air vent provides cool air to the rider at low speeds and increases rider comfort at higher speeds.

– High-tech instrument display includes electronic tachometer and LCD readouts for speedometer, air temperature, coolant temperature, odometer, two tripmeters and clock.

– ACG output of 497 watts.

– Detachable seat provides storage for a U-lock and other necessities. (Lock not included.)

– Removable passenger seat cowl.

– Adjustable brake and clutch levers.

– Injection-molded nylon passenger grabrails are comfortable to the touch in cold or hot weather.

– Folding aerodynamic mirrors.

– Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

– Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA- certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Riders
Club of America® (HRCA®).

Honda Genuine Accessories

– Touring Accessories: Hard Saddlebags, Sport Touring Trunk, Saddlebag Liner Set, Trunk Liner




2009 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI – USA Specifications
MSRP: $10,999 USD


Engine Type 781cc liquid-cooled 90° V-4

Bore and Stroke 72mm x 48mm

Induction PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, 36mm throttle bodies, and 12-hole injectors

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

Compression Ratio 11.6:1

Valve Train VTEC DOHC; four valves per cylinder


Transmission Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive #530 O-ring chain


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

Rear Suspension Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single HMAS gas-charged shock with seven-position spring-preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel

Front Brake Dual full-floating 296 mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers

Rear Brake Single 256 mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper;

Front Tire 120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17 radial


Rake (Caster Angle): 25.3°

Trail 100mm (3.9 inches)

Wheelbase 57.4 inches

Seat Height 31.7 inches

Curb Weight 540 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity 5.8 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve


Available Colors Black

Model ID VFR800

Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.

Note Sleek, aerodynamic bodywork


One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan


2009 Honda Interceptor VFR800FI – Canada Specifications

Model not available in Canada

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