1998-2001 Honda Interceptor

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  1. michael

    michael Administrator Staff Member

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    Model: 1998-2001 Honda Interceptor

    ENGINE
    Type: 781 cc, V4, 4-stroke
    Cooling: Liquid
    Bore x Stroke: 72.0 x 48.0 mm (2.8 x 1.9 inches)
    Max HP: 98 HP (71.5 kW) @ 10500 RPM
    Torque: 75 Nm (55.3 ft-lb) @ 8500 RPM
    Compression Ratio: 11.6:1
    Transmission: Close-ratio 6 speed
    Fuel Induction: Digital, computer-controlled 36mm programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI)
    Ignition Digital 3-D mapping, computer-controlled with electronic advance

    CHASSIS

    Front suspension: 41mm HMAS cartridge fork with stepless spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
    Rear suspension: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link-mounted, HMAS gas-charged shock with 7-position spring preload and stepless rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
    Front brake: Dual 296mm disc with LBS three-piston calipers
    Rear brake: Single 256.0mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper (ABS model has Anti-Lock Braking System)
    Front tire: 120/70 ZR17 radial
    Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17 radial
    Wheelbase: 56.7 in. (1440 mm)
    Seat height: 31.7 in. (805mm)
    Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal. (21L)
    Dry Weight: 458.6 lb.
    Instruments: Digital LCD speedometer, tachometer, readout for coolant temp, outside ambient temp, fuel level, clock, odometer, dual tripmeter, lights for neutral, high beam, turn signal, low oil pressure, fuel injection problem

    PERFORMANCE

    Top Speed: 143.5 mph (231 km/h)
    0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.200 seconds
    60-140 km/h (37-87 mph), highest gear: 12.000 seconds

    AVAILABLE COLORS

    2001: Asphalt, Red
    2000: Yellow
    1998-1999: Red

    DESCRIPTION
    This is a complete rework of the VFR, of which rumors have been flying around for several years now. Originally anticipated to be an 850cc V-four powered bike, it turned out to be a 781cc fuel-injected V-four instead.

    Honda boasts many different technologies "never before used on a Honda production motorcycle", such as:

    Engine components:
    • High-pressure-formed aluminum/ceramic/graphite composite cylinder sleeves: lighter than steel sleeves, better wear resistance and heat dissipation qualities
    • Precision programmed eletronic fuel injection
    • Electronic control unit to meter fuel delivery and ignition control on each cylinder
    Chassis:
    • Pro ArmTM single-sided cast aluminum swingarm is now mounted to the engine. Honda claims it provides better rear-wheel accessibility with more torsional rigidity.
    Other components:
    • Instrument cluster is lighter and thinner than what was used on older models. Tachometer and speedometer are electronic with LCD displays for coolant temp., odometer, two tripmeters and the clock.

    Further refinements 1998 and 1999 models were nearly identical. Newer models had some improvements:

    • 2000+ models lost rubber mirror stalk boots in favor of an all-metal painted mirror stalk design
    • Fast-idle lever disappeared starting year 2000 (needed in cooler weather on 1998/1999 models).
    Color options Although other countries (Canada at least, maybe Europe, too) were able to get silver and yellow models, only red was available in the US for 1998 and 1999 model years. Honda changed the US color offering to yellow for 2000, then back to red for 2001.

    <a href="http://vfrworld.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/502" target="_top">VFRworld Photos of the 1998-2001 Honda Interceptor</a>
    <a href="http://vfrworld.com/forums/fifth-generation-1998-2001/" target="_top">VFRworld Fifth Generation Forums</a>
     
  2. tootie

    tootie New Member

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    abs

    I got a 98 model and don't know if its a abs model :biggrin:
     
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    not until the next model. our fifth gens are non abs
     
  4. Dlan

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    how many miles are too many?

    On the used 5th gens, how many miles would be too many on a used machines, assuming the bike has been well maintain looks and sounds clean?:unsure:
     
  5. KC-10 FE

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    VFR can easily top 100000 miles if properly taken care of.

    KC-10 FE out...
    :plane: :usa2:
     
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    Ok, good to know! thanks KC-10!
     
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    4th & 5th paragraphs; chart @ bottom

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    LEFTCOAST, could you post a link to that article?
     
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    Thanks a bunch leftcoast.
     
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    Is the 1998 model fuel injected or carbureted?
     
  12. reg71

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    clipped from above:
    Transmission: Close-ratio 6 speed
    Fuel Induction: Digital, computer-controlled 36mm programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI)
    Ignition Digital 3-D mapping, computer-controlled with electronic advance
     
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