2009 Honda Interceptor

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  1. michael

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    2009 Honda Interceptor

    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's performance profile gets another boost up with its optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), which, when working seamlessly together with the bike's Linked Braking System, delivers controlled stopping power in less than ideal conditions. The Interceptor's transverse V-4 engine delivers smooth, broad power, while the optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) gives you added security.

    VFRworld Photos of the 2002-2009 Honda Interceptor
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    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.
    Engine/Drivetrain

    • 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.
    Chassis/Suspension

    • 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®). Visit Honda Rider's Club of America for details.
    Honda Genuine Accessories

    • Touring Accessories: Hard Saddlebags, Sport Touring Trunk, Saddlebag Liner Set, Trunk Liner.

    ENGINE
    Type: 781cc liquid-cooled 90° V-4
    Bore x 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

    CHASSIS

    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 wheel: 3.50 x 17 in.; cast-aluminum
    Rear wheel: 5.50 x 17 in.; cast aluminum
    Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 radial
    Rear tire: 180/55ZR-17 radial

    DIMENSIONS

    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

    PERFORMANCE

    Fuel consumption: 34 to 43 mpg, 36 mpg avg.
    Quarter-mile: 11.22 sec. @ 119.80 mph
    Roll-ons, 6th gear: 60-80mph/5.26 sec., 80-100mph/5.82 sec.

    AVAILABLE COLORS

    Black

    VFRworld Photos of the 2002-2009 Honda Interceptor
    VFRworld Sixth Generation Forums
    Downloadable Service Manual
     
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  2. crustyrider

    crustyrider New Member

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    sexy, I'd buy one
     
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    Wiztigg007 New Member

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    What the Crap!!!

    Wheres the Ultra sexy V5 we thought we would get?
    That a bunch of :bs: LOL
    Maybe next year, and I was saving my pennies too.........
     
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    Ya know, I heard that for 2010......
     
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    I like the blacked out forks, frame, and wheels.
    Looks like a nice gloss black, much better than the sparkle black of 06.
     
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    It also lost a few pounds?
     
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    what happened to 1000cc we were promised for 09? i guess ill keep my 05
    i wonder what the color change for 2010 will be
     
  8. bladrnr

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    Daddy like. It's the SCORPIONS edition.Gonna have a bLaCkOut baaby!!!
     
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    A v5 is a VFV or VFE not a VFR.
    How much would that cost anyway?
    $18,000-$20,000?
    That would price me out.
    I would have to buy a Ducati ST4 or Triumph Speed Triple.
    No thanks.
     
  10. bladrnr

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    Of course you still have to drop two grand on exhaust,a PC III,and a fender elimation kit but oh well.
     
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    What the hell? That doesn't look much different than my black 06!

    I especially like this part:

    New for 2009

    New Black color.
     
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    What Tires?

    Does anyone know what the stock tires are on the 09?
     
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    2008 Curb Weight = 540
    2009 Curb Weight = 540

    Taken from Honda Website......
     
  14. bladrnr

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    tires


    From the picture they look like Metzeler Z6 roadtec's

    Hopefully,they aren't Dunlop rimcovers :bs: or there's another $300 on top of the other $2000 in accesories you would have to buy.
     
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    It's not all bad, my 02 is still a state of the art, current VFR for at least another year.:bootyshake2:
     
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    Michael ,
    where did you get this? looks like an ad for an black 06.
    I didn't see the part about the 1000 cc engine option.
    LOL
     
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    Just ran out to look at the Metzeler Z6's I have on my '02 from the same point of view as that publicity shot and the tread pattern is not quite the same from that perspective.:mad:
    So I don't think they are Z6's:unsure:
     
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    nozzle New Member

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    The DN-01 is the exciting news.... the VFR world continues to turn. Black... just for Henry Ford and Obama... but not the US government's budget.
     
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    Oh goody!!! So I really haven't lost much with my newly acquired 2008 VFR:smile:
     
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    reg71 Poser Staff Member

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    you'd think the aftermarket would be oozing with parts considering the bike hasn't changed in 7 years now. I think honda is going for Yamaha's record with the FZR. How long was it the same? It seemed like a long time... Just the one odd year with the single headlight...
     
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