Preview - 2007 Interceptor

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  1. michael

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    In the mid-1980s, nobody could catch the Interceptor. The AMA Superbike Champion bristled with Grand Prix technology and introduced a slew of industry-leading features, like the world's first liquid-cooled V-four in a sportbike, a single-shock rear suspension, anti-dive front suspension and a track-inspired fairing. Fast, agile and comfortable, the Interceptor launched a design philosophy that led to a whole line of high-performance street-going sportbikes. A line leading straight to today's Interceptor / Interceptor ABS. Like its predecessors, it boasts the most advanced technologies of its time, like a race-bred aluminum chassis and a VTEC-equipped, fuel-injected V-4 powerplant - the goods that earn it best sportbike honors year after year. For '07, we thought we'd offer a heritage paint scheme, so you can let all its racing DNA speak out - loud and clear.

    Specifications

    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: 80 kWa (108 hp) @ 10,500 RPM
    Torque: 80 Nm (59 ft-lb) @ 8750 RPM
    Compression Ratio: 11.6:1
    Transmission: Close-ratio 6 speed
    Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed chain

    CHASSIS

    Front suspension: 43.0mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring-preload adjustability; 4.3-inch 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-inch travel
    Front brake: Dual full-floating 296.0mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers
    Rear brake: Single 256.0mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper (ABS model has Anti-Lock Braking System)
    Front wheel: 3.50 x 17 in.; cast-aluminum
    Rear wheel: 5.50 x 17 in.; cast aluminum
    Front tire: 120/70 ZR-17 Dunlop D204 Sportmax radial
    Rear tire: 180/55 ZR-17 Dunlop D204 Sportmax radial
    Rake: 25.3 degrees
    Trail: 100mm
    Wheelbase: 57.4 in. (1458mm)
    Length: 212 cm (83.5 in)
    Width: 73.5 cm (28.9 in)
    Height: 120 cm (47.2 in)
    Seat height: 31.7 in. (805mm)
    Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal. (22L), including 0.8 gallon reserve
    Dry Weight: 481 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

    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.

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    <a href="http://vfrworld.com/forums/sixth-generation-2002-2006/"><u>Discuss the 2002-2007 Interceptor</u></a>
     
  2. elizilla

    elizilla New Member

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    Ooh, I like the traditional paint job!
     
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    I like the throwback paint scheme too. It looks racey. That deep red/burgandy is a nice change too. I wonder if its that aluminum looking stuff or pearlescent.
     
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    It looks like my VF700F.... Dude.... I'm in lust!
     
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    I had to look twice when i saw the RWB, somehow it does not quite look right on a 6th gen.
     
  6. Lighter

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    A friend of mine was at the Honda show and said they were making a RW&B one, just like his 85. I like it!!
     
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    It doesn't say Interceptor on it!! and they need to lower the exaust back to the dual pipes the earlier Interceptors had. Otherwise.. I like it. I think I will try to get me one :)
     
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    I wish. But the specifications are a let-down. Honda MUST hog the VFR out to 1000cc and kill the VTEC!
     
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    Ya know you guys are right I like the pipe on the right with out the clutter under the tail section, it makes it look to fat. Interceptor should be on them all somewhere.
     
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    If you look closely there is the "Interceptor" script under the seat on the tail section. :tongue:

    I like the retro colors too, but what would really set it off are white rims instead of the black ones.
     
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    I like the colors. As for the comments I see here, some ppl are way off. The look now is very modern with ease of rear tire removal, there is no way Honda should go back to the lowered exhaust- the bike is cutting edge now, other manufacturers are now copying the great idea. And white rims?? Yuck. Black is where its at. Why Honda made an all white bike for 06 is beyond me
     
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    I like the retro paint, and I still like the exhaust under the seat. Vfr's is where its at.
     
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    RWB - great nod to classic heritage

    I like the RWB for 07.

    Yup, it does look a little different on the 07 than it did in 85, but think back and tell me what other bike is still offered, or updated, with its same name from back then? I pretty much stopped after the Vmax, right? And Max has his supporters, but throw six in a row and there's no difference.

    The Viffer has slipped through time setting the curve for others to follow.

    The RWB is the warpaint of a generation that the kids today don't relate to. Think carbs. Points. Or (ughh) 55 on the interstate!!

    The sportbikes today belch a hundred and forty plus HP out the showroom door and rip around the racetrack in arguably street trim. They come from a long chain of winners, of which the Viffer carries a serious set of cogs (cheeky but true).

    I'm not crying for a "replica" model with stickers and signatures, mind you. The Viffer set the stage for all of that stuff.

    Understated by today's wacked out paint and graphics, the RWB 07 will still turn heads, and be appreciated, by those who remember what they felt the first time those colors rush by.

    My only pause is that the RWB would have been perfect for the debut of the G7, if it brought more cubes, less VTEC and traction control. A diet would be nice, but then again if I lost 35 pounds that would accomplish more than the bike losing it!

    Never satisfied.
     
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    Sweet! You can't argue with the specs, except for maybe the Linked Braking System, which I've never warmed up to; but then again have never actually used myself.

    The retro paint scheme is killer! Takes me back to the '80's superbikes I first fell in love with. They went like hell, handled reasonably well, and stopped like crap (for the most part...).
     
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    my '83 would be proud. Up here in canada it was offered in an alternate colour that replaced the blue with red. So it was just red & white (canada colours). Will that be the case this time?
     
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    I vividally remeber the 80's and I almost bought a brand new 86 VFR 750 that had that Red/White/Blue color scheme. It was the same color scheme the Wayne Rainey and Bubba Shobert won the AMA races with. The only difference I see with the colors is the 86 750 had white wheels instead of black and on the side fairing there was "VFR" decal.

    For 2007, I would of expected to see more changes than a paint job. The G5 model lasted for 4 years, and now the G6 is going into its 6th year running.
     
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    Knock off 60lbs, can V-Tech, and sign me up!
     
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    cam drive

    drop the v-tec, drop the linked brakes, drop 60 pounds, and where are the gear driven cams?
     
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    I think it looks super kool!! Reminds me of a suped-up futuristic version of my '87. I'd like to have one without the probably $12,000 price tag. And leave the rims black man!!
     
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    I like the color scheme....both of em. but i say kill the vtec shave some weight. I like the 800 vs the 1000 I just think they should add some hp without changing the displacement. I mean several 600's have more hp. I love my bike though, 5th gen all the way! Maybe i will paint it like this. then again I like the more modern paint schemes but I know this scheme help make the bike what it is! Long live the VFR lets get back to our roots our racing roots!
     
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