Honda is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, it is a Japanese brand but has operations in several countries around the world. Honda started manufacturing of motorcycles in year 1955 and by year 1982 it reached capacity of producing 3 million bikes per year. Honda is now very popular and sells bikes world wide. Honda bikes are known for their power and reliability. Honda manufactures wide range of bikes which includes commuters, scooters, cruisers, sports bikes etc. Honda Interceptor VFR 800 was introduced by Honda in year 1998, since then Honda has launched several variants of this bike. Honda Interceptor features a 781 cc, liquid cooled, 4 – stroke, 16 valve, DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshaft) engine which is mated to a 6 – speed manual chain drive drive transmission.
This 781 cc Honda Interceptor produces maximum power of 107 bhp at 10,500 rpm and produces maximum torque of 80 Nm at 8750 rpm. Honda Interceptor weighs around 213 kilograms which is quite heavy. Braking duties are performed by 296 mm double discs at front and 256 mm rear disc at rear. Honda Interceptor sports 120 / 70 – ZR17 tyre at front and 180 / 55 – ZR17 tyre at rear which provide excellent road grip and traction while cornering at high speeds. Interceptor also is also equipped with state of art technologies like Computer - controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance ignition system and PGM – Fi fuel injection system. Suspension of bikes are quite good and can easily handle bumpy roads, Interceptor comes with 43 mm HMAS cartridge – type telescopic fork with step less pre - load adjustment suspension at front and Pro link with gas – charged HMAS damper with 7 – step pre - load and step less rebound adjustment suspension at rear. Bike is equipped with computerized speedometer and a digital trip - meter.
Ride quality of Honda Interceptor is excellent and seating is quite comfortable, bike is packed with power and can achieve 175 kph. Bike has fuel tank capacity of 22 liters which means one can go for long rides without carrying extra fuel cans. Honda Interceptor is one of the best middle range sports bike. Honda Interceptor pictures reveal a lot about its sporty and muscular looks, current model of interceptor comes in single color option that is Black. Honda Interceptor price is around Rs. 9 lakhs. Piaggio Vespa LX 125 is a a yesteryear bike comes with new features.