2014 Honda Interceptor® (VFR800)

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The legendary VFR800F is completely updated with sharp, contemporary looks, a brand new telescopic fork, Pro-arm swingarm, wheels and bodywork. Plus adjustable seat height, this Deluxe model features a Traction Control System, ABS, heated grips and Honda's unique new self-cancelling indicators. Lighter than the previous model, with the engine re-tuned for greater low and mid-range torque. The V4 engine configuration is a special one for Honda, going back nearly 40 years. A complex, yet compact unit, it has a unique power delivery and a soul all its own. Honda's current RC213V MotoGP machine uses a V4, as does the flagship sport-touring VFR1200F. It's a powerplant woven tightly into Honda's engineering DNA.

The legion of VFR800F fans know exactly what they like about their bike and also what they'd like more - and less - of in a new model. With such an important model Honda has listened intently to customers' views; in essence they want a high-quality motorcycle with strong low and mid-range torque, light and slim but just as capable and adaptable, with a return to the evocative look and feel of VFRs of the past.

Model Overview

  • - Two factors were key drivers for Honda's engineers in development of the new VFR800F - firstly, to retain and expand the essential VFR qualities that inspire so many, and secondly, to update the new model with modern features and technologies.
  • - Starting with the 782cc V4-VTEC engine, bottom and mid-range power have been boosted, to strike the ideal balance of enjoyable sports riding and easy commuting. The VTEC transition has been softened and the resulting power delivery is smooth, strong and linear. Honda's TCS (Traction Control System) has also been added.
  • - Extensive work has gone into making the new VFR800F lighter than its predecessor, a whole 22 pounds lighter in fact. A single exhaust muffler has replaced the dual underseat design of the previous model and a host of detail changes save weight.
  • - A brand new Pro-Arm single-sided swingarm, 43mm telescopic fork, radial-mount four-piston front brake calipers and redesigned wheels hang from the quintessentially VFR twin-spar aluminium beam frame. Seat height is adjustable by 20mm, ABS is fitted as standard and - for the first time - a Honda Genuine Accessories shift assist system is available to bolt straight on.
  • - And then there's the styling. Considerably slimmer in the middle than the outgoing model, the 2014 VFR800F mixes a sleek silhouette with crisp, contemporary angles - and more than an echo of classic VFR design.

VFR800 Engine

  • - The VFR800F's 782cc, liquid-cooled 16-valve DOHC 90° V4-VTEC engine has received significant development - mainly focusing on cam timing and valve duration/overlap - to deliver the required increase in low-to midrange power and torque. Peak power of 104.5 horsepower is delivered at 10,250rpm, with peak torque of 56 lb ft tq arriving at 8,500rpm.
  • - VTEC valve timing still operates one pair of inlet/exhaust valves per cylinder at low rpm, and then switches to four as revs rise but the transition is now seamless. Combined with the uprated torque, the effect is a remarkably linear power delivery and effortless overtaking at highway speeds.
  • - Bore and stroke is 72mm x 48mm, with compression ratio of 11.8:1. The PGM-FI fuel injection - with 36mm throttle bodies - has been remapped to suit the engine's new performance parameters, and fuel economy is 50 MPG. The single exhaust design saves 15.4 pounds of weight.
  • - Honda's Traction Control System (TCS) is only available on the Deluxe model. It's operated from the left handlebar and a single mode covers a wide variety of riding conditions and situations.

VFR800 Frame / Chassis

  • - The diamond triple-box section aluminium twin-spar frame is unchanged; a revised die-cast aluminium subframe is 6.6 pounds lighter than the previous model. In total, curb weight is reduced by 22 pounds. Rake is set at 25°30' with trail of 95mm and 1,460mm wheelbase.
  • - Completely new are the aluminium single-sided Pro-arm swingarm and 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) telescopic fork. They feature stepless spring preload adjustment and 108mm wheel travel; the HMAS gas-charged rear shock operates through a Pro-Link suspension linkage with remote spring preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment.
  • - The fork lowers have been redesigned in two pieces to accept radial-mount four-piston brake calipers. New Fine Die-Cast (FDC) hollow aluminium wheels employ dual 310mm floating discs up front and a 256mm disc at the rear. The front rim is a 17x3.50, the rear a 17x5.50 with 120/70/ZR17 and 180/55/ZR17tires. 2-channel ABS provides consistent and safe all-weather stopping control.
  • - ‘Elegant Sport' is the essence of the VFR800F. Its stunning new bodywork provides a contemporary outline, with a mixture of sharp angles and soft curves it pays respect to design elements from the VFR's history - details like the small air intake duct on the fairing's flank.
  • - The VFR-signature ‘X' headlight shape is updated and now features LED lights - a first for Honda. Positional lights are integrated with the wing mirrors, just like the VFR1200F. At the rear, the wide, angular tailpiece offers plenty of room for a pillion and features an LED rear light unit with combined indicators for a clean look. With fuel economy of 50.3 MPG , the 5.6 gallon fuel tank offers a 215 mile plus cruising range.
  • - At 500mm the width around the middle cowl is reduced by 40mm giving the VFR800F a slim and compact feel. The seat is height adjustable (789mm or 809mm) using the tool provided and a handlebar height spacer, adding 15mm is available as a Honda Genuine Accessory.

* * 2014 Honda VFR800 Development * *

The Interceptor stakes out a special standing in the world of motorcycles, one that uniquely defines what only Honda can deliver. Famous for its distinctive V-4 power delivery, feel and sound, over the years it carved out a fiercely loyal following. When riders could own only a single motorcycle, thousands of enthusiasts insisted that one bike simply had to be a Honda Interceptor. Nothing else came close to matching the all-around capabilities that have made the Interceptor a true legend in its own time.

Now a new Interceptor extends this legacy of innovation, refinement and all-around ability. This Interceptor's top-quality fit, finish and feel are unmistakable, so very characteristic of Honda. It's lighter and more compact than before, and an infusion of new technology and bright-think additions raise it to a higher realm. Its big-time torque combines with sport-bike agility plus enviable comfort to create an unusually well-balanced bike with tremendously broad-ranging versatility. It's perfectly at home with afternoon rides down twisty roads, weeklong trips or anything in between.

Honda's V-4 heritage resonates powerfully with avid Interceptor enthusiasts. It's a direct link to Honda's extensive championship-winning racetrack achievements. That includes the 2013 MotoGP championship earned by Honda's RC213V-a cutting-edge high-tech racer that's also V-4 powered. From superb street-going performance to the championship-level racing connection, the Interceptor embodies the advanced technology that makes Honda a winner.

What's New
Completely redesigned bodywork gives the Interceptor a whole new look while saving weight. With front-mounted radiators, the sleek bodywork is 1.5 inches narrower than before, although the difference feels even greater when straddling the bike. The slim feeling is aided by the seat, which narrows in front for an easier reach to the ground. Seat height is also adjustable-from 31.0 to 31.8 inches) for added adaptability to suit riders of varying heights.

An all-new single-sided aluminum swingarm similar in structure to the VFR1200F's serves as an integral element in the Pro-Arm® rear suspension system. The Pro-Link® single-shock setup features a new damper with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload, while a new 43mm fork carries radially-mounted brakes with large 310mm dual discs and four-piston calipers. The hollow 10-spoke wheels are fine-die cast; a world's first for this method of wheel construction.

The chassis incorporates a triple-box-section twin-spar perimeter-style aluminum main frame. The swingarm pivots in specially designed castings in the rear portion of the engine cases, not in the frame. To this, the 2014 Interceptor adds a new die-cast aluminum rear frame section, shaving 4.4 pounds off the steel subframe of the previous Interceptor.

New Engine Tuning
The 782cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-4 engine, notable for its slim profile, mounts as a stressed member in the frame. Engine tuning now places a strong emphasis on low-end and midrange power. These changes work in concert with new VTEC settings so the engine now jumps off to an impressively strong start and builds power up through the VTEC transition in linear fashion. (See sidebar for more on how Honda's exclusive VTEC technology adds to the broad power spread.) When VTEC kicks in, the Interceptor spins up rapidly with plenty of authority at top revs-accompanied by that characteristic V-4 wail.

Credit new camshafts and PGM-FI fuel injection tuning, new porting and longer funnels in the air intake system for the VFR's smooth power delivery. Air guides added in the upper radiator area and on the engine's left side channel dense, cool air toward the air intake for added power. A new single-muffler exhaust system is shorter and lighter, paring 11.0 pounds off the high-mounted dual-muffler system on the previous Interceptor. The new exhaust system also helps lower the center of gravity for more responsive handling.

Other modern design elements include aluminum-composite cylinder sleeves. These sleeves are high-pressure-formed from sintered-aluminum powder impregnated with ceramic and graphite, and provide better wear resistance and superior heat dissipation than conventional sleeves. A silent-type cam-chain drive eliminates mechanical gear noise. Dual cam-chain tensioners maintain optimal pressure and lubrication, ensuring quiet operation and long life. A reduced-size starter helps cut weight and complements the engine's compact dimensions.

LED taillight plus LED headlight with accent lights help give the Interceptor a distinctive look and excellent nighttime illumination. A new meter package with centrally located tachometer and flanking LCD displays also offers new functions-a gear position indicator, fuel consumption readout, and grip-heater setting readout on the Deluxe model.

Interceptor Deluxe Added Features
The Interceptor Deluxe showcases additional forward-thinking technology. A Traction Control System (TCS) monitors speed differentials between front and rear wheels to limit rear-wheel slippage during hard acceleration or during acceleration on low-traction surfaces. An Anti-Lock Braking System delivers extra stopping confidence in varying road and weather conditions. Rebound damping adjustability is added to the front fork, and a remote spring preload adjuster in the rear provides convenient access. A sophisticated electronic self-canceling turn signal system monitors speed, time and distance parameters for efficient function.

Additional Options
Because of its tremendous versatility, the Interceptor makes a great long-haul machine. To make it even better, Honda offers optional handlebar risers to create more upright ergonomics for long days in the saddle. The risers move the bars up 0.53 inch and 0.255-inch back toward the rider. For extended travels, optional color-matched hard saddlebags and tail trunk that feature a very integrated design can also be added. Like those developed for the VFR1200F, these saddlebags need no extra mounting hardware. They can be mounted or removed quickly and easily, without tools.

Another option marks a first for Honda: a Quick Shifter. With this system, a gearshift switch detects shifter actuation. The system interrupts fuel injection and ignition momentarily to facilitate rapid upshifts, with no need to disengage the clutch or change throttle openings.

Tapping into a rich V-4 heritage of groundbreaking designs, the Interceptor delivers a riding experience that combines refinement, sophistication and high performance with that exciting V-4 pulse that makes it uniquely Honda. As it was back in 1983, the 2014 Interceptor is one of the most capable machines ever to bear the Honda name.

VTEC Technology
Honda's exclusive VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system in the Interceptor combines the power characteristics of both two- and four-valve cylinder-head designs. Net result: stronger power delivery from low engine speeds up to redline.

The engine runs on two valves per cylinder for more efficient, high-velocity breathing at lower engine speeds. This produces a stronger torque curve. As revs build it automatically switches to four valves per cylinder to increase fuel flow for more horsepower-all in a seamless transition. With the 2014 Interceptor, this system has been fine-tuned so power builds in a more linear fashion than ever before.