The Interceptor VFR800F last appeared in the U.S. in 2009 now is returning to American shores for 2014. Honda even claims the new VFR800 Interceptor has more engine potency, a chassis with that special Honda blend of agility and comfort yet with lighter weight.
The 2014 Honda VFR800F Interceptor is powered by the iconic 782cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-four engine with VTEC valve-actuation technology, providing 104.5 hp at 10,250 rpm and 55.4 ft-lbs. of torque at 8,500 rpm. Honda’s VTEC technology continues to transition between two valves per cylinder at low rpm to four valves per cylinder at above 6800 rpm, producing stronger low-end and mid-range horsepower and torque while maintaining impressive high-rpm power.
The 2014 Honda Interceptor has more modern bodywork design with a front-mounted radiator, new digital instrument display, and a new Honda Pro-Arm rear suspension that features the single-sided swingarm that offers 4.7 inches of travel and a 43mm telescopic fork with 4.3 inches travel, 10-spoke wheels, and an adjustable seat height (31.0/31.8 inches). Other features include a 5.2-gallon fuel tank, an upright riding position, as well as LED headlight and taillights.
Breaking duties handled by dual radial-mount four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm discs up frony and single 256mm disc at rear.
Honda also offers the Deluxe version which adds Traction Control, self-canceling turn signals, grip heaters, ABS, and a center stand. The 2014 Honda VFR800 Interceptor has a curb weight of 529 pounds while the Interceptor Deluxe model weighs 536 pounds.
Both the 2014 Honda Interceptor and Deluxe will be available starting in May, with the regular version is priced at $12,499 and the Deluxe will set you back $13,499. American Honda will offer the revised VFR in Red and Pearl White.