The deep rich sound of the Interstate immediately mesmerizes the rider. The sleek and smooth contours demand onlookers' attention. Sitting in the saddle brings speed before the clutch is even engaged.
Honda Motorcycle Corporation continues its revamp of the older VTX Series with the 2013 VT1300CT Interstate. The Honda Interstate displays a distinctively smooth hard-leather saddlebag set, custom-made full windscreen, and rider floorboards containing a heel-toe shifter. The streamlined frame is color-matched, fork covers matte black and the rich chrome exhaust pipes further intensify the custom appearance of the motorcycle. Pullback handlebars, a curved frame downtube, deep dish fenders and powerful looking 17-inch front tires give the Interstate the appreciable retro appearance many riders look for in a newer model bike.
The Interstate is also the inheritor of Honda’s state-of-the-art machinery. The 1312 cc, 52 degree V-Twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivers excellent acceleration dynamics and smooth cruising on the highway. Double balancers and a three-valve combustion chamber transfers ample torque to the engine. The bike is equipped with a shaft-drive requiring a low maintenance benefit to the owner. With a mileage rating factor of 46 mpg and a 4.4 gallon gas tank, the Honda VT1300CT is ready for city or highway riding.
Sitting in the low-styled saddle and gazing through the windscreen gives the rider a charged anticipation to head on down the Highway. The retro-styled speedometer is set on top of the gas tank for easy viewing. The semi-chopper look of the cruiser enhances the bike's appeal and design. Riders will appreciate the comfort of the pulled back handlebars for longer rides.
Since 1949 Soichiro Honda, and his inventive pursuits in engine technologies, has brought to the world enthusiasm for motorcycles. With the arrival of spring to many parts of the US, the motorcycle industry will thrive once again. The 2013 Honda Interstate is worth the time to investigate at a nearby dealer. Its looks, power and practical characteristics ensure an enjoyable riding experience.