2008 Honda Interceptor Review


Considered by many to be one of Honda’s most celebrated sport bikes, the 2008 Honda Interceptor is also on of the best all-around street bikes on the market. At the top of the sport touring category of motorcycles, the Interceptor features a fuel-injected, VTEC-equipped V-4 aluminum chassis, designed for top performance on track, but equally at home on any city street or highway.

Oftentimes, motorcycles built for racing find themselves being produced for general consumers when regulations change. This is the case with the Interceptor when the AMA changed displacement limits to 750cc for fours and 1000cc for twins. The Interceptor became popular since it was a drastic departure from the technology of the time. In addition, Honda’s cutting edge design bridged the gap between the legendary FWS1000 racing bike, making the Interceptor a unique replica of that racer but suited for the streets. As the first to have a 16-inch front rim, the innovative Interceptor quickly became the top street bike. The design of the 2008 Honda Interceptor has also contributed to its continued popularity. Featuring sharp, angular lines instead of smooth ones, the Interceptor is aerodynamically superior to many other bikes on the market; with the lines improving air flow on the bike’s body and directing it above the rider’s head for a smoother ride. The Interceptor also boasts folding aerodynamic mirrors to further reduce drag.

Overall, the 2008 Honda Interceptor a reliable sport touring motorcycle with excellent handling and comfort. With Honda power and stability, this motorcycle lets you go as fast as you want at some times, while its touring abilities allow you to relax and enjoy the view at others.

New For 2008

  • New metallic silver color

2008 Honda Interceptor Specs

  • Model: VFR800
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Bore and Stroke: 72mm x 48mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.6:1
  • Valve Train: VTEC DOHC, four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mattping and electronic advice
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #530 O-ring sealed chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual full-floating 296mm disc with LBS 3-piston calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Sincle 256mm disc with LBS 3-piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): 43mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload adjutability, 4.3 inch travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Pro-Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single HMAS gas-charged shock with 7-position spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability, 4.7 inch travel
  • Wheelbase: 57.4 inches
  • Rake: 25.3 degrees
  • Trail: 100.0mm (3.9 inches)
  • Seat Height: 31.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 540 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70ZR-17 radial
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55ZR-17 radial


  • Color-Matched Hard Saddlebags
  • Sport Touring Trunk
  • Saddlebags Liner Set
  • Trunk Liner

Key Competitors For The 2008 Honda Interceptor

  • Yamaha FZ1
  • Kawasaki Z1000