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.