2012 Honda Interstate Review


The 2012 Honda Interstate is a pure mix of style and performance designed to be one exhilarating ride. The Honda Interstate is a cruiser that delivers supreme power, expert handling, and looks visually appealing. The long and low lines capture the classic retro look while the beating heart of this cruiser delivers quite a punch. The 2012 Honda Interstate is powered by a 1312cc, liquid-cooled V-twin that lets out that deep rumble that only a powerful V-twin engine can deliver.

Custom looks aside, the 2012 Honda Interstate gives riders the feel and features of a large touring bike in a much more condensed package. The fenders arc downward in the classic retro style, but the rolling chassis and sleek lines bring a fresh look to an old classic. This bike is meant for the long haul and with the additional luxury and comfort features, it is one ride that you will not want to end any time soon. From the custom leather saddlebags for additional storage to the big windscreen, not only will the bike turn heads but it will help to keep the rider comfortable for that long getaway.

Simply put, the 2012 Honda Interstate was designed to capture the eyes of riders who are looking for a thrilling and exciting ride that can travel long distances. If you have ever dreamed of owning a custom bike, here is your chance with the two new models being offered as part of the 2012 Honda line.

New For 2012

  • Two models introduced for the 2012 line: the Honda Interstate and the Honda Interstate ABS.
  • Available in dark red metallic or black for the Honda Interstate, and the Honda Interstate ABS is only offered in black.
  • Frame matches color of the bike to help really give the bike the custom look.
  • Hardcover saddlebags handcrafted with leather feature an overlaying protective hard case and cover. Roomy storage designed to be able to handle luggage for your long weekend getaways.
  • Front and rear brakes equipped with ABS (select models). Both brakes use discs for optimal performance.
  • Wide, comfortable seats that are low to the ground.
  • Large, custom windscreen that keeps wind and other elements away from the driver and the passenger.

2012 Honda Interstate Specs

  • Model: Interstate
  • Engine Type: 1312cc V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 46 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Single disc with twin piston
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc with single piston
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock
  • Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
  • Rake: 33 degrees
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat Height: 26.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 712 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 140/80-17
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80-15


  • Low backrest with chrome finish
  • Chrome light bar with halogen lights
  • Custom rider seats in a variety of styles and finishes
  • Water-resistant digital audio system
  • Custom-fit covers
  • Passenger floor boards constructed of chrome-plated aluminum

Key Competitors For The 2012 Honda Interstate

  • Harley-Davidson Street Glide
  • Honda Fury ABS
  • Honda Sabre
  • Yamaha V Star Tourer