Performance-wise, the Interstate functions as expected. While Honda makes no power claims, the VT1300 engine is said to be unchanged save for its black finish, and the Fury we tested last year made 56 horsepower and 72 lb.-ft. of torque at the rear wheel. Couple that with a claimed wet weight of 712 pounds, and you're not going anywhere in a hurry. That's just as well, because the single front disc brake, barely adequate on the other three VTs, feels pretty weak on the Interstate. And it would feel weaker yet if the bike were fully laden with a passenger and luggage. Needless to say on a cruiser with such a pronounced rearward weight bias, the rear brake does more than its fair share of the work. Thankfully it is quite strong, with good feel.