2010 Honda Motorcycles VT1300 series Introduction

The Sabre, Stateline and Interstate.

Honda Motorcycles gave us the first look at its new 1300cc class lineup with the release of the factory-chopper Fury last year. Now Big Red has released the rest of the new generation VT1300 line, with three fresh models: the Sabre, Stateline and Interstate.

These new middleweights represent a departure from the previous-generation VTXs, showing more custom styling influences like streamlined fuel tanks, open frames and stronger overall lines. Like the Fury, the newbies also house a 1312cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 3-valve-per-cylinder, single-pin crank, 52-degree V-Twin (just like the VTX models did, too). Instead of CV-style carburetors though, the VT engine gets EFI, with 38mm throttle bodies.

A 5-speed gearbox and shaft final drive deliver power to the back wheel, (again, similar to the VTX models), though Honda has done a much better job at disguising and integrating the shaft this time around.

In the new lineup, the Sabre brings a muscular pro-street style with a low, long look, tall 21 inch front tire one-piece seat and raked out front end.

The Stateline is the more classic machine, bringing traditional looks plus progressive styling elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, a wide handlebar provides leverage and the tires are a more standard 17 inch front and 15 inch rear.

The Interstate takes the Stateline and heaps on a pile of touring amenities, like stylish hard leather bags, pullback handlebar, floorboards and a large touring windshield.

You can read our First Ride impressions in the August 2010 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser.

For more info and details on the new VT1300 models, view the short video from Honda at the bottom of this article (scroll down):

2010 Honda Sabre VT1300CS/CS ABS Specifications
Warranty: One year, unlimited mileage
MSRP: $11,799 / $12,799
Engine: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Fueling: PGM-FI, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Suspension
Front: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
**Brakes **
Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
**Tires **
Front: 90/90-21
Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
Rake/Trail: 33.0? /4.5 inches
Seat Height: 26.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons
Colors: Black, Candy Red
Curb Weight: 664 pounds (679 lbs ABS)

2010 Honda Stateline VT1300CR/CRA ABS Specifications
MSRP: $11,699 / $12,699 ABS
Engine: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
**Suspension **
Front: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
**Brakes **
Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper; Optional ABS available in Black color only
**Tires **
Front: 140/80-17
Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
Rake/Trail: 33.0? /4.6 inches)
Seat Height: 26.8 inches Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons Colors: Black, Candy Dark Red Curb Weight: 672 pounds (VT1300CR) / 688 pounds (VT1300CRA ABS)

2010 Honda Interstate VT1300CT Specifications
MSRP: $12,749
Engine: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Fueling: PGM-FI, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Suspension
Front: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
**Brakes **
Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
**Tires **
Front: 140/80-17
Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
Rake/Trail: 33.0 / 4.6 inches
Seat Height: 26.8 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons
Colors: Black, Pearl Blue
Curb Weight: 712 pounds

2010 Honda Motorcycles VT1300 Series Introduction