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Fergus883

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Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:13:03 PM »
The motor was a 530cc. Anyone know why the company called it the Interceptor 550?

Dandb7

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Re: Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 09:13:26 AM »
Maybe cause it just looks better...?
1982 Kawasaki Interceptor 550 #558
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Interceptor398

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Re: Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 06:05:43 PM »
Optics I believe????

gixxer6

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Re: Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 09:57:11 AM »
Yep, same reason they called the 436 Invaders a 440, along with most all snowmobiles. 

DougKauer

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Re: Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 03:59:09 PM »
Then they should of made the Number 548 cc since they called it a 550.

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Re: Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 10:30:08 AM »
Most bikes and sled manufactures round up on cc's.

DougKauer

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Re: Why was the Interceptor called a 550 and not a 530?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 11:56:13 AM »
I wonder how much more horse power it would of had if it was 548cc .