‘No Tahnja, you can’t have my motorcycle!’ Guy Fernandez (below) out of Berthoud, Colorado, lets his grad student daughter know that she can look but not touch his new ride. Fernandez, a Postal Service worker, is the lucky winner of Motorcycle USA’s custom 2011 Honda Fury.
Delivering the mail will soon be a whole lot funner for Guy Fernandez of Berthoud, Colorado. Why you say? Because Guy, a Postal Service worker, will soon be rippin’ around his hometown on a sweet customized 2011 Honda Fury courtesy of Motorcycle USA. Fernandez was lucky enough to beat out thousands of other entries in a random drawing to win the custom Honda cruiser we gave away in conjunction with the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows held at the International Motorcycle Shows (IMS). Thanks to our gesture, Fernandez is our new “No. 1 Fan.”
But it wasn’t an easy process. The custom Fury traveled to all 12 stops of the IMS, culminating in the Ultimate Custom Builder finals in Daytona Beach. Thousands of people who saw it entered to win by voting for the “People’s Choice” while others, like Fernandez, entered the giveaway via traditional snail mail. Envelopes arrived in the Motorcycle USA office from all around the country. After spending months on the road traveling around the country, the custom Fury is temporarily back in our hands but soon it will be heading to Berthoud to meet its new owner.
Motorcycle USA’s custom 2011 Honda Fury has crazy cool gold metal flake paint and pinstriping applied by the crew over at Cutting Edge Illusion, insuring that it’s one of a kind. Low and Mean also helped us set the Fury apart from the crowd by sending over more aggressively cut fenders and by helping drop the rear with a lowered rear spring. Accutronix sent over a set of industrial strength Diamond “Night Series” forward controls and front rigid pegs to add to its ill disposition while Cobra Speedster Swept Pipes and a PowrFlo Air Intake System give it a meaner growl and more go than a stock bike. Small details like an Accutronix sidemount license plate and a Low and Mean LED brake light strip give it more custom street cred. The final touch was applied by Burns Auto Upholstery who stitched a Motorcycle USA sprocket logo in the middle of the leather seat. We’ve sampled it and the Fury is a lean, clean hard-charging machine.
Fernandez couldn’t believe his stroke of good luck, especially since it will be the first real motorcycle the professed scooter rider has owned. Granted, a 1312cc V-Twin is a big step up from a small step-thru scooter, but the father of two is both excited and nervous about the proposition. But we helped assuage his worries by pointing out the easy going nature of the Honda Fury, from its smooth handling to manageable power. Now he’s got a new topic of water cooler conversation when talking to his buddies who ride Harleys. And considering he’s got two daughters in grad school, a new motorcycle is a just reward for a man who apparently has done his role as father well. It also means he’s an empty nester, which means he’s got a little more time to enjoy some of the incredible roads in his neck of the woods in Colorado.
Motorcycle USA officially congratulates Guy Fernandez, winner of our custom 2011 Honda Fury giveaway. We’d also like to thank everybody who entered the contest and caught the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows at the IMS.