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2010 Honda Fury Chopper First Look

Friday, January 16, 2009
2010 Honda Fury
Not the usual from Big Red... Honda takes an uncharacteristic risk with its raked production chopper - the 2010 Honda Fury.
“It’s the chopper you would build for yourself--if you had a factory instead of a garage.” This is Honda’s tag line for the all-new venture from the Big Red Wing – the 2010 Honda Fury.

The idea was to give the Japanese motorcycle brand some attitude, but in true Honda fashion, total riding experience was top priority. Don’t expect to see anything too radical, no 350-series rear tire or eight-foot rake here. But then again, it’s not too far off. And considering how conservative Honda usually is, the Fury cruiser sure is quite the departure from the norm.

“Full-on chopper styling,” according to Honda, outlines and defines the new machine, which some will say is conventional considering the exaggerated chopper world into which it is born. But don’t forget, the Fury is a Honda. Featuring the longest wheelbase ever seen on a production Honda machine at 71.24 inches, this is the result of a rake and trail of 38.0-degrees and 3.5 inches, respectively.

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Suspension comes in the form of a 45mm conventional front fork with 4.0 inches of travel, while out back sits a single, adjustable shock with 3.7 inches of travel. This equates to a very low and easy-for-all seat height of 26.7 inches and a very spacious riding position. While we haven’t had a chance to twist the throttle (stay tuned for a February ride), sitting on the bike confirmed a very comfortable riding position for most all shapes and sizes.

Sitting between the frame spars is a 52-degree V-Twin engine that comes in at a smallish 1312cc via 89.5mm x 103.3mm bore and stroke. Compression ratio sits at an also very conservative 9.2:1, featuring a single overhead cam per cylinder, which opens and closes three valves. Fuel is fed via 38mm throttle body and PGM fuel injection, while the tranny is a 5-speed. The final drive is shaft, which is sure to limit customizing possibilities and cause many to hiss and boo.

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The fuel tank and fender design is also on the Honda side of things, very clean and neat, not totally radical. It does feature a thin 21-inch front tire and fat (for Honda) 200-series rear tire, thus we commend Big Red for at least trying to push the envelope. Colors available include Blue, Silver and a Matte Black (they call it Grey), all of which are garnished with ample amounts of chrome throughout.

This rounds out the details Honda has given us at first glance. Despite a very conservative approach, considering the economic times, we commend Honda for going out on a limb. Hopefully there are a lot of mid-life crisis about to happen, as this would be a perfect bike for that. But, like all Hondas, they are always best once the wheels are turning.

Stayed tuned for a full test in February.






2010 Honda Fury Specifications:
Engine: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-Twin
2010 Honda Fury
Powering the new Fury is a liquid-cooled 1132cc V-Twin, with a five-speed transmission and shaftdrive delivering power to the rear 200mm tire.

Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with three-dimensional mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Front Suspension: 45mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.7 inches travel
Front Brake: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire: 90/90-21
Rear Tire: 200/50-18
Wheelbase: 71.24 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 38.0°
Trail: 3.5 inches
Seat Height: 26.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
Curb Weight: 663 pounds
Colors: Black, Silver, Burgundy, Blue, Matte Silver
*All figures are preliminary and subject to change. 

Honda Genuine Accessories:
Leather Accessories – Custom Rider Seat (multiple designs), Custom Passenger Seat (multiple designs), Leather Front Pouch (Fury logo).
Backrests – Low Sissy Bar Upright, Passenger Backrest Pad.
Chrome Accessories -- Rear Fender Panel, Chrome Allen Bolt Inserts (5, 6, 8mm).
Billet Accessories -- Master Cylinder Cover, Oil Dipstick, Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Upper Fork Bolt Cover, License Plate Frame.
Additional Accessories – Boulevard Screen, Braided Lines: clutch, idle/throttle and brake, Front Chin Spoiler (color matched), Front Chin Spoiler LED Light Kit, Outdoor Cover.

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Honda Fury Features
  • Full-on chopper styling
  • Longest wheelbase ever in a production Honda motorcycle
  • Muscular V-twin power, sound and feel
  • Clean looks, superior attention to detail
  • Spacious riding position
  • Low seat height
  • Single-shock rear suspension features “hard tail” look
  • Extra-wide 200-series rear tire
  • Slim-look 21-inch front tire
  • Legendary Honda fit, finish and reliability
  • Unrivaled value
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2010 Honda Fury First Ride Report
This is where the Fury does best...
You've read the First Look report on Honda's new chopper, now see what Motorcycle USA thinks about the Fury in action. Read our 2010 Honda Fury First Ride report.

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Comments
Steve from Utah -Flintsone Technology  August 4, 2010 02:56 PM
You guys that "Ride to Live" crack me up. Your bike is nothing but "Flintstone Technology" at 21st Century prices. Come on, do you really think people can stay on a bike that vibrates like an out of balance paint shaker at a hardware store.
At least Hondas making an attempt to modernize the iconic chopper with updated parts... What's modern about a hog?

mike -night train rider  June 23, 2010 07:54 PM
to steve, you dont let anyone chop your bike, YOU chop you own bike cause you know what your doing and if you didnt want to take a chance with your life, get off two wheels. Honda sickens me with the bikes they build. I just saw a goldwing trike with a convertible top. honda bikers-- i mean ENTHUSIASTS, buy a car instead, leave rideing to the people that still know what it means
XS650 FTW!! -A ver late reply, but another 2 cents in the mix.  June 9, 2010 06:24 AM
Just reading through these comments made me laugh. You do know there is some real estate where people live outside of the US?? right??? If you don't .. look up Germany, United Kingdom on google, you'll be amazed. FACT IS. HD's are hard to come by, and VERY expensive outside the US. So this Honda will fill that market perfectly. Most of the other countries on this planet don't believe in the american ethos of "there's no replacement for displacement"
Gus -Ya Right  May 31, 2010 09:06 AM
This bike is cheezee...Small engine and only a 5 speed???...Dyna Wide Glide makes this bike look like a tricycle for a kid...Honda need to get a life....
steve -rider  April 13, 2010 02:27 PM
look guys the fury is something of the future generation no its no a chopped up bike that came out of a chop shop it is a factory built bike and no its not a rocket. its an up to date bike with techology
with safety and reliablity in mind. look would you ride a bike thats
been chopped by a guy that cant line up anything and let alone get
on it and expecting it to rocket you down the street.good luck if i
wanted to fly and take chances with my life i would have bought me a
home made rocket and lets see if it can make it to the moon. good
luck with the homemade choppers...........old shool is out...we use to
not be able to use calculator in school now they can........
GRH -Great stuff.....  March 26, 2010 07:11 PM
I've only just passed my bike test, I think the fury looks a promising first bike. The colour I like is the matte black (grey/black wheels,red pinstripe)and with the U.K. being the U.K, i cant find one anywhere... What a pile of wank!!!

Anyone know IF or WHEN the limited edition is out in the U.K?

Cheers.
terri -love my bike  March 18, 2010 02:25 PM
i love the fury, the only thing that i don't like and the money you pay for it. they should of had a gas gage
eddiemungo -The Doctor  March 17, 2010 11:31 PM
Wow!!!! The knockers of the Fury are a tough audience; I'm from Australia so I'll write slowly and misspell mhy words so you can keep up. I have to agree though, bikes have evolved too far. The first motorcycle was steam driven so I reckon anything with an internal combustion engine is a pussy girlie bike. A few years later a couple of Yankees flew an aeroplane at Kittyhawk, They made it turn by warping the wings, so modern planes with ailerons and other modern chit are pussy girlie planes. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century motive power was transmitted to industry with chains and belts until some drongo came up with direct drive, we're lucky industry did not collapse. I look at my lawnmower and lament that with exception of some stationary engines and motor bikes, hardly anything is air cooled anymore. I've saved my biggest gripe 'till last. The use of PU polymers (plastic) has insidiously crept into the manufacture of vehicles, anyone driving a car built after 1980? should be ashamed of themselves and should complain to their government that not enough iron ore is being consumed.
weerachai KK -I am interest Honda Fury  February 8, 2010 03:37 AM
I living in Thailand and I interest Honda Fury.
And I want know price , if who know price, please contract me now
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Thank you.
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(Pl. I love chopper)
Ducaties.blogspot.com -Honda Fury  January 29, 2010 04:51 PM
I like this motor, it is so.. Funy and has slim body that can I use in the narrow street. Thanks!
Thruster H.W. -back in the day  December 21, 2009 09:33 PM
Many years ago it would be considered macho to climb aboard a 24hp boxer and add a sidecar as well. Now, we need horsepower to go even faster. Funny, Honda has been real good to me. Though the Fury is what it is for Honda, lets not be so hard on Honda's first attempt to touch into this market. I agree with many, it would be more appealing to the horsepower fans if a bigger engine filled in that frame. I'm a 2000 Shadow 750 ACE rider and can honestly say, she is no hanger queen. I'm a 52 week rider. I hope Honda's designing improvements in power and options. Without knowing, Honda might change the cost of owning a chopper, when in fact there is nothing chopped about this bike. Honda has to drop the shaft. I have the opinion that choppers are powered by chains or belts. That's just me. T.H.W.
Ivan -New Honda Fury  November 23, 2009 09:03 PM
I used to ride a HD Sporter 883. Now i have a Honda. Why? Because i prefer to be riding my bike rather than fixing it. So, thanks Honda!
wolfcoop -Fury is a wannabe  August 4, 2009 09:52 AM
This puppy might as well stay on the porch. It's not going to be able to keep up with the Big Dogs. Want to see a real motorcycle check out the 2009 Big Dog Wolf.
Darryl -Leg room on the Fury  July 10, 2009 12:12 AM
I am 6'4 long legs,I was wondering wether there was heaps of leg room on the new Fury,so I can sit on it comfortably with legs stretched out. Most bikles that I have ridden, I have to sit far back on the seat.
Frank S -Honda Fury  June 28, 2009 02:30 PM
My first bike was a Honda Z50. After I grew a little more and older, my dad bought me a XR75. My Father rode a CB750F, so to say the least, I’m partial to Honda. When I entered High school, I had a Honda CB400. I’ve had my Fury for just under1 month, and everywhere I go, people are drawn to it! I have received nothing but praises. I love the stances, profile, and the ride. The only complaint I have is the governor on it. In 1st gear you can only get up to 45 MPH and in 5th your max is 110 MPH. Now you may be asking, why would he be driving over 110 MPH!?! Well my wife still rides a CBR1000RR, so she gets up and out on me!!!!! So when anyone figures out how to change this, please let me know!!!! Other than that, I love the bike and highly recommend it!!! 5 Stars
LB -Not a Chopper  June 18, 2009 10:30 AM
The Fury is a good looking bike and with Honda's reputation of building extremly reliable bikes it should give the buyer many thousands of trouble free miles but, IT'S NOT A CHOPPER!!! There is nothing chopped about it, It's a production bike engineered in a chopper style.... Honda missed the mark with this bike by about 5 years when the neo chopper rage was in full swing but with the price set at less that half what the big boy custom houses (Big Dog, American Ironhorse, Ect.) were charging they get some buyers who couldn't or didn't want to shell out 30 to 40K for a bike.
Tim -Fury  June 9, 2009 01:15 PM
Bike looks great just wonder how it performs
Big Mayonnaise -Potential  June 3, 2009 09:58 AM
I have rode bikes made from both sides of the pond. Certainly American motorcycle ingenuity and engineering is lack luster compared to her Asian competitors. I currently own a 2008 Big Dog Pittbull. It's been very problematic but Big Dog has been good about honoring the warranty. The routine services cost me around $300 and at 2500 mile increments (except for the break in period-500 and 1000)it gets pricey. I can say this much though, I ride with all kinds of other bikes, VTXs and Boulevards mainly, but they don't get half the attention my Big Dog does. The flip side is money and comfort, the Pittbull is a rigid, they got me on comfort as well. Not that it's all about the attention but it sure makes you feel good when everybody is giving you props, girls want to take flashy pictures on it, parents put their kids on it and take photos, and most dudes either give you the "that's the s**t" north and south head nod even though nobody asked them a question or they won't even look your way 'cause they know they can't compete. Yamaha and Honda need twice as much chrome (metal not plastic) and they need a lot more paint scheme choices. With it's small motor and low weight this would be a great bike for my girl.
alltheway -to weak  May 28, 2009 02:51 PM
yyyyyyyyy did honda not just take it to the next step. If honda would have put a 1800cc or even a 1600cc in there id sell my house in a heart beat and no one would be wining saying, but the raider is just so much bettr. i hope within a year they'll over haul her with something to compare with a kawasaki 2000cc and a rear tire to eat the planet... id buy it for 16 grand easy. or yamaha should make a pretty raider ya.
OneEDGE -Honda Fury  May 26, 2009 04:53 PM
I think that its about time they put change into the companys. Yamaha with the raider and Honda with the fury. They both have great bikes to ride. So what if they dont have the same exact look of the 60's &70's chopper they took old school and put new school with it HD has done it for years. This their frist bike like this I think it a good start.
LE Fury owner in NW La -Not quite satisfied.......Yet  May 22, 2009 01:41 PM
Bought the LE Fury on Tuesday and after a few rides I must say I am thus far disappointed with the factory settings (e.g. rev-limiter and FI mapping). The rev-limiter is factory configured at 35mph in 1st and about 60 in 2nd. I've got an 800 Intruder (wife’s bike) that can hit high 40's in 1st prior to the limiter kicking in. I realize that I purchased a new model (w/modified 1300 VTX motor) but I guess I would have expected a little more from a Honda. As it stands the bike has been in the shop since yesterday. Hopefully this is not a bad sign. I've got a 03' 954rr also, and had a 02' F4i and neither have/did spend a day in the shop w/the exception of normal maintenance. As far as ride is concerned the bike is extremely comfortable and handles as expected. I believe that once Honda has the quirks ironed out the bike will be exactly what I was looking for and expecting. BTW, I have not noticed any issues with the shaft-drive while in corners. Seems smooth and planted even while rolling on the throttle.
LA to TX -Honda Fury  May 20, 2009 03:00 PM
Let's start off by reminding HD "riders", their bikes are not custom. Its stock with expensive accessories. Note: "THIS IS NOT A CUSTOM BIKE". Honda has made an affordable bike that looks relatively good. I want say its a chopper, all pure bike enthusiast know this. Its not perfect either. As a matter of fact, show me a perfect chopper and I guarantee I can find 1k people who can say why its not one. What I don't understand is why so many HD "riders" are concerned about Honda. You don't like Honda, okay, we know that. So why don't you HD "riders" go ahead a ride your custom choppers in silence.
Bob J -Honda  May 19, 2009 08:08 AM
Honda no longer builds bikes in Ohio. FYI I love the Fury though
butcher -baggers and bobbers  May 15, 2009 11:09 AM
Your right, they could have built a lame ass version of a bobber for half the price.and stop calling it a friggin chopper!!! a chopper is any make bike that has all of the unnecessary components stripped or "chopped off" covers and fenders and such. I have a 1978 stripped down raked out FLH now thats a chopper. this bike looks terrible. Does Honda really think that this mess will turn heads at a major bike event. I will bet money that these guys will get the crap harrassed out of them. I cannot wait to see one in a bike show, HE- HE -HE...
Al - Fury.........I own one! -Loss of power?  May 14, 2009 08:32 PM
Bob............What I have notice is this......the Fury is much quicker than the VTC1300C, probably in part due to the fuel injection. As far the drive lifting the rear, I don't notice any of that....maybe because I am use to driveshaft bikes. But as far as the loss of power.....the biggest problem is the rev limiter....kinda cuts you short in the top end, otherwise the bike is a pure delight!
Oakland Bob -Fury Shaft Drive  May 14, 2009 02:39 PM
Al, As a fury owner and a life long motorcycle HOBBYIST can you answer my question about the shaft drive lifting the rear end up when accelerating out of a turn. Also do you notice a lose of power from the shaft drive?
Al -Fury.........I own one!  May 14, 2009 09:45 AM
I tried to get a comment on here but it never showed up. I have had 'Wings, Shadows, CB 350,450,500,750's. Ridden dirt and street. My CREDO'S are I have ridden from the age of 12 to now........I'm 53. My wife and youngest daughter also ride. All I have to say here is why is it so important for most of you guys to try and impress all of us. We like what we like and ride what we love.......motorcycling is cool.........PERIOD! As far as the fury goes........guys.....it is what it is, and there is no changing it......it IS a factory chopper....end of story. The best thing about it is...it is built by a factory with a solid rep, and a warranty.......and backed by a world class history. It won't snap your brains to back of your skull, it won't corner like a crotch rocket, and it won't make you infamous! BUT.....it will look good going down the road, start everytime, won't leave you stranded, turn heads, and won't make you broke! It's a good looking, reliable, solid ride no matter how you slice it. 41 years of riding tells me it is a really fine bike. I really get a kick out how many experts there are out here on all brands of motorcycles. I myself don't really care how techy something is........I like how I feel when I am tooling around on it and the freedom from worry it gives me. It's a hobby and it is FUN! Lighten up! I love my Fury.
Oakland Bob -How it rides?  May 13, 2009 09:37 AM
Okay, enough of the STE vs Metric and the Raider is not the same bike. It's bulky, Lots of plastic, and has no real style. The Raider won't make a good bagger, or really anything cool it just ugly. You want my street creds? In 1988 I was invited on the Sturgis by the Oakland Hells Angels but a lengthy prison stay kept out of it and also explains what happened to my Harley. I consider myself a Professional Motorcycle Enthusiast, so when I want to go fast I ride my GIXXER and why a GIXXER? Need I answer that? When I'm attending an East Bay Rats MC Fight Night I want to ride a cruiser, bagger or chopper. I'm not going to ride my GIXXER around a motocross track. Get the picture. Harley's are very cool and so are Victories or Arlen Ness would not be a dealer. Victory has a model for the same $12,999.00 price tag. Now the Fury. If any of actually have a fury then that's who I'm speaking to. The rest of you keep your opinions in your neck. How does the shaft drive impact cornering? I've herd a shaft drive will have a tendency to pick up the real end when accelerating out of a corner instead of pulling it down like belt or chain drive. Is this true?
Filthy Criminal -Choppers  May 11, 2009 08:38 PM
Sounds like all you guys riding 30 grand choppers are now pissed that a company is offering a better looking, better running chopper at half the price
Tbirds -Design with anemic function  May 11, 2009 06:45 PM
The reviews I have read seem to indicate that the forks dont function well because of the rake. Im guessing this is one reason that Honda didnt go with the 1800 power plant, it would have further compounded the problem. The other thing I think is significant is that the power plant is water cooled. A tradtional chopper power plant is a push rod air cooled engine. The closest competition would be the metric yamaha raider. By design it seems its forks function properly. Perhaps due to its cast aluminium frame and it uses a traditional air cooled pushrod air cooled emgine, 1854CC's. The raider also has better stopping power with twin rotors up front. I dont know of any choppers that have shaft drive, the raider has a kevlar belt drive.The one area I think Honda trumps the competition on is form, the bike is more attractive than the raider. I suspect that the Fury is designed to appeal to those that are new to the motorcycle market and arent focusing on function and the prerequisites of tradtional chopper design.
Josip Roncevic -Fury chooper  May 11, 2009 02:43 AM
Fury is a perfect engineer designed chooper with a fine ergonomic slim lines ,with enough power ,not too heavy and will be with typical HONDA QA produced and will satisfy each biker. With good and clever estimated price will be even more acceptable both for USA & European market. This elegant chooper bike will be as a " musician instrument" for the bikers with a good attention for the safety attitude of driving . Thanks
Phil -Honda against HD  May 10, 2009 11:28 AM
It's kind of cool looking. I don't think I would want one though. I have a VTX1300C and like it alot. The one thing that HD riders forget or don't know that the vtx is designed and built in OHIO. If that is not American I don't know what is. To the HD owners " do you think that every part of your HD is made in America?" NOPE fuel injection and many other things and yes made in JAPAN. So the next time I hear "why did you buy that piece of JAP CRAP" I guess I will just have to remind you of how much your HD is not American but Japanese!!
Bob -Shoped till i dropped  May 7, 2009 05:49 AM
two years ago i lost my beloved bagger to a crash with a pick-up. After heeling for a year and half it was time to ride again. I wanted to go a differnt route than another bagger ,so i started looking at other bikes. I checked out HD Rocker, Victory Hammer, and a Raider, The Rocker was great but to hard on my old banged up bones. So i went with the Raider.The Fury looks like a nice bike ,nice chopper look and all. But the Raider is where it's at.. good looks and if you want fast, well you can not beat the Raider for that.So before anyone goes with the 1300cc..ride the 113cu...or the Rocker...
Larry Crockett -Honda Fury  May 4, 2009 06:51 PM
I've been riding for 40 years and currently happily own two Victorys. I think Honda offering this is great for bike riding choice. It's a tight economy and lots of riders out there would like a chopper-style bike with Honda reliability at a decent price. Honda has done just that--when I had feared they were slowly withdrawing from the cruiser market. So give credit where credit is due. If you don't like its looks, get an H-D, a Hammer, a Raider, or a Big Dog. Lots of choices are a welcome turn of events for the rider. All of us should celebrate this development whether we like this particular bike or not. Thanks, Honda.
Herrie -When can we Europeans (Dutch) get it here?  April 24, 2009 08:27 AM
As a proud owner of a 'golden oldie' a VT 800 (Never oficially brought to Europe) I'm really interested in this miracle! It looks 'cool' and might be a success among the Dutch Shadow riders. I know that within the Dutch "Shadowmotorclub" (www.shadowmc.nl) quite some members are enthousistic about it. Could Honda do something for the Dutch ... They are 1.300 + memebrs, organised AND managed to be the holder of the Guinness Record 'Largest Parade of Honda Shadows', which they organised on 9-11-2005 in Alkmaar. 884 shadows!! There must be a market. In EUROPE, knowing the members of clubs in coutries around us!
Herrie -When can we Europeans (Dutch) get it here?  April 24, 2009 08:26 AM
As a proud owner of a 'golden oldie' a VT 800 (Never oficially brought to Europe) I'm really interested in this miracle! It looks 'cool' and might be a success among the Dutch Shadow riders. I know that within the Dutch "Shadowmotorclub" (www.shadowmc.nl) quite some members are enthousistic about it. Could Honda do something for the Dutch ... They are 1.300 + memebrs, organised AND managed to be the holder of the Guinness Record 'Largest Parade of Honda Shadows', which they organised on 9-11-2005 in Alkmaar. 884 shadows!! There must be a market. In EUROPE, knowing the members of clubs in coutries around us!
Chad P -Not Bad  April 17, 2009 10:19 PM
I like the looks. Got a Shadow Spirit at the moment and would trade it for this if the price is reasonable. I like HD but the price is too high. If Honda can price this so that a regular guy can afford it I would buy it. I don't know about the rest of you but I want a bike that I can afford that also looks good. I can buy a sweet car/suv for the price some of these bikes run. To me that is a joke...
larry -freedom  April 14, 2009 02:12 PM
i try not to say to much,,,,i like alot bikes,,,and i know hd and where they are made,,theparts come from all over the world,,,,i think honda ,,bmw ,,kaw,suz,ducati,moto,aprilla,,,,thers alot of good bikes out there and alot of good people trying to smile and ride,,,,,we can all just shut the,,,,,up and wave at anyone on a bike and mind our way,,,to bad the gov wont,,,,,,,,,,,so its free country,,,it use to be anyway,,i am a namvet,,,so i did it,,,,,have a great ride ,whatever you ride,,,rememeber,,it might be me you waving to,,,,,,and yes i ride a flstf,,,2002,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ride free or shut the,,,,up
Jon ( VTX rider) -Bikes  April 8, 2009 08:56 AM
Does it really matter what make a rider rides as long as he rides and he/ she is happy with what they ride . You HD riders that think anything other than a HD is inferior need to grow up .... Took my (customized) VTX into a HD shop for inspection and every employee in the shop stopped what they were doing to check out the bike . The owner of the store said "nice bike ..to bad we wont see much of it in here ". One more thing ...can anyone tell me where ove half the parts of a new or recent HD come from ... Guess what HD boys ???? in ain't the USA !!!!
Death -Belt drive  April 6, 2009 09:30 AM
I think a belt drive would fill out the left side of the bike better than the shaft.
donald moreno -the new chopper  April 6, 2009 02:09 AM
cant they make a 750 chopper that wont cost so much?.
Warchief -No chopper  April 4, 2009 09:55 AM
I don't even consider this a chopper.Looks more like a pro-street type of bike to me and a good looking one at that.A chopper to me is a big ugly bike with a wheel sticking out about six feet in front of it and won't handle worth a sh*t.Thats a chopper.
nobody special -fury  April 2, 2009 02:25 PM
Okay,lets get one thing straight. my carburated 1300 will hang with victory viscious and hd's, if u want me to prove it's power i will.power is there. i think it is good that someone is trying to help the little guy to ride. mine has been reliable as hell. i know way to many hd riders who knock everyone else and then get in their toyota honda hyundai kia or other asian vehicles and drive off. so shut the f$@k up and check yourself. a bike is a bike and we all take the same risk with asshole drivers out there(loud pipes save lives).my neighbor's hd was down big 4 times last year and i felt bad 4 him. didn't make fun of him. Oh yeah i love to pull my honda behind the bar and park it right in the middle of all those hd's knowing we are all part of the same family live to ride ride to live
Dougie Peters -Plastic Chrome  March 21, 2009 02:08 PM
Got to Fiddle with one in Daytona at bike week at the Honda Display. The usual nice Honda fit and finish, decent looking enough. Was dissapointed to find many, many of the chrome covers and doodads were not metal, but plastic.
Harleyridingman -This new Honda  March 21, 2009 01:34 PM
I like it. Fuel will eventually go up in price again and many will be glad to have the 1300 engine in this bike. My big Harley is ok but i am getting one of these for my wife and i will probably be on it more than her!!
Jackman -Lets all just Ride  March 14, 2009 05:48 PM
Yes the Harley has a great history and is an American Icon. But they are expensive to repair, and to buy. This is a smart move to a different audience. We are all bikers and it is about feeling the power between the legs and the wind in your hair. This has the potential to be the bike I have been waiting for. Great lines, power and customizable. If I end up getting one of these bikes, I would still pull over and help any Hog riders that might need it. I would hope you would do the same. Bikers Rule.
VTX Chick -Grow up cave men! What is with some of you with the HD herd mentality?  March 14, 2009 11:38 AM
BAAA! BAAA! Anything not HD is BAAAD! Does everyone eat the same flavor ice cream? This bike is a thing of beauty. I have been riding something with 2 wheels and a motor since I was 6 (Dad wanted a boy)and I am 40 now, so I am not a newbie. Variety is the spice of life. I demoed the VTX1300C last year and loved it so much that I got one. Hondas are great! We have an 85 VT700 that has been passed around the family, and other than replacing a fuel pump because the rubber dam went bad, the bike has only had maintenence and exhaust changes through the years. Honda makes a great bike. My husband has been riding longer than I have and WAS going to get a HD this year. Now he plans on looking at the Fury in person before deciding, and I bet he'll like the Fury better.
Bravo Sierra -wow  March 12, 2009 03:41 PM
it has reflectors!
Bravo Sierra -HAHAHA  March 12, 2009 02:41 PM
The only thing worse than a chopper from the factory is a metric chopper from the factory. Wow you japs will never get it. What's even more sad are the Americans who think this thing is "cool" What's funny is this style of Harley chopper they are trying to copy is no longer popular although they did get the black wheels right.
Spec-Op Ryder -VALUE  March 9, 2009 09:18 PM
Ok. You dumb ass's who are out there going on how you can buy a used big dog, give your head a shake ya putz! The Fury is a production bike. Not a CUSTOM BIKE~ No one can argue that Honda makes a reliable bike designed FOR EASE of riding and for Reliable workmanship. I cant say the same about any custom bike. For those out there who want to experience a bit of the chopper lifestyle without spending their grand kids inheritance, its a decent bike and i with Honda well with it. I Ride a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1.
Sean -Style......  March 9, 2009 08:00 PM
Choppers are about STYLE. Cookie cutter bikes are not choppers.
sweet -the honda fury  March 9, 2009 09:52 AM
too much space around the engine
Celebrate Differences -Life it too short  March 7, 2009 06:22 AM
I really get tired of riders ragging on anyone who doesn’t think exactly as they do. I purchased and enjoyed many new Japanese and Italian bikes over the years. When I bought my first new Harley Dynaglide, it exuberated a desirable “soul” I had not experienced before. I appreciate all types of bikes and currently ride daily a $40,000 IronHorse Texas Chopper. Why can’t many of you accept differences in people? Life would be so boring if we were all the same!
TOXIC -WHY?  March 6, 2009 08:19 AM
WHY? why is this only being releaed in America and not in the uk
hardley davidson -New fury  March 1, 2009 05:59 PM
Honda has made sonething that anybody can ride. Right from the old school biker right down to the 16 year old just getting a licence. The 1300 has enough power to do anything you want. the bike looks slick and its price tag should not be to bad. Honda has made something that is affordable in a chopper market that is way out of wack and if I was to take a trip across the country it would definatly be on a honda. At least it would make it.
Roninator -Cool Ride  February 27, 2009 12:41 AM
Nice looking bike! I could see myself on it. I ride a Rocket 3 right now but it hasn't gone to my head, yet. I hope you sell a lot of them.
M Wines -Junk  February 20, 2009 12:43 PM
the only man who would even considers this a chopper is the guy who saw it on a dumb honda commercial while watching 27 dressing. Be a Man and get a real chopper!
Spike -Fury web site sucks - hope the bike is better  February 18, 2009 03:57 PM
If the bike isn't any better in person than the furyisunleashed.com website it's doomed. That has got to be the most lame ass, dysfunctional web site I've seen in a long time. Slow, stupid and unusable. Oh, and by the way, a message to the fairies that designed it: chopper guys don't "twitter." As for the bike, I wish Honda well but it's got to be agony for the product manager who conceived this a couple years back that the chopper market has now disintegrated. I can buy a perfectly good used Big Dog for about $9000 right now, and that's a righteous production chopper any man truly interested in a chopper would prefer, even though the Fury is likely to be a much smoother ride. People don't buy choppers because it makes sense, you know. I've owned a VTX 1800 2002 along with lots of other bikes (mostly Hondas and BWMs, cruisers and sportbikes) and love the VTX. I've got no problems with the 1300 engine as the weight on the 1800 makes it less agile. Doing this chopper with an 1800 would have made it a way bigger machine, like the XXXL sized choppers Arlen Ness put into production. Guys with longer legs can put a relocation plate on this (I did it with my VTX 1800) to move the pegs a bit forward. Easy and cheap to do. I like choppers but hate the idea of maintenance. Shaft drive is good. ABS would be good too, for all those older guys who can afford these toys and also have the sense to want to keep on riding as long as possible and don't mind loading the dice a bit in the better brakes department. Price will be key. It's a really terrible sign Honda didn't announce it with the price. I hate to be rooting against Honda, but I'm sort of hoping what I expect will happen will happen, that it will crash hard in today's economy and I'll be able to pick one up at a steep discount compared to whatever unrealistic price Honda sets at first. Or maybe I'll get another VTX instead, like the 1800F. Or maybe a Rune, another totally unique bike that has huge quality available at really low recession pricing. Honda has a lot of great bikes out there that will compete with this one.
John -FuryForums.com  February 11, 2009 05:25 AM
There is a new site now dedicated to the discussion of the Honda Fury... it is a forum website where people that have placed deposits are gathering to discuss the upcoming bike. If you are a future Fury owner, come join us at http://www.furyforums.com
Drew -I Like It - It's Got Potential  February 6, 2009 01:50 PM
I see opportunities for easy customizing. I'd knock the government warning stickers & reflectors off before the ink dried on my check. (If you need a bright orange sticker reminding you not to lick the pipes when they're hot, just get the helmet without the bike.) Next to go would be that rear license plate/ reflector contraption the instant a decent after-market replacement became available. A better-looking breather, smaller turn-signal lights, some pieces of chrome, cone ends for the fork tubes, better grips (they look like the same plastic ones as on the VTX bikes)... This won't be a wildly successful bike, but it sure won't be a failure, either. Depending on its fit & finish (I haven't seen this in person yet), its price should probably start at around 11 or 12 grand. Any higher and people will just go for the $17,000 HD Rocker instead. Besides, Honda will want their buyers to still be able to spend another grand or so on options like leather seat, braided steel cables, and mini-fairing before they take it home. The fuel tank holds only 3.4 gallons- but so do other choppers. Maybe this is why they went with the 1300 over the 1800. Assuming 40 mpg (about what my VTX1300 gets on the highway), you'll be walking by the time you get 140 miles from the last gas station. I have no complaints about the low-maintenance, highly-reliable shaft drive. Good for Honda to stick to something they do well. Hopefully, Honda has more such creations on the way - maybe a bobber, trike, or electric bike?
Mike -Good starting point  February 3, 2009 07:17 PM
Not crazy about the pipes or rear fender/tailight/plate braket, but that's just my tastes. Great start, lets see where this bike evolves to. I'll take a look at it in the showroom. Also like to see if that front fender will interchange with my shadow's.
Nataraj - This one is juuust right.  February 1, 2009 09:51 AM
As usual, lots of whiney comments. In typical Honda fashion, they sat back and observed the chopper market go completely stupid (ever try to turn on a 300 tire?) with big, Bigger, and BIGGEST. Then they produced a super-clean, mid-sized chopper that one could actually ride, with real suspension and everything. And, being a Honda, it will accelerate fine (my '85 1100 Shadow would smoke any HD that didn't have $5000 in engine hop-ups) work well, be reliable, and priced mid-pack. All that said, I think this bike would have competed really well against the Suzuki Intruder when it first came out ('84?). Today...I think maybe the shark has been jumped with choppers. Anyway, it's not my style, so I probably won't own one. I do think it's a practical solution to an impractical style of bike.
ChillyCat -SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD  January 26, 2009 02:31 PM
Was made to think this was an early April fools joke....then reality slapped me right between the eyes. HOLY MOLEY !!!!! Honda's got a decent history making reliable rice-burners and certainly their car line's deserving of many years of Kudos....But To blatenly produce such a "SISSY LOOKER"....well, that's just foul. Great for the kids possibly ? An Adult.....?.... I don't think so.
john doe -new honda  January 26, 2009 07:05 AM
I give credit to Honda for trying new markets. With the economy in the gutter I hope the bike is priced right. I run the Yamaha Raider an it will take a heck of a good package from Honda to compete.
CavScoutSniper -Fury  January 25, 2009 04:08 PM
I'd be willing to bet that this little 1300cc Honda V-Twin will smoke any stock Harley-Davidson TC Dyna, Softail,Etc.. right off thier respective showroom floors and do it on less fuel, maintenance, and rider input. Don't get me wrong, I've owned both brands many times over but, I know that Honda builds a better performing, less maintenance intensive, less expensive bike. Everyone is entitled to ride what the like and should keep their opinions of the other guy's ride to themselves. If we don't all get together the government will regulate our bikes out of existence just like they are trying to do with our guns. CSS
The kid -2010 Honda Fury Chopper First Look  January 24, 2009 02:27 PM
I have been a chopper guy for all my riding time about 15yrs. I have to say I hate riding what somone else rides. I believe thats how choppers were born in the first place. I took anything and chopped it,affordability not Harley verses so and so. If you like to ride you ride what you can afford. However this thing looks cool for a new chopper guy. I think the power is fine unless your that fat you need an 1800cc bike. In that case no soup for you!! I now can afford what I want still I buy used or cheap due to what I put into a bike. Summary this bike has it but so won't everyone else when you buy it. So after market after market.
HardLiquor -Wimpy Looking Chopper!  January 23, 2009 06:18 PM
The front half don't look half bad...but the styling and dimensions of the rear half make it look like a fake ass chopper! They shoulda put a big motor in with a fat wheel and tire to give it an aggressive look. That is a sissy looking bike.
Rob -Fury  January 23, 2009 03:53 PM
I ride a nice Mean Streak.I love bikes.I think the Fury looks like it might do well. I thought the Raider was awesome...but...too...big. The Fury looks right. I'd like to see one up close.I am surprised it's still shaft driven though. Peace brothers...and sisters
VTX Owner -HD versus Honda  January 23, 2009 03:45 PM
IT IS BEAUTIFUL, and it’s a Honda, 1300cc is plenty for a chopper, want more buy a Hyabusa, by the way Harley's are good Bikes, but look at the price, young Americans no longer can afford them, that’s why Honda sales more Bikes, HD stop being so greedy reduce the price, go back to your roots, then I will go back to riding HD
Super Dave -Honda Rocks  January 23, 2009 01:50 PM
The Honda Fury is the BEST production bike I have ever seen hands down!! Every detail of this entry level chopper are perfect for its price point. I am a current owner of a VTX 1300C to I can tell you from experience this new 1300 means buisness. The 1300 is a single crankpin design and emulates closely to the harley EVO 80? big twin. Which its closest too. The sound is remarkable with aftermarket pipes. I have DG Hardcrome on mine. I am interested to see if Honda will start more of a Honda Performance line of parts for this model. Similar to what Yamaha and Harley have done. “Screamin Eagle” and such. Honda needs competitive pipes and Air cleaner designs at a mimimum. But I believe its strategic to let the aftermarket develop these pieces on hondas part. Everyone is just Boiling because Honda has just built the best Chopper and it Kills them they did not think of it first. This bike will destroy Harley and Yamaha on Sales hands down. Bikes like the Rocker and the Raider dont stand a chance. Honda did more with less. “Minimilistic” Rules!! Clean lines and VTwin Pulse. I am also excited to see how the single Throttle body unit does with the aftermarket for fuel programming options for Stage one and Stage 2 kits. Id like to see wiesco get involved with some High compression pistons and Camshaft designs. 1300cc is fine for displacement but it would be nice to have some camshaft and piston options for a true hot rodder. I love the bike and will be in line to get mine. Thanks Honda for building me my perfect Bike! Drag bars Rock Dave
Honda Lover -Honda Fury  January 22, 2009 09:33 PM
This will not sell if price is more than $8,000 out the door.... I guarantee you. With the kind of economy right now. They need an affordable bike. Best wishes to Honda.
Steve Hahn -ABC - Another Boring Chopper  January 21, 2009 09:24 PM
Why is Honda producing faux choppers when they need to be bringing us good, useable bikes like the Varadero, Transalp, CB600F Hornet, CBF1000, CB1300F. Honda. Do us, and yourselves a favor. Send us some good naked, semi-naked, and adventure bikes. The Fury looks like a bar-hopper for wannabe bar hoppers.
Ron -Don't get it  January 21, 2009 08:31 PM
Why take the risk of making a chopper and making it under powered? Why not use the 1800 vtx engine,I just don't get it.
Todd Johnson -Fury !  January 21, 2009 06:26 PM
Overall I like the bike even though I ride a 954rr. The things I dislike are the gaps in the front top of engine and tank and frame in the front. I think the radiator should be bigger to fill the empty space in front . The frame looks like a 250 Rebel with a VTX 1300 motor placed in it ! It is risky for Honda ....bout time !!!!
Slyrone -Fury  January 21, 2009 06:00 PM
Gee when is everything gonna be just right for me! Sniveling weenies,just shut-up and ride, Honda, Harley, whatever! Just ride!
Ron -Honda Fury  January 21, 2009 01:52 PM
I saw and sat on the bike at the NY Motorcycle show. Overall I was not very impressed, maybe the 08 Raider raised my expectations too high in comparison. Maybe they consider the Chinese/Korean bikes their competition going after them from a cost prospective. Don't know or even care. For the record, I also own a newer metric cruiser not an HD, so I typically am not biased toward only HD. The bike looked like it was rushed together particularly around the frame with extremely poor welds. My buddy asked the Honda rep what gives on the welds and he gave a lame excuse that it was not mass produced for the show and it was hand welded. We thought, excuse us, someone doing it by hand for it's show debut should certainly do better than a darn machine and at least put some pride into their work. The bad welds alone would make me reconsider before taking this bike for a rip with some of the more aggresive riding I like to do. The rep did say the tubes were slid together inside before the welds so I hope so for saftey sake. When I sat on it, I'm tall at 6'2", and the bike, like all Hondas, seemed to be built for smaller type folks. Not comfortable for all as the review above suggests. All the hype on the release was just a disappointment to me. People plunking money down at this level want eye candy and to "one up" others. My prediction is the true Honda lovers will praise and the bike itself will sit next to the other unsold VTX's at stealerships.
RWM -I love my Rocker! but the Fury seems to be a good bike also.  January 21, 2009 12:39 PM
I will never understand the argument of Harley vs Honda. The are both magnificent machines and I appreciate my friends goldwing but as a matter of choice I wanted a Rocker. I have customized my bike to make it "unique". I am sure the fury will get as many compliments as mine does. Hope to see a "fury at the next rally I attend. From the web site I think I would have selected my Rocker over the Fury. Lets appreciate the freedom and joy two wheeled cruising provides no matter which badge is on the side! The conflict and chatter is nothing more than bullshit!
Thorpetraveler777 -Honda vs.....  January 21, 2009 06:28 AM
My first bike is a Honda Shadow A.C.E. 1100cc shaft drive. I drive my bike every day, rain, cold, heat whatever. Never had one problem with the bike. I would take shaft drive over chain or belt any day. Reliability is the most prized feature for me at this point in the game. My Shadow is a 1994 and has never had any mechanical problems yet. I am still driving it daily and on occasional long rides with my biker friends whom drive all kinds. My ride has custom seat and leather and loud pipes etc. Gets mistakened often for a harley. Would gladly buy another honda shaft drive. I would be tempted to buy a harley if I thought I could keep up with the maintenance but really I wouldn't want to waste that much money just to have one...and keep it on the road. jt
themountain -tipically Honda  January 20, 2009 06:36 PM
well..not that bad..minimalistic frame,tank,frontend...but still the ugly rearfender,exhaust, kardan(uuurgh) and this unbeliavable weight, do they put lead in this thing?? I think it will make its way besides all that bashing,because its a HONDA !!
Diz -Fury  January 20, 2009 06:36 PM
What an ugly, no soulless bike. Should name it the Furley after Don Knotts. That massive exhaust system looks like a tin afterthought...matches the rest of the bike pretty good.
Andrew Watson -FURY  January 20, 2009 03:40 PM
Its never too late...it looks great...everything looks like a Harley clone....Indian ring a bell..Harley had to go to the Germans to design the V-Rod engine....Made in america..This is only what is yet to come...Harley Davidson...belt drive is an innovation...I will get more miles out of my washing machine...but then again my image will be alot cleaner,and no matter what you ride I will always stop to help you.YOU GOT TO ADMIT IT LOOKS CLEAN...Harley riders go whine where you can get some Cheese if you can afford it!
Rodger Dodger -Honda is as Honda does!  January 20, 2009 09:26 AM
Typical Honda, way late on the scene. This company always lets everyone else dictate what is driving the market and then years later comes to the show(what's left of it). I do like the look of the machine, generally there's nothing more boring than a Honda. They always come with a super stripped down- no frills product. This one looks better. Hopefully it's better than typical Honda quality, I've worked in a dealership and no other manufacture has more recalls come across my desk than them. 13k is still no competitive, there are so many other options at this pricepoint that are much more impressive, and less entry level. The world of cruisers is getting much more competitive and this bike will need serious rebates to offer itself as a viable option. It won't suprise me to see the usual $3000 rebate on it in a year, yet driving down the value of Honda's once again. I can tell you from experience, don't be the guy that buys this at full pop and then is upside down on it for the next 5 years when Honda throws down a monster rebate. Anyone else out there own an essentially worthless VTX 1800 or 1300?
Rider2006 -Grow up  January 20, 2009 06:26 AM
I ama fairly new rider and look to blogs like this for information. I have always wanted a HD Soft Tail standard but cant afford one now. Will get one someday just to say i finally joined the club. Bucket list kinda thing. But I have a Honda Shadow Spirit 750 as my first bike. Love it to death, just too small for me and the Mrs. Dont want a sport bike. Love them, thy're awesome to ride, just not my thing. So what? So now I look for a used HD, a VTX or maybe the new Fury. Gonna test drive them all and make a wise decision so my wife and I can ride safely and have fun. Grow up and respect eachother's ride
Wowlfie -Value  January 19, 2009 03:00 PM
Value for your money can't say anymore. Need more power, go to aftermarkets. Need more customization go to aftermarkets. Good base chopper (est 15 grand) for far less than an HD base chopper (30+ grand). Low seat height will appeal to many babes. In this day of unknown gas prices a 1300 makes more sense than an 1800 cc gas hog. No pun intended!
TWINH -Honda Fury  January 19, 2009 06:54 AM
This would make a nice girls bike. You could put your old lady on a cheap, out of the box, chopper without all the expence
Mike -Chill out  January 18, 2009 07:09 PM
I thought that a rider was a rider no matter what he or she rides. Show maturity and respect. It tickles me when I read how Americans try to insult metric bikes. the truth is HD is competing with Honda locally but on an international level Honda leaves HD in the dust. If you have deep pockets or have some mechanical skills by all means go with HD but if your money is short and you want reliability go with Honda. The truth is ride what you can afford. If you are a true rider you shouldn't disrespect any rider because you know we all ride cause we love it. The real difference is cruiser or sport. P.S. HD fans are as loud as their bikes but metric fans don't have to be loud to feel like a rider.
josias de azevedo -interece  January 18, 2009 06:13 PM
gostaria de manter contato com voces pois estou montando uma moto estradeira e irei precizar de alguns contatus ai nos estadus unidos valeu muito obrigado
WMU_BRONCO -What difference does torque or HP make.  January 18, 2009 03:52 PM
All cruisers and choppers are dogs compared to sportbikes. There is no stock cruiser/chopper made be Honda, Harley......or anyone else that will run with a good sportbike.
John -The party started here, but it's since moved down the street...  January 18, 2009 11:22 AM
I will say I think it's a cleaner looking bike than the Raider. Too bad about the shaft drive though. But what keeps sticking in my mind is a line from a Carole King song, "It's too late baby, now it's too late".
HD rider -Nice bike  January 18, 2009 08:06 AM
I've ridden HD for 20 yrs and I think this is a nice bike. I prefer baggers so I wouldn't trade but if I wanted a bar hopper and didn't want to spend 30-40k this would be a viable alternative. I would think it's safer than a low production chopper companies bike being that all the components engineered to match one another. I'd feel safer 300 miles from home on this that an OCC. And I'd still have money for the hotel. And all this pissing that "my bike is better than yours" is 7th grade crap. No bike is "better" than another. They're different. They do different things for different amounts of money. If this isn't right for you don't buy it. This is right for someone and being in the wind is better than being in a cage no matter what you ride.
@Desmolicious -You are SO wrong  January 18, 2009 06:30 AM
First of all, horsepower counts more to TOP SPEED, which should be low to this kind of bike anyway. The TORQUE is the one responsible for ACCELERATION. > A Harley ROCKER (1600cc) has 117Nm of Torque at the SAME weight. > A Honda Fury (1300cc) has 123Nm of Torque!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get that before criticizing Honda Fury! Ignorant!
Hutch - Honda Fury In Person  January 18, 2009 12:18 AM
Just got back from Supercrosss and checked the Fury out there. That bike is going to be stout - especially for a chopper. In the past Honda could never done this but their crash testing and durability testing has apparently come up with a bike that Big Red was confident of calling their own. I sat on it and gave it a thorough look-over and this is my seat of the pants observation: First of all it is very basic in design really. Once you start adding PM-RSD Wheels, a custom paint job and some aftermarket engine case covers capped off with some straught pipes - suddenly this bike is no longer going to be viewed as a Honda - but a chopper. Plus, by unleashing it with the 1300 it seem sthe intention must be to attract riders - men and women alike. Its low seta height willl accomodate everyone. If you dont like this type of bike then that's cool - I guarantee there will be folks who do.
Desmolicious -This just in!  January 18, 2009 12:07 AM
There's a typo in the press packet from Honda. Apparently the name was mis-spelt. It's not the Honda Fury. It's the Honda Fairy. Now it all makes sense.
Jymmyjaymes -You might want to rethink that  January 17, 2009 10:15 PM
Hey "the hondqa guy" the bike looks great, and I myself have had a Honda, I loved the quality. But you may want to re think your statement about "selling a ton of them" That would equate to maybe only 3 of them,plus some aftermarket accessories, since a ton is 2000 pounds!
Dr. Sprocket -Music in video  January 17, 2009 07:57 PM
Alright, MC-USA. Please tell us what the track is that accompanies the video. That's some laid-back, cool track!
honda -what?  January 17, 2009 07:51 PM
looks just like a Victory Jackjpot to me....
starZship ->>>>Honda chopper  January 17, 2009 07:25 PM
It's cool Honda is going in this direction. Their cars and bikes traditionally have done well worldwide for many, many years. It is what it is: a Honda- good looks, excellent workmanship & finish, dependable with a worldwide loyal customers following.
JK -Props to Honda for taking a chance.  January 17, 2009 06:21 PM
I think that this bike arrived a bit too late to the party.I just got back from NY motorcycle show,I sat on the bike and I was mildly impressed.They should have put the 1800 motor in that thing,otherwise it's one of those half baked bikes.I can only hope that the big four take a look at builders like Sucker Punch Sally and the trend towards stripped down bobbers.In these uncertain times I rather have something that I can work on myself and have it built simple and straight forward. Too little too late Honda! P.S. can you take another cue and build a proper high powered Motard bike too.I love Honda ,when I've owned one it was flawless in performance and cost very little to run.
htrodder -Fury-us!  January 17, 2009 03:55 PM
What is wrong with all of you ? Honda went where no other manufacturer went & all I read is a bunch of haters spewing drivel. Underpowered, wrong cams...who cares at this point!?!? DRIVE IT FIRST!I have no doubt Honda will be offering plenty of test ride days at most every dealer across the continent to promote their new model, as well as the rest of their linup. Then make an infomed comment. Styling is an individual's taste, subjective, you either like it or not. But from a rider's standpoint, no one can make that call....yet!I also commend Big Red for taking the first step in filling a void for those of us that actually work for a living & can't afford $30K+ fo a bike of similiar styling. I would rather own & ride a reliable Honda Chopper than an aftermarket rattler. If it rides nearly as good as it looks, I plan on saving my bucks & throwing them at my nearest Honda dealer.
MC rider -Most HD riders  January 17, 2009 03:21 PM
09 StreetGlider writes- Tough guy sittin behind your keyboard in the privacy of your own home...aren't you A$$Hole. Come out and play with the big boys one day...if your wife will let you that is...Why is it most HD riders can do nothing but justify their lack of intelligence but insulting anyone who doesnt like HD, not everyone has to have a big loud obnoxious bike to make them fell good about themselves. Some people just like to ride a nice clean bike. I have a HD myself and it's a nice bike but I have also had 4 other bikes in my lifetime not HD and they were just as good.
Honda Motorcycle Rider -The Fury - a great chnage for Honda!  January 17, 2009 02:55 PM
For anyone who puts this bike down and calling it a chick chopper then you are an idiot! It is great for a conservative mortocycle company to go out of the norm like Honda did! This is going to be a great chopper for anyone who wants a reliable good looking bike at an affordable price! I read about the people who want horse power and a bigger engine, has everyone forgotten that riding a motorcycle is for the long ride and not racing on the streets? Wake up and just enjoy the ride! I look forward to purchasing this bike when it comes out in 2010 - it may not be like my 750 Shadow or my VTX 1300 but I would buy it for the look and the change that Honda is promoting from it's company! Look forward to your comments and make sure you reference my name so I can follow up on this!
wayofinfinity -Honda does make a naked sport bike  January 17, 2009 12:56 PM
Honda makes a naked sportbike, the CB1000R, they just won't sell it here! Dam.
sexy sue -comment for "the hondqa guy"  January 17, 2009 10:24 AM
the hondqa guy said “lets see the 1300 motor puts out 76hp straight out of the box now given fuel injection and the different cams in this version i woud say hp to be close to 85-90hp”. Are these the same lies you tell your customers…uhh lets see more like only 59 hp(this fact is documented by every known published source in reality land) at the wheel and with Fi maybe just maybe 63 hp. You’re probably one of those strokes who thinks the fart can muffler you put on your 1995 Honda civic added 35-40 hp.
T -Honda Fury  January 17, 2009 10:20 AM
I have to commend Honda for comming out with a Custom Chopper the average guy can afford. I like it and think it will be a big hit for beginners wanting to ride or for us middle aged guys and gals wanting to ride again. It is also a great platform for customization once aftermarket support picks up. I own several bikes including a tricked out Harley and my current project is a Yasmaha Raider. For all you guys wanting a CBR, don't compare apples to oranges. The Honda Shadow was a great starting bike for people now on HD's. Many people I know over extended themselves in the HD game wish they had their good reliable Honda back. Personally I don't care what you ride as long as you ride! And for all you guy who want to play the macho game come out to the LA bike set and let me introduce to some female friends of mine that can affor HD's Big Dogg choppers ride Hyabusa's, GSXR's, R1's and waxed many men's A$$es on the track. I own differtent bikes for different moods, some of my best rides are 50mph just enjoying the scenery. Then again I've been in triple digets when I feel the need for speed. I also have a blast kickin up dirt! To each his own I can't wait to see a new rider on the set with a Honda Fury so I can but them a beer and welcome them to the club ;) T
the hondqa guy -all u detracters  January 17, 2009 07:36 AM
i sell honda motorcycles for a living and for morons like duke freeman who doesnt even know what foward controls are "the fury does have them duke....idiot"Honda builds bikes that are able to be ridden.not ridden from garage to garage or bar to bar like most HD riders do or a guy that ownes a big dog.not a 300 series tire = it actually turns!!!morons and as far as displacement.....lets see the 1300 motor puts out 76hp straight out of the box now given fuel injection and the different cams in this version i woud say hp to be close to 85-90hp and it doesnt take premium gas thats why the low cmpression.....dumb asses!!!!and the reason it has no 1800 is that a vtx1800 sounds like dirt great motor poor sound and as far as belt drive ...well lets just say the guy i saw at the last bike show with his shiney HD and belt drive didnt seem to happy when he put in gear and snap there goes a belt.he pushed i rode away yah shaft sucks. so they went to the 1300 wich sounds great.so what you have is a great looking bike with very good power honda reliabillaty .good handling and is going to sell for 12k to 13k seems like a great deal to me unless your just a complete squid who wants a 35k big dog or a Hd that cost an arm and a leg to mantain is underpowerd rides like shit and costs double or more. we are going to sell a ton of them!!!!
dl4t8 -the fury  January 17, 2009 06:13 AM
bloggers, always with the negative! the fury - it has nice lines, looks classic. shafts are extra weight but having ridden one for 14 years, i can tell you they are no problem, just grease and go. now riding a belt drive for 9 years it has been just go. but, it will have to be replaced before the next trip and it will cost a lot more than shaft lube. water cooled - for anyone who has taken a summer trip to the southwest it is welcomed. my air cooled big twin is hot. hot even with synthetic oil. but my previous water cooled was enjoyable on those dog days. i welcome the blend of old and new and hope to see it soon. my only concern is tank capacity. hope it is 4 gal or more.
EnjoyinMyRide -Looks Nice!!!!  January 17, 2009 05:27 AM
Hopefully Honda didn't use the same poor excuse for an EFI system as they stuck on the 1800. I'll keep my Stree Glide!
*1300cc is small -- see below  January 16, 2009 09:32 PM
An 1300cc Honda is more POWERFULL than a primitive 1600cc Harley! So WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?? You displacement obssesed FREAKS! USA is carrying war after war for OIL and all you know is how to iressponsably fuck gas up! You make me sick!
Tomahawk -I dont understand something  January 16, 2009 09:27 PM
What's wrong with Shaft drive? It's supposed to last forever? What's the problem with it? How does a belt make a custom bike nicer? I don't get it.
For all you american retards that think 1300cc is -Harley's 1600cc (from ROCKER and many others)  January 16, 2009 09:25 PM
HAS LESS TORQUE & POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU STUPID IGNORANTS OBSSESED WITH LARGENESS!!
??? -Reply to aaron  January 16, 2009 07:09 PM
aaron said “...and what does this have to do with the AMA? pulling a factory team from a regional series will not make a huge impact on the number of Honda in the parking lot outside any AMA event... and I have no interest in who wins the races in the little leagues anyways”. Motor companies don’t race just to sell their race vehicles, otherwise NASCAR would not exist. They race to promote their brand name and image. If Honda decides not to have a strong market presence at the race seen, it is probably because they feel the cost/benefit ratio is not there; meaning the sum of the business they will derive from trolling around in seventh place BEHIND privateer Suzuki GSXR 1000s will add up to less than the amount spent on not even finishing on the podium for an entire season. Aaron, you are living proof. You said Honda’s race results would not interest you. So, therefore this Fury is perfect for you.
Pete -Home run  January 16, 2009 07:04 PM
I think Honda has hit a home run with the Fury. Far better styling and design than any of the Victory models coupled with Honda reliablity..... and finally some visual attitude. All with a reasonable price tag....go Honda!!!
Duke Freeman -I waited for this?  January 16, 2009 06:58 PM
I've been waiting for weeks just to see this? It's really sad when the manufacturer doesn't listen to the customer. There are some nice lines including the frame, tank, headlight and the raked-out front end, but that's where it ends. Yamaha didn't get it completely right but with the Raider they got closer. Shaft drive, 1300 cc, huge and ugly rear fender, 200 tire, not to mention how this bike will drag badly when leaning into a turn. I'd prefer an older Intruder 1400 than this. If this bike had a belt drive, a true softail suspension, fatter tire and a fender that snugs up to the tire, higher hand position, forward controls, a bit larger tank and at least a 1700 motor and you have a winner. Why don't these people understand? If you're going to tool up to produce a production chopper, do it! Don't do it halfway. The tooling cost is the same no matter what you make. Like Barney Fife, Honda still has their bullet in their shirt pocket. Why not pull that thing out and use it! The powers at Honda at a bunch of Fudged Up Retard Yuppies . . . . and that spells Fury!
Gene -fury??  January 16, 2009 06:10 PM
I've been trying real hard to be a Honda fan for the last five years riding my discontinued 2003 CBR1100XX, waiting for a replacment. After seeing this I have had it with Honda and will now go purchase a new BMW K1300!
aaron -blah, blah, blah  January 16, 2009 05:17 PM
people here are forgetting that chopper buyers are dentists, accountants, lawyers, and bureaucrats... and that most choppers I'm seeing up for sale secondhand have under 1000 miles on them. maybe Honda has realized that poseurs want a friendly, easy to ride, reliable machine that has any number of shops ready and willing to service it. sure they could have put the 1800 motor in it, but maybe customers are already voting with their dollars in favor of the smaller vtx. odds are this thing makes more power than the twin cam already. ...and what does this have to do with the AMA? pulling a factory team from a regional series will not make a huge impact on the number of Honda in the parking lot outside any AMA event... and I have no interest in who wins the races in the little leagues anyways - Suzuki? don't they make those powder blue crapbags that need a Kawasaki in the field to avoid looking slow? I'm not entirely sure... they're too far behind the repsol hondas to tell...
??? -WTF part 2  January 16, 2009 05:10 PM
When I first saw the marketing hype for the Honda Fury, I thought the Fury might be a street fighter but not a CB919 with bug eyed headlights; instead Honda’s version or answer to Suzuki’s B-King. The Fury would have a CBR1100 motor stroked to 1200cc and crammed into a light-weight chassis with a short wheel base. Or, maybe a V-Max challenger with a 1500cc V4 derived from the ST1300, but this version of the engine will have some manhood. Unfortunately, Honda has given us the orphaned love child of a VTX1300 and a Victory Vegas Jackpot. The motorcycle press should have (and needs to) looked at Honda when this bike was unveiled and said “Are you serious”? Then turn off their digital cameras pack up their bags and walk out of the press intro.
Dr. Bombay -Fury? Really?  January 16, 2009 03:32 PM
God, Honda has really lost its way.
Desmolicious -Harley made the first factory produced chopper  January 16, 2009 01:18 PM
Last year. It's called their Rocker series Frank. And it came to market with an innovative hidden passenger seat, belt drive, 1600cc motor. Honda, as always, produces the poor girly copy.
Frank -First mass produced chopper  January 16, 2009 01:06 PM
Bam ! You have to wonder why hd never did this. Never mind I know why. They would have to develope a whole new frame. Much money. No bike is perfect. Bravo !
JP -It's Rebelicious!  January 16, 2009 12:34 PM
Looks like a toy. Nothing radical here at all. Agreed would have been great 7 years ago. I bet this design started out wild but got butchered with the recession into something not even saleable. The Rune kicked nine kinds of ass. The Fury, not so much. FAIL.
??? -WTF  January 16, 2009 12:08 PM
Fury, yeah that is what top management at Honda will have when this girly chopper toy does not sell well. Honda, this would have been a good idea about 7-8 years ago, get a CLUE. Between this and the DN-01 it is no wonder you can’t sell enough bikes in America to justify racing in AMA/DMG. Thank heavens other people make motorcycles because if they didn’t I would start getting into cars or maybe boats (that is, cars and boats not made by Honda). I actually think Hyosung might have a more diverse and exciting model lineup than Honda.
Chris -wow. . . just wow  January 16, 2009 11:21 AM
So instead of updating the Goldwing, ST1300, Interceptor, or giving us a new naked bike, Honda gives us an underpowered chopper? Say it ain't so Big Red!
Mitch -Where's the beef?  January 16, 2009 10:55 AM
1300CC? That's sad. At LEAST drop in the VTX1800 motor. I'd even say drop in a set of higher lift cams. If this bike isn't super lightweight it's going to be huge disappointment off the line. I give Honda props for taking dismal global economic conditions into account but the chopper market will not warm up to a comparatively tiny motor.
Steve -Featherweight Fury  January 16, 2009 10:44 AM
That bike looks heavy on the sissy.
Ben -Honda Fury  January 16, 2009 10:23 AM
Ummmmmm...Honda makes this bike and holds off on a decent naked sport bike????!!! They really need to stick to what they know. How about this Honda Motorsports......Save the money your going to waste on this garbage and go back to AMA Superbike Racing!!!!
Desmolicious -"Unrivaled value"?  January 16, 2009 10:22 AM
How can you write in your sidebar that this bike represents an unrivaled value? You do not even mention how much it costs??? The Victory 8Ball is $13,800, looks much much better than this Honda and has a 100 cube/1600cc motor plus belt drive. For this Honda to be an unrivaled value, it has to cost a lot less than that.
Desmolicious -Welcome to the chopper party! 5 years too late..  January 16, 2009 10:15 AM
A lame Victory copy. 1300cc motor? Shaft drive? Yamaha's Raider 'chopper' has an 1800cc motor with belt drive that will rip the lungs out of this scooter. Custom bike builder have left the chopper theme a while back and now are focussing on stripped down bobber style bikes.