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2012 Honda Fury First Look

Friday, September 23, 2011
2012 Honda Fury ABS
The 2012 Honda Fury with ABS (above) is only available in black. The ABS option costs $1000 more than the standard Fury.
Feel the Fury. The 2012 Honda Fury, that is. Honda surprised many when it broke from the norm with its factory chopper in 2010. The raked-out scoot has developed a devout sect of fans ever since. We’ve spent plenty of time in its saddle, riding it through the Valley of Fire outside of Vegas, where we were impressed with its smooth power delivery, seamless gearbox and deceptive handling. You wouldn’t think a bike with a 38-degree rake angle, 71.2-inch wheelbase and 200mm rear tire would be as rider-friendly as it is.

A quick peek at the 2012 Honda Fury’s spec sheet reveals an identical bike from last year. Its pulse is provided by a 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-Twin linked to a five-speed gearbox. We can vouch that the Fury has the smooth nature you’d expect from a Honda, though for our Honda Fury Project Bike we hopped it up with high performance pistons and cams courtesy of buddy Jim Guiffra of AFT Customs. Programmed fuel injection feeds the mill via a single 38mm throttle body. The 45mm fork juts out at a healthy 38 degrees and houses a 21-inch tall, 90mm thin front wheel. A single rear shock has adjustable rebound-damping and five-position spring-preload adjustability. Braking duties are handled by a big 336mm single front disc and a 296mm rear. Just like last year, ABS is an option for a cool grand more than the standard model’s $13,390 sticker price.

There’s a long list of Honda Genuine Accessories ready for riders to add their personal touch to their Fury, including a front spoiler, sissy bar, smoked Boulevard screen, braided lines, and tons of custom covers. Low and Mean has a great selection of aftermarket goodies for the Fury as well. The 2012 Honda Fury is available in three colors – Ultra Blue Metallic, Matte Black/Red, and Black. We’re digging the Matte Black version with the frame highlighted in Red ourselves. It comes with a one year, unlimited mileage limited warranty and will be available in Honda dealerships around the beginning of the year.

2012 Honda Fury Specs
2012 Honda Fury in Matte Black Red
Engine -1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore/Stroke - 89.5 x 104.3mm
Induction - PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Ignition - Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio - 9.2:1
Valve Train -SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Transmission - Five-speed
Final Drive - Shaft
Front Suspension - 45mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension - Single shock; 3.7 inches travel
Front Brake - Single 336 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake - Single 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire - 90/90-21
Rear Tire - 200/50-18
Rake - (Caster Angle) 32.0°
Trail - 3.6 inches
Wheelbase - 71.2 inches
Seat Height - 26.9 inches
Curb Weight - 666 lbs (claimed)
Fuel - 3.4 gal.
MSRP - $13,390
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spuds   January 31, 2012 09:29 PM
And I would advise Honda to keep the shaft. Looks good and problem free. And if you are observant, every manufacturer tends to feature the right side more often.
Mitch   September 23, 2011 03:43 PM
I had my doubts about the Fury when it first came out but I see now that Honda has taped into a previously ignored chopper market that is still profitable even after many of the high dollar brands like Big Dog and Harley have either called it quits or pulled their chopper-ish models. Despite the success of the Fury though the only advise I would give to Honda is to lose the shaft drive for a belt. IMO they are a costlier and unnecessary eye sore and I believe that is the main reason you don't see any pictures of the left side of the bike featured their site or press shots.
Piglet2010   September 23, 2011 03:33 PM
Is the claimed curb weight of 666 pounds a coincidence? And do you still meet the nicest people on a Fury?