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post #1 of 46 Old 05-05-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone checked out the Honda Fury? They are like a factory built chopper. 1300 v twin, and just cool. Saw em today, when I went to buy some new saddle bags. I think I found my next bike.

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post #2 of 46 Old 05-05-2012, 07:12 PM
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I've had a look at them and seen a couple running around town. Not a big seller in New Zealand but a tidy looking kit if you are after a custom bike and sound cool. You may well be able to do a good deal on one as Honda arrived with them a bit late in the custom bike craze that has died with the GEC.

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I kinda like the Fury if I were gonna get a bike of that style. Very clean lines and very uncluttered. I talked with a guy a few weeks ago that was riding one and he said he loved it.

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I kinda like the Fury if I were gonna get a bike of that style. Very clean lines and very uncluttered. I talked with a guy a few weeks ago that was riding one and he said he loved it.
I think it looks pretty sweet in that burnt orange color.

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Suppose to be super reliable(honda) and really tame, kinda like a chick bike, I've heard them dubbed the furby many times over, also read an article saying they SUCK for any trip over 1 1/2 hours

Ok that being said I kinda like em, most choppers aren't known for there reliability or comfort, but the Fury looks kinda friendly :-)

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personally, i hate it! nearly everything cosmetic on the bike is made of plastic. and cheap plastic at that. plus the motor is a bit weak considering its size. you're better off building your own from a vlx or if you want a bigger engine, the shadow 1100 or even the vtx.

each to their own though. if YOU like it, YOU buy it. lol.

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Weak? I didn't think so. 1300cc fuel injection.

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Weak? I didn't think so. 1300cc fuel injection.
yes, WEAK! here's why: 1300cc fuel injection only produced 57.3 hp and 73 ft lbs of torque. VERY laughable numbers if you ask me considering the engine size. THEN there's the fact that its shaft driven which robs 15% of your power. on top of that, it's only a 5 speed gearbox that you are ultimately stuck with since its shaft driven and you cant change gear ratios.

the star stryker fares better AND it comes with belt drive. not to mention it looks better, and doesnt appear cheapened by all the plastic bits that honda used on the fury. would i buy either one? but the stryker is a better buy than the fury hands down.

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Honestly, I thibk they're very good looking until you get past the
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yes, WEAK! here's why: 1300cc fuel injection only produced 57.3 hp and 73 ft lbs of torque. VERY laughable numbers if you ask me considering the engine size. THEN there's the fact that its shaft driven which robs 15% of your power. on top of that, it's only a 5 speed gearbox that you are ultimately stuck with since its shaft driven and you cant change gear ratios.

the star stryker fares better AND it comes with belt drive. not to mention it looks better, and doesnt appear cheapened by all the plastic bits that honda used on the fury. would i buy either one? but the stryker is a better buy than the fury hands down.
Wow, 57 hp seemed erroneous, but looked it up & that's accurate! Honestly, I think they're very good looking forward of the seat; the wheels & everything behind the rider just looks bland and cheap, and doesn't seem to fit the rest of the bike. is Honda trying to nudge owners into chrome or upgrades?

The interstate looks like a funner bike anyways; I think the wholr chopper thing is overrated, but that's just me. =D

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Wow! Think the wife's zuma has more guts than that!

But seriously that's bad! my Z makes 33hp stock with ONE cylinder!!!!

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Like he said, "to each his own". Didn't know my interest in it would start a penis measuring contest. The 1100 Shadow is just 58 HP and 70 ft lbs of torque, still shaft driven.

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Like he said, "to each his own". Didn't know my interest in it would start a penis measuring contest. The 1100 Shadow is just 58 HP and 70 ft lbs of torque, still shaft driven.
Hmmm....

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Like he said, "to each his own". Didn't know my interest in it would start a penis measuring contest. The 1100 Shadow is just 58 HP and 70 ft lbs of torque, still shaft driven.
but the 1100 shadow is much cheaper, and you can 'customize' it any way you want, rather than riding around on a "chopper" made of plastic.

yup, to each their own....

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Check out the HP figures of many big block Harleys - you'll not find them at your dealer or on their site as they are low.

Cruisers are not about HP - the torque figures are more relevant.

Funny re plastic comments as until you 'tap' it you'll not know and it saves a shit load of weight!

I always though a big inch grunty twin in a light frame and running gear would be fun.

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re: horsepower: A chopper is more about slow cruising anyway and heaven forbid that raked front wheel catch any air; landing could be bad. It's more about enjoying it for what it's meant for! =D

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re: horsepower: A chopper is more about slow cruising anyway and heaven forbid that raked front wheel catch any air; landing could be bad. It's more about enjoying it for what it's meant for! =D
+1 A chopper is all about the look, riding position and experience. That's more than enough power.

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What about the sound? I thought the higher the DB the less HP that was needed.
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The one I rode sounded killer. Cobra exhaust.

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What about the sound? I thought the higher the DB the less HP that was needed.
Yes, that is true! Everyone knows that.

More importantly, the higher the DB the better for getting attention at a stop light by blipping open the throttle every 1-5 seconds as if the bike would stall if you didn't. That's baddass!

(just joking)

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Yes, that is true! Everyone knows that.

More importantly, the higher the DB the better for getting attention at a stop light by blipping open the throttle every 1-5 seconds as if the bike would stall if you didn't. That's baddass!

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This is done to warm up the pavement near the rear tire. All that torque needs WARM pavement at launch.

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Hugely expensive for what you get. Also, one of the bikes mags, I forget which says it is governed and tops out at about 85 mph. Seriously, 15,000 and you get a slow plain poor turning radius bike that will probably run without issue forever

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Hugely expensive for what you get. Also, one of the bikes mags, I forget which says it is governed and tops out at about 85 mph. Seriously, 15,000 and you get a slow plain poor turning radius bike that will probably run without issue forever
So you get a HD but with style and reliability?

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they should of put the 1800 in the fury...new school choppers are all about big motors...1300 v twin is small

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Ok, is the Honda fury a sportbike? is it a dualsport? is it a sport touring or even a cruiser? it's a Japanese built chopper! And for $15,000 wearing the most reliable motorcycle name on the planet(Honda), try finding as comparable chopper for under $20,000, and I'm sorry but ur not gonna find any chopper boasting 150hp and pulling 9's in the quarter mile, you will not see the boys from OCC or West Coast out ripping up the local track with their rides, the fury is pretty sweet for what it is!...A Joyride...

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I saw a couple of comparisons here between the Fury and the Raider. That's an unfair comparison as they two are really not in the same class of motorcycles, especially regarding power. A better comparison is the Fury vs the Stryker. 2012 Honda Fury vs. 2011 Yamaha Star Stryker [Video] - Motorcycle.com

The Stryker is a more usable motorcycle. I've heard that past an hour of riding the Fury it becomes very uncomfortable. The Stryker, while not as 'chopper' like is the more complete, user-friendly motorcycle. Both are extremely dependable so It's a matter of choice. For me, I think I would prefer the Stryker. More of a fan of belt-driven and the styling.

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yes, WEAK! here's why: 1300cc fuel injection only produced 57.3 hp and 73 ft lbs of torque. VERY laughable numbers if you ask me considering the engine size...
You have to remember tho, it will put out close to 70 ft lbs of torgue at very low rpm's. It might still be low on hp's compared to other bikes in its class, but as others have said, cruisin' the boulevard ain't about mad HP's...

With that said, Honda has also come out with the "1300 Custom Line." I think they're pretty sweet... basically an amalgamation of the Fury and the VTX.

Quite styley and tasteful, in my opinion:

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Ok, is the Honda fury a sportbike? is it a dualsport? is it a sport touring or even a cruiser? it's a Japanese built chopper! And for $15,000 wearing the most reliable motorcycle name on the planet(Honda), try finding as comparable chopper for under $20,000, and I'm sorry but ur not gonna find any chopper boasting 150hp and pulling 9's in the quarter mile, you will not see the boys from OCC or West Coast out ripping up the local track with their rides, the fury is pretty sweet for what it is!...A Joyride...
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I've got a 2010 Fury, matte grey special edition with cobra pipes. I've had it for a year now and it is a complete blast to ride! I get nods at every light and people are always surprised its a Honda. The cobra pipes give it an awesome bark when I roll on, and the power is hefty enough to make me feel like a bad ass. My only complaint is that I wish it had a 6th gear for easier highway riding.
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I've got a 2010 Fury, matte grey special edition with cobra pipes...
That thing looks pretty rad! Bet it sounds it too.



I've been thinking about getting back into cruisers... don't get me wrong, i love sportriding, but there's nothing like sittin' back, stretching your legs out, relaxing, and enjoying a nice cruise.

It's far from a horsepower titan, but I'm all about the Shadow 750s...




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I saw a couple of comparisons here between the Fury and the Raider. That's an unfair comparison as they two are really not in the same class of motorcycles, especially regarding power. A better comparison is the Fury vs the Stryker. 2012 Honda Fury vs. 2011 Yamaha Star Stryker [Video] - Motorcycle.com

The Stryker is a more usable motorcycle. I've heard that past an hour of riding the Fury it becomes very uncomfortable. The Stryker, while not as 'chopper' like is the more complete, user-friendly motorcycle. Both are extremely dependable so It's a matter of choice. For me, I think I would prefer the Stryker. More of a fan of belt-driven and the styling.
if you are saying the stryker is the better bike you should compare it to the same type of bike like the stateline. i have never seen a chopper that i thought was a rider friendly bike, for long distance riding.


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To see the fury in pictures and seeing it upclose in person I get two different impressions. The pictures look AWESOME! But for some reason, it's a less than awesome in person. In person, it seems a bit bland and less than impressive. I think with a bit of customizing it could look great but the stock version leaves a bit to be desired. Griff definitely had the right idea with changing the pipes - that makes a world of difference.

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I agree with you on that it has a variety of "personalities" depending on what angle you're looking from.
The stock pipes are horrible and I think Honda could have gone edgier seeing as they were already out on a limb with the Fury's overall design.
You can't beat the tank though; the curves and the lines are one of the best I've ever seen from a big motor company. Sitting on the seat you can't help but notice the similarities of a woman's curves.
The front view is the worst in my opinion. Even with all the curves, it looks very plain and slender from that angle.
The stock air cleaner is the worst blemish on the bike. After the new forward controls I put on, it will be my next upgrade.
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Wasn't that the point of the fury? Start with a base motorcycle and turn it into your own personalized bike.

I like it. I just wish they put the vtx1800 engine in it. The sound of that engine is awesome.

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I couldn't agree more. It does great with the 1300 but 18 would be redonkulous!

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Griff, you going to put a Hypercharger on it? I was real close to putting one on my X before I traded it in.

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Wasn't that the point of the fury? Start with a base motorcycle and turn it into your own personalized bike.
It's one thing to customize a bike out of desire, it's another to do it out of necessity. The stock fury begs for it, other bikes don't.

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