You have one again succeeded in producing a bike no one wants. Joining its late model development bluders-of-kin the Rune, the Grimus purple DN-01 Monstrosity, Big Ruckus, CRF230L, CRF230M, Rincon, Aquatrax, etc, etc. The Fury looks to gain market share where there is none to be had.
Kudos to you for keeping the new CB1000, CB1300, CB1000F, and Hornet 600 overseas; while the 919, 599, Interceptor, XR650L, XR650R, Goldwing, ST1300, Super Hawk, RC51, etc. etc. wither &/or die on the vine from old age & general apathy. The fact you can still crate up & ship out those Rebels says alot--that they must not make calendars in Japan.
In designing the Fury; you have once again arrived to a party late by at least 6 years---due in no uncertain terms to the bean counters, lawyers, product liability people, & the countless clueless focus groups that run the show at Big Red. In true "industry leader" form even your pathetic late entry is so bland & vanilla by the time the above people are done with it you would have been better off throwing the whole thing back in the scrap steel bin & saving the trees from being wasted on brochures.
Oh well Honda--guess I'll still see you at the races--you know with your riders & bikes that dominate the motosport world. The likes of McGrath, Lamson, Duhamel, Summers, Haden, Carmichael. Your untouchable early to mid 90s MXer's. Your revolutionary Hurricanes. Your bullet prooof XR's. Your class defining Goldwing. But wait, no. Its 2009 now. On the off chance you still even have a race team so much with talent to race it. That time has gone; that time has passed on, just like you have Honda. I dont recognize you anymore Red, & I miss you.