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Honda Gets Furious

If you have been puzzled by the relative lack of new product from the largest manufacturer in the industry in recent years, you may be just as puzzled to find out that today in New York Honda introduced a new model called the Fury, which is a chopper utilizing the engine from the VTX1300. We had a chance to see the Fury several weeks ago at Honda’s headquarters here in the United States, but have been under embargo until now.

Despite its looks, the seating position on the Fury is far from radical. In Honda tradition, the rider should be comfortable and in control aboard the Fury. For styling purposes, Honda wanted a huge rear tire, for instance, but settled for a 200 section unit rather than something larger to preserve proper handling traits.

The 1312cc liquid-cooled V-twin will push a chassis that features single disc brakes, front and rear, a heavily raked 45 mm fork with 4 inches of travel and a rear shock with 3.7 inches of travel. The shock features adjustability for rebound and spring preload. Although the gas tank appears tiny, it holds 3.4 gallons. Seat height is a low 26.7 inches.

The Fury is all about styling, of course, including details found on the footpegs and foot controls you might not expect to see on a production motorcycle. Of course, Honda will offer a number of accessories for the Fury, some of which are on the bike pictured at the end of this article.

Here is the press information provided by Honda on the new Fury:

It’s the chopper you would build for yourself–if you had a factory instead of a garage. Introducing the Fury, a machine that radiates attitude and delivers a total riding experience approaching the outer limits of motorcycling. Welcome to the wild side–of Honda.

With hand-built appearances radical enough to turn every head and catch every eye, only the Fury dares to open the door to the most extreme level of custom looks. But once you’re rolling, the Fury experience is all about that special bond between rider and machine: the unmistakable big V-twin pulse, the characteristic Vee engine note and the no-nonsense riding stance bring you back to the core elements of riding.

Destined to become a milestone machine, the Fury captures the pure, undiluted chopper essence, places it within easy reach of nearly every rider and then backs it up with the same quality and reliability built into every Honda. It’s a radical concept in a unique package, a combination never before offered–until today.

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

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.

(Accessory availability and specifications subject to change without notice.)

**Final items subject to change.

Specifications*

Engine Type: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

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

Suspension
Front: 45mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.7 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 296mm disc with single-piston caliper

Tires
Front: 90/90-21

Rear: 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

Colors: Black, Silver, Burgundy, Blue, Matte Silver

Curb Weight†: 663 pounds

† Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

*All figures are preliminary and subject to change.