2013 Honda Sabre

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Honda is one of the most respectable motorcycle manufacturers. The company’s reputation was created over many years and each model built by the company helped to enhance the brand’s position among the market leaders.

With every year that passes Honda’s models become better and better and the Sabre makes no exception. Featuring a head-turning style, and propelled by a strong 1312 cc, 52º V-twin engine, the new Honda Sabre has all it needs to make you fall in love at the first sight.

The engine’s power is kept in leash by a capable five speed transmission which helps you get an average fuel consumption of 46 mpg.

The bike’s speed is kept under control by a set of powerful, front and rear disc brakes and there is also available Honda’s Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as an option.

The Honda Sabre is offered with a starting price of $12,250.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Sabre.

Overview

Honda Sabre

Pro Street dragster or boulevard bad boy? How about a heaping dose of both? That’s the Sabre for you, a sleek, modern-day custom owing a sizable nod to the stripped-down styling of the Fury while also carving out its own, very unique place in the Honda Custom lineup. Just check out the crisp, clean lines, sporty, minimalist fenders, tall, 21” front tire, raked-out forks and low, aggressively set bars. And let’s not forget the brawny 1312cc 52º V-twin engine responsible for putting all this wickedly cool style in motion.

The 2013 Sabre. Stare all you like. Just don’t be surprised it’s not afraid to meet your gaze.

You can’t help but note the Fury influences, the open, minimalist frame, long, lean and low-slung lines, skinny front tire. They’re all there, along with the rest of the tasty ingredients found throughout Honda’s Custom street gang, features like the potent, liquid-cooled 1312cc V-twin powerplant, specially designed 2-into-1 exhaust, smooth shaft final drive, street-skimming saddle and custom cast wheels. Power, handling, comfort, and style to spare—the Sabre has it all.

Tank-mounted Instruments

Honda Sabre

Part of the Sabre’s super-clean look comes from mounting the instruments in a streamlined, modern tank nacelle. It completely opens up the handlebar area, yet still gives you all the information you need.

Trim Front and Rear Fenders

The close-fitting front fender along with the bobber-style rear give the Sabre a look all its own and set it apart from other models in our 1300 cruiser lineup.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes/ABS

Equipped with powerful disc brakes at both ends, the Sabre is also available with Honda’s Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as an option.

Five-Spoke Cast Wheels

Silver-finish five-spoke wheels never go out of style, are easy to keep clean, and just plain look right on a sharp, contemporary cruiser like the Sabre.

Color-Matched Frame

The Sabre’s color-matched frame really gives this bike a finishing, custom touch.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Sabre’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.

1312cc V-twin Engine

Honda Sabre

Powerful 1312cc, 52-degree V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers has plenty of torque, and the feel only a V-twin can deliver.

Low-Slung Saddle

Measuring in at a low 26.9 inches, the Sabre’s wide, plush, one-piece seat not only dials up the comfort level, but the bold, Pro Street styling as well.

Shaft Final Drive

The shaft final drive is quiet, clean, and has been uniquely integrated into the overall design.

Rear Disc Brake/ABS

Equipped with powerful disc brakes at both ends, the Sabre is also available with Honda’s Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as an option.

Wide, Low-Profile Tires

Honda Sabre

Big, fat, and bad to the bone, the Sabre’s wide, low tires do more than just look good—they are the basis for the Sabre’s excellent handling—exactly what you’d expect from a Honda cruiser.

Trim Front and Rear Fenders

The close-fitting front fender along with the bobber-style rear give the Sabre a look all its own and set it apart from other models in our 1300 cruiser lineup.

Specifications

Honda Sabre
Engine Type1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
Bore And Stroke89.5mm x 104.3mm
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
IgnitionDigital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Valve TrainSOHC; three valves per cylinder
TransmissionFive-speed
Final DriveShaft
Front Suspension41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front BrakeSingle 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire90/90-21
Rear Tire170/80-15
Rake33 degrees (Caster Angle)
Trail115.0mm (4.5 inches)
Wheelbase70.3 inches
Seat Height26.9 inches
Curb Weight664 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity4.4 gallons
Mpg46 MPG
Model IdVT1300CS
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsBlack
NoteHonda’s fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
MSRP$12,250*

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