The Honda Fury was designed for the wild rider that lies in anyone of us. The bike’s radical lines give it a head-turning look and we especially like the front spoiler LED accent lights, passenger backrest pad and the sleek, boulevard screen. Not to mention about the numerous chromed details which further enhance the classy look of the chopper.
The high-mount steering head gives the frame a see-through, open-air look with plenty of breathing room between the tank/upper frame and the front cylinder head. The 2012 Honda Fury ABS is powered by a 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin mated on a five speed transmission.
The bike rides on a fat 200-series rear tire paired with a slim 21-inch front wheel. The suspensions include a front 45mm fork and a rear single shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position spring preload adjustability.
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The process of designing a new motorcycle always encompasses a huge array of factors and considerations. A profusion of calculations, measurements, specifications and more must be weighed, analyzed, dissected and crunched together to yield the proper result. However, one key factor that cannot be quantified in empirical terms always comes into play: a passion for the machine. And at Honda, our designers and engineers carry a passion for motorcycles to the extreme. So when they get the green light to give full force to such passions, some pretty wild things can happen.
Welcome to the wild side of Honda, where a passion for riding reigns supreme in the stunningly creative 2010 Fury. Here we have a machine packed with radical lines and a head-turning look, a motorcycle destined to become a milestone machine. The Fury is the offspring of people who get excited about creating new motorcycles, enthusiasts who understand what it means to get really involved with a machine. The Fury captures the pure, undiluted chopper essence, a genre of motorcycle that simply feels right, looks right and sounds right when it’s done well, rather than a precise formula that’s captured with a micrometer and calipers.
Choppers have been a part of the motorcycling scene for decades, but for the most part they’ve occupied a niche on the farthest edges of the sport. The first such machines were cobbled-up home-builts with a reputation for being crudely wrought and uncomfortable to ride. Since then choppers have evolved into rolling art, with true customs commanding a very high price. That’s the beauty of the Fury. Even though it looks like rolling art from the two-wheeled world, it is backed up with the same functionality, fit and finish, quality and reliability built into every Honda.
Tapping into an extensive legacy of experience in building motorcycles of all types, Honda’s engineers devised a design and incorporated technological advantages to make the Fury handle, function and ride according to Honda standards. Although stunning and daring in its visuals, the Fury is great fun to ride, with a look, feel and sound that place the rider squarely in the chopper domain. It’s a Honda and you can use it like any other Honda, yet it carries attitude and looks to the extreme.
Better yet, this breakthrough motorcycle rests within easy reach of nearly every rider; in terms of affordability the Fury does indeed break new ground. It’s a radical concept in a unique package, an affordable combination never before offered to the average motorcycle owner—until today.
The most obvious attraction to the Fury centers on its raked-out chopper styling: high-mount steering head that gives the frame a see-through, open-air look with plenty of breathing room between the tank/upper frame and the front cylinder head; slim and long fuel tank perched up high; ultra-low 26.7-inch seat height; big-time rake; fat 200-series rear tire paired with a slim 21-inch front wheel; a condensed, hard-tail look to the rear end; and a stretched wheelbase. And that long wheelbase is no illusion—the Fury stretches a full 71.2 inches between axles. Perhaps equally important is that a close-up inspection of the Fury reveals remarkably clean lines, a Spartan return to basics plus superior attention to detail that together create the distinct impression of a full-on hand-built custom bike, but at a mere fraction of the cost.
In truth, creation of the Fury posed a considerable challenge. This ground-breaking concept had to strike a delicate balance. The extended chopper look with its stretched wheelbase and exaggerated steering rake combines with the stellar levels of function that are part of every Honda. The design focus began with the high steering head/pronounced steering rake/open look in the front end and then radiated outward from there. With such a visually stunning appearance, the final incarnation of the Fury required a significant amount of communication and cooperation between the styling team in the USA at Honda Research Americas (HRA) and the Honda engineers at HGA in Japan. Original sketches and clay mock-ups were tweaked and refined in innumerable ways, leading to small but elegantly simple feats of engineering wizardry that were performed to achieve the goal.
For example, to maintain the remarkably uncluttered look between the front cylinder and the front downtube/radiator area, the top radiator hose is hidden away beneath the front valve cover—a patented idea that illustrates the extreme efforts expended on maintaining the airy look of the front end. Other examples are the long, slim and voluptuous look of the fuel tank, which had to be adjusted and modified repeatedly along with handlebar shape and size to allow the appropriate amount of steering clearance when the front wheel is turned from stop-to-stop. The design of each separate element shares cascading effects with other interrelated parts, resulting in a fluidity of design.
In similar fashion, the rear end of the bike had to look just right, yet still function like a Honda. The Fury incorporates a visual balance of positive and negative space between the airy front end and the more substantial engine and rear-end section; it may not be instantly apparent to some onlookers, but the design elements have been carefully integrated. The LED taillight was selected specifically because it does not affect the shape of the rear fender, which also lacks visible fender stays—all for the purpose of giving the rear fender a simple, clean and elegant shape.
Features & Benefits
We understand perfectly if you think your eyeballs are lying to you. Indeed, the Fury® appears to be something from the farthest fringes of the two-wheeled world. Yet it’s a Honda, through and through. Here we have the rolling incarnation of the pure, undiluted chopper essence, a machine that simply looks right, sounds right and goes straight to the heart of radical enthusiasts. Yet despite the extreme lines and head-turning looks, the Fury is backed up with the same fit and finish, functionality, affordability, quality and reliability built into every Honda. Who would have ever thought it possible?
* WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
If you ever get the chance to hop on the 2012 Honda Fury, be prepare to feel the smooth power, delivery, seamless gearbox, and deceptive handling. Knowing that this chopper has 38-degree rake angle, 71.2-inch wheelbase and 200mm rear tire, you probably think it can’t be as rider-friendly as it is.
So, since it is not the official unveil or introductory for the 2012 Fury, Honda only shared us itsy bitsy info about the specs and details. Okay, we expect that the Japanese motorcycle maker will have few upgrades on the engine, but the powerplant is the same-old engine from last year model. Yup… the 2012 Honda Fury chopper still powered by 1,312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-Twin which mated to a 5-speed transmission.
There’s no mistaking that the Fury is all about the way it looks, sounds and feels—and the way all these sensations make you feel when you’re riding it. But like all Hondas, the Fury is also a showcase of engineering, boasting innovative features like Programmed Fuel Injection, custom-cast wheels, specially designed shaft drive, and, of course, that monster 1312cc V-twin. Call it the perfect marriage of style and substance.
VT1300CX / VT1300CX ABS
1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore and Stroke
89.5mm x 104.3mm
SOHC; three valves per cylinder
PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Front: 45mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.7 inches travel
Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Optional ABS and CBS (VT1300CX ABS) will be available in Black color only
Rake (Caster angle)
92mm (3.6 inches)
Estimated Fuel Economy
Matte Black/Red, Ultra Blue Metallic,
Black (ABS available in Black color only)