The Honda Fury project developed along five years specially for the US market and officially launched this January in New York has apparently lead to the creation of a roadster version. These sketches have been patented by Honda in the United States of America and Japanese engineers consider this model a way to fully explore the potential of the V-twin engine powering the Fury.
Called RV2, the project features elements that are more likely to be found on American choppers rather than on factory motorcycles – a massive tubular steel frame and imposing custom wheels – while British influences such as the low bars and flat seat design add a café racer look to it. Furthermore, for keeping the Fury engine and shaft drive previously used on the VTX series, Honda masks the radiator in the front end of the frame.
Honda’s Roadster model sketches also unveil an upside down fork, a 320mm front disc brake with four piston calipers as well as a unique exhaust system ending up under the seat.
Although there is no actual information related to a possible finalization of this project, the Honda Roadster 1300 could become a serious contender on the US market for various Buell models and even the Yamaha MT-01.