The 2012 Honda Sabre blends a distinctive cruiser style with muscular performance numbers that are just too impressive to ignore. It’s no wonder that of the three new bikes Honda is releasing based on the VT1300, the Sabre is arguably the most versatile.

The bike’s pro-street styling is as sleek and aggressive as any that we’ve seen recently. The distinct open, minimalist frame and long, lean and low-slung design of the Sabre begins with a narrow 21" front tire and an aggressively raked front fork, before continuing with a lightweight steering head that belies its sturdiness. The back of the Sabre also features a hidden shock that exudes a sleek hard-tail look without giving up rider comfort and handling control.

At the heart of the Sabre is an advanced 1,312 cc V-twin engine that comes with Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). Combine that with other sophisticated technology, including a Combined Braking System with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and you have a bike that takes cruiser performance to a whole new level.

Despite sharing some of the same DNA as the other new custom 1300s, the Sabre stands head and shoulders above its competitors before its versatility and muscular style is only the beginning of the impressive overall package it has. Whether you’re looking for a bike that comes with outstanding power, comfortable handling, and an aggressive and eye-catching style, it’s best to understand that the package you’re looking for can all be had with the Honda Sabre.

Find out more about the Honda Sabre after the jump.

  • 2012 Honda Sabre
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V-twin engine
  • Displacement:
    1312 L


2012 Honda Sabre Exterior Drivetrain
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  • 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 enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft

Honda Genuine Accessories

2012 Honda Sabre High Resolution Exterior
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  • Custom Grips
  • Boulevard Screen (smoke)
  • 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded)
  • Saddlebag Bracket (18L)
  • Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed)
  • Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed)
  • Tank Belt (plain/studded)
  • Backrest & Pad (low/tall)
  • Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket
  • Rear Carrier
  • Rider Foot Pegs
  • Front Spoiler (black/red)
  • Front Spoiler LED Accent Lights
  • Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion/Flame)
  • Chrome Side Cover
  • PIAA Driving Light
  • Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose)
  • Digital Audio System
  • Audio Attach Kit
  • Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/"V" design/neo-retro)
  • Billet Dipstick
  • Fork Nut Covers
  • Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/"V" design/neo-retro)
  • Engine Guard
  • Passenger Floorboards


2012 Honda Sabre High Resolution Exterior
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  • Ultra Blue Metallic / $12,250
  • Ultra Blue Metallic ABS / $13,250


2012 Honda Sabre High Resolution Exterior
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Model VT1300CS / VT1300CS ABS
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 enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
Optional ABS and CBS (VT1300CS ABS)
Tires Front: 90/90-21
Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase 70.3 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 33°
Trail 115.0mm (4.5 inches)
Seat Height 26.9 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy 46 mpg
Color Ultra Blue Metallic
Curb Weight* 664 pounds (VT1300CS) / 679 pounds (VT1300CS ABS)


2012 Honda Sabre High Resolution Exterior
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Otosportp----"Engine 1312cc liquid-cooled 52 ° V-twin that provides enough power that you can use to explore all corners of the city comfortably. Elegant and stylish design combined with the 41mm fork, 4.0 inches travel in the front suspension and single shock, 3.9 inches in the rear suspension travel will feel comfortable."

Total Motorcycle----"The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match."

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  (399) posted on 01.9.2012

This Honda costs $13,250, well it does worth it. smiley I love the Ultra Blue Metallic ABS, it is really an eye and attention catcher. And the accessories are really impressive as well.

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