The factory built custom looking motorcycles are starting to be more popular than ever and models like the Honda Shadow Sabre become more successful with every year that passes.

Packed with a long list of modern features and blessed with a very attractive design language, the Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS has a lot to love.

The 2013 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS is propelled by a massive 1312cc V-twin, 52-degree engine with a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers. The engine delivers plenty of torque and the feel only a V-twin can deliver. Its power is kept in leash by a five speed transmission. The engine is also combined with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) which helps you start the motorcycle without problems on cold mornings or at high altitudes.

The stopping power is assured by font single 336mm discs with twin-piston calipers and rear 296mm discs with single-piston calipers. The ABS and CBS are available as optional equipment.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS.

  • 2013 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS
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Press release

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.

Here’s a pro-street-style cruiser that struts an aggressive look and offers the credentials to back it up: the Honda Sabre®. Featuring performance-oriented ergonomics that are both functional and comfortable, this is one tough ride cast in the classic role of a muscle-bound street rod. Thanks to a powerful 1312cc V-twin engine incorporating Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, this is a bike that will take you down the meanest streets with performance that’ll turn heads.

Packed with plenty of power and torque, the Sabre’s 1312cc, 52º V-twin engine boasts a single-pin crankshaft that helps deliver that inimitable V-twin pulse and sound.

Sharp-Dressed Man.

The Sabre simply screams Pro-Street style, from its short, sporty fenders and raked-out fork to its stripped-down, color-matched frame and dragster-like handlebars.

Brake Time.

A 336mm front and a 296mm rear disc brake ensure strong, progressive stopping power and control.

Honda Genuine Accessories

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 Footpegs
Front Spoiler (black/red)
Front Spoiler LED Accent Lights
Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion/Flame)
Chrome Side Covers
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


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.

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.

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.

Tank-mounted Instruments - 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.

1312cc V-twin Engine - 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.

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.

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

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.

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 - 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.

NEW FOR 2013

  • New Black color.
  • Pro street styling
  • Anti-lock braking system


US MSRP Price $13,250 USD
Engine Type 1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin
Bore And Stroke 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive Shaft
Front Suspension 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front Brake Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake 296mm disc with single-piston caliper; Optional ABS and CBS
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 170/80-15
Rake 33 degree (Caster Angle)
Trail 118.0mm (4.6 inches)
Wheelbase 70.3 inches
Seat Height 26.9 inches
Curb Weight 679 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gallons
Mpg 46 MPG
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