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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Default Anyone ridden a Honda Fury?

I should preface my post with: No, I am not buying one, it simply doesn't compare to the quality of our bikes.


A lot of local dealers here seem to have these on their show floors, and I have to admit that I really dig the sleek look of them. I normally pass right by them because I know about the cheapness of the build, the fiberglass fenders and the anemic motor in it, but the looks got the best of me, so I swung my leg over one recently.

Damn it is COMFORTABLE.

The generously padded seat was like sitting my butt in a Bentley, and the shape of it cradled me right into place. The riding position, bar reach and peg reach was just awesome, and I liked the gauge placement and style too.

I can see why Honda has had such great success getting first time riders on these, their sales are strong on them, and now I get why.

If I were in the market for a low cost, somewhat custom looking factory bike, I would gravitate more towards the new Yamaha Stryker (also amazingly comfortable) but the Fury would be another I'd seriously consider.

The dealer offered up a test ride, but honestly, I'm afraid I'd like it, but I know it's just not "me", and is a world apart from my Hammer S in every way.

A couple grand in mods, bob the rear fender, replace the fiberglass stuff with tins and I think it would be a sweet boulevard cruiser.



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A friend of mine bought an Interstate I believe it is called. It is one of Hondas variations off the Fury. I was at his place a few weeks ago. It has the fat front tire and mag wheels. Sat on it. It did feel very comfortable with floorboards and all. It felt very well balanced. He then started it up. Stock exhaust and yes it did sound good. It is a big loooong bike. I believe it has like a 72" or 75" wheel base. I did NOT ask to take it out,nor did he offer. It is a sweet looking bike, I did test ride a few Victorys and I believe I am leaning towards the Kingpin or CrossCountry down the road. Honda does sell a lot of bikes. This friend of mine had just road up from Tuscon to the westside of Phoenix. He said he does this trip quite often and it rides very nice.So he is happy. I believe he ended up paying out like 16K for his bike.
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If I were in my early 20's and wanted to get on a cool lookin' factory chopper; I'd definitely consider the Fury (in all its forms). Why not!

Honda has built up a great reputation for reliability over the years. Heck; I drive a Honda CR-V when I actually drive a car (which isn't often). I bought it because of the Honda reliability. I had picked up a little '95 Civic Hatchback years ago and that little sucker would just go and go and get 40 mpg doing it. Kinda wish I still had it sometimes.

Anyway, sure, I wouldn't feel uncomfortable on a Fury if I were just starting out on street bikes. I'm pretty much past that now but if I lost everything and had to start all over; I wouldn't mind riding a Fury for a while.

I guess I'd have to put up with some HD riders sneering at me from time to time but the good one's never would. True bikers could care less what you ride as long as you ride.
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If they put the 1800cc in it i bet they couldnt build them fast enough.
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They would have to add a cog to the gearbox, as well. I really liked Honda's 1300 cruiser line, but I really wanted the big overdrive 6th gear that my hammer came with. That and the smaller motor kept those bikes off of my list. I could've made peace with the plastics and fiberglass.
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Would it be silly for you to go look for a honda furry web site and see what they have to say.
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its a great bike i have one. It is great if you are single and have someone to carry your stuff. I am selling mine and buying a CC this saturday though. Something for my wife and I.
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its a great bike i have one. It is great if you are single and have someone to carry your stuff. I am selling mine and buying a CC this saturday though. Something for my wife and I.
Have a pros/cons list about it? Am interested to hear how it is after owning it and riding it for a while.

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I really like the fury, and looked at them when they were first out.
Evrytime I look at another bike, they don't seem to be better than my KP, so I'm stayin' put.

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Thought they looked cool in in pics, then I saw one in person at a local dealership. Plastic fender with the flat paint changed my mind.

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