Background and Identification
The Honda Fury was the first production chopper from Honda, a major motorcycle manufacturer. A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle that is considered the most extreme of all custom styles and uses lengthened forks and radically modified steering angles for a stretched-out appearance. The Honda Fury was the first chopper-style motorcycle to include an anti-lock braking system (ABS). The Fury is sold internationally, though in some markets the Fury name is dropped and the motorcycle is sold simply by its model ID: VT1300CX.
The Honda Fury was launched in 2009 as the Fury VT1300CX for the 2010 model year. Motorcycle Cruiser magazine named the Honda Fury as the “2010 Cruiser of the Year” after arguing that chopper motorcycles cannot be mass-produced, so the Fury is actually a cruiser motorcycle. Motorcycles like the Honda Fury are sometimes categorized by the term factory custom, indicating a manufacturer’s attempt to imitate and follow the chopper-style fad.
Honda has been produced continuously since 2009 and remains essentially unchanged since the 2010 model, other than annual paintwork redesigns.
Honda motorcycles can be identified by the Honda motorcycle emblem, which has consisted of a bird’s wing and the name “Honda” in capital letters since the 1960s. It is modeled to follow the chopper-style motorcycles that were custom-built starting in the 1950s in California. The Fury includes an elongated fork and a teardrop-like gas tank.
Also called: VT1300CX
Assembly: Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Engine: 1,312 cc (80.1 cu in) SOHC, three valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore / stroke: 89.5 mm × 104.3 mm (3.52 in × 4.11 in)
Compression ratio: 9.2 to 1
Power: 57.3 hp (42.7 kW) @ 4,300 rpm (rear wheel)
- 79 ft-lb (107 N⋅m) @ 2,250 rpm (claimed)
- 72.9 ft-lb (98.8 N⋅m) @ 3,700 rpm (rear wheel)
Ignition type: Digital electronic
Transmission: Five-speed manual
Frame type: Double-cradle steel tube
- F: 45mm fork, 4.0 in (100 mm) travel
- R: Aluminum swingarm, mono-shock with adjustable damping and preload, 3.7 in (94 mm) travel
- F: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston calipers
- R: Single 296mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS & CBS optional
- F: 90/90-21
- R: 200/50-18
Rake, trail: 32°/92 mm (3.6 in)
Wheelbase: 71.24 in (1,809 mm)
Seat height: 26.70–26.90 in (678–683 mm)
- 663 lb (301 kg)(wet)
- 681 lb (309 kg) ABS (wet)
Fuel capacity: 3.40 US gallons (12.9 l; 2.83 imp gal)
Fuel consumption: 40 mpg‑US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg‑imp)