Honda Custom Slammer, Switchblade, Furious — Motorcycle USA

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Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept

Honda Custom Slammer, Furious

There’s no denying Honda builds some of the running, best performing out there. The CBR1000RR has won our Superbike numerous times, its Honda is always competitive in our 450 Motocross and many claim its Gold is the best touring motorcycle out

Despite making some of the rider-friendly motorcycles on the market, has also been known for its styling, a label it tried to with the introduction of its first chopper, the 2010 Fury. firms like Cobra demonstrated the customizing potential of a cruiser with its Cobra and Tracker. two Honda RS750 bikes it introduced at the Long IMS.

Honda’s own RD department introduced three new custom based on the company’s VT1300 at the LB IMS, which our own Ryan touched on in his 2010 Long Motorcycle Show Review. released more specs and on the 2010 Stateline “Slammer,” “Switchblade” and “Furious” Fury so we thought we’d take a look at its VT1300 Series

Honda RD Designers show can be done using a 2010 model as a base model for (R) The Switchblade started out as a 2010 (M) the hardtail Furious was once a (R) and the Slammer started as a Stateline.

For the custom builds, Honda the services of three young, designers from its SoCal HQ. The had to work within a limited but were given free as far as creativity goes. The only two were the bikes had to be full on and they had to “stay true to the of the production vehicle.” In other make it your own but don’t so far from the original that its are unrecognizable.

The last stipulation was they only had three to complete their builds in for the Long Beach IMS.

Stateline Slammer (Bagger)

RD Americas designer Erik converted a 2010 Stateline a wicked looking bagger. He the bars in a fork-mounted front which carries the same lines as the stock tank. The end has been

Erik Dunshee converted the into this wicked-looking with an air ride suspension.

revamped, including swapping out to an fork wherein a 23-inch custom wheel lies. have been updated a composite-coated, narrow track rotor with a six piston The front fender hugs the more and now flares at the bottom.

the sleek fairing is an all-in-one system with a GPS speed

Custom bodywork is also over the back end, hard bags integrated the rear fender. The fender has the of a classic American car from the Somewhere in the bags is hidden a subwoofer and an amp to drive the stereo 500 watts of power. The bags are over custom crossover exhausts. The ride is slammed via an air-ride suspension, dropping the ride height to 2.25-inches lowered.

The entire bike is in two-tone satin metallic and pearl black paint. In with the “stay true to the requirement, the frame, swingarm, and engine are stock except for a air cleaner jutting off the “Slammer’s” side. Give Dunshee

He was able to put an edgy, modern on an otherwise tame stock

2010 Sabre Switchblade Drag)

Instead of the “Slammer’s” it to the streets styling, designer Birtulescu recreated a Honda that is

The Pro Drag Switchblade has a adjustable suspension with sport and race modes.

to take it to the strip. Drag that is. Gone is the casual In its place is a bike meant to be fast and hard. The fenders on the Sabre are chopped more the other two VT1300 models, but took the “Switchblade” to the Nth degree.

Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept

A patch of carbon fiber as the front fender and the rear has converted into a sportbike-like section that barely the back tire and is also of CF. The new chin spoiler is also out of the lightweight, bulletproof compound.

totally recreated the back end of the Sabre, giving it a racier with a single-sided swingarm and a back tire wrapped an 18-inch carbon fiber He also ditched the shaft for a 535 chain conversion and threw on a three-way adjustable Ohlins Riders can dial it in for cruise, or race mode via the knobs in the of the custom carbon fiber

The stock brakes have swapped out for dual wave on the front with Brembo calipers while the 21-inch hoop is also carbon A forward-facing heavy breather air boosts the flow to the stock and the rider position hunches the tank stretching out to grab of the clip-on bars and reaching for the rearset foot controls. burly custom pipes the conversion from a low key, back ride to a “Let’s get it burnout king.

2010 Fury Furious (Hardtail

Of the three neo-VT1300 customs, the lines of the base motorcycle are easily recognizable in “Furious.” But your base platform is an raked-out factory chopper, a good thing. Honda RD

Nick Renner gave the a retro vibe by converting it to a doing away with the fender, throwing on some pipes and adding a diamond-tuck and metal flake paint.

designer Nick Renner the 2010 Honda Fury and it with some old school He raked-out the front end to a crazy seven degrees over and threw on a bigger hoop, tall. He did away with the fender altogether and dropped the replacing them with drag bars. Internal and the absence of control housings gives the handlebars a much look.

He also made the VT1300 engine stand out by replacing some of the bulky by relocating the battery and doing with the faux chrome for components. Renner did away the mass of wires between the and replaced the air intake, creating a that also makes the more prominent as a focal

Unlike the other two, modified the frame, transforming into a rigid with a hardtail frame conversion. The fender has been chopped and hugs the custom five-spoke, rear wheel. Dual pipes add to its throwback style, as the diamond-tuck seat. The tank is but the Fury’s original tank was one of its strong suits.

Its metal flake paint job and leafing, though, adds to its chops.

The three Honda did a bang-up job of creating three different styles of custom motorcycles based on the VT1300 These motorcycles definitely Honda more street The “Slammer,” “Switchblade” and “Furious” are making the rounds at the IMS, so if you on going to one of the remaining shows, by the Honda booth to check out.

Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept
Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept
Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept

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