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Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept

Honda Fury turns in Port Dover

The 2012 Fury is a factory custom that blends the stripped-to-the-essentials of custom chopper styling a modern mix of 1300cc engine and technology.

Story and photos by Rob

Metroland Media/ —

someone threw a party and 70,000 friends showed up.

maybe not exactly friends.

But sharing a common cause, a of tribal, like-minded mania for

This is what happens time a Friday the 13th up on the calendar.

And it happens in Port Ontario.

Not everyone has the herd to join these mass The best rides are usually group gigs. A cross-country with a few friends. Or the long, wolf rides.

Just the sun, the road, the wind, and an map check in the middle of nowhere, to out where the heck you wound up.

But every once in a while, good to gather with the of the clan. Because despite the the broad category of motorcycling a wide swath of machinery and

And it’s a chance to check out from scooters to dirt from retro machines to rat

The wild colour palette of sport bikes. The growing of graying boomers getting Bikes with trailers.

with sidecars, wheelchair even a barbecue attachment.

Of the overwhelming flavour at these remains the cruisers and costumes of bad boy dentists and accountants living out alter ego fantasies in black boots and do-rags.

Hmmm, so to wear?

“How about a Kim at Honda suggested.

The Fury the motorcycle universe when it debuted as a 2010 factory from Honda.

The 2012 Fury carries on little change and it follows the chopper formula faithfully, on Honda’s longest-ever, almost-six-foot with a stretched-out frame and profile.

Friday the 13th at Dover. Some of the sights of the 13th meeting in Port as more than 70,000 converged on the Ontario town.

A tapered tank sits high atop the frame Other chopper cues foot-forward pegs, middling-high a low seat, and a skinny large-diameter wheel contrasting fat rubber in the – a 200 series 18-inch tire a classic hardtail-look back

There are bikes you ride. And there are bikes you ride to the coffee shop. The Fury to fit in the latter category.

And, I had first requested a Sabre the Fury’s VT1300 siblings – the lower-profiled “street-pro” Sabre, the full-fendered Stateline and its bagged version – all have longer-range and are also a little more with a tad more rear travel and with an easier to the ergonomic triangle of seat, and handlebar grips.

But beggars can’t be choosers. this was an easy choice to

The Fury’s chopper-style grip does not venture into ape-hanger silliness. And the ride is easy enough to live for a day trek, even with a minimalist seat.

The centre of on any chopper should be the engine.

And 1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degree does not disappoint, in either or performance.

There’s a nice of the rough and the smooth here. The fires with fuel-injected and dependability, but the roar coming out of the seems to border on the edge of legality, snarling with a pulse of sound and, fury. Power is translated via a gearbox and a discreetly subtle drive.

Some might consider more of a middleweight engine, but I miss the VTX1800 at all, and is plenty of power here to My fuel economy for the day was a combined for a theoretical range of about 250 km the smallish 12.8-litre tank. My was mostly on highway and country but with some in-town and traffic jam idling.

Honda Fury Furious Hardtail Chopper Concept

Traffic are inevitable at a meet this but I did manage to escape the herd and a quiet spot near the for a photo or two.

The 2012 Fury proved popular in and looked even better in Ultra Blue Metallic that quiet, more backdrop.

There are other out-of–the-box choices out there from and Yamaha, but the Fury’s lines, profile and potent mix of power and dependability gives it a well-finished of quality and tempting allure.

yeah, I know that are meant to be individual expressions, a palette blending art and technology, a creation that should out of your own garage.

But, when someone does it for you well.

As for individuality, based on the turning in town, I’d guess we had 70,000 riders and at least one handsome 2012 Honda

If you’re interested in the Fury, in mind that it has been over for the past two years, so models in different colour will be essentially the same, and offer dickering room.

the same VT1300 lineup, the handsome Sabre and its more Stateline and Interstate siblings are currently listed at reduced on Honda Canada’s website.

Honda VT1300CXA Fury at a glance

ENGINE: 1312cc 52-degree V-Twin


TRANSMISSION: Five-speed with final drive

WHEELBASE: mm (71.1”)



BRAKES: Front 336 mm Disc; 296 mm Disc (ABS standard in

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

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