Test Ride: 2010 Honda Fury

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Honda Fury

Test Ride: 2010 Fury

“The 2010 Welcome to Honda’s wild

Honda has stepped over the to the wilder side of motorcycling, beyond a reasonable doubt, imitation is indeed the sincerest of flattery. But true to Honda’s operandi, they have not into the chopper genre they rather have their homework to ensure their entry would be successful. Other metric manufacturers have already their hat in the ring of the minimalist movement with examples fall generically into the chopper category – take for Harley-Davidson’s recent Rocker and Yamaha’s Star Raider

Genuine choppers from the 50s, 60s and early 70s were and rebellious in their day – at least Riding one for any length of time or a long distance proved to be not so cool however. In fact, I’m not how Peter Fonda and Dennis survived until the end of their biker movie.

Riding is to be about freedom and individual and the jury has it that that choppers failed to fill the with any real credibility – maybe the individual expression

Fortunately, even today’s top custom builders have to some level of comfort and Manufacturers have recently up to the plate, delivering practicality with enhanced comfort and reliability. Early Choppers featured hot-rodded motors, a and streamlined fuel tank, raked out front forks with a tall, skinny wheel and tire, a low seating and a bobbed rear fender.

The factors are still in evidence and modern manufacturers, for the most adhere to the basic concepts of the but with modern technology in for good measure.

Honda’s into the Chopper market, no came as a surprise to the cycling but the 2010 Honda Fury is a worthwhile entry into the and growing category. It is one pretty ride, right off the dealer’s floor, and the price is certainly reasonable than a custom from the likes of Arlen Jesse James or the dysfunctional that makes up the Orange Chopper team.

The Fury comes with all the basic elements –featuring front forks flanking a multi-spoked alloy wheel and rubber capped by a fitting, abbreviated cycle The frame is visibly evident, a flashy, chrome motor and all of the mechanical elements. The gas tank is not stretched and streamlined, but sculpted as flowing into the long, low and seat with its kick-up pillion and strap handle.

The fender displays a bobbed and the low, pull back and forward controls are set up for an “Easy posture. The dual right twin exhaust pipes a required, pleasing V-Twin Some not-so-traditional elements the cooling radiator and final drive, which early examples certainly wouldn’t been caught … but we’re talking progress

Power for the 2010 Honda comes from a 1312cc 6-valve, liquid-cooled 52° V-twin with PGM-Fuel Injection and enricher circuit with one throttle body. The motor 56 horsepower @ 4,300 rpm, and pound feet of torque @ rpm. As already stated, the reaches the rear wheel via a final drive, and gear are made courtesy of a smooth, sequential manual transmission.

Suspension componentry consists of inverted forks with of travel up front and a single with adjustable rebound and five-position spring preload and 3.7-inches of travel in the rear. The rides on Dunlop Elite 3 front  and a fat 200/50-18 rear mounted on 9- spoke, black alloy wheels. Bringing the to a halt is a single 336mm with twin-piston caliper and a single 296mm disc single-piston caliper.

An optional ABS and Combined Braking System is available for an extra $1,000. The is capable of moving from mph in 5.3 seconds and tops out in the speed at 100 mph.

Honda Fury

Early real choppers modified parts that mostly steel, while the and rear fenders, valve some of the engine covers and bucket of the Fury are made of most items in chrome, may go against the grain of many of the chopper movement.

My test Honda Fury wore a or satin finish exterior of metallic with lots of and a Black seat. The base was set at $12,999 while dealer and handling adds an average $250.

SUMMARY:  The 2010 Fury is a slick ride fulfills the chopper image at an price in its stick form. are several factory optional available for personalization, which totaled up, still come in at less than a full-on

I found the Fury to be a pleasant, custom-looking, chopper styled The cost falls into the range for such a unique-looking especially given Honda’s for fit, finish and reliability. are provided for both ride and

The Fury feels lighter its 663 pounds, and the low 26.7-inch seat makes it user friendly, for vertically challenged riders. At I felt comfortable and quite at aboard, with an almost riding position.

The Fury is and easily maneuverable in virtually any scenario. The acceleration is quick and – it’s not a drag bike, you, but the shaft drive in an instant response to the throttle. The is neutral, with a totally feeling either at speed or a parking lot pace.

There are a few nits to pick – the metal could be mounted a tad lower for a custom fit, and the rear cut line would perhaps be more appealing if it followed the tire profile more and finally, the front suspension could be increased for a non-springer-like The Fury comes without a (and appropriately so, since no chopper ever had a windshield). a helmet lock for security if you to leave it with the bike.

On the plus side, the gauges are informative and easy to read, the is comfortable and the Fury delivers a and positive riding experience, smooth gear changes and it may not have the hottest motor it certainly seems more simply sufficient. Bottom if the metal versus plastic were to be increased, so likely, the overall chopper appeal be Come to think of it, plastic is and cheaper to replace.


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