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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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2010 Honda Fury Review


There’s irony in the fact that Honda, the “nicest people” company, is now building what in our modern vernacular is a chopper, a genre previously associated with ne’er-do-wells, tattoos and hard living.

Honda is known globally as an engineering powerhouse whose R&D efforts are second to none in the motorcycle world. But a chopper-style motorcycle, with its extended wheelbase and raked-out front end, forces dynamic compromises not present in other classes of bikes.

So the question is: In a market segment with a heavy accent on form over function, can the 2010 Fury find the right balance? After a day of riding this outside-the-Honda-box creation, we can reply in the affirmative.

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Silly fat tires???? lol

I think a fatter rear tire might be one of my first mods!!!
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haha... have you been reading my posts??

But seriously this is an awesome review. Gets my heart pumping just thinking about riding that bad boy!

Looking at the 4 of them lined up is a thing of beauty, Im actually starting to like the Dark Red bike on the far right!!!!


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Dark Red is the best color

Sure sucks that they are only going to put ABS on the Black bike, I really want ABS on my next bike but I wont ride a Black bike, too close to hearse colors for me.
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I think black is definetly the worst looking color.... I'm surprised they wouldn't offer ABS on the other colors. The red, blue and special edition all look great!
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RAKED OUT, Im with you I didnt like the dark red at first, but its growing on me!...Nice review BTW!

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I think black is definetly the worst looking color.... I'm surprised they wouldn't offer ABS on the other colors. The red, blue and special edition all look great!
I think black is the best colour for a bike...in fact the more black on a bike the better...but that's just me.

As far as the review goes...it seems fairly positive. I'd would have liked Honda to have gone with a belt drive instead of the shaft...I know it would have been their only bike with such...but it would have been far more appealing to riders. The liquid cool is not a problem cuz they disguised it very well and it serves a purpose as does the fuel injection. The rear tire needs more meat for sure...not sure how easy if at all to add a wider tire. The 1300 motor is alright ... If this bike sells well they might design another chopper for their 1800 motor...but we would be closer to twenty grand I'm sure.
The complaints about the poor welds is a slight concern..hopefully it's only cosmetic and they fix it.

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Here's another review by Motorcycle USA .com

2010 Honda Fury First Ride - Motorcycle USA

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Here's another review by Motorcycle USA .com

2010 Honda Fury First Ride - Motorcycle USA

All I see is a lot of potential in Angela and the Fury...
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Silly fat tires???? lol

I think a fatter rear tire might be one of my first mods!!!
To each his own.

"But Big Redís chopper is remarkably balanced and agile for a bike with the longest wheelbase (71.2 inches) of any Honda ever created. A moderately fat 200mm rear tire doesnít make the bike reluctant to turn like a silly-fat tire does, and the bike exhibits nearly zero front-end flop that is present at low speeds on many other raked-out cruisers. Even feet-up, full-lock U-turns on a two-lane road donít present much of a challenge.

Indeed, the Fury generally functions as a proper motorcycle"

That last sentence REALLY seals the deal for me. A proper handling motorcycle with looks of a chopper are hard to come by. I'll keep the 200mm rear tire, thanks........

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
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