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New Honda Fury is in dealerships; question is if anybody has personal riding experience info about Honda Fury?

I am asking about “valuable personal” riding experience. Not info from internet and magazine articles from pro writers paid to do so…

In addition, who brainwashed generations of motorcycle riders not to even ask about engine's HP numbers.

Many riders are the most proud of their engine’s HP BIG NUMBER, not chrome and shiny plastic, and many smart, good, safe fast riders used to base bike purchase on ENGINE’S HP info,

ENGINE’S HP INFO IS ALMOST NEVER AVAILABLE THESE DAYS!
HP is totally forgotten info, not even given by factory, sales people say so…

Therefore, what is this bike’s HP number???,
…how is handling at low and top speed…
Than at high speed how low I can lean before scraping shiny plastic on concrete?
Some real world info is much more worthy than ten pages of fluff in colorful magazine where everything is perfect…, whatever product they review and write about…

What is Fury’s HP…
 

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I'm just a fluff-ball, so don't ask me ! I went to complain to the dealer that I thought this thing came with a cup-holder. I got it home and looked high and low and didn't find one. He laughed when I brought the defective unit back for a refund.. yeah, guy, you'll be laughing when I see you in court !
 

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New Honda Fury is in dealerships; question is if anybody has personal riding experience info about Honda Fury?

I am asking about “valuable personal” riding experience. Not info from internet and magazine articles from pro writers paid to do so…

In addition, who brainwashed generations of motorcycle riders not to even ask about engine's HP numbers.

Many riders are the most proud of their engine’s HP BIG NUMBER, not chrome and shiny plastic, and many smart, good, safe fast riders used to base bike purchase on ENGINE’S HP info,

ENGINE’S HP INFO IS ALMOST NEVER AVAILABLE THESE DAYS!
HP is totally forgotten info, not even given by factory, sales people say so…

Therefore, what is this bike’s HP number???,
…how is handling at low and top speed…
Than at high speed how low I can lean before scraping shiny plastic on concrete?
Some real world info is much more worthy than ten pages of fluff in colorful magazine where everything is perfect…, whatever product they review and write about…

What is Fury’s HP…
I never asked about the HP nor cared about it... the bike moves my overweight self just fine.

Handling at parking lot speeds are good, and same for hwy speeds. As far as scraping pegs and handling at high rates of speed.... no idea as I ride my Fury on public roads.... not on a track.
 

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HP is 56 or 57 can't remember. I rented a fury this weekend, i suggest you do the same.

I leaned mine over pretty far and had no scraping. I did manage to blow my 3 hour old helmet off in the process too.:mad:
 

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cornering clearance is ok as long as you don`t like to lean the bike over much.I do like to lean my bikes over in curves so my curb feelers on my footpegs are almost all the way ground off with only 800 miles.the feeler on the footpegs are the first thing to scrape the road when those wear out I`ll let ya know whats next.
 

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New Honda Fury is in dealerships; question is if anybody has personal riding experience info about Honda Fury?

I am asking about “valuable personal” riding experience. Not info from internet and magazine articles from pro writers paid to do so…

In addition, who brainwashed generations of motorcycle riders not to even ask about engine's HP numbers.

Many riders are the most proud of their engine’s HP BIG NUMBER, not chrome and shiny plastic, and many smart, good, safe fast riders used to base bike purchase on ENGINE’S HP info,

ENGINE’S HP INFO IS ALMOST NEVER AVAILABLE THESE DAYS!
HP is totally forgotten info, not even given by factory, sales people say so…

Therefore, what is this bike’s HP number???,
…how is handling at low and top speed…
Than at high speed how low I can lean before scraping shiny plastic on concrete?
Some real world info is much more worthy than ten pages of fluff in colorful magazine where everything is perfect…, whatever product they review and write about…

What is Fury’s HP…

The problem with ride-ability comparisons (if that's even a word) is that it's too subjective. Often based on what the previous owner has owned and ridden before. If your upgrade is decades apart, of course your going to get a positive opinion because technological design improvements are substaintial. Someone going from different market segments (i.e. sport bikes or street bikes) might even think the thing rides like a bus. It's a cruiser so expect hard parts to touch early in corners but because replacement cost is lower than other named brand bikes in the chopper world, sometimes the metric market does come with advantages. If you're thinking of ownership, as the other person suggested, find a rental or convince the stealership to let you ride one. It's a buyer's market because motorcycle sales in general are in the tank so they'll be more apt to try news sales techniques to seal the deal. You're throwing good money down on a bike so if it's a deal breaker move to the next dealership there are plenty itching to sell. The point is let them work a little to close the deal. As in any new bike purchase, if they're not willing to adequately address your concerns prior to ownership as a potential client what is you service visits going to be like in the future after you buy. Unless your an MMI graduate or top notch, fear nothing mechanic, eventually something will need service intervention. I'm not talking simple oil changes and such, it might be a future valve adjustment, fork seal, or even a clutch rebuild so be confident at the purchase you made a wise choice. You don't have to have it serviced at that location by any means but use that purchase to "feel out" the dealership as your indicator if you want to maintain a relationship. Hondas are road worthy and bullet proof based on name alone but they are mechanical and all mechanical items may fail at one time or another.

The reason HP numbers are not freely advertised is because that's not the market Honda is targeting. Also before asking HP numbers on any new bike purchase, unless independantly wealthy, one should be asking the cost of new tires and making certain they are readily available and not specialty sizes. Find out other maintenance costs as well. I tell you this from my painful experience of owning an '06 Star Roadliner as I purchased a first year bike. Great bike but the tires were an off size and the combination of big bike weight and HP/torque make them wear quickly so it get's quite expensive keeping rubber under it. Add in the fact it's got a wet clutch so it takes 5 quarts of motor oil and if you run any type of semi or 100% synthetic you're talking almost $10/qt. and since 1900cc's runs hot you're going to be changing that out often if you put on any type of miles or richen up the factory lean condition. Fury is water cooled so it won't run as hot but you get my point. Overall what I'm trying to say is take in the whole picture before you purchase a new bike and certainly don't expect to read any of this advice in the printed magazines. Hope this helps and does not come across preachy, wish I heard some of this before my purchase but we get wiser as we grow older... At least we hope...
 

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OK, OK, I'll bite, even though the original post smacks of trolling...

First off, who brainwashed generations of motorcycle riders into thinking that horsepower is everything ? Probably started with deluded Kawasaki H2 750 riders with their killer powerbands that the chassis couldn't handle. Before and while all the horsepower wars were going on (and thankfully, the chassis finally started to catch up by the mid-80's), there were chopper guys building nice bikes that couldn't care less about horsepower.. so who's the 'real' motorcyclist ? There is no answer to that because that's not even a question. There are different focus points of interest when it comes to things on 2 wheels and they are separate from each other, each in their own realm.

That said. I have a pretty decent handling bike, a Triumph Speed triple. Though it's short (by today's standards) swingarm doesn't give it the best handling available, it's still decent with fully adjustable upside down forks, good brakes and good cornering clearance.. Slightly on the heavy side with about 105 or so peak HP in a 450 lb (wet) package it's got plenty of getup and go (and corner and stop).

So how does the Fury stack up vs the Speed Triple in terms of 'performance' ?

It doesn't. It doesn't because that kind of behavior is not what it's built for.
The Fury is 'slow'. It has no cornering clearance. With the skinny 21" front wheel and single disk brake it basically has 'no brakes'.

Am I disappointed that the Fury isn't a 'performer' ?

Hell no, the Fury is bad azz and gives a ride that the S3 can't give (and vice versa). Rolling down the street the bike stretched out in front of you with that 'thud thud thud' exhaust note, people yelling unrestrainable shouts of approval from the sidewalks because they also appreciate how it looks.
If you can't appreciate that, then the Fury's not the bike for you. No biggie.
 

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I love mine!!! Went from a sport bike to the fury and am happy I decided to do so. The power is decent. The cornering is great on the road and at slow speeds (once you get used to it).

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Go test ride one and come to your own conclusions.
 

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I have to agree with the others, if you're looking at the Fury and even talking about HP, you're looking for the wrong bike.

Personally, I've ridden one for a few hours. I've also ridden 'choppers' of a different breed to compare them to. I've also ridden crotch rockets and cruisers...

If you want to corner hard and fly, the Fury is about the furthest thing you could want. It doesn't handle like a sport bike. That said, it does handle much better and sportier than other choppers. I actually almost turned too much since I was expecting the chopper to be much slower in response to my inputs. so compared to other choppers, the Fury is very sporty.

It's also quite quick. It will pull from 50-80 in top gear quite rapidly. I didn't go much over 80 during my test ride but there was plenty of power there to press on if you're that stupid. The bike has more power than it needs. It shifts very well and leans further than I would have expected also. It's pegs are higher up than some choppers and that's going to be the first thing to hit with their extended peg scrapers. At the same time, it's rear tire isn't as wide as many choppers which would slow it's response down. Brakes were a tad on the mushy side but not so much I would worry about it. Breaking performance roughly around that of a light cruiser. Not great, but not horrible. A wider front tire might help that a bit but... again, that's not what the bike is for.

If you want "Pull your hands off the bars" power, "Knee-grinding leans", "Fly over the bars" brakes, etc. you're in the wrong market. You need to look at CBRs and GSXRs and the like. If you're looking for a cruiser, it's still going to handle and brake better than the Fury, though the fury might be a touch quicker... depends on the bike. Choppers are... well... choppers. Sit back, wayyy back... putter along and enjoy the ride. Slow leans, slow turns, slow stops, etc. As a chopper, it's quite sporty and responsive.
 

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I have a CBR1100XX (140 HP) and a Honda Valkyrie (100 HP) and I bought a Fury. Both of my other bikes are way faster but the Fury gets more attention than either. I know plenty of custom choppers with huge engines. HP doesn't make any difference when cruising mainstreet in Daytona during bike week. You want the look the Fury is it. You want speed go get a sportbike. Park it next to a Fury and no one will look at it twice.
 

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+1 I agree. Sounds like you looking for a different type of motorcycle. The Fury is all about going slow and cruising "main street". The only time I ever touched down the footpeg is when I made an agressive U-turn. As for the shiney plastic, looking at it you can't tell. I wouldn't want to give up the weight saving, just to have steel chrome. Why, so when people knock on it they can give you a nod of approval that you're bike meets their standards?
 

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This would be my exact summary - I have the Triumph Rocket III with after market exhaust pumping out 168HP as tested at the dealer - with that bike I was looking for HP and performance. With the Fury it was all about the alternate riding style - and for me it's perfect. If your looking for fast this isn't the bike for you - but I do think it handles well and is a great bike!!!
 

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i have over 800 miles on my fury and the first thing i did was get rid of the peg scrapers,the second was to put a pair of jardine slip ons on the pipes.it went a tad rich but that want hurt it.if you do this disconect the battery a few minuts so the compuer can relerne.i dont mind telling you i am having a ball with this bike.good luck.
 

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Took it out for a 180 freeway ride. 65 to 70 most of the way but when I needed to punch it to pass or what ever she really picks up and goes between 70 and 80. I was like, woah, didn't expect that!

With that beeing said. After 180 with only a brief gas stop, I'm looking for some additional padding.
 

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I bought my Fury for jumping.
Table tops.
Doubles
Triples
Step downs
The long wheelbase should make for excellent control during landings.

Seriously, I just smile and go 50-60 mph on my Fury...damn thing is SMOOOOOTTTHHH..
 

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There was a time when there was no substitute for cubic inches. Wasn't long ago that the biggest Harley was 80 cu in, same as the Fury. Cubic inches translate into torque at lower engine speeds. Torque lets you feel the power without breaking the speed limit, you get to keep your license and nobody gets hurt. The only place for max horsepower is on a race track. Can't use it on the street.....legally or safely.
 

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All I can tell you is that when I first saw a picture of the Fury, It was the long low look that spoke to me. I've always been a cruiser/chopper lover and could really care less about HP. I don't care about quick get-a-ways or how it handles the slalom. All I know is, I look really good cruisin' the Blvd. on my Metallic Blue Fury!
 

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i have over 800 miles on my fury and the first thing i did was get rid of the peg scrapers,the second was to put a pair of jardine slip ons on the pipes.it went a tad rich but that want hurt it.if you do this disconect the battery a few minuts so the compuer can relerne.i dont mind telling you i am having a ball with this bike.good luck.
What kind of slip ons did you use?
 
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