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I got to admit that I really enjoy reading all the different comparisons of the Fury. The latest is against the K9(Big Dog) Motor Cyclist August09 edition. Here are some of the most striking comparisons:
Honda Fury 12,999
Big Dog K9 35,500

Honda Fury 1312cc
Big Dog 1917cc

Fury hsp 55.6
Big Dog 97.7

I would say that Honda has to be flattered that while some of these reviews kind of rip on the Fury, it is being compared to quite high end bikes. I don't think anyone who was considering purchasing a Fury is on the fence about maybe getting the K9 and vise versa. Honda has made a product that the average man can get on and enjoy without any worries of problems(at least by reputation) that come with with getting high end semi custom bikes. All the points they rip on the Fury are just silly when you look at the numbers.
 

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I agree, Fury is no Big Dog, and can never be.

Fury dyno'd at 38hp on a dyno, at least that's the number the sales guys at the dealership are using. It's a cute bike. It is what it is and it ain't gonna be a big horsepower king in anyones book.
 

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I think the Fury is a great bike.

You can't compare it to anything really because its a concept unto its own.

Its not going to sound like a Harley.....its not gonna have speed or horsepower of a crotch rocket........its not a two wheeled car like some of the big bikes with everything on them with the exception of an automatic butt wiper.

It just is what it is. If for some reason people can't accept that I'd advise not buying it. But I don't understand why so many make comparisons to existing bikes that aren't even close to the Fury in any area.

The Fury appeals to many and it doesn't appeal to many. That's just the way its going to be!
 

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That mags blows

Their review of the Fury just plain stinks. The only bikes they like are sport bikes. They hold a disdain for cruisers of all types, and it seems, especially for choppers.
They compare the Fury to a $35k Big Dog, "(admittedly an unfair comparison for the Fury)".
They actually hated both bikes for different reasons. The Big Dog is described as loud, vibrating, unwieldy and hard on the tailbone and back. In fact Catterson (the one riding the Big Dog) was the one who suggested the cut their trip short. He said "every expansion joint sends a jolt straight up your spine". He also said there were heat management issues with temperatures in the mid 90s.
They didn't like the Fury because it looked small next to the Big Dog, had more plastic parts and a smaller engine and rear tire. They also claimed the ride was uncomfortable, but did admit it was infinitely more maneuverable than the Big Dog. The better handling inspired them to nick name the Fury "'The Furby' -the softer, cuddlier chopper". They complain that the Fury is under-powered. Under-powered for what? They also complain that the engine is governed at 99 mph. Where do you drive a motorcycle over a hundred miles an hour? Tell me where that is, so I can stay away form there.
In general the article is unflattering to both bikes.
After reading the article, (and resisting the temptation to set fire to the mag), I managed to read between the lines to see that the Fury delivers everything I'd want in a chopper (fuel injection, liquid cooled and shaft driven) and still get a comfortable ride. At 1/3 the cost.
 

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That editorial was so lame.
First off, they didn't dare compare the Fury to the BigDog mastiff:

Big Dog Motorcycles - Models & Accessories

If they did, suddenly the visual differences between the two suddenly shrink (though the costlier BigDog will still be the overall more nicely finished bike, it better be for the cost).

Those journalists couldn't even ride for more than a few hundred miles before they gave up because 'they got too tired' and decided that it would be more fun to go watch dancers. Uh huh, hardcore for sure...

The photos in the story were nice though, glad that someone earned their pay for that article !
 

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I agree 100%

I think the Fury is a great bike.

You can't compare it to anything really because its a concept unto its own.

Its not going to sound like a Harley.....its not gonna have speed or horsepower of a crotch rocket........its not a two wheeled car like some of the big bikes with everything on them with the exception of an automatic butt wiper.

It just is what it is. If for some reason people can't accept that I'd advise not buying it. But I don't understand why so many make comparisons to existing bikes that aren't even close to the Fury in any area.

The Fury appeals to many and it doesn't appeal to many. That's just the way its going to be!
The Fury is not like anything else out there. Simply put, it is the best looking "big factory" cruiser available (and the only one that has a real chopper look) with as much "wow" factor as the 35K plus customs at a price that the masses can afford. HD people hate it for those very reasons and we Honda people love for the same reasons. Love it or hate it....it's an undeniable eye catcher at a reasonable cost. There is really nothing else to compare it to. At equal cost, there is nothing that looks like it...and anything else that has a similar look, is at least twice the cost.
 

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I think the Fury is a great bike.

You can't compare it to anything really because its a concept unto its own.

Its not going to sound like a Harley.....its not gonna have speed or horsepower of a crotch rocket........its not a two wheeled car like some of the big bikes with everything on them with the exception of an automatic butt wiper.

It just is what it is. If for some reason people can't accept that I'd advise not buying it. But I don't understand why so many make comparisons to existing bikes that aren't even close to the Fury in any area.

The Fury appeals to many and it doesn't appeal to many. That's just the way its going to be!
Don't be so sure about the sound. I've got a pair of test "tips" on mine that eliminates the mufflers. Under acceleration or load it sounds almost EXACTLY like an HD. A very nice "Crack" to each exhaust pulse. At cruise, it's not unpleasant or annoying, but has more of a "breathy" (is that a word?) quality to it.
 

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... HD people hate it for those very reasons and we Honda people love for the same reasons. Love it or hate it....it's an undeniable eye catcher at a reasonable cost.
Yes ! We Honda people love it and yes some of we HD people love it too.

But watch out for those 'other' people that write for Motorcyclist magazine :)
 

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Will you be sharing more in this soon?

Don't be so sure about the sound. I've got a pair of test "tips" on mine that eliminates the mufflers. Under acceleration or load it sounds almost EXACTLY like an HD. A very nice "Crack" to each exhaust pulse. At cruise, it's not unpleasant or annoying, but has more of a "breathy" (is that a word?) quality to it.
How do these tips work?
 

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i rode my buddys big dog pitbull the other day, wow i was surprised i didnt piss blood after. It was getting the looks but i dont think it was worth it. rode worst than a wagon. cornered like a boat. i was so happy to get back on my fury. :)
 

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A company like Big dog is probably the most threatened by the Fury. Much more than Harley Davidson or the other Japanese bike makers.
I think you are right on this one! Harley Davidson does not make choppers. The Rocker resembles one but its not an honest to goodness chopper. I wonder why people didn't compare it to anything else?

Choppers are a specialized market I think. Not everybody would want one depending on their personal preferences or needs.

So the companies making choppers are now threatened by Honda being so big and able to make such a bike and yet keep it affordable so the average man or woman on the street can afford one.
 

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How do these tips work?
Pretty simple actually.
1) Unbolt the stock mufflers and remove
2) Install Mounting Kit. This kit will be universal to various pipe styles as we develop them. Basic styles will come first with more complex units as time goes on. Tips will come with removable baffles.
3) Install tips with a few bolts and set screws.
4) Rock & Roll
 

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This is one dumb ass review of the two bikes. Maybe next time these brainiacs will compare the Honda trail 70 to the Hyabusa:D
 

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I have to disagree about Fury being a threat to Big Dog. The people that buy Big Dogs wouldn't give this Fury a second look. Want to see a real motorcycle check out the Big Dog Wolf.[/QUOTE

don't you just love it how someone would take the time to register for a Honda website to post this? i'm sure Big Dogs Choppers have thier own forums ,you'll feel more comfortable there :D
 

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i work on some of the big dogs and slammers in my shop.if i had to pick one it would be my fury,hands down.
 

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i had my dyno at cassaday ks a couple weeks ago at that time i only had my exhaust on cobra's it put out 64 hp and 80 torq
 
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