2016 Honda Fury — Our Take

2016 Honda Fury From the Top Ten List

The 2016 Honda Fury made our Top Ten List of Cruisers Under 10 Grand by just $1.00. But you should know, even at $9.999.00 this bike is a steal. But this article isn’t about the Top Ten List. It’s about our take on the Honda Fury. What we like about it. And there is a lot to like.

The fury comes in two versions. The base model starting at $9,999.00 and the Fury ABS which is $10,999.00. ABS stands for Antilock Break System of course.

 
 

Honda Fury Ultra Blue Metallic


Honda Fury Matte Silver

 
 

Honda Fury — The Look

 
 

Basically, this bike has the look of a classic Chopper, with some nice refinements. A long wheelbase and 32 deg of rake make it distinctive. Although it’s a conservative version of a chopper, it still says custom chopper. The Fury is a beauty. I haven’t talked with anyone who doesn’t like the look.

The 2016 Honda Fury comes in two flavors. A striking Ultra Blue Metallic is on the base model or more subtle but no less striking Matte Silver. The ABS model is only available in the Matte Silver. Go figure.

 
 

The Specs

 
 

ENGINE

Engine Type 1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
Bore And Stroke 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit, one 38mm throttle body
Ignition Digital with three-dimensional mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive Shaft

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension 45mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock with adjustable rebound-damping and five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.7 inches travel
Front Brake Single 336 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 200/50-18

DIMENSIONS

Rake 32° (Caster Angle)
Trail 92mm (3.6 inches)
Wheelbase 71.2 inches
Seat Height 26.9 inches
Curb Weight 663 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 45 MPG*
*** All specifications taken from Honda’s website ***
 
 

The Experience

 
 

This is one good looking machine. We like the looks. The custom chopper look. The uncluttered beautiful styling.

Ok. So how does it FEEL? How does it ride? To put it in a nutshell. Just right. Just right for a chopper look without the downsides inherent in the style.

The power of the engine is more than adequate with a smooth torque curve but we can’t argue that a little more power wouldn’t be a good thing. The sound is deep and throaty. Nice.

The suspension is where this bike shines. Although the style says chopper, the ride is smooth. Handling is nimble enough. You won’t have to take all four lanes of an Interstate to turn. The seat height is just right for my 6′. And you may not think so but you could ride this bike all day long with no problem at all.

All in all, this is a great riding bike. And for the price it’s a bargain. Did I already say that?

The styling caught our eyes, no doubt. But the ride and handling while still maintaining a custom look caught our heart.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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