One day I was sitting in a bookstore thumbing through motorcycle magazines, thinking that I needed to get a new bike. Something newer. Sharper. It looked OK in blue. It looked OK in black. I started to drool over the silver model (called light silver metallic) and ran out to my truck to find out if there was one in the local Honda store. I think I am in love. Or in serious lust. And the price for a Honda Fury starts at just $12,999.
There was a black Honda Fury on the floor that was available immediately. I sat on it and bounced up and down on it a couple of times before the salesperson could make it across the floor. I could flat foot the bike. I didn’t have to try to balance on the tips of my toes. I’m 5’6″, but still often have to have a motorcycle lowered, but this one was a great height fo me.
And the Honda Fury was light. It felt at least 200 pounds lighter than my wing; maybe even 300. I asked and found the honda Fury only weighs 663 pounds full of gas, a fairly easy bike to pick-up.
The seat on this Honda Fury was more narrow than I was accustomed to; but I am accustomed more to touring bikes. The seat itself wasn’t a standard black seat. There are three custom designs for both the rider and the passenger seats. I did like the way it felt and the way it looked. The Vector design was sharp.
The gas tank seemed to melt into the seat. The design was tapered down in an attractive way. First problem arose when I realized just how small a 3.4 gallon tank is. The way I ride that would probably be a max range of 140-145 miles not a lot and could cause some problems at night or in a low population area where there isn’t a gas station on every corner.
Until the salesperson mentioned it I hadn’t realized that although the Honda Fury had the standard engine base of the VTX 1300, it was fuel injected. Hmm, the performance would be better. A lot better. I think more about buying a sissy bar and pad to help the grandkids not slide off the seat as we pealed away.
As I looked up at the front of the bike, I realized that the wires had to have been placed inside the handlebar as I only noticed fuel and brake lines. We fired the Honda Fury up . I thought I could probably stop more often. This was a chopper that is affordable. Even when I added in some chrome and the vectored seats it came to $15,066.
What were the pros?
The fuel injected engine moved.
The clean look with the electrical wiring inside the handlebars.
The way the chopper looked with the gas tank lies flowing into the rider seat so well.
What were the cons?
A more limited cruising range than I am comfortable with.
The passenger seat while cool looking, didn’t work well for any of my grandkids.
The only color bike you can get that has the ABS braking system is black.
I really liked the Honda Fury, but the Honda Fury didn’t go home with me due to the range of mileage with such a small tank. The other problem with the seat being uncomfortable was also a deciding factor.