Honda Motorcycles decided to use Carlsbadistan yesterday as the launch spot for the Honda Fury, the company’s first attempt at a “chopper” motorcycle, according to as story on Cyclenews.com.
The bike with the longest wheelbase of any Honda ever made (71.24 inches) uses the 1312cc, 52-degree V-twin powerplant found in the VTX range. Why they chose the 1300 over their bigger 1800cc V-twin is something that’s open for discussion and Honda reps told us yesterday it was really down to the fact that the smaller motor lent itself better to the design of the bike. They also said the 1300 offered a better, chopper-like sound with a better pulse because of its single-pin crankshaft.
And we didn’t even get invited to try one out. . . anyone see one of these on the road lately?