Honda Fury...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ken, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    Am I the only one who thinks they are kinda cool :lurk

    I wonder if I would fit on one? I'm 6'3" and mostly leg. I can't fit on a lot of toys :cry
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  2. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    If you're serious about buying a chopperesque bike, take a long look at the Victory Jackpot. I rode the Judge at the recent motorcycle show (same basic bike) and just fell in love with that thing. The engine is fast and smooth, the chassis handles nicely and the fit and finish are amazing. The fact that it's American, yet still tweaks the Harley dorks is just a plus.

    http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/cruiser/jackpot/motorcycle

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  3. Ken

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    I like the Victory but the Honda has a coolness to it too.

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  4. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Jesus dude.. are you in full mid-life crisis mode or what???
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  5. SgtDuster

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    This (kind of) bike sits at the exact opposite of what I like in a bike, look wise at least, but to each his own.

    That being said, I'd buy a Honda over a Victory anytime.
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  6. Dismount

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    From a cruiser rider......meh. I'm about done with the damn things. I'd rther have a scooter.
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  7. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  8. TooFast

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    I'm not a cruiser guy, but I think the Fury looks a lot better than most handbuilt over priced custom bikes, and it has some engineering to boot!
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  9. Ken

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    A friend asked me the same thing the other day.

    I'm just single with no kids to spend money on so I buy toys :lol3:clap
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  10. Donkey Hotey

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    Well, I rode the Yamaha Stratoliner almost back-to-back with the Victory. You'd figure that the engines are similar and the Yamaha would be at least as good. Lets face it: engine design and tuning is no mystery to Yamaha, right? The Yamaha has 1900cc to play with. It should haul ass, right? The Yamaha sucked out loud: poor mapping, herky-jerky low speed manners, poor throttle response, uninspiring power.

    Now if the past is any indication, Honda is the only company that could turn sex with Scarlett Johansson into a boring, and unmemorable experience. They homogenize and pasteurize everything to the point of losing any hint of excitement. I don't suspect that the Fury is any different.

    OTOH: that Victory was an animal. Really. If you haven't ridden one, you owe it to yourself. It was not at all what I expected. I would LOVE to see a Buell-esque sportbike built around that engine. What a powerplant. Just wow!

    At the end of the day, the only person it has to make happy, is you. If you like the Fury, knock yourself out.
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  11. Ken

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  12. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    I'm married with 3 kids.. and we also buy a lot of toys! l:jive


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  13. Crocker

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    just when we thought Ken was developing good taste with his acquisition of a Z4... :fpalm
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  14. ragtoplvr

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    go find a late used Big Dog (There are still parts) for about 10K and have fun. Much better than Honda. Look for 6 screws on valve cover they are better I have heard.

    Rod
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    I know... Just bustin chops...

    You're living the dream baby!!! :lol3
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  16. Ken

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    That's what my married friends tell me but I don't know any difference so I don't know. Bullshit! I know :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  17. bk brkr baker

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    Yeah it's pretty much you and the dorky guy I met in Indy at the Moto GP.
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  18. Ken

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  19. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Its a 'grass-is-always-greener-on-the-other-side' deal for most us married guys... as much as it sounds cool.. I wouldn't want to trade with you...

    I'm glad you enjoy it though... :clap
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  20. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Was in a local shop awhile back to have some tires mounted by a mechanic friend of mine...

    He had a new Fury up on the lift next to the tire mounting equipment.

    Up close, and at eye level, it doesn't look that great.

    Tap on the shiney stuff and you find it's all plastic! :huh

    Chromed plastic covers on everything!

    The welds on the frame look like shite, and the tubes are cut off instead of terminated in the castings.

    Fury = The epitome of poseur douchebaggery.
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