2018 Honda Fury 1300 Review of Specs / Features + Changes & Development Story | Chopper / Cruiser Motorcycle

– Detailed 2018 Fury Motorcycle Specs / Info: HP & TQ, MPG + More! (VT13CXH) –

Well guys, we just had another new 2018 Motorcycle Model Lineup Announcement from Honda and now it’s time to break down those models and go over the nitty-gritty details behind each of them. We’re not done with new motorcycles from Honda for 2018 though as we’ve got (2) more model announcements taking place within the next two months. Want to find out when those are taking place? Check out my release calendar by Clicking Here. Now, lets get to what you came here for and that’s the 2018 Honda Fury… The 1st major manufacturer production chopper introduced into the motorcycle market dating back to 2010. Below, we’ll cover all of the detailed specs and features of the 2018 Fury but keep in mind when comparing specs etc that we don’t ride spec sheets so they don’t paint the whole picture of how a motorcycle feels while riding and especially when it comes to the overall ‘experience’ and just how much a bike stirs your soul.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Chopper Motorcycle - Custom Bike - VT13CX Candy Red - VT1300

The Fury has lived quite the long life without any major changes since its inception except for Honda removing the passenger seat (including psgr foot-pegs) in 2016 to give it more of the custom solo ‘look’. No worries though, if you want and or need to throw a chic on the back of your 2018 Fury you can purchase the passenger seat and foot-pegs fairly cheap. I think this was a step in the wrong direction as many of the people I deal with on a daily basis will look at the 2016 – 2018 Fury and think it’s just a solo bike and that you’re up the creek without a paddle when it comes to riding a passenger so they automatically mark that bike off their list of potential bikes to buy. It makes me wonder how many people see the Honda Fury online via Honda’s website or dealer websites and automatically assume that it is indeed a solo bike and they don’t have a salesman standing there to possibly answer that question or inform them about that major detail anyways while on the showroom floor just to make sure they don’t assume things. I may be nitpicking but that’s a major thing to many people, especially on Cruiser styled bikes. To me, it does look better with the passenger seat pulled off though, it gives it even more of a custom ‘look’.


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– Honda Fury Video Review of Specs / Walk-Around –


 

2018 vs 2017 Honda Fury 1300 changes? None. Well, aside from a new color for 2018 there are no changes to the 2018 Fury when compared against the 2017 model. For 2018 Honda has introduced “Chromosphere Red” into the picture with the returning Candy Red paint as well.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Review / Specs - Chopper Motorcycle - Candy Red

2018 Honda Fury 1300 ABS Review / Specs - Chopper Motorcycle - Chromosphere Red

2018 Honda Fury Price / MSRP | Update / Edit: Honda has just released pricing for the 2018 Fury. There was a slight price increase when comparing the 2018 Fury VS 2017 Fury as now MSRP comes in at $10,449 compared against the $10,299 MSRP from last year. The Fury is still a bargain even with the $150 price increase though, but why is that? When introduced back in 2010, the Fury had an MSRP of $13,390 so essentially you’re still saving $3,000+! Please keep in mind the 2018 Fury and other model year prices I’m referring to are their MSRP numbers from Honda so that doesn’t mean it’s what you’ll end up paying to purchase a Fury as the majority of Honda Motorcycle dealers do discount their motorcycles so buying a Fury can be done for less. To sweeten the pot even more, Honda is always aggressive with Bonus Buck rebates on the Fury to help dealers discount them even more than they could typically do which ends up saving you even more money!

Wanna turn some heads without breaking the bank? This bike was born to stand out. Motorcycling has never been about blending in or being one of the herd, and that’s especially true in the world of cruisers and customs. Even though the Fury is edging closer and closer to being a decade old, everywhere it goes, you’ll have people flock to it and asking what kind of bike it is (thanks to Honda not slapping massive Honda branded logos all over it front to back). So be ready for some attention. If you’re the kind of guy that likes to modify your motorcycles to make them your own, be ready to unload that wallet too! It’s amazing how the aftermarket companies out there have attacked the Fury since its introduction – any single thing you could think of that would be cool to add or change on the Fury is available to purchase and in bolt-on form too which is awesome as it makes customizing bikes an easy task for those that aren’t handy with building their own parts like you used to have to do back in the day if you want to set your bike apart from the rest and really make it your own.

Thankfully, Honda isn’t in the business to just build motorcycles that look good but are a terrible experience when it comes to actually riding it like some other brands out there when it comes to chopper bikes. Honda knows a motorcycle has to work as good as it looks, and that’s what really sets the Honda Fury apart from the competition.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Engine Review / Specs - Horsepower, Torque, MPG

A chopper motorcycle that you can cruise on all day that’s stretched out longer than any other Honda, stretching nearly six feet from axle to axle while still handling better than other bikes in Honda’s 2017 cruiser motorcycle lineup isn’t an easy feet means you’ve really got to give the engineers at Honda a pat on the back as that’s not an easy task to accomplish. Its raked-out styling, based round a high-mount steering head, long, slim fuel tank and ultra-low seat grabs attention from every angle. Clean lines and curves and an extreme attention to detail create a chopper with the distinct air of a full-on hand-built custom bike, but one that can be owned and maintained for a fraction of the cost.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Prices / MSRP:

  • 2018 Honda Fury Price – $10,449
  • 2018 Honda Fury ABS Price – $11,449

2018 Honda Fury 1300 HP / Performance / Fuel Economy:

  • 2018 Honda Fury MPG: 45 Miles Per Gallon
  • 2018 Honda Fury Horsepower: 67 HP @4,250 RPM
  • 2018 Honda Fury Torque: 78.9 lb/ft TQ @2,250 RPM

2018 Honda Fury Model Options & Colors:

  • 2018 Honda Fury
    • Only available in the Chromosphere Red color
  • 2018 Honda Fury ABS (ABS = Anti-Lock Brakes)
    • Only available in the Candy Red color

The soul of the VT1300CX is its 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine. It features a single-pin crankshaft, dual balancers and a Programmed Fuel Injection system. It produces satisfying performance and a truly impressive V-twin sound and feel. Fuel consumption is low and, with a clean, reliable, maintenance-free shaft drive, owners can be sure of spending more time on the road and less in the garage.

A single, powerful 336mm front disc brake is complimented by a 296mm disc brake at the back, providing smooth, powerful braking. An advanced Combined Antilock Brake System is also available as an option, providing the ultimate in stopping confidence. Comfort is also far beyond the norm for a chopper. The lines of what looks like a rigid hard-tail rear end are deceptively sleek, concealing an ingenious rear suspension system with adjustable rebound damping and 35-position spring preload adjustment.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Motorcycle Review / Specs - Chopper, Cruiser Bike

Honda Fury Development Story

The process of designing a new motorcycle always encompasses a huge array of factors and considerations. A profusion of calculations, measurements, specifications and more must be weighed, analyzed, dissected and crunched together to yield the proper result. However, one key factor that cannot be quantified in empirical terms always comes into play: a passion for the machine. And at Honda, our designers and engineers carry a passion for motorcycles to the extreme. So when they get the green light to give full force to such passions, some pretty wild things can happen.

Welcome to the wild side of Honda, where a passion for riding reigns supreme in the stunningly creative Honda Fury. Here we have a machine packed with radical lines and a head-turning look, a motorcycle destined to become a milestone machine. The Fury is the offspring of people who get excited about creating new motorcycles, enthusiasts who understand what it means to get really involved with a machine. The Fury captures the pure, undiluted chopper essence, a genre of motorcycle that simply feels right, looks right and sounds right when it’s done well, rather than a precise formula that’s captured with a micrometer and calipers.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Review / Specs - Cruiser Motorcycle / Chopper Bike - VT1300 - VT13CX - VT1300CX

Choppers have been a part of the motorcycling scene for decades, but for the most part they’ve occupied a niche on the farthest edges of the sport. The first such machines were cobbled-up home-builts with a reputation for being crudely wrought and uncomfortable to ride. Since then choppers have evolved into rolling art, with true customs commanding a very high price. That’s the beauty of the Fury. Even though it looks like rolling art from the two-wheeled world, it is backed up with the same functionality, fit and finish, quality and reliability built into every Honda.

Tapping into an extensive legacy of experience in building motorcycles of all types, Honda’s engineers devised a design and incorporated technological advantages to make the Fury handle, function and ride according to Honda standards. Although stunning and daring in its visuals, the Fury is great fun to ride, with a look, feel and sound that place the rider squarely in the chopper domain. It’s a Honda and you can use it like any other Honda, yet it carries attitude and looks to the extreme.

Better yet, this breakthrough motorcycle rests within easy reach of nearly every rider; in terms of affordability the Fury does indeed break new ground. It’s a radical concept in a unique package, an affordable combination never before offered to the average motorcycle owner–until today.

The most obvious attraction to the Fury centers on its raked-out chopper styling: high-mount steering head that gives the frame a see-through, open-air look with plenty of breathing room between the tank/upper frame and the front cylinder head; slim and long fuel tank perched up high; ultra-low 26.7-inch seat height; big-time rake; fat 200-series rear tire paired with a slim 21-inch front wheel; a condensed, hard-tail look to the rear end; and a stretched wheelbase. And that long wheelbase is no illusion–the Fury stretches a full 71.2 inches between axles. Perhaps equally important is that a close-up inspection of the Fury reveals remarkably clean lines, a Spartan return to basics plus superior attention to detail that together create the distinct impression of a full-on hand-built custom bike, but at a mere fraction of the cost.

In truth, creation of the Fury posed a considerable challenge. This ground-breaking concept had to strike a delicate balance. The extended chopper look with its stretched wheelbase and exaggerated steering rake combines with the stellar levels of function that are part of every Honda. The design focus began with the high steering head/pronounced steering rake/open look in the front end and then radiated outward from there. With such a visually stunning appearance, the final incarnation of the Fury required a significant amount of communication and cooperation between the styling team in the USA at Honda Research Americas (HRA) and the Honda engineers at HGA in Japan. Original sketches and clay mock-ups were tweaked and refined in innumerable ways, leading to small but elegantly simple feats of engineering wizardry that were performed to achieve the goal.

For example, to maintain the remarkably uncluttered look between the front cylinder and the front downtube/radiator area, the top radiator hose is hidden away beneath the front valve cover–a patented idea that illustrates the extreme efforts expended on maintaining the airy look of the front end. Other examples are the long, slim and voluptuous look of the fuel tank, which had to be adjusted and modified repeatedly along with handlebar shape and size to allow the appropriate amount of steering clearance when the front wheel is turned from stop-to-stop. The design of each separate element shares cascading effects with other interrelated parts, resulting in a fluidity of design.

In similar fashion, the rear end of the bike had to look just right, yet still function like a Honda. The Fury incorporates a visual balance of positive and negative space between the airy front end and the more substantial engine and rear-end section; it may not be instantly apparent to some onlookers, but the design elements have been carefully integrated. The LED taillight was selected specifically because it does not affect the shape of the rear fender, which also lacks visible fender stays–all for the purpose of giving the rear fender a simple, clean and elegant shape.

2018 Honda Fury 1300 Cruiser / Chopper Motorcycle Frame Review - Specs - HP & TQ

In addition, there’s no need to fret about what appears to be a rigid hard-tail rear end. Those sleek lines actually cloak an ingenious single-shock rear suspension system with an aluminum swingarm, adjustable rebound damping and five-position spring preload adjustment for exemplary riding comfort–definitely far and above the norm for a chopper-style motorcycle. Also, note the remarkably clean lines given to the aluminum swingarm, and the great efforts expended on bestowing smooth lines upon the driveshaft on the left side.
Up front, a stout 45mm fork handles suspension duties quite ably, and the distinctive alloy wheels have a single powerful 336mm-diameter front disc brake complemented by a 296mm brake disc in back.

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2018 Honda Fury, Stateline, Interstate, Sabre 1300 Engine HP & TQ Performance - Motorcycle Review / Specs

 

Fire up the engine and waves of muscular V-twin power, sound and feel–vital elements that constitute the soul of the Fury–flood the senses. There’s a fuel-injection system that’s new to Honda’s proven and muscular 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin with a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers. A newly designed exhaust system and new camshafts also add to the creation of an engine that’s eminently satisfying in the performance department as well as one that delivers the more intangible aesthetic sound and power-pulse sensations Honda engineers wanted. Short version: it’s just plain cool to ride and hear this baby rumble.

2018 Honda Fury, Stateline, Interstate, Sabre 1300 Exhaust Pipes - Motorcycle Review / Specs

With a full line of accessories available, the Fury is also positioned for additional customizing by owners who want to add that personal touch. The Fury taps directly into the passion for riding; this is a machine built for people who have always longed for a chopper-style motorcycle. And for good reason–it’s got to be the ultimate as far as cool factor goes, a bike profile that’s instantly known and recognized. But this is also a chopper with a unique difference: you can simply ride it and enjoy, without all of the costs, compromises and headaches typically attached to such machines.

The Fury is a chopper that’s also 100 percent Honda, with all the performance and quality that the name implies.

2018 Honda Fury Features & Innovations

  • The Fury is one of the most authentic, radically styled custom motorcycles that Honda has ever produced. It features a teardrop seamless fuel tank, an ingenious single-shock rear suspension system and an aluminum swingarm.
  • The Fury’s super-low 26.7-inch seat height is an integral design element that fits in behind the slim and long fuel tank.
  • High-mount steering head complements the raked-out front end.
  • “Hard-tail” styling.
  • Long, slim 3.4 gallon seamless fuel tank mounts high on the frame for a true custom look.2017 Honda Fury 1300 Motorcycle Review / Specs - Chopper, Cruiser Bike
  • Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Fury’s clean lines.
  • Color-matched bodywork, frame and swingarm.
  • Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the Fury’s chopper styling.
  • Control lines and cables are specially routed for a clean, custom look.
  • Low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.
  • Integrated handlebar-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, an odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature and clock.
  • Electric speedometer with easy-to-read numerals uses an electronic transmission speed sensor, which eliminates the front-wheel-mounted speedometer cable. This contributes to a clean, uncluttered look.
  • Passenger seat and rear passenger pegs are easily removed to yield a clean, solo look.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

2018 Fury Engine / Drivetrain

  • 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.
  • The V-twin engine  has a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character and the feel only a V-twin can deliver.
  • The Fury’s engine features specially designed camshafts that also add to the unique V-twin sound and power-pulse exhaust sensations
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body. Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Fury’s fuel-injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.
  • The shaft final drive is quiet, clean and has been uniquely integrated into the overall design.

2018 Fury Frame / Chassis & Suspension

  • The Fury’s high-tensile steel frame is the centerpiece to this machine’s open, minimalist chopper styling. It’s functional, too, delivering smooth ride quality and responsive handling.
  • A fat 200-series rear tire is paired with a slim 21-inch front tire, both wrapped around distinctive alloy wheels.
  • Single rear shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position preload adjustment features an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride, and provides 3.7 inches of wheel travel.
  • Large-diameter 45mm extended front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.
  • A raked-out front end and condensed, hard-tail look to the rear, plus a stretched wheelbase. And that long wheelbase is no illusion—the Fury stretches a full 71.2 inches between axles.
  • A single, powerful 336mm-diameter front-disc brake is complemented by a 296mm brake disc in back. An ABS version is also available.

2018 Honda Fury Genuine Accessories

  • Leather Accessories: Custom Rider Seat (multiple designs), Custom Passenger Seat (multiple designs), Leather Front Pouch (Fury logo).
  • Backrest: Low Sissy Bar, Passenger Backrest Pad.
  • Chrome Accessories: Rear Fender Panel, Chrome Allen Bolt Inserts (5, 6, 8mm).
  • Billet Accessories: Master Cylinder Cover, Oil Dipstick, Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Upper Fork Bolt Cover, License Plate Frame.

 

2018 Honda Fury Specifications
Model VT1300CX ABS VT1300CX
ENGINE
Type 1,312cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 89.5mm x 104.3mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Induction PGM-FI w/ automatic enrichment; one 38mm throttle body
Ignition Digital w/ 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Starter Electric
Transmission 5-speed
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive Shaft
SUSPENSION
Front 45mm telescopic fork; 4.0 in. travel
Rear Single shock w/ adjustable rebound damping, five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.7 in. travel
BRAKES
Front Single 336mm disc w/ dual-piston caliper; ABS Single 336mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper
Rear Single 296mm disc w/ single-piston caliper; ABS Single 296mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
TIRES
Front 90/90-21
Rear 20/50-18
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (Caster Angle) 32º
Trail 92mm (3.6 in.)
Seat Height 4.9 in.
Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Seat Height 26.9 in.
Wheelbase 71.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal.
Color Chromosphere Red
Curb Weight* 681 lbs. 666 lbs.

* Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

2018 Honda Fury Specifications (VT1300CXJ / VT13CXJ)
Publication Order Numbers: Specification
Service Manual: 61MFR09
Owner’s Manual: 31MFR660
Engine: Specification, Units: mm (in)
Cylinder arrangement: 2 cylinders 52° V transverse
Bore and stroke: 89.5 x 104.3 mm (3.52 x 4.11 in)
Displacement: 1312.4 cm³ (80.06 cu-in)
Cylinder compression at rpm: 1,196 kPa (12.2 kgf/cm², 174 psi) @ 300 rpm
Standard: 0.010 – 0.045 (0.0004 – 0.0018)
Service Limit: 0.32 (0.013)
Intake: 0.15 ± 0.02 (0.006 ± 0.001)
Exhaust: 0.30 ± 0.02 (0.012 ± 0.001)
Recommended engine oil/classification/viscosity: Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil /API: SG, JASO T 903: MA/SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity after draining/engine oil filter change: 3.7 liters (3.9 US qt, 3.3 Imp qt)
Oil pressure at oil pressure switch: 530 kPa (5.4 kgf/cm², 77 psi)
Final Drive: Specification
Rear: Hypoid gear oil, SAE #80
Rear: 130 cm³ (4.4 US oz, 4.6 Imp oz)
Cooling System: Specification
Recommended antifreeze/concentration: Ethylene glycol antifreeze/1:1 w/distilled water
Coolant capacity,radiator and engine: 2.30 liters (2.43 US qt, 2.02 Imp qt)
Fuel System: Specification
Type/throttle bore: PGM-FI/38 mm (1.5 in)
Carburtetor/throttle body ID #: GQ9HA
Idle speed (+/- 100 rpm): 930 ± 100 rpm
Fuel pressure at idle: 336 – 350 kPa (3.4 – 3.6 kgf/cm², 49 – 51 psi)
Throttle grip/lever free play: 2 – 6 mm (1/16 – 1/4 in)
Suspension: Specification
Recommended fork fluid: Pro Honda Suspension Fluid SS-47 (10W)
Fork fluid capacity/and level: Left: 682 ± 2.5 cm³/119mm (4.7 in), Right: 712 ± 2.5 cm³/131
Tires: Specification
Front  Size: 90/90-21 M/C
Cold tire pressure: 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear  Size: 200/50R18 M/C
Cold tire pressure: 280 kPa (2.80 kgf/cm², 41 psi)
Battery/Charging System: Specification
Charging system type: Triple phase output alternator
BatteryCapacity/Model: 12 V – 11.2 Ah/YTZ14S
Fully charged: 13.0 – 13.2 V
Needs charging: Below 12.4 V
Normal: 1.1 A/5 – 10 h
Quick: 5.5 A/1.0 h
Regulated voltage at rpm: Measured BV < Measured CV < 15.5 V @ 5000 rpm
Alternator charging coil resistance: 0.2 – 0.4 O
Lighting Equipment: Specification
Hi: 12 V – 60/55 W
Lo: N/A
Brake/tail light: LED
Front turn signal/running light bulb: 12 V – 21/5 W x 2
Rear turn signal light bulb: 12 V – 21 W x 2
Ignition System: Specification
Ignition system type: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with el
Ignition timing (F mark): Front (“F – F” mark):13° BTDC, Rear (“R – F” mark): 5° BTDC
Standard – NGK: DCPR6E
DENSO: XU20EPR-U
Spark plug gap: 0.8 – 0.9 mm (0.03 – 0.04 in)
Ignition coil peak voltage: 100 V minimum
Ignition pulse generator peak voltage: 0.7 V minimum

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