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Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:16 am

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Unread post by wrecks » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:00 am

I don't remember if it was on TMW but I think someone else posted this. Its beautiful. The custom look is awesome. Its looks like it has nothing to do with Honda. Its funny because it seems as Honda is taking a bit of a chance on the way some of their moto's look. Take for instance the 2008 cbr1000rr. You either love it or hate it.
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Unread post by Big B » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:32 pm

i think i'd like it a lot more if it had the big vtx motor in it.
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Unread post by Timmy S » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:04 pm

In spite of the passing of Mr. Honda I think Honda Corporate indeed knows what they are doing introducing that bike. With the economy in the toilet at the moment, even as the "chopper" craze is winding down if it is priced right it will sell ($9599 to $12499 max) . Then if it is successful you might see bigger versions, maybe. They damned better clean up the welds on the exposed chassis, hopefully the ones they showed at the IBS were pre prototypes rushed out the door and not for sale.

Honda appears to have some stagnation in their line and some holes so I hope they fix that too.

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Unread post by kennydude » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:22 am

just read the article in the cycle world mag. it struck me as awesome at first - then really awesome when i saw the price - then i started thinkin it could really use a "clean up" under the seat. let the engine "hover" a bit. :P
the back looks a little thin too without the big tire. but the economical aspect is appealing.
itd be a decent bike to further customize with that head start :D
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Unread post by slimcolo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:27 am

I would rather see Honda bring the Varadero and Africa twin to North America. Or even better the hydrogen powered postie bike. Leave that custom crap to Borget and OCC.

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Unread post by XB08 » Sun May 03, 2009 6:56 am

Was at a honda dealer to look at some leathers I want . Rode in on my buell. Dealer saw me looking at the Fury (nice looking) and he said to me how about we take you off that Buell and put you on this new Fury. I sad how about a test ride, He said no. I went to sit on it , he said don't . So I told him he would never sell it the way he is trying to and told him where he can put that Fury and the leathers I was going to buy. I am sure not all Honda dealers are like this .

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun May 03, 2009 4:25 pm

You're right....not all dealers are like that. There are a few dealers here won't allow test rides....but to not even be able to sit on it? That dealer is nuts if he thinks someone will buy without a try.
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Unread post by Durangoman » Sun May 03, 2009 7:49 pm

Just what the US needs, another harley/choppa want2b.. :roll:

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Unread post by HYPERR » Wed May 13, 2009 7:29 pm

The bike is getting very good reviews from mags like Cycle World. It's supposed to be surprisingly comfortable and easy to ride. Looks like a Big Dog but rides like a Honda. :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Johnj » Wed May 13, 2009 9:02 pm

Choppers for the masses.

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i like the Yamaha Raider
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 16, 2009 6:15 pm

Social Distortion wrote:i like the Yamaha Raider
Not my kind of bike, but I would say the Raider is arguably the best looking cruiser on the market right now. It's actually quite awesome looking! :rocking:
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun May 17, 2009 7:39 pm

Johnj wrote:Choppers for the masses.

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That's why the Softail is such an ingenious idea. :wink:
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Unread post by XB08 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:31 pm

Ok now on the Fury , I got a dealer to let me test ride one,( was'nt not easy) . Well the handling wasn't bad for what it is. but this bike is built cheap. I has so much pastic. Dealers want $3,000. over list price. You could do better if you wait for a year for this one. For the money there are much better bikes out there. I think Honda is out of touch.

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Unread post by Ryethil » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:01 am

XB08 wrote:Ok now on the Fury , I got a dealer to let me test ride one,( was'nt not easy) . Well the handling wasn't bad for what it is. but this bike is built cheap. I has so much pastic. Dealers want $3,000. over list price. You could do better if you wait for a year for this one. For the money there are much better bikes out there. I think Honda is out of touch.
Same here. Big disapointment. Which is the reason I question Honda's policy of letting the marketing group call the shots. They took a concept and turned it into an appliance. They seem to have lost their focus on what a street "chopper" heart and soul is all about. Yes, it looks "tuff" but there's no spirit. And while I've heard how cr*ppy they were built, I wasn't prepared for the real thiing.

And the first Furies that the dealer will get in are sold. Also, I think they went for over MSRP. I just hope it doesn't turn people off to the whole concept of modified bikes. And I think that is the problem with the Fury. While it screams personalization and "freedom", it's just another mass produced concept bike and riders will have to adjust to it rather than a personal statement that speaks of the rider and his soul.

I still think the VTX1300 is a better bike and even in mass produced style, it is more individualistic and can easily modified to meet the riders expectations. :roll:
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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:47 pm

Ryethil wrote:They took a concept and turned it into an appliance.
What does that mean when you call a bike an appliance? That it's reliable? Is it like the old joke where they called flaws character?
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Unread post by Brackstone » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:36 pm

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Ryethil wrote:They took a concept and turned it into an appliance.
What does that mean when you call a bike an appliance? That it's reliable? Is it like the old joke where they called flaws character?
I believe what he is saying is that the bike has the frame of a chopper, but none of the personality.
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Unread post by Ryethil » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:28 pm

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Ryethil wrote:They took a concept and turned it into an appliance.
What does that mean when you call a bike an appliance? That it's reliable? Is it like the old joke where they called flaws character?
I believe what he is saying is that the bike has the frame of a chopper, but none of the personality.
Well, it's "she" not he but I'm use to it. I found a long time ago if you didn't speak up you would get talked over. And I guess that doesn't make me very feminine. Gee, wizz... :laughing:

Yes! Appliance means "No Soul". When I was a teenager, it was a nerdish term for something that has meaning to a special group of people and then is taken over by others and made very commercial. I heard something very similar having to do with motorcycles by my dad and his friends. Harleys and Brit bikes had a intergal connection between the rider and his motorcycle. Then the Japanese came in and had the material concept of what a motorcycle should do but couldn't understand the soulfull connection between the rider and his bike. So my father said it had all the soul of a Waring blender. Hence, appliance...

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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:13 pm

Ryethil wrote:I heard something very similar having to do with motorcycles by my dad and his friends. Harleys and Brit bikes had a intergal connection between the rider and his motorcycle. Then the Japanese came in and had the material concept of what a motorcycle should do but couldn't understand the soulfull connection between the rider and his bike. So my father said it had all the soul of a Waring blender. Hence, appliance...
You see, I don't buy that cr@p about certain brand of bike has this or certain genre of bikes has that, bullsh!t. Different bikes move different souls. There are people that are just as much as obsessed with their Kawasaki Triples as they are with their Toaster Airheads, Pan Dressers, CBX Sixes,Tridents, Water Buffalos, Kingpins, or V Maxs.
Arguably the most fun bike I have ever owned is my Honda CBR600RR. It never fails to bring a smile to my face and always remind me why I ride. I would assume you would file the CBR under your "appliance" category because it is not the type of bike you like and it is virtually flawless in every way.
One cannot explain to someone else why certain bikes or cars bring a smile to their face and other's don't. The bike that turns you on or your father's may not be the bike that turns on your next door neighbor. That's what makes the world go around. Just because it doesn't turn you on or your father or you father's friends, doesn't not mean that it doesn't for someone else.
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