2011 Honda Fury Review


The 2011 Honda Fury is a custom-chopper styled motorcycle and is sold in Fury base, or Fury ABS submodels. The only difference between the submodels is a combined-braking system (CBS) matched to anti-lock brakes (ABS). At first take, Honda selling a chopper inspired bike doesn’t make much sense. For those buyers looking for a hardcore, custom chopper with the lifestyle, ride, and image that comes with American iron, perhaps the Honda Fury is not for them. However, for a buyer who wants the look of a custom chopper and a taste of the lifestyle, but who also wants a rideable bike with which they can live for a long time, the 2011 Honda Fury should fit them nicely. The 2011 Fury offers Honda’s world-class fit and finish, along with Honda’s proven quality and reliability. Additionally, a poor economy has pressured custom bike builders over the past few years. But buyers of the affordable 2011 Honda Fury can buy with confidence, knowing that Honda is not financially going-under anytime soon.

The 2011 Honda Fury presents an extreme form of motorcycle design and packages it in segment exclusive technology and rider friendly ergonomics. Anti-lock brakes are a completely unknown option on the custom choppers competitors sell. Even the standard hydraulic brakes found on the Fury base will outmatch those found on other choppers. The Fury comes in with a livable, 32-degree rake which is 10-degrees less than that on a Big Dog K-9. A lower rake equates to a less demanding riding position, thus providing more latitude for seat shifting and stretching while riding. The Fury also boasts programmed fuel injection (options on other choppers), and a reliable and nearly maintenance-free shaft drive made specifically for the Fury. Even with all that technology wrapped into the 2011 Fury, the bike is still a head-turner and feels and sounds like a true socially deviant chopper.

Overall, the Honda’s ride quality easily outpaces its competitors’ choppers. A 52-degree, V-twin monster shovels out heaps of power and torque along with that distinctive V-twin rumble. Power delivery is smooth thanks to fuel injected throttle response, and a reasonably sized rear tire matched with a shaft drive that more efficiently transmits energy to the tire. Pulling the throttle grabs handfuls of useable torque from a stop. The Fury’s chopper design still yields slow, tight maneuver challenges, but a smaller rear tire matched to a superior suspension makes the Fury a much more agile bike at speeds. The Fury’s high-tensile steel frame encompasses the foundation to the open, minimalist, chopper styling, but also delivers smooth ride quality and responsive handling. On account of the specifically designed shaft drive system, drive lash is nearly non-existent. High-speed frame weaving like that found on other choppers never raises its head. While powerful, Honda’s V-twin and driveline don’t vibrate to the point that a rider needs to fight to keep feet on footpegs like on other choppers. For buyers looking for a killer image but who also want a satisfying ride, they couldn’t find a better overall chopper than the 2011 Honda Fury.

New For 2011

  • Honda reduced color options on both submodels. Fury motorcycles are available in either dark red metallic, pearl white, or matte orange metallic colors for 2011.

2011 Honda Fury Specs

  • Model: 2011 Honda Fury / 2011 Honda Fury ABS
  • Engine Type: 1312-cc, V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.5 inches and 4.1 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 46 mpg (combined)
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic, 13.2-inch disc / Dual hydraulic, 13.2-inch disc, anti-lock brakes, combined-braking system
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic, 11.7-inch disc / Hydraulic, 11.7-inch disc, anti-lock brakes, combined-braking system
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock with adjustable rebound damping, and five-position spring-preload
  • Wheelbase: 71.2 inches
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Trail: 3.6 inches Seat Height: 26.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 663 pounds / 681 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90 R21
  • Tires (Rear): 200/50 R18


  • Four exterior covers and panels including: a front chin spoiler (color-matched); master cylinder cover; and a rear fender panel
  • Smoked/tinted boulevard screen
  • Four custom seats, including: a low, sissy bar upright; a custom rider seat (in three styles); and a custom passenger seat
  • A front spoiler with LED accent lights
  • Several braided cable/line options, including: throttle cable; clutch cable; and front and back brake lines/hoses
  • Five billet options include: clutch cover; timing cover, and master cylinder cap.
  • Chrome Allen bolt inserts and chrome fork bolt covers
  • Custom grips

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