2012 Honda Sabre Review


The 2012 Honda Sabre is an aggressive and distinct cruiser that delivers an exhilarating ride. This cruiser has an impressive balance between sleek artistic design and superior power and performance. At the heart of the 2012 Honda Sabre is a tremendous 1312cc, V-twin engine that also comes with the innovative Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) which has become one of Honda's major selling points. When you combine the powerful engine with the Combined Braking System (CBS) and Anti-locking Braking System (ABS), the end result is a powerful cruiser that handles like a champ in any driving conditions.

Not only is the 2012 Honda Sabre a joy to ride it is just as an impressive to glance at. The Sabre features a minimal frame that is open mixed with long and lean design that delivers a very visually appealing bike. The Sabre features the classic muscular look that is designed with ergonomics in mind to help keep both the rider and the passenger comfortable for both the long and short haul. In 2012, the released the classic blue color as an option for the bike as well as the standard black and silver options.

The Honda Sabre was introduced in 2010 and is in current production with two models. These include the Honda Sabre Base as well as the Honda Sabre Base ABS. Both models feature the 1312cc, V-twin engines and the classic style and look. The main difference between the two models is that the Honda Sabre ABS comes standard with the ABS and CBS components.

The Honda Sabre delivers a powerful ride that handles the challenges of the long and windy roads as well as being able to cruise with ease on paved roads such as highways and freeways. The bike is designed to ride for the long haul and the enhanced ergonomic design ensures rider comfortably.

New For 2012

  • Two models being offered and one of the models - Honda Sabre ABS - features the technology of the ABS and CBS components. This technology helps to ensure rider confidence by allowing the rider to stop on a dime and never have to worry about those unexpected skids. Color matched frame to deliver that one of a kind and unique look. Stylish five spoke cast wheels that are simple to keep clean. Not to mention they look very sharp and help to deliver the look that has made the Honda Sabre a classic bike. Close fitting front fender with bobber style fenders on the rear end of the bike. Streamlined dashboard instrument panel that is mounted in such a way that allows the handlebars to have an open look and feel. Fully equipped with a 1312 V-Twin, powerful engine that is liquid cooled and fuel injected. Providing a tremendous amount of torque and overall power.

2012 Honda Sabre Specs

  • Model: 2012 Honda Sabre ABS
  • Engine Type: 1312 V-Twin, liquid cooled
  • Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Single disc with twin piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc with single piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock with ABS and CBS
  • Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
  • Rake: 33 degrees
  • Trail: 4.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 26.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 664 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90-21
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80-15


  • Waterproof low backrest designed to provide additional comfort for any passengers. Soft inner liner with moisture venting system.
  • Aluminum custom grips designed to enhance rider comfort.
  • Custom waterproof cover designed to keep your bike safe from the weather elements as well as dirt and debris. Custom fit to your bike and can be easily stored under the seat for when not in use.
  • Variety of custom rider seat that have a variety of patterns such as flame and scorpions and a variety of others. These are double stitched and help to provide a custom look and feel.
  • Front spoiler LED accent lights. Comes in a variety of colors and can be attached to the front spoiler for an extra custom look
  • Custom fit dust cover that is ideal for long term storage.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Honda Sabre

  • 2012 Honda Fury
  • 2012 Honda Stateline
  • 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900