2013 Honda Sabre Review


It’s hard to tell if the 2013 Honda Sabre is a dragster or boulevard bad boy. More than likely it’s a bit of both. That’s the Sabre for you, a sleek, modern-day custom owing a sizable nod to the stripped-down styling of the Fury while also carving out its own, very unique place in the Honda Custom lineup.

Just check out the crisp, clean lines, sporty, minimalist fenders, tall, 21-inch front tire, raked-out forks and low, aggressively set bars. And let’s not forget the brawny 1312cc 52-degree V-twin engine responsible for putting all this wickedly cool style in motion. This bike has everything that will draw you out of the house and onto the open road: power, handling, comfort, and style. Not only will you be cruising easily through the twists and turns, but a 336mm front and a 296mm rear disc brake ensure strong, progressive stopping power and control. This bike has everything you need. It’s just up to you to take it.

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2013 Honda Sabre Specs

  • Model: VT1300CS
  • Engine Type: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
  • Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 Gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 46 MPG
  • Brakes (Front): Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
  • Wheelbase:
  • 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


  • Synthetic Leather Saddlebags (18L Studded): All-new 18-liter capacity made from durable marine-grade synthetic leather. Vacuum-formed molded lid and back plate help to maintain the shape of the saddlebag and full grain leather gusset panel provides protection from exhaust pipe heat. Features custom chrome plated die-cast Honda branded buckles. Measures 11.6 inches x 19 inches x 9.9 inches.
  • Saddlebag Mounting Brackets required.
  • Boulevard Screen: Tinted, low profile and scratch-resistant hard-coated polycarbonate screen. Mounting hardware is included.
  • Backrest Tall: Sleek square-tube steel construction with chrome finish. Provides passenger additional comfort and support while enhancing style. Chrome Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets required for installation.
  • Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion design)
  • New technology features acrylic resin treated leather to improve the performance and durability of the seat. The leather maintains its flexibility, suppleness and appearance for an extended period of time without the need for any wax or polish products. Water resistance is 10X more durable than non-treated leather. Distinctive scorpion design adds a unique touch to your ride. High quality, injection-molded factory seat pan; one-year warranty.
  • Digital Audio System: Water-resistant Digital AMP and Speaker System lets you take your music on the road by simply connecting your portable MP3/audio player.
  • MP3/audio player not included. Amplifier controls volume up/down and mute. Digital Audio Attachment Kit required.

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