According to Honda, the Fury is supposed to be an industry shaking bike, but judging from the design drawings, it seems fairly straightforward. It has a version of the 1312cc VTX1300 water-cooled V-twin engine, and the leaked specs show that it’ll have a standard five-speed gearbox. No hybrid or special or super secret business. The Fury is, however, Honda’s first attempt to go all-American with the chopper style, which is a bit bizarre since the whole market seems to be going in the other direction.
Choppers aren’t all that popular these days, even Harley realizes that and they’re coming out with the XR1200 next month to try to capitalize on the trend toward more agile performance bikes. I don’t know why exactly Honda chose now to decide to get into that end of the market. But fitting with the strange timing of the Fury’s unveiling, Honda’s released an equally strange set of ads for the bike. Creepy, apparently possessed little kids aren’t the standard spokespeople for choppers aimed at middle aged men, but who am I to question Honda; I’m sure they know what they’re doing. What do you think, Ridelusters? Check out the videos and see for yourself:
The complete details and pictures of the Fury won’t be seen until the 16th, which is when all the journalists who snapped pics will be allowed to show them; and then again on Jan. 18th when it’ll be shown officially at the NY Motorcycle show. For now, all we have are creepy viral ads, enjoy: