- Table of Contents
- 1. Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 2. Detailed Specs Comparison: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 3. Design: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 4. Engine and Performance: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 5. Comfort and Ergonomics: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 6. Technology and Features: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 7. Pros and Cons: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
- 8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 8.1 Which is More Comfortable: the Honda Fury or the Honda VTX 1300?
- 8.2 What are the Key Differences between the Honda Fury and the Honda VTX 1300?
- 9. Which is Better: the Honda Fury or the Honda VTX 1300?
1. Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
The Honda VTX (V-Twin Extreme) series was launched in 2000 along with the Honda VTX1800. The Honda VTX’s design was inspired by the concept of the Honda Zodia created in 1995. The Honda Zodia had a streamlined design, a raked-out front end, and a longer wheelbase. With the launch of the Honda VTX1800, Honda became the first motorcycle brand to launch a motorbike with the largest displacement V-Twin engine. In 2002, Honda launched the VTX1300S with a smaller engine size, a classic cruiser look, and spoked wheels. The Honda VTX1300 quickly became popular, with approximately 12,000 models sold during its first production year.
The Honda VTX1300S closely resembled the Honda VTX1800, except that its engine came with a completely new design. The major difference between the two Honda models was the fuel delivery system. The Honda VTX1300S was fitted with a 38 mm constant velocity carburetor, while the Honda VTX1800 had a fuel-injected system. The Honda VTX1300S also came with counterbalancers to reduce the engine’s vibrations, a cable-operated clutch, and a single-pin crankshaft. While the Honda VTX1300S and the Honda VTX1800 had matching looks, the Honda VTX1300 offered a smoother ride experience and better handling.
In 2005, Honda introduced the new VTX models, including the VTX1300R and the VTX1300C. The Honda VTX1300R had a retro look with its tubeless tires wrapped around cast alloy wheels. Later in 2008, Honda introduced a touring VTX1300 variant known as the Honda VTX1300T with stock saddlebags, a passenger backrest, and a large windscreen for better touring performance.
In 2009, Honda dropped the existing VTX1300 lineup and introduced the Honda Fury VTX1300CX in at the International Motorcycle Show in New York. The Honda Fury is a chopper-style motorbike with a longer wheelbase, a raked-out front end, and a unique frame design. The Honda Fury VTX1300CX replaced the carburetor with a programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI). This article is a detailed comparison between the Honda Fury and the Honda VTX1300.
2. Detailed Specs Comparison: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
|2022 Honda Fury
|2009 Honda VTX 1300
|VTX1300R, VTX1300C, VTX1300T
|Engine and Performance
|SOHC, 52 ° V-twin
|Engine Design and Type
|SOHC, 52 ° V-twin
|No. of Cylinders
|Valves Per Cylinder
|74 hp at 5,000 rpm
|123 Nm at 3,000 rpm
|PGM-FI, 38 mm Throttle Body
|Fuel Injection System
|Single 38 mm Constant Velocity Carburetor
|Chrome, Separate Dual Mufflers
|Chrome, Separate Dual Mufflers
|High-Tensile Steel Frame
|Steel, Double Cradle Frame
|336 mm Single Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Piston Caliper
|336 mm Single Disc with Dual-Piston Caliper
|296 mm Single Hydraulic Disc with Single-Piston Caliper
|296 mm Single Disc with Single-Piston Caliper
|45 mm Front Fork
|41 mm Telescopic Front Fork
|Single Shock Absorber with Adjustable Rebound-Damping
|Dual Shock Absorbers with Five-Position Spring-Preload Adjustability
|Front Wheel Travel
|Rear Wheel Travel
|VTX1300C: 3.6 in
VTX1300R / VTX1300S: 3.7 in
|Tires and Wheels
|Metzeler Cruisetec Tires
|Nine-Spoke Aluminum Wheels
|Custom Cast Wheels
|Dimensions and Weight
|92 mm / 3.6 in
|VTX1300R / VTX1300S: 149 mm / 5.9 in
VTX1300T: 144 mm / 5.7 in
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|5.1 in / 130 mm
|35.4 in / 899.16 mm
|37.8 in / 960 mm
|100.6 in / 2555.24 mm
|101.4 in / 2576 mm
|VTX1300R / VTX1300S: 27.5 in
VTX1300T: 27.4 in
|VTX1300R / VTX1300S: 65.5 in
VTX1300T: 65.7 in
|663 lbs / 300.7 kg
|VTX1300C: 678 lbs / 307.5 kg
VTX1300R: 710 lbs / 322 kg
VTX1300T: 748 lbs / 339.3 kg
3. Design: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
3.1 Design: Honda Fury
The Honda Fury is a chopper-style cruiser with a sleek design, unique frame geometry, and a raked-out front end. The 2022 Honda Fury is only available in a pearl yellow color scheme with a chrome finish. The chrome parts include the air filter, cylinder heads, frame, headlight nacelle, separate two-into-two exhaust pipes, and side mirrors. The Honda Fury has a solo rider seat with a dip to provide lower back support for the rider. It comes with simple analog gauges and a small digital display mounted to the pulled-back handlebars with low risers. The Honda Fury is also fitted with stylish, blacked-out nine-spoke wheels with a fat Dunlop rear tire and narrow front tire. It has a bobber-style front fender and a chopped rear fender. Overall, the Honda Fury has a slim and aerodynamic shape with a minimalist design for smooth and fast performance.
3.2 Design: Honda VTX 1300
The Honda VTX1300 is a classic cruiser with a minimalist design and features. It has a single-piece seat capable of two-up riding and a dip in the rider’s seat to ensure a low seat height. The Honda VTX1300 also comes with a round headlamp with a chrome nacelle. It is a chopper-style cruiser with a slightly raked-out front end. The Honda VTX1300 is fitted with swept-back handlebars which include pulled-back risers. It comes with a fuel tank with mounted gauges, chrome side mirrors, and separate two-into-two shorty dual exhaust pipes. The Honda VTX1300 also has a chopped front fender and an extended rear fender with a classic tail light. It comes with a narrow front tire and a fat rear tire wrapped around custom-cast wheels. The Honda VTX1300 also had a touring variant known as the Honda VTX1300T with stock small saddlebags, a large windshield, and a passenger backrest.
4. Engine and Performance: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
4.1 Engine and Performance: Honda Fury
The Honda Fury is powered by a 1,312 cc liquid-cooled, 52 ° V-Twin engine capable of horsepower of 53.7 hp and a torque of 98.97 Nm. It comes with a programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI, 38 mm Throttle Body) that provides optimum fuel delivery to the engine and a fuel mileage of 45 mpg. The Honda Fury also comes with a five-speed manual transmission that connects to the rear wheel via a shaft drive.
The Honda Fury’s 52 ° V-Twin engine comes with a single-pin crankshaft and dual counterbalancers. It is an agile and nimble cruiser due to being built with a lightweight and slim build. The Honda Fury ensures a smooth riding experience and has a classic rumbling V-Twin engine. The Honda Fury is one of the most reliable Honda cruisers with a low failure rate.
The Honda Fury comes with a 336 mm single front disc and a 296 mm single rear disc brake, along with a standard ABS to ensure smooth and reliable braking. It is also fitted with 45 mm extended front forks and an adjustable single rear shock absorber to ensure a comfortable and plush riding experience. The extended front fork has a wheel travel of 4 inches, while the rear mono-shock absorber has a wheel travel of 3.7 inches.
4.2 Engine and Performance: Honda VTX 1300
The Honda VTX1300 is also fitted with a 1,312 cc liquid-cooled, 52 ° V-Twin engine capable of a torque of 123 Nm at 3,000 rpm and a horsepower of 74 hp at 5,000 rpm. It has a five-speed manual transmission, a clean and reliable shaft drive, and a single 38 mm constant velocity carburetor to ensure optimal fuel delivery to the engine. For cold starts, the Honda VTX1300’s single carburetor was fitted with a manual choke.
The Honda VTX1300 is a refined and lighter version of the Honda VTX1800. It is easy to handle due to being lightweight and having better ground clearance. The Honda VTX1300 produces excess engine vibrations, and the fuel tank-mounted gauges also tend to rattle at high speeds. The heel-and-toe shifter and wet multi-plate clutch ensure easy gear shifts and moderate clutch operation.
The Honda VTX1300 also comes with 41 mm front forks and dual rear shock preload-adjustable absorbers. The front suspension has a longer wheel travel of 5.1 inches, while the rear dual shocks have a wheel travel of 3.7 inches to ensure comfortable cruising on open roads.
5. Comfort and Ergonomics: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
5.1 Comfort and Ergonomics: Honda Fury
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The Honda Fury is a comfortable cruiser with a low seat height of 26.9 inches and forward-mounted foot controls. The rider has to sit in a slightly aggressive riding position to reach the low-mounted, slightly swept-back handlebars. The Honda Fury is a slightly uncomfortable motorcycle for long-distance rides, especially for shorter riders, due to its forward-mounted foot controls and slightly aggressive riding style. However, a taller rider can comfortably ride this motorbike due to its adequate legroom and upright back. Overall, it is a comfortable chopper-style cruiser for cruising on highways and open roads. However, to ensure a better touring experience, the Honda Fury can be fitted with a large windscreen, saddlebags, backrests, and comfortable handlebars.
5.2 Comfort and Ergonomics: Honda VTX 1300
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The Honda VTX1300 has comfortable ergonomics due to its forward-mounted floorboards and a low seat height of 27.5 inches. It comes with slightly pulled-back handlebars and a slightly aggressive riding position. The forward-mounted floorboards provide adequate legroom for taller riders. The Honda VTX1300T is the most comfortable model in the Honda VTX1300 lineup. It is designed to be comfortable on long-distance rides with its large windscreen and saddlebags. The Honda VTX1300 is easy to handle while turning corners. However, the engine produces excess vibrations that can be felt through the saddle, handlebars, and floorboards. The Honda VTX1300R’s storage capacity can be improved by installing aftermarket luggage racks and saddlebags available at Viking Bags.
6. Technology and Features: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
|2022 Honda Fury
|2009 Honda VTX 1300
|Technology and Features
|Low Fuel Warning
|Low Oil Pressure Indicator
7. Pros and Cons: Honda Fury Vs. Honda VTX 1300
7.1 Pros and Cons: Honda Fury
|Honda Fury Pros
|Honda Fury Cons
|Uncomfortable stock seat
|Impressive exhaust note
|Smooth ride quality
|Fuel pump issues
|Cheaper to maintain
|Low ground clearance
|Nimble and agile
|Smaller fuel tank capacity
|Low failure rate
|ABS is standard
7.2 Pros and Cons: Honda VTX 1300
|Honda VTX 1300 Pros
|Honda VTX 1300 Cons
|Tank-mounted gauge cluster rattles
|Smooth ride quality
|No ABS option
|No fuel injection system
|Engine produces excess vibrations
|Comes with a passenger seat
8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
8.1 Which is More Comfortable: the Honda Fury or the Honda VTX 1300?
The Honda VTX1300 has slightly better ergonomics than the Honda Fury due to being an ideal cruiser. While riding the Honda Fury, the rider has to stretch his/her arms a little to reach the handlebars, which results in a slightly aggressive riding style. However, the Honda Fury provides a more comfortable riding experience due to being a modern motorbike. It is fitted with a programmed fuel injection system for better fuel economy and the engine does not produce excess vibrations. Meanwhile, the Honda VTX1300’s engine produces excess vibrations that can be felt through the floorboards and handlebars.
8.2 What are the Key Differences between the Honda Fury and the Honda VTX 1300?
|Key Differences between the Honda Fury and the Honda VTX 1300
|Honda VTX 1300
|Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI, 38 mm Throttle Body)
|Single 38 mm constant velocity carburetor
|High-tensile steel frame
|Steel, double cradle frame
|ABS is standard
|No ABS feature
|Nine-spoke aluminum wheels
|Custom cast wheels
|Fuel tank capacity of 3.4 gal
|Fuel tank capacity of 4.8 gal
|No stock passenger seat and footpegs
|Comes with a stock passenger seat and footpegs
|Fuel tank-mounted gauges
9. Which is Better: the Honda Fury or the Honda VTX 1300?
The Honda Fury and the Honda VTX1300 belong to the VTX lineup. Both motorcycles have similar specs and performances due to being powered by the same 1,312 cc liquid-cooled 52° V-Twin engine. However, the Honda Fury is more advanced with its standard ABS, programmed fuel injection, and chopper look inspired by the Honda Zodia concept. It is a stable, nimble, and agile motorcycle due to having slim and lightweight build. The Honda Fury’s raked-out front end ensures better linear performance. Meanwhile, the Honda VTX is a classic cruiser discontinued back in 2009. It was fitted with large front and rear mudguards, a passenger seat, and a carburetor for fuel injection. The Honda VTX1300T was better suited for long-distance rides with its small saddlebags and large windscreen.
If you love touring and want to transform your motorbike into an ideal touring bike, Viking Bags has several aftermarket parts available. The luggage options include saddlebags and sissy bar bags. Other modifications include crash bars, backrests, seats, handlebars, sissy bars, and fairings.