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Old 05-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default 2012 Honda Fury vs. 2011 Yamaha Star Stryker [Video]


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Old 05-19-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Nice, but doesn't the Stryker compete more directly with the new Sabre than the Fury?

Another thing a potential buyer might consider is in the real world, you can get a Yamaha Raider for less than the MSRP of the Fury, which absolutely clobbers it with its ~85 RWHP and ~105 Lbs/ft and a seemingly impossibly low center of gravity.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:39 AM   #3
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Choppers are all about "authenticity". They are hard core and uncompromising. A good chopper like a Big Dog, has a formidible engine which exudes character, rawness and, actual power. The "Furby" has none of this. 57hp at 4,300 rpm? Plastic fenders? Really?

I suppose a few middle aged corporate drone types who are wanna be bad asses on the weekend will buy these things as they are "safe" but they are a joke compared to the real thing. This bike is the motorcycling equivalent of a McDonald's give away toy.

Harsh commentary I suppose and I don't even like nor am I interested in choppers, but I do appreciate what they represent. The Fury is an affront to that. Honda really should have realized that they are incapable of authenticity in this segment. They should not have gone here.

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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Yes, the Fury has plastic parts. Yes, it isn't "hardcore". But it's a Honda, it's reliable, and it's a chopper. From the statistics I remember, they sold quite a few of them the first year it came out.

I would consider it (or one of its brethren, like the Sabre) if I were in the market for a chopper. 'Course I own a Z750S and an M50 Those are more on the practical side than the clique side.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:18 AM   #5
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Every time I see a Fury at the dealership, I am amazed at that Honda built it. I have to agree with the article, they hit all the styling cues; far better than the Stryker. It's not my cuppa, but if I were in that market, I'd buy one.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #6
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Yes, the Fury has plastic parts. Yes, it isn't "hardcore". But it's a Honda, it's reliable, and it's a chopper. From the statistics I remember, they sold quite a few of them the first year it came out.

I would consider it (or one of its brethren, like the Sabre) if I were in the market for a chopper. 'Course I own a Z750S and an M50 Those are more on the practical side than the clique side.
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Funny, the Stryker does not even register with me. The Fury strikes enough of a pose in comparison to the real cues that it does. Hit a nerve too evidently. That or I am just cranky today!
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Do you have a Canadian to English translation? I couldn't understand a word you were saying.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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Fury costs too much for what is IMO. Especially with all the plastic. Like someone mentioned get a Raider if you're going to spend that much. The Stryker is not nearly as striking looking, but it's in a much lower price class and has metal fenders, engine covers, etc..
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I wonder how much hires power the pan head in the captian America bike has?
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Nice, but doesn't the Stryker compete more directly with the new Sabre than the Fury?

Another thing a potential buyer might consider is in the real world, you can get a Yamaha Raider for less than the MSRP of the Fury, which absolutely clobbers it with its ~85 RWHP and ~105 Lbs/ft and a seemingly impossibly low center of gravity.
Yeah, the Sabre would've been a good fit, but we hadn't yet put the Fury into any comparo and thought this would be a good one, too.

The Raider, as cool as it is (http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs...out-69801.html) is a different bike altogether.
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