Does Your 2010 Honda Fury Have Sloppy Welds?

Mark Prociw
by Mark Prociw

Does it even matter?

The 2010 Honda Fury Chopper has been out for a few weeks now and people have been buying them up all across North America. A local Honda dealer revealed to us that he only received 4 choppers from Honda and sold them before they even arrived at his shop.

The Fury is at a great price for those who want a stylish chopper look, but are you sacrificing quality for a bargain chopper? Do sloppy welds break your heart or can you tough it out and live with them knowing you got a unique looking bike at an affordable price?

See the full post for pictures and opinions.

The price of the 2010 Honda Fury is at a decent $13,000 for a base model, a good chunk less then other choppers on the market which may set you back $20,000 or more. But are you willing to pay what you get for it?

Sloppy welds on the Fury were noticed by our own editors back when they did a review on the chopper in February.

But the most glaring deficiency in the Fury’s finish quality are the sloppy welds visible on the exposed frame tubes around the steering head. Even the hammer-handed Teutels of American Chopper fame would’ve done a nicer job.

So it’s a bit of a trade off. You are getting a unique looking chopper from Honda at an affordable price, but you are losing some of the quality you might get from other manufacturers.

There is currently a discussion going on at the Honda Fury Forums about the welding on the cruiser bike.

Here’s a shot of Brandon‘s Fury:

The sloppy welds are also visible on promo shots from Honda.

You would think they would clean up the promo shots of the Fury. Maybe they are doing it on purpose as an aesthetic choice?

Do the welds make much of a difference for you? Do you think they are an added aesthetic touch or a short-cut to keep the price of the chopper low and affordable to more riders?

Personally, I’d still pick one up if I was in the market for a chopper. The price is great for someone on a budget and I still love the look of it.

What do you think?

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