Honda Announces Four 2011 Cruiser Motorcycles
September 3, 2010
Filed under Honda Motorcycle Road Tests: Reviews on Honda Motorcycles, Latest News
Torrance, California (September 3, 2010) – American Honda’s Powersports Division has announced another release of motorcycles for the 2011 model year.
Long, lean and full of mean, the Honda VT13VX Fury rolled onto the scene last year. Powered by a 1,312cc liquid-cooled, 53-degree V-twin, the Fury blends minimalist chopper styling with functionality. In Rider‘s test of the Fury, we described it as “a rolling contradiction. From its squat rump through its long, sculpted tank and exposed frame rails it screams ‘custom chopper,’ but it’s a factory bike” (click here to read Rider‘s 2010 Honda VT13VX Fury Road Test). For 2011, the Fury will be available in Dark Red Metallic, Pearl White and Matte Orange Metallic beginning in December 2010 (color and availability TBD for optional ABS and CBS). Price not yet determined.
Based on the Fury platform, Honda introduced the VT1300 Interstate in 2010. Now available as an optional ABS model with Honda’s Combined Braking System, the 2011 Interstate’s standard equipment includes hard-side leather saddlebags and a big, traditional windscreen. (Click here to read Rider‘s 2010 Honda VT1300 Interstate Road Test). Available in Dark Red Metallic and Black beginning in December 2010 (color and availability TBD for optional ABS and CBS). Price not yet determined.
Honda Shadow RS
By combining responsive handling, V-twin power and clean lines, the Shadow RS is ready and willing for whatever the journey may bring. Rider‘s test of the Shadow RS describes it as “a solid, basic motorcycle that leaves nothing to the imagination; what you see is what you get.” With mid-mount foot pegs, a 29.4-inch seat height and an upright seating position, the Shadow RS is a comfortable cruiser powered by a 745cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin. Available in a new Blue/White/Red paint scheme beginning in December 2010. Price not yet determined.
Honda Shadow Phantom
The Shadow Phantom celebrates the joy of back-to-basics motorcycling by delivering a V-twin ride packing a uniquely clean and uncluttered appearance. In our test of the Phantom, we concluded: “If Honda’s intention was to target short-inseamed riders who want to look strapping on an easy-handling, comfortable cruiser and aren’t in a hurry, the company nailed it. Add to that great fuel mileage (our test bike had a high of 57.4 mpg), appealing styling and manageable, usable power, and the company has a hit” (Click here to read Rider‘s 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 Road test). The Phantom combines a 25.7-inch seat height, 745cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin and maintenance-free shaft drive with a low-profile, blacked-out look. Available in Black beginning in December 2010. Price not yet determined.