While the overall concept of the bike was foreign to Honda, making the behemoth company stretch in ways they hadn't stretched before, in many areas they reverted to form, going conservative on some notable things like rear tire size (200mm is wide but not wide), and going with its midsized 1300cc version of the VTX motor, not the 1800. The engineers had trouble reconciling their (stated) basic perception that the Fury "guy" isn't going to be a hardcore rider, while making several nods to rideability (like the 1300cc motor, over the more lurchy 1800). In fact, this perception was reflected in the ride we were taken on at the press launch. We rode a total of under 100 miles on the day of the launch, though we've managed to clock quite a few more since then. Much of the ride was along the coast highway, down the freeway, and through urban areas, ""bar hopper" style. While we don't doubt that most Fury (or chopper) owners will do just that, it isn't a good start to have obvious contempt for your customers (or their own bike, for that matter) like that without regard to their potential riding aspirations.