By contrast, the Fury alternately purrs or snarls out the exhaust pipe in a very un-Honda-like manner. It sounds especially sweet when passing cars. And if that's your style, you'll be doing lots of it. Honda's 1,300 engine feels far more potent than its relatively modest displacement would suggest, with a solid bottom-end and lots of torque. It revs out to higher rpm really well, feeling strong through the whole range. The Harley is no slouch, either. After getting past an uninspiring bottom-end, the Sportster engine really comes on at about 2,500 rpm and smoothly revs out nearly to redline. It's comfortable spinning at higher revs than most cruisers, but then, so does the Honda. Shifting favors the Honda as well, with a light, positive touch on the shifter and clutch. The Seventy-Two is more work all around, with clunkier shifting and heavier lever action. Neither ever missed a shift.