I admit that Honda makes great engines but it will never be a Harley. I might feel different once HD goes water cooled but at this stage in the game there's no comparison. Also, unless Honda has made some major changes it won't handle like a Harley. Gold wings are nice for going down the highway but they're crap on the twisties.
A couple of years ago when I hung out on the Big Dog Forums, Honda came out with the Fury. Everyone was talking about how Honda was going after the custom bike market. I've see 2 Fury's in 2 years.
Bottom line (for me), Harley people are Harley people and we're not going to buy a Honda or Victory, or Yamaharley.
Just my 1/2 cent!
I mostly agree with you. As to the twisties... it's way more about the rider than the ride.
I have never seen a Fury outside of a showroom floor or the interwebs. I think it is a fugazi, a cheap knock-off.
The difference between feeling your nuts & feeling you're nuts.
I've owned 2 Wings -- loved em but cld not get my knee comfortable. IMHO, Honda is feeling the "pinch" from moving the factory out of Ohio to Japan. They r looking for new ways to stay in the market -- I don't think this will help. DOOF
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