Honda VT1300 Show Bikes – Slammer Switchblade and Furious

Honda-Show-VT1300-concepts-sHonda’s American R&D department has shown off 3 concept customs based on the VT1300

Honda VT1300 Show Bikes – The Slammer, The Switchblade and The Furious

Honda USA had three custom VT1300’s on show at the recent Long Beach motorcycle show. Three different designers each had 3 months to get the builds done. The finished items are all different: a chopper, a Bagger and a Drag inspired version. The VT’s will be used for the US show circuit.

The “Slammer”


The “Slammer” 

Erik Dunshee  of Honda R&D America built this low and black bagger from a standard Stateline. The Slammer has a fully adjustable air-ride suspension, NAV/Multimedia, 10″ subwoofer and 500 watts of power. With a full front end conversion,a  23″ custom front wheel,  this look was achieved without frame or engine modification.


– Stock: Frame, swing arm, VT1300cc engine and tank
– 23″ Spec designed front wheel
– Fully “Air ride adjustable” front & rear suspension 6″ ride height to 2.25″ lowered
– Composite coated narrow track front rotor with 6 piston caliper
– Nav/Multimedia Head unit with GPS speed display
– 3 speaker including a 10″ subwoofer 500 watt sound system
– Full custom bodywork including a leather drop seat
– 2 tone Satin metallic black & pearl black paint
– Custom Spec crossover twin pipe exhaust
– Air/Box/cleaner Conversion



2010 Sabre “Switchblade”


Starting with a  2010 Sabre, designer Edward Birtulescu  conceived Switchblade. A dragbike inspired cruiser that also took styling cues from Formula1 and MotoGP.  Carbon fibre parts,  3 way adjustable race suspension and a single sided swing arm with a 535 chain conversion.


– Stock frame, VT1300cc engine & tank
– 3way fully adjustable sport suspension
– Carbon fiber custom bodywork & spec seat
– 535 Chain conversion (Before shaft drive)
– Single sided swing arm conversion
– Racing spec calipers & rotors
– Carbon Fiber 18″ rear wheel – Front wheel 21″ carbon fiber
– Onboard GPS laptimer & data acquisition unit
– Oversize Billet Top and lower bridge
– Air/Box/cleaner Conversion



2010 Honda Fury “Furious”


Based on a  2010 Fury, Nick Renner  produced the “Furious”, blend of new and old school. A 23 inch wheel up front and a 20 on the rear, with a 45 degree rake and converted hard tail create this clean chopper. Metal flake, variegated leafing, and diamond stitched seat contrast with the five spoke rims and Fury tank.


– Stock: VT1300cc engine & tank
– Front 23″ wheel Rear 20″
– Exposed shaft drive
– Hard tail custom spec frame conversion (37degree head pipe with a 8 degree fork angle offset)
– Custom oversize drag bars – Custom Paint
– Custom
– Straight pipe exhaust
– Custom Diamond stitched leather seat & rear hugger


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