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2012 Honda Motorcycle

One glance at the 2012 Honda Sabre and it’s easy to see aggressive styling was the direct approach of the designers.

But although muscular, the Sabre’s pro-street styling doesn’t mean hard-on-the-body ergonomics; the Sabre was designed to provide a classical feel paired with comfortable ergos.

Regarding the VT1300 CS’s monster 1312 liquid-cooled, 52-degree twin, Honda says: “add an impressive V-twin engine complete with Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, and you’ll be rolling down the meanest streets with a bike that’s as tough as it looks: the 2012 Sabre.”

For 2012, the Honda Sabre is only available in one color: Ultra Blue Metallic.

Following are the specs, color option and MSRP for the 2012 Honda Sabre.

2012 Honda Sabre Specs:

  • Model: VT1300CS / VT1300CS ABS
  • Engine Type: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
  • Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
  • Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel
  • Brakes Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper
  • Optional ABS and CBS (VT1300CS ABS)
  • Tires Front: 90/90-21
  • Rear: 170/80-15
  • Wheelbase: 70.3 inches
  • Rake (Caster Angle): 33°
  • Trail: 115.0mm (4.5 inches)
  • Seat Height: 26.9 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 46 mpg
  • Curb Weight: 664 pounds (VT1300CS) / 679 pounds (VT1300CS ABS)

2012 Honda Sabre Color Option / MSRP:

  • Ultra Blue Metallic / $12,250
  • Ultra Blue Metallic ABS / $13,250

Availability: January 2012