2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS

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2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS
2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS (ABS model shown)

2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS Review

2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS on Totalmotorcycle.com

Nothing’s As Sharp As A Sabre…

How do you classify a bike as sharp as the Honda Sabre? Pro Street dragster or boulevard bad boy—the Sabre offers a heaping dose of both. It’s a sleek, modern-day custom, that’s for sure. Taking a cue from the stripped-down styling of the Fury, it goes on to carve out its own unique place in the Honda Custom lineup. Just check out the crisp, clean lines; sporty, minimalist fenders; tall, 21-inch front tire; raked-out fork and low, aggressively set bars. And let’s not forget the brawny 1312cc 52° V-twin engine responsible for putting all this wickedly cool style in motion.

One Of The Sharpest Bikes In Our Lineup.

Sure, the Sabre shares the same DNA as our other custom 1300s, especially the Fury. The open, minimalist frame with long, lean and low-slung lines, as well as the skinny front tire are all there, along with the rest of the tasty ingredients found throughout Honda’s Custom street gang—features like the potent, liquid-cooled 1312cc V-twin powerplant, specially designed 2-into-1 exhaust, smooth shaft final drive, street-skimming saddle and custom-cast wheels. But the Sabre has its own sense of muscular style. Power, handling, comfort and style to spare—the Sabre has it all.

As soon as you sling a leg over the Sabre®, you know this is what riding a cruiser is all about. Thanks to a powerful 1312cc V-twin engine incorporating Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, this is a bike that not only fills the image of a tough ride cast in the classic role of a muscle-bound street rod, it also delivers in spades. Featuring performance-oriented ergonomics that are both functional and comfortable, the Sabre stands proud as a pro-street-style cruiser that struts an aggressive look and offers the credentials to back it up. Grab a Sabre and head out for the meanest streets with performance that’ll turn heads. Color: Black; Price: $12,250, ABS $13,250; Availability: January 2014

2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin engine

•Pro street styling

Pure Motorcycle. With The Emphasis On The Motor.

With its potent 1312cc, 52° V-twin, the Sabre delivers strong low- and mid-range torque, ample passing power and an exhaust note that you’ll love right from the start.

Pro Street Style With A Hefty Dose Of Boulevard Street Cred.

Trim. Muscular. Confident. The Sabre is the motorcycle equivalent of a light-heavyweight boxer dressed up in a tailored suit. Plenty of punch. Plenty of refinement. And a machine with instant boulevard cred.

Put A Stop To That.

The Sabre features front and rear disc brakes, and the option of Honda’s Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). That makes for powerful, sure stops—because you never know what the open road is going to throw at you.




2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

1312cc V-twin Engine

The Sabre’s powerful 1312cc, 52° V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft and dual balancers has plenty of torque, and the feel only a V-twin can deliver.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Sabre’s fuel injection system means no-hassle start-ups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.

Color-Matched Frame

The Sabre’s color-matched frame really gives this bike a finishing, custom touch.

Tank-Mounted Instruments

Part of the Sabre’s super clean look comes from mounting the instruments in a streamlined, modern tank nacelle. It completely opens up the handlebar area, yet still gives you all the information you need.

Five-Spoke Cast Wheels

Silver-finish five-spoke wheels never go out of true, are easy to keep clean and just plain look right on a sharp, contemporary cruiser like the Sabre.

Front Disc Brakes (Optional ABS/CBS)

Equipped with powerful disc brakes at both ends, the Sabre is also available with Honda’s Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) as an option.

Trim Front And Rear Fenders

The close-fitting front fender along with the bobber-style rear give the Sabre a look all its own and set it apart from other models in our 1300 cruiser lineup.

Shaft Final Drive

The shaft final drive is quiet, clean and has been uniquely integrated into the overall design.

Low-Slung Saddle

Measuring in at a low 26.9 inches, the Sabre’s wide, plush, one-piece seat not only dials up the comfort level, but the bold, Pro Street styling as well.

Rear Disc Brakes (Optional ABS/CBS)

Equipped with powerful disc brakes at both ends, the Sabre is also available with Honda’s Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) as an option.

Wide, Low-Profile Tires

Big, fat and bad to the bone, the Sabre’s wide, low tires do more than just look good—they are the basis for its excellent handling—exactly what you’d expect from a Honda cruiser.

Trim Front And Rear Fenders

The close-fitting front fender along with the bobber-style rear give the Sabre a look all its own and set it apart from other models in our 1300 cruiser lineup.

Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber




2014 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1300CS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,250 USD


Engine Type
1312cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin

Bore And Stroke
89.5mm x 104.3mm

PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 38mm throttle body

Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder

Compression Ratio

Valve Train
SOHC; three valves per cylinder



Final Drive


Front Suspension
41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel

Rear Suspension
Single shock; 3.9 inches travel

Front Brake
Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake
296mm disc with single-piston caliper

Front Tire

Rear Tire


33° (Caster Angle)

115.0mm (4.5 inches)

70.3 inches

Seat Height
26.9 inches

Curb Weight
664 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)

Fuel Capacity
4.4 gallons

46 MPG


Model Id

Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

Available Colors

Honda’s fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.


One Year
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.




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