2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS

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2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS
2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS

– 2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS

2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS

Sometimes you just want to wear your aggression on your sleeve, and that’s why the Sabre™ is ready to do your talking for you. The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match. Add an impressive 1312cc 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 2011 Sabre.

Part work of radical custom art, part road-burning hot rod. The new VT1300CSA Sabre blends distinctive style with muscular performance like no other cruiser out there. The all-business front end begins with a narrow 21-inch front tire and an aggressively raked front fork, then continues with a bare-bones steering head that’s airy and lightweight yet plenty sturdy. At the back, a hidden shock creates a sleek hard-tail look without giving up rider comfort and handling control. The advanced 1,312 cc V-twin engine features Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). Other sophisticated technology, including a Combined Braking System with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), helps the Sabre take cruiser performance to a whole new level.

What happens when you take the wicked, stripped-down styling cues of our Fury chopper and throw in a large dose of pro-street dragster? Well, you’re looking at it: the all-new Honda Sabre. And trust us, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Start with the beefy, Fury-derived 1312cc liquid-cooled, 52º V-twin, featuring Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and performance as muscular as it is seamless. Smooth, maintenance-free shaft final drive merely makes it that much better. And then, of course, there’s the look—short, sporty fenders, all-black frame, and a raked-out fork that screams, “You want some of this?”

Make room, Main Street. The all-new Honda Sabre is here.




2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS Features and Benefits

New muscular pro-street styling with a raked-out front end and stylized curved frame downtube create a unique custom look.

Handlebars are low, narrow and set forward for a sporty yet comfortable riding position.

Minimalist front and rear fenders plus a sleek and low one-piece seat enhance the Sabre’s bold design.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38 mm-diameter throttle body for crisp performance and superior engine efficiency.

Shaft final drive provides smooth, quiet, low-maintenance operation.

1,312 cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin produces the wide powerband that makes riding a big-bore V-twin so much fun.

Combined Braking System with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps you stop with added confidence.

Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.

Slim radiator mounts unobtrusively to accent the bike’s clean lines.

V-twin Virtuoso.
A powerful 1312cc, 52º V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft beats at the heart of the new Sabre, pumping out heaps of torque, all with that inimitable V-twin sound and feel.

Long, Low, Lean and Mean.
Raked-out front end. Asphalt-skimming saddle. Fat rear tire. Looooong wheelbase. In other words, Pro Street styling from tip to tail.

Customize your Sabre.
Add to the hot rod looks of your Sabre with custom Honda Genuine Accessories like, color matched front spoiler, braided lines, custom grips and pegs, stylized boulevard screen and more. See all the options.


New for 2011

– New Ultra Blue Metallic color.


2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS Technicals

Honda Genuine Accessories†

– Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen (smoke), 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded), Saddlebag Bracket (18L), Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed), Tank Belt (plain/studded), Backrest & Pad (low/tall), Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket, Rear Carrier, Rider Foot pegs, Front Spoiler (Black/Red), Front Spoiler LED accent Lights, Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion/Flame), Chrome Side Cover, PIAA Driving Light, Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose), Digital Audio System, Audio Attach Kit, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/”V” design/neo-retro), Billet Dipstick, Fork Nut Covers, Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/”V” design/neo-retro), Engine Guard, Passenger Floorboards

† WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.




2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS – United States of America Specifications

Model: VT1300CS

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

Front: 41mm fork; 4.0 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.9 inches travel

Front: Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 296mm disc with single-piston caliper

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

Color: Ultra Blue Metallic

Curb Weight*: 659 pounds

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

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.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.



2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS – Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP – $TBA CDN

Engine Type Liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin

Displacement 1,312 cc

Bore & Stroke 89.5 mm x 104.3 mm

Compression Ratio 9.2:1

Valve Train Chain-driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension 41 mm fork, 102 mm (4 in.) travel

Rear Suspension Single shock, 99 mm (3.9 in.) travel

Tires 90/90 – 21 front; 170/80 – 15 rear

Brakes Front single 336 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear single 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper. Combined Braking System with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

Seat Height 683 mm (26.9 in.)

Wheelbase 1,778 mm (70 in.)

Curb weight 307 kg (676 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel capacity 16.6 litres

Colour Graphite Black



2011 Honda Sabre VT1300CS Press Release

February 3, 2011

American Honda Announces Four Additional Models For 2011

Torrance, CA: American Honda Motor Company announced today additions for the 2011 model year, four street bikes: the Sabre™, Stateline, Shadow® Aero® and NT700V. These four returning motorcycles cap off a great lineup for the current year, which encompass a total of 43 machines.

“The 2011 new-model rollout has been an exciting time for Honda and all motorcycle enthusiasts,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “We’ve had a big year with many great models, especially the brand-new CBR250R and CB1000R, which have done much to round out our lineup. These 2011 machines will bring considerable depth and variety to our dealer’s showrooms this spring, and I’m pleased to say even more good news is in the works as we’ll begin to announce 2012 models shortly.”

More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found on powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.

– Stateline: Defining the Essence of Cruising
Featuring long, low lines that embody what cruising is all about, the Stateline blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet the rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. A wider seat with more lean-back angle and a long, sweeping, wider handlebar with more upright and relaxed riding stance-the perfect way to capture that traditional cruiser experience. The blacked-out engine treatment is another classy styling touch that helps make the Stateline its own machine. Add to that the deep throaty rumble of a big V-twin engine and that classic big Vee power pulse, and you have a machine that’s the perfect choice for cruising-anytime you want. MSRP $11,799

– Sabre: Ride the Mean Streets
Sometimes you just want to wear your aggression on your sleeve, and that’s why the Sabre is ready to do your talking for you. The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match. The seat and handlebar yield a forward leaning position for an aggressive riding stance-a perfect match to the Sabre’s custom cool persona. Also, a 21-inch front wheel and 15-inch rear wheel add to the bike’s bare-knuckle handsome looks. Add an impressive 1312cc 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 2011 Sabre. MSRP $11,899

– Shadow Aero: Incomparable Looks, Unbeatable Value
Back for 2011 as a proven favorite, the Shadow Aero serves as a most satisfying ride for a wide range of enthusiasts. Factor in the Shadow Aero’s classic retro styling, low seat height, power-packed V-twin engine now with sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection-all at a price that’s just right for today’s budgets-and you have the makings of a winner. MSRP $7999

– NT700VA ABS: Journey to the Far Reaches of Your Imagination
If you’re looking for a touring machine that’s fun to ride and ready to carry you to work and play seven days a week, look no further than the NT700V. Fully outfitted and ready to roll with ABS technology, the NT700V can turn your daily commute into riding bliss and then carry you off on that weekend adventure. With a fairing, interlinked saddlebags and a strong 680cc V-twin engine, the NT700V is ready for any journey you can dream up. MSRP TBD

About Honda
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, MUVs and personal watercraft in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.

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