2012 Honda Sabre - Features and Benefits

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 2012 Sabre.

Features/Benefits

Features

- Muscular pro-street styling with a raked-out front end for an aggressive stance.

- Stylized, curved downtubes create a unique custom look.

- New-style wheels feature special five-spoke design.

- Specially designed tank-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature and clock.

- Handlebar is low, narrow and farther forward for an aggressive pro-street riding position.

- Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the Sabre’s styling.

- Sleek one-piece seat design enhances the Sabre’s bold design.

- 4.4-gallon fuel tank capacity.

- Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Sabre’s clean lines. 

- Low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.

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

Engine/Drivetrain

- 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.

- Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character.

- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body.

- Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.

- Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.

Chassis/Suspension

- Single rear shock provides 3.9 inches of wheel travel. 

- 41mm front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.

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 Footpegs, 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.

2012 SPECIFICATIONS

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 with CBS

Tires
Front: 90/90-21 
Rear: 170/80-15

Wheelbase: 70.3 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 33.0°

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*: 664 pounds (VT1300CS) / 679 pounds (VT1300CS ABS)

*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.

©2012 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All rights reserved.

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