2016 Honda Sabre Review

The 2016 Honda Sabre is one of Honda’s most popular motorcycle models and is the V-Twin version of the Japanese manufacturer’s Shadow range. With its sleekly designed curves, the 2016 Honda Sabre inclues no-frills fenders and low-slung handle bars, giving it the look and feel of a classic 1960s bike. It retails for $12,250. The liquid-cooled V-Twin engine on the Sabre has a capacity of 1312cc, and a fuel efficiency of 46 miles per gallon. Braking power is ensured by a front disc of 336 mm and a rear brake disc of 296 mm, and the bike also has a single rear shock absorber. 

2016 Honda Sabre side

2016 Honda Sabre Review

The engine power is enough to quaify as mid-level torque, with a rich, potent exhaust sound and plenty of acceleration when cruising and passing other road users. This is a bike designed for serious motorcyclists, but has enough functionality for novices as well. Honda has included several signature elements in the 2016 Honda Sabre, such as its patented anti-lock braking mechanism, which delivers a responsive performance when the rider requires a sharp stop. There is a also a beautifully sculpted feeder exhaust which channels two lines into one. The bike has a curb weight of 664 lbs, slightly less than most other 1300s.
The 2016 Honda Sabre has plenty of added touches which complete the visual style. There are silver-finished wheels, which are designed to be easy to clean, as well as a comfortable wide saddle that is 26.9 inches above the road surface for a low-slung riding experience. This adds to the comfort of the rider, as do the specially designed wide tires, which make the 2016 Honda Sabre extremely easy to handle in normal riding conditions. The wide open, well-laid out minimalist dashboard displays every kind of metric that riders of the Honda Sabre 2016 could need, with all dials visible in a brief glance.

2016 Honda Sabre rear

The Sabre is part of a larger range of 1300s produced by Honda, which includes the Shadow and the Fury, so customers can choose from a collection of similar, but subtly different models. The differences are mainly in the body position of the rider on the 2016 Honda Sabre – where the handlebars are slightly closer to the body, making the bike a little easier for many riders to handle.
One of the best aspects of the 2016 Honda Sabre for all classes of rider is its prestige and historical appeal. Looking back to older models of Sabre that were produced between 1982 and 1985, the 2016 model has been radically updated for modern street riding needs.

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