Honda VTX 1300

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Honda VTX 1300 C

The cruiser model Honda VTX 1300 appeared in 2002 as a "little brother" Honda VTX 1800 and as a future replacement for Honda VT1100 Shadow (sold in the US until 2007 ). The model was targeted at the markets of Europe, North America and Australia. In the last years of production (2008-2009), the Honda VTX1300 was only available in the US market.

Visually, the Honda VTX 1300 shares similarities with the Honda VTX 1800, but with a number of technical differences:

  • Engine. New 1312cc 2-cylinder V-block see, giving out about 75 hp. power and 123 Nm of torque.
  • Carburetor. The older version Honda VTX 1800 had a fuel injection system.
  • Pendants. The VTX1300 is equipped with a conventional 41mm telescopic fork, VTX1800 - 45mm inverted.
  • Brakes. VTX1300 has 1 brake disc in front and does not have versions with combined brakes, VTX1800 - 2 discs, proprietary Honda combined brakes.
  • Clutch drive. VTX1300 - cable, VTX1800 - hydraulic.

The main modifications of the Honda VTX 1300:

  • Honda VTX 1300 S - appeared first and was available until 2007. It features classic shapes (deep fenders, 17 'and 15' spoked wheels, foot platforms).
  • Honda VTX 1300 C - has been available since 2004. It features shortened fenders, simple footpegs and cast 19 'and 15' wheels.
  • Honda VTX 1300 R - has been available since 2005. Same as S version, but with alloy wheels.
  • Honda VTX 1300 T - touring version. Available since 2008. Same R version + side trunks, windshield and passenger backrest.

2009 was the last year of production of the Honda VTX1300 model, after which it was replaced by an updated series - Honda VT1300C.

The main competitors of the Honda VTX 1300 in the class:


Honda VTX 1300 S
Honda VTX 1300 S
Honda VTX 1300 S


Specifications Honda VTX 1300:

ModelHonda VTX1300
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2002-2009
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume1312 cc cm.
Bore / stroke89.5 x 104.3 mm
Compression ratio9.2: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 1x Keihin CV, 38mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power74.8 hp (55.0 kW) at 5000 rpm
Maximum torque123 Nm (12.5 kg * m) at 3000 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size140 / 80-17M / C (69H) - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

110 / 90-19M / C (62H) - VTX1300C

Rear tire size170 / 80-15M / C (77H)
Front brakes1 disc, 336 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 296 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 110mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 94 mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

pendulum with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 91 mm - VTX1300C

Motorcycle length2575 mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

2400 mm - VTX1300C

Motorcycle width960 mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

920 mm - VTX1300C

Motorcycle height1125 mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

1110 mm - VTX1300C

Wheelbase1670 mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

1665 mm - VTX1300C

Minimum ground clearance130 mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

125 mm - VTX1300C

Saddle height685mm - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

697 mm - VTX1300C

Acceleration to 100 km / h5.3 sec
Maximum speed178 km / h
Fuel tank capacity18.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)305 kg - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

296 kg - VTX1300C

Fuel consumption

The average fuel consumption for the Honda VTX 1300, according to the owners ( service), is 5.88 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on riding style and travel speed.