Honda VTX 1800

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Honda VTX 1800

The Honda VTX 1800 cruiser model appeared on the market in 2001 (as the 2002 model), however the first concepts of the entire VTX line were presented at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show under the general name Zodia.

At the time of its introduction, the VTX 1800 had the largest engine ever in a V-twin configuration. Only in 2004 did Kawasaki release the model VN2000, which deprives the VTX1800 of the first place in terms of engine volume, but still yields to it in such parameters as acceleration to 100 km / h (0-60 mph) and travel speed 1 / 4 miles.

The Honda VTX1800 was based on a specially designed 2-cylinder V-shaped liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1795 cc. see, issuing 106 hp. power and almost 163 Nm of torque. The heads of the block have 3 valves per cylinder, the adjustment of which is carried out by means of a screw and a lock nut.

Of the features of the Honda VTX 1800, it should be noted the injection power system (electronic unit with 3D ignition cards for each cylinder), inverted fork, dry sump lubrication system (oil tank is inside the gearbox housing), combined brake system, hydraulic clutch, cardan drive and the presence of a large number of factory modifications (versions).

The main modifications of the Honda VTX 1800:

  • Honda VTX 1800 R - the classic version with long fenders and alloy wheels.
  • Honda VTX 1800 S - similar to the R version, but with spoked wheels.
  • Honda VTX 1800 C - custom version. It has shortened fenders, a 2-in-1 exhaust system, conventional footpegs (instead of platforms), an 18 'front wheel (instead of 17'), a 17 liter fuel tank (instead of 20 liters), reduced front suspension travel (from 130 mm to 110 mm).
  • Honda VTX 1800 N - neo-retro version. Similar to the R version, but different in the shape of the fenders and the design of the exhaust system.
  • Honda VTX 1800 F - drag version. Features 18 'wheels, low profile radial tires, split exhaust system, 18L fuel tank, dashboard and seat.
  • Honda VTX 1800 T - touring version. Same as R version + windshield, side trunks, passenger backrest.

The "little brother" of the model is Honda VTX 1300.

2008 was the last year of production of the VTX 1800, after which it was discontinued and did not receive further development.

The main competitors of the Honda VTX 1800:


Honda VTX 1800 R
Honda VTX 1800 R
Honda VTX 1800 R


Specifications Honda VTX 1800:

Model Honda VTX1800
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 2002-2008
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 1795 cc cm.
Bore / stroke 101.0 x 112.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system injector, PGM-Fi, 42mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 106.0 hp (78.0 kW) at 5000 rpm
Maximum torque 162.7 Nm (16.4 kg * m) at 3500 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 150 / 80R17M / C (72H) - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

130 / 70R18M / C (63H) - VTX1800C

130 / 70R18M / C (63V) - VTX1800F

Rear tire size 180 / 70R16M / C (77H) - VTX1800S / VTX1800R, VTX1800C

180 / 55R18M / C (74V) - VTX1800F

Front brakes 2 discs, 296 mm, 3-piston calipers (combined)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 316 mm, 2-piston caliper (combined)
Front suspension 45mm telescopic inverted fork, 130mm travel - VTX1800S / VTX1800R, VTX1800F

45mm telescopic inverted fork, 110mm travel - VTX1800C

Rear suspension linkage with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 100 mm
Motorcycle length 2630 mm - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

2455 mm - VTX1800C

2420 mm - VTX1800F

Motorcycle width 990 mm - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

930 mm - VTX1800C

940 mm - VTX1800F

Motorcycle height 1155 mm - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

1125 mm - VTX1800C

1130 mm - VTX1800F

Wheelbase 1715 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

130 mm - VTX1800C, VTX1800F

Saddle height 695 mm - VTX1800S / VTX1800R, VTX1800C

701 mm - VTX1800F

Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.8 sec
Maximum speed 189 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 20.0 L - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

17.0 L - VTX1800C

18.0 L - VTX1800F

Motorcycle weight (curb) 359 kg - VTX1800S / VTX1800R

340 kg - VTX1800C

351 kg - VTX1800F

Fuel consumption

Average official fuel consumption for the Honda VTX 1800 is 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers. The real consumption value, according to the owners, is 7-8 liters.