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Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S


Santa Barbara, February 28, 2000 — in the seventies, motorcycles were at an unprecedented rate. Motors got and suspension technology was making ahead every year. bikes got bigger motors overpowered the chassis they home and brakes were inefficient.

Even on motocross twin shocks were by mono-shocks that soon working through linkages to get ratios and increase wheel

Soon, suspension travel 12 and even 13 inches, until started to realize that there is too much of a good after all.Could this be vu all over again with latest big-bore cruiser, the VTX In a word: No! Bigger, in this at least, is better.

In an attempt to on the fastest-growing segment of our sport, have become a primary for many manufacturers, both and, of course, American. And some choose styling substance (read: performance) has done their best to us what they feel is a complete with forward-looking and a motor that’s unlike ever fitted to a cruiser Even the exhaust valves are than on a P-51 mustang!

We trekked to the coastal town of Barbara for the press introduction of latest and greatest. In between of rain, we were able to some saddle time on Honda feels will be the that has the chests of Red Riders swelling with pride, and the that steals quite a few away from those cruisers that, some are still stuck in the past.

Tech Briefing

Traditionally, cruiser line-up has been yet comfortable and reassuring — fancy and certainly not anything So what happens when engineers are given a clean of paper to scribble and doodle on? You get the that’s what.

Equipped a rubber-mounted, 1,795 cubic 52-degree, fuel-injected V-twin the VTX is unlike any other cruiser in the line-up.

The engine features the connecting rods and cylinders (a 4-inch diameter, in fact, like a 400 Chevy!) ever in a Honda facility.

The concept of the VTX as early as 1995, although the design process began in Honda designers were a clean sheet of paper to the nastiest and gnarliest machine Of course, a product of that doesn’t just pop into a mind.

Usually, inspiration is and in this case, it came in the of a 1995 concept bike, the that made its rounds the world as a well-received motorcycle spectacle. Long and low with forks, dual-chromed shocks and chrome-hooded headlight, the VTX designers no bones about what they drew inspiration

The engine features the largest rods and cylinders (a whopping diameter, in fact, just a 400 Chevy!) ever made in a facility, and this includes cars and bikes. It goes saying that a twin-cylinder with such large would produce a prodigious of vibrations. To quell the wild within, Hondaneers outfitted the VTX a 41.4 pound, offset crankshaft.

A titanic first for sure, but it’s still got a girth: By using two bolt-on weights, they saved 8.8 and reduced crankcase width by two inches versus producing a item.

Moving to the cylinder you’ll notice the traditional dual-plug, three-valve cylinder design (two intake, one The difference between this and Hondas, though, is the immense of the various parts. For example, two intake valves feed the bore (that’s 3.97 and 112 mm … (4.41 inches)

Think thats big? How a 45mm exhaust valve Just for reference, the diameter of the legs on the VTX are also 45mm.

But with such gargantuan Honda still incorporated screw-and-locknut valve adjusters to maintenance a do-it-yourself affair.

Air makes its way into the cavernous by way of dual 42mm throttle Fuel, pressurized to 50 psi, is via dual injectors featuring 12 for more efficient atomization a first on a production vehicle. All of is controlled by 3-D fuel-injection and ignition for each cylinder.

Due to Honda’s and the use of a closed-loop emission control the California version of the VTX meets all Tier 2 (2008) standards, only one horsepower in the process. the 49-state version exceeds the Tier 1 (2004) level.

ignition, exhaust gasses are out by a two-into-one exhaust that has to be the obscene phallic symbol fitted to a production motorcycle. In words, we like it. During the phase, the engine would such significant power-pulses the exhaust shook a tremendous

This vibration was remedied, of as were the shakes that into the head-lamp and gas tank in models.

While the exhaust may have a free path to power is harnessed by an eight-plate and five-speed gearbox. A shaft power to the rear wheel the motor simply produces too torque for any sort of belt-drive currently available.

In order to slow all 705 pounds dry weight), the VTX features a unique of their Linked Braking Instead of having all the brakes together in typical fashion, the VTX has front brake control, the rear brake activating front and rear calipers. the rear brake will actuate the center of three on the front caliper in conjunction both rear brake

Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S

Activating the front brake actuate the outer two pistons of caliper. Honda did this they claim, cruiser tend to use their rear more frequently than the binders. By using a variation of LBS system, they are able to solid, balanced stopping for those who only brake-dance their feet, without on normal brakers too much.


The morning started out the sort of coastal beauty makes you want to live in a town. The sun was peaking through clouds after a rain had passed, leaving the day’s a frigid but beautiful affair. The on the assembled VTXs were to life and you’d swear was a bit of thunder rolling in the distance again.

At idle, you can count the and feel the explosion of each even as you approach the bike.

Pulling away, the first we noticed was why Doug Toland so much time on the VTX’s the previous night. Each and time a piston rises and you feel it. Not in your hands, but in heart.

It’s the sort of violence that can make you or cringe, depending on your on life. The best analogy we can up with? Hold a mattress and have Johnson throw at you.

That’s what the VTX like: You feel the sharp the severity of every action, and your favorite deity there’s something between source and you.

Exiting the parking lot, heading out the street, a quick braaap of the revealed two things: lots of and, not as pleasingly, we also a fair amount of driveline

Cracking open the throttle at 10 miles-per-hour produces serious the likes of which have been found on seriously cruisers until this

Cracking open the throttle at 10 miles-per-hour produces serious the likes of which have been found on seriously cruisers until this However, somewhere between the and the rear wheel reside no than four dampeners keep power-pulses to acceptable They do a good job, no as the solid-mounted handlebars transmit little of the motor’s vibes to the

Still, the trade-off is that, all of that cush in the driveline, some slack to be taken up time you twist the throttle. At low for instance, opening the throttle fully-closed causes the engine’s to start picking up ever so before the rear wheel putting some of that to the rear rubber. At that there is a bit of a jerk as the driveline up and starts producing serious thrust.

Our advice: Be smooth, wack the throttle, and you’ll be

Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S
Honda VTX 1800 S

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