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Honda VTX 1300 C

Right-sizing the V-twin extreme

among cruisers, where has always been better, is such a thing as too big. For riders, Honda’s enormous VTX1800 V-twin crossed boundary. No one complained about the displacement or power, but the bike’s simply pushes the limits.

The version of the VTX (which stands for Extreme), the C model, was a bit of a buffalo at low and in corners, and the second-round S and R models even heavier.

Final drive: shaft

Weight: 708 lb. (wet)/679 lb. (fuel empty)

Although the whole looks nearly identical to the there is a tremendous difference in

Honda claims 76 horsepower at rpm for the VTX1300. (Our tester out 60.3 hp at 5000 rpm and 77.4 of torque at 3000 rpm on the SuperFlow Acceleration is comparable with the 1100s (such as the defunct Power flows smoothly just off idle, with in hand for top-gear passing on the Throttle response is smooth and

The gearbox and clutch work but there is a bit of lash in the drivetrain, can induce some lurching in transitions. Indeed, chassis with throttle changes is less noticeable than on the In a class where sound can be as as performance, the single-crankpin layout of the joins with carefully intake and exhaust systems to a solid exhaust note and a cruiser cadence.

We like bikes with a single brake usually mean stops, but Honda has teamed is probably the biggest brake (13.2 inches) of any cruiser an effective two-piston caliper to strong, straight stops good control. The pedal for the brake is bigger than of many cars, but it is easy for feet to cover and the brake good power and control.

If you like the lines and flourishes of the retro model, the 1300 be every bit as pleasing. The detailing is as well executed even you are paying more than less. The bike comes the same Ohio facility as the and the paint and chrome are just as and thick as on the bigger bikes.At the 1300 is much more than the 1800, though just as roadworthy and even civilized and refined.

The VTX1300S arrives with 30 in 12 categories (there is, for example, a of passenger backrests). You don’t get the rights to the biggest V-twin on the but the VTX1300 is a bike we think people will enjoy

VTX Spotter’s Guide The 1800 and versions of the VTX-S models retro-styled versions with spokes) look so similar you may have trouble telling one you are looking at unless you get a good at the displacement announcements on one of the badges, or cases. To help you avoid when one comes by, here are quick visual cues to you determine instantly which one looking at.—A.F.

Honda VTX 1300 C

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