Honda VTX 1300: review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 2002-2009

Predecessor: Honda VT1100 Shadow

Successor: Honda VT1300C (Fury, Stateline, Sabre, Interstate)

Models
Honda VTX1300S

2003-2007

(Europe, North America, Australia)

Honda VTX1300C

2004-2009

(Europe, North America, Australia)

Honda VTX1300R

2005-2009

(Europe, North America, Australia)

Honda VTX1300T

2008-2009

(USA)

Honda VTX1300S
Honda VTX1300C
Honda VTX1300R
Honda VTX1300T

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2003 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda VTX1300S

Code: VTX1300S3, VTX1300S A / VTX1300S AC

2004 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda VTX1300S, Honda VTX1300C

Code: VTX1300S4, VTX1300S A / VTX1300S AC, VTX1300C A / VTX1300C AC

2005 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda VTX1300S, Honda VTX1300C, Honda VTX1300R

Code: VTX1300S5, VTX1300S A / VTX1300S AC, VTX1300C A / VTX1300C AC, VTX1300R A / VTX1300R AC

2006 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda VTX1300S, Honda VTX1300C, Honda VTX1300R

Code: VTX1300S6, VTX1300S A / VTX1300S AC, VTX1300C A / VTX1300C AC, VTX1300R A / VTX1300R AC

2007 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda VTX1300S, Honda VTX1300C, Honda VTX1300R

Code: VTX1300S7, VTX1300S A / VTX1300S AC, VTX1300C A / VTX1300C AC, VTX1300R A / VTX1300R AC

2008 USA Name: Honda VTX1300C, Honda VTX1300R, Honda VTX1300T

Code: VTX1300C A / VTX1300C AC, VTX1300R A / VTX1300R AC, VTX1300T A / VTX1300T AC

2009 USA Name: Honda VTX1300C, Honda VTX1300R, Honda VTX1300T

Code: VTX1300C A / VTX1300C AC, VTX1300R A / VTX1300R AC, VTX1300T A / VTX1300T AC

Specifications

Honda VTX1300: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2575 mm / 101,4 in – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

2400 mm / 94,5 in – VTX1300C

Overall width 960 mm / 37,8 in – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

920 mm / 36,2 in – VTX1300C

Overall height 1125 mm / 44,3 in – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

1110 mm / 43,7 in – VTX1300C

Seat height 685 mm / 27,0 in – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

697 mm / 27,46 in – VTX1300C

Wheelbase 1670 mm / 65,7 in – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

1665 mm / 65,6 in – VTX1300C

Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,11 in – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

125 mm / 4,9 in – VTX1300C

Dry weight 305 kg / 672 lbs – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

296 kg / 653 lbs – VTX1300C

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 41 mm, 110 mm (4,3 in)
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 94 mm (3,7 in) - VTX1300S / VTX1300R

Swingarm with twin-shock, 91 mm (3,6 in) - VTX1300C

Adjustable: 5-way spring pre-load

Front tire size 140/80-17M/C (69H) – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

110/90-19M/C (62H) – VTX1300C

Rear tire size 170/80-15M/C (77H)
Front brake Single disc, 336 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 296 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,76 US gal
Trail 144 mm (5,7 in) – VTX1300S / VTX1300R

149 mm (5,9 in) – VTX1300C

Fuel economy 5,88 l / 100 km (40 mpg)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders V-twin
Bore & Stroke 89,5 x 104,3 mm
Displacement 1312 cm³ (80,0 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Valve train SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Max. power 74,8 hp (55,0 kW) / 5000 rpm
Max. torque 123 Nm (12,5 kg*m) / 3000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 5,3 sec
Top speed 178 km/h (110 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin CV, 38 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.935
Final reduction 2.818
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


1.900

1.148

0.912

0.778

0.697

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator 364W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Honda VTX1300: images, gallery.

Honda VTX 1300 S
Honda VTX 1300 S
Honda VTX 1300 S
Honda VTX 1300 C
Honda VTX 1300 C
Honda VTX 1300 C
Honda VTX 1300 R
Honda VTX 1300 R
Honda VTX 1300 R
Honda VTX 1300 T
Honda VTX 1300 T
Honda VTX 1300

Videos

Honda VTX1300: video.

2006 HONDA VTX1300S
2007 HONDA VTX1300C
2007 HONDA VTX1300R

Manuals

Honda VTX1300: manuals, parts, microfiches.