2003 Honda VTX 1800R
- Make: Honda
- Model: VTX1800R
- Price: Not Defined
- Year: 2003
- Engine: 1800
- Colour: Candy Red
- Mileage: 8900
- Current Location: UK.
UK REGISTRATION: HD52 YCV
Manufactured in Marysville Ohio in the same factory as the legendary Honda Valkyrie F6C.
Honda’s popular Muscle Cruiser. The 1800 Retro model.
Super low mileage 8900 miles, Finished in Custom Candy Red paint and totally dripping in chrome, including the wheels……. this bike turns heads wherever it goes Many many options fitted including Hard Chrome pipes, Hondaline hard leather detatchable bags and detachable windshield.
The original owner has invested so much money into this bike its difficult to quantify.
New brakes and tyres fitted for the MOT.
Please find below an American Magazines review on the VTX1800.
Yeah, it’s fast. On paper or pavement, Honda’s VTX is much faster than any stock V-twin cruiser on your dealer’s floor. With its 12.3 seconds at 105.5 mph quarter-mile time, the only large displacement cruisers in the running are Honda’s own six-cylinder Valkyrie at 12.13 seconds and 107.0 mph, its V-4-driven Magna (12.21 seconds at 107.6 mph) and, of course, Yamaha’s yahoo-inducing V-Max — which eats a quarter-mile in a mere 10.87 seconds, crossing the line at 124 mph. But remember all of these bikes have at least a two-piston advantage over the VTX. The closest V-twins we’ve timed are Harley’s FXDX at 13.62 seconds and 96.2 mph, and on the metric side, Kawasaki’s Classic FI which pulled a 14.07 seconds at 92.6 mph. The VTX beats them all in the torque department.
Impressive indeed, but maybe not as notable as having your head snapped back when you accelerate in fifth gear. It’s guaranteed to make you cackle. Nothing on the block beats the VTX’s acceleration figure of 79.6 after 200 yards from 50 mph (even the Valkyrie) and this V-twin moves forward just as fiercely from 80 mph, 100 mph and above. Way above.
OK, so we’ve established that the motor lives up to our lofty expectations. We’re still astonished by its creation, however, and Honda should be applauded for the heroic effort. We’re talking 1800cc, man. The pistons are 101mm in diameter (that’s 4 inches), each pumping through a 112mm (4.4-inch) stroke. To put this in perspective, Honda’s all-new Civic engine is 127cc smaller (and also makes less torque). How do you damp the ensuing vibration, or quell the eminent thrust ripping through the drive train? How do you even fit a V-configuration of such outlandish proportion into a vehicle when you can’t cut a hole in the hood?
These are the tasks that have kept the world waiting. Honda literally spent years chasing vibration from this bike. The dual-offset-crankpin design certainly helps, as do two counterbalancer weights that spin on the primary shaft. Four 60mm rubber mounts bracing the motor mop up what’s left. You know, it’s kinda spooky. The V-twin buzz is all but gone. Like the devil from Linda Blair’s body, the vibration has been exorcised right out of the VTX.
So, in addition to being highly entertaining to throttle around, this new cruiser is smooooth. But not eerily vacant of feeling, a characteristic sometimes associated with Honda machines. VTX designers may have staunched the V-twin’s vibration (even the mirrors stay clear), but they’ve actually managed to amplify the combustion pulses. Like a drum, that engine’s big rhythm comes right up through the seat. And when you roll on the power, it gets very, very visceral. The pulse is there to remind you that you’re sitting on the biggest production V-twin on the planet. The matching exhaust rhythm emits the deepest most aggressive stock note we’ve heard, while the volume remains sedate. Engine noise is minimal, and what’s heard is melodic. The result is sexy and charming all at once.
Now sexy is a word that may never have been applied to a Honda cruiser before, but we think the VTX looks hot in its stark street rod-styling. Perhaps you traditionalists won’t agree, but we’ve been valanced to near death over the last few years and a little nip and tuck is a nice pick-me-up. The VTX visuals draw from possibility, not the past. From the hooded headlight to the arched tank, sculpted seat and stylishly svelte rear fender, the VTX reveals a sexy curve, like the profile of a stalking panther with its head down and shoulders enunciated.