1. Honda Low Down shahram shiva
The 5 Flavors of
Honda’s VTX 1800
VTX1800F in Pearl Yellow
10-spoke racing-type cast wheels.
or the past several issues in this column I've been covering BMW
and their new renaissance. Their major recent brand transforma-
tion was certainly worth a closer and more in-depth look. Honda VTX1800N
Starting with this issue I'll be switching gears to focus on perhaps the most The Neo-retro art version is now available in new Metallic Black/Red
commercially successful two-wheel company in the world: Honda Custom Art and Dark Red/Red Custom Art colors and is offered in three dis-
Motorcycles. When I was growing up, Honda CB750s where the hottest tinctive build variations: Spec 1, 2 and 3. Unique features include, neo-retro
bike you could ride. They seemed massive in the eyes of a 12-year-old kid styling with cast-aluminum wheels, custom hot-rod retro-look front and rear
in love with speed and with a nice pipe you could hear them roar a few steel fenders, wedge-shape mirrors, flangeless 5.3-gallon fuel tank, high-
blocks away. capacity radiator, bullet-style turn indicators with chrome visors, clear lenses
Honda has about 25% of the US two-wheel market share, including and amber flasher bulbs and flush-mounted double-chevron LED brakelight
scooters and dirtbikes and they ship about 1.2 million bikes worldwide. and taillight.
They certainly have done well since the CB750 days.
Honda's 2007 line-up includes the mighty VTX 1800 custom cruiser Honda VTX1800R
offered in 5 different flavors. This V-Twin powerhouse comes in C, F, N, R The R-model takes retro custom styling to new extremes. This Retro
& T designations. Here's an overview of the different styles. comes in Black/Red, Dark Blue Metallic/Metallic Silver and Black. Some
unique features include, two styles of cast wheels--- satin-brushed or highly
Honda VTX1800C polished, full-flowing, deeply valanced, classic retro-style front and rear
VTX-C offers street-rod styling and high torque in a distinctive mini- steel fenders, wedge-shaped mirrors, flangeless 5.3-gallon fuel tank. The
malist styling. The “C” comes in red/black Flame and solid black colors. chrome-plated VTX badge surrounds jet-black-filled graphics, and the tank-
Other unique features include custom-designed wedge-shape mirrors, bullet- mounted speedometer features a meter face with black background and clas-
style turn signals with chrome visors, clear lenses and amber flasher bulbs, sic taillight design.
flangeless 4.8-gallon fuel tank and low dragster-style seat.
Honda VTX1800F New to the line for 2007, the VTX1800T combines retro-custom
The “F” is styled for performance and comes in Pearl Yellow, styling and long-distance-touring amenities to become Honda's most power-
Red/Black Tribal and Metallic Black. Some unique features include bobbed- ful V-Twin tourer. The T-styled VTX is offered in Black/Red, Dark Blue
style front steel fender with straight-cut rear steel fender for a drag-racing Metallic/Metallic Silver and Black. It builds on the Retro package of the
look, low 27.6-inch two-piece gunfighter-style seat which features a remov- already comfy “R” with added touring accessories such as backrests and
able passenger section for an enhanced custom look. A streamlined headlight rear carriers, windscreens, leather saddlebags and chrome billet add-ons.
features a smaller hooded lens for a unique minimalist look and aggressive Visit powersports.honda.com for more info.
2. Top left: VTX 1800R,
Above: VTX 1800T, the
Left: VTX 1800N, full-
blooded hotrod art.
VTX1800C in tribal flame mode.