Honda VTX1300S Review from Australia

2007 Honda VTX1300S

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900F

Summary:

I'm in love with this bike!!

Faults:

Other than some initial rattles, which were fixed by my service centre, I have had no faults with the VTX.

General Comments:

This is by far the easiest motorcycle I have ridden. Beside the obvious weight of the bike, it seems to have no bearing on the handling, which is beautiful.

I love the general classic retro look of the bike, and the parts and accessories are easy to come by via the states. Clearly a great bike to accessorize.

The standard seat can be a little uncomfortable on long rides, so maybe an aftermarket seat may be a good idea, but there are many available.

Acceleration is quick and solid for a 1300cc cruiser.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2009

8th Sep 2012, 10:59

The VTX Retro has great handling. I'm used to riding a custom styled bike. I had to get used to the shaft drive appearance, since I'm used to seeing a chain. This makes the bike lower in maintenance.

The stock seat isn't as bad I thought. On other bikes you tend to slide and never feel planted. The bike has great power and you don't feel under powered when riding with people who have bikes 1600cc and up.

I bought a used VTX Retro in 2012, and people are stopping me asking me if it's a new bike. I sadly tell them that Honda discontinued this great model.

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review