2004 Honda VTX1300C Reviews

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired956 miles
Most recent distance7900 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CT90

Summary:

You'll be hooked the first time you sit on it

Faults:

I have to refill the gas tank every 160 miles.

General Comments:

My VTX is working on 4 years old now, and I still constantly get compliments on it.

As far as power is concerned... grab a handful, she squats down, and you're gone like a rocket.

Incredibly well balanced, with a low center of gravity makes for fun in the twisties, even though it weighs 650#.

There's plenty of accessories out there, which allows for customization.

Repairs are about nonexistent on this bike... it just doesn't break.

Routine services are a piece of cake.

Service manual is exceptional.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance14500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VF750C Magna

Summary:

It's awesome

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong with my bike is speedometer vibration.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is awesome. Performance is great, it handles good and looks awesome.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 1100 ACE

Summary:

Fantastic!

Faults:

Speedo vibration.

General Comments:

I originally was going to buy an 1800, but when I sat on this bike and felt the balance, I knew it would handle much better. I have never looked back and have enjoyed this motorcycle BIG TIME!

Bang for your buck, you can't beat the VTX 1300.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance32100 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Virago 750

Summary:

Great bike for the money

Faults:

The horn mount broke after 20,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this bike.

The stock seat was terrible but was replaced with the seat from a VTX 1800C and all is well now.

Polished the front forks for looks.

Original springs in front forks were too soft, easy fix from progressive.

Swapped rear wheel to be able to use a true 200 mm tire.

Handles great in the turns for the size and weight of the bike.

Acceleration is par for the size also.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 kilometres
Most recent distance7500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki VS800

Summary:

Best bike for your money

Faults:

What could go wrong on an X?

Modify and ride it like you stole it.

General Comments:

One awesome bike, 1300c.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Shadow VLX

Summary:

It's a great bike, great value

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The stock seat is very uncomfortable.

The bike has lots of power for take off and acceleration.

It handles beautifully on highway and turns.

Very well balance for a big bike, easier to handle than some smaller bikes.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2004 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VT-750 Shadow Spirit

Summary:

Great!

Faults:

No problems so far, and none expected.

General Comments:

This bike has many after-market parts available, and specialty parts galore!

Stock this bike wasn't the most comfortable for me, but after a BadX seat mod, handlebars with more rise and pull back, and ISO wings for front pegs, I easily ride 600-700 miles without the dreaded monkey butt.

Stock mpg was in the mid 40's. My bike with different mods, pipes, air, and using too much throttle gets me between 36-42 mpg.

Very, very dependable bike. But in stock form looks the same as competing models from every other brand.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews