2005 Honda VTX1300C Reviews

2005 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 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)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VT750C Shadow Aero

Faults:

NONE!

General Comments:

Best handling, pound for pound best performance and rider comfort I have ever ridden. I had a 1200 Goldwing, V-twins, raced all kinds of motorcycles, but the 1300C is the most fun I have ever had on a motorcycle.

The modifications are easily done to the bike and maintenance free. It can really be made into your own style very easily.

I would buy another one tomorrow just to have one with a different style.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2008

2005 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
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 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Shadow Spirit VT750

Summary:

A smooth ride with an amazing amount of power and excellent handling!

Faults:

The stock seat was very uncomfortable, only could ride about 25 minutes before my rear was numb. The seat felt as if it made me sit to far forward. Purchased a Mustang seat, much better!

Just today at close to 11000 miles the turn signal lenses started braking around the mounting screw. Cheap fix though.

General Comments:

The VTX 1300C is one of the most comfortable and exciting motorcycles I have ever road, other than the stock seat.

The VTX has great handling and rides like a dream. It's a bike you can feel comfortable on the highway at high speed or leaning her hard into the corners. I as a larger guy don't have to worry about the bike kicking out or sliding into or out of turns.

The power of the 1300cc motor is very smooth but extremely powerful. It does not have a problem with getting out of its own way.

Gas mileage is great considering the times. Very happy that I can ride a bike with some much power and get such good fuel mileage.

Last but not least, this is one of the best sounding metric motorcycle with a set of aftermarket exhaust pipes on it. Accessorizing this bike is so simple, noting that the bike is easy to work on and work with. And aftermarket parts are never ending with this model!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2008

5th Aug 2008, 09:49

My 2006 VTX 1300C was purchased new in January 2006. Ran hot from day one, cooling fan kicked on one time in 30 months. You could fry an egg on the motor. Dealer never corrected the problem, I went to Yamaha and have never been happier. The 1300 was an overweight underpowered lead slug.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews