2006 Honda VTX1300C Reviews

2006 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired600 miles
Most recent distance4100 miles

Faults:

The stock seat is only good for 1/2 hour.

General Comments:

I love this bike. It looks and rides great. I'm 6'2 360 lbs. It pulls me around like nothing. It has no problem hauling the wife and I around town or jetting down the highway. The only thing I need to do is get an after market seat and floorboards.

Sure there are more powerful bikes out there, but how much more power than I need do I need? Sounds funny, but it is a good question.

This bike feels good on the highway. 80mph is nothing to hold riding this baby, and she does not float all over the road when a truck passes you like some smaller bikes.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2009

2006 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900F

Summary:

Excellent bike with good value

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Excellent all around bike.

Good engine, comfortable sitting position and very good fit and finish.

It is a cheap bike for what it is. If you like this type of ride and look, you won't be disappointed.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
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
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KZ1000A2

Summary:

The best bike that money can buy!

Faults:

I have never had a problem with my X.

General Comments:

Plenty of power and handles like a dream. The seat isn't the greatest - but there are plenty of alternatives out there. I would recommend to anyone.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR600F4i

Summary:

Great value

Faults:

Steering head bearings.

General Comments:

Needs better brakes, seat, and more durable clear coat.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
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 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles

Summary:

Best bang for your buck in a v-twin cruiser

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

I love this bike. It has the torque of a diesel.

The seat could be better, not good for over 1/2 hour ride.

Handling is very good for a bike of this size and weight.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1300C from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance800 miles

Summary:

This is the best bike you can buy for the money... period!

Faults:

The only down side to the 2006 Honda VTX 1300C is the stock seat. It's uncomfortable for the longer rides, however around town for a short time it is just fine.

General Comments:

The 2006 Honda VTX1300C is a great bike. This is my first "big" bike. I wasn't sure that a 1300cc was a bike that was too powerful for a novice rider.

The roll on power is impressive to say the least. It definitely has enough "zip" to get out of trouble or around another vehicle in a hurry.

The braking is great. Sufficient for the size of the bike.

The handling of the bike is another great part of this motorcycle. It handles well at highway speeds as well as extremely slow speeds. It is balanced enough, but could use a lighter stock exhaust to help with the overall balance of the bike.

The look of the bike gives the lasting impression of a custom cruiser. Drag bars and more of the street racer look can't be beat in my opinion. Simply a beautiful bike with everything you want, and enough power to fill the need for speed.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 6 reviews