Honda VTX1300R Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2005 Honda VTX1300R from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Royal Star XVZ13A

Summary:

For the price and dependability of the Honda, I would recommend it for the budget minded rider

Faults:

After 8000 miles I'm glad to report that nothing has needed repaired.

General Comments:

The stock seat is very uncomfortable, and it was the first thing I replaced.

The fact that the valves are not self adjusting makes for a $600.00 dollar repair at the dealer every 4000 miles, or a 4 hour do it yourself job that is a real pain.

The long stroke of the engine, and it's single pin crank make for a somewhat rough feel during a ride. No vibration, just a rough feel.

There is a lot of "plastic chrome" on the bike as it comes from Honda, and this doesn't hold up very well, it scratches easily.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2007 Honda VTX1300R from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda KZ750H2

Summary:

I enjoy the ride

Faults:

Front wheel out of balance.

Recall for issue with carb.

General Comments:

Love the style and color.

The dealer sucks.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

15th Oct 2012, 19:46

Can't blame the bike for bad dealers. My 2005 Honda 1300r is a great bike, have had 0% problems. I also didn't like the guy selling me the bike, almost didn't buy the bike because of the dealer, but wanted that bike more than I didn't like the dealer, LOL.

2005 Honda VTX1300R from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Shadow VLX

Summary:

Great bike for the money

Faults:

The bike would not keep running after a cold start.

General Comments:

Factory seat needs help.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2007 Honda VTX1300R from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired225 miles
Most recent distance5210 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB700SC Nighthawk

Summary:

Cool

Faults:

The VTX1300 is light, powerful and nimble for a cruiser.

General Comments:

Clean lines, reliable, and a head turner.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1300R from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1350 miles
Most recent distance8526 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson 1959 Duo Glide

Summary:

The 2006 Honda VTX 1300R is a great bike for the money

Faults:

Had the steering bearings wear to the point that the ball bearings had to be replaced with roller bearings.

Had small leak on the head gasket at about 7500 miles, tightening of head bolts fixed leak.

General Comments:

While only having 1312cc's, this bike has greater torque and top end than the Harley that I owned previously. (Modified Harley Pan).

However the factory seat is very uncomfortable, and needs to be replaced when the bike is purchased.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1300R from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 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 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki DL650K6

Summary:

I would recommend this bike to everyone!!!

Faults:

No faults to date!

General Comments:

This bike is amazing; previously I have owned many Hondas and a Suzuki.

The bike handles exceptionally well, of course I can only compare it to a 1997 Honda VT1100 ACE that I owned.

Fuel mileage is a little better than expected and for this reason it gets ridden often.

Servicing the bike is straightforward and quite easy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 10 reviews