2003 Honda VTX1800 Reviews

2003 Honda VTX1800 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired1700 miles
Most recent distance4478 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Shadow 650

Summary:

As strong as any Harley, I love it

Faults:

No negatives on the bike so far.

General Comments:

Bike is very fast with much torque.

Rode to Sturgis, 2448 miles, a sweet ride and keeps up with anything on the road.

Handled well in 600 miles of rain in Nebraska.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th September, 2005

2003 Honda VTX1800 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4500 miles

Summary:

The VTX1800 is an extremely powerful, smooth riding, attractive beast

Faults:

The cam timing was set incorrectly at the factory. I've had no mechanical problems since that was corrected.

The basic black paint seems to be quite inferior. At less than 1,000 miles it was already pitted and showing scratches. I am unable to completely clear the bug spots off the paint. Did they forget the clear coat??

General Comments:

This bike rides like a Cadillac on the highway. Even at high speeds, there is little to no vibration in the rear-view mirrors.

Response is quick for the size of the bike and the power is awesome.

The assisted braking design makes stopping a breeze.

It is top heavy, so it is difficult for me to handle in tight situations. I am short (5'5") and although the seat height is comfortable for me, the handlebars are a bit wide & would be more comfortable if they came back a couple of inches further.

Cosmetically, I think Honda did a fair job with the design of the Retro. The front fender is the only part of the bike that I really don't like.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st January, 2005

2003 Honda VTX1800 from Australia

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
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 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleMoto Guzzi 850 Le Mans

Summary:

God's gift!!

Faults:

The only problem I've had is it jumping out of top gear when cruising over 100km p/h, which the dealer says he will look at any time I'm ready to do it.

General Comments:

Fantastic bike, pulls like a train.

Very comfortable, the wife and I did 3000km's round Tasmania in 8 days with no complaints.

Brilliant!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2004

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews