2006 Honda VTX1800 Reviews

2006 Honda VTX1800 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VT1100C3 Aero

Summary:

This is my last bike until I've had an AARP card for a while and buy a Goldwing

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

The VTX 1800 is torque on two wheels. It's got gobs of power and roll on for any situation. I moved up from a VT1100C, and the difference is immense. You definitely have to muscle it through corners, because the huge front tire and all the weight does not lend itself to being thrown around. On those long cruises though - wow. I've been rolling up steep hills, two up, and didn't have to down shift. Great bike!

My only complaint is that Honda changed the turn signal bulbs from the readily available 1157 to the harder to find Euro spec.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2012

2006 Honda VTX1800 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance22569 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VTX1300C

Summary:

I have finally bought my last bike!

Faults:

Well let's see, things that have gone wrong? It rains way too much! And Honda does not make this bike any more! So those are the only things that have gone wrong!!

General Comments:

I did some mods that were very simple and it made the already fast bike (mammoth machine my mom calls her), even more impressive!

I installed a pc 3, programmer and had it dynoed! Then put in a final from a VTX 1300! This bike is now a highway cruiser!! Not for the meek at heart! Vance & Hinds big shots are a major +, but a very smooth bike to just tour!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2010

2006 Honda VTX1800 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 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) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.9 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance3241 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KZ 400

Summary:

Indescribable

Faults:

Nothing. My sister ran into a mailbox on the first day; bent the left fork and turn signal.

General Comments:

All the power you need and then some. You better hold on tight when accelerating.

While tiding with some hopped up Harleys, I hung with them all day and I am still stock. I just don't have all that noise, but it feels like I have the rumble.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2009

2006 Honda VTX1800 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 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6800 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 750-4

Summary:

I would buy another one..

Faults:

I have not had any problems at all. There were a couple of screws that came loose on the seat, but no problems.

General Comments:

I rode on 3 day rides with all gear loaded, and it rides like there is no additional weight.

This bike is much better than a Harley, and has a beefy feeling that is not apparent on the Harleys until $30k.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1800 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 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2975 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 350

Summary:

I love it so much that my wife is jealous!

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

I have a two tone (gold and black) 1800 that keeps me looking out my door, longing to ride on the days I that I can't.

For bike of its size and power, it is very comfortable with just enough feel to make you realize that you are on a beast.

It doesn't corner quickly, but then again it wasn't meant to and it does well enough.

Its acceleration is smooth when you learn the feel of the clutch, and when you realize that when you twist the the handle just a little, you get quite a lot.

At 60 mph the engine is barely above idle. Give it a quarter turn and you are over 80 before you know it. This is a seriously fun bike to ride!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2008

2006 Honda VTX1800 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL500 Silver Wing

Summary:

Thumper is my new best friend

Faults:

Nothing wrong.

General Comments:

Great bike. Top end acceleration is impressive.

Rode 650 miles in one day on the stock seat with little discomfort - great ride. Fits me.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews