Honda VTX1800 Retro Review

2002 Honda VTX1800 Retro from United States of America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Most recent distance44000 miles


This bike rocks


Wiring harness needed replaced due to high level exposure to calcium carbonate, and salt. Dealer did this for free, and I paid nothing due to having an extended warranty. The bike was nearly 5 years old. No other problems.

General Comments:

This bike is 10 years old, is in excellent shape, and is still as fast as ever.

It is a bit top heavy compared to some bikes, but with a 110 cu. in. motor, that should be expected.

Burns no oil, only bothered with 2 valve adjustments, new brake pads only once so far.

I ride the hell out of that bike, and it never falters. It is truly a performance cruiser.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2012

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review