2003 Honda VTX1800 Retro from United States of America
The VTX 1800R is a huge bike that does almost everything well
Nothing has gone wrong with the bike since I owned it.
This bike is a monster! It rides great with lots of power. As with all my experiences with Honda, dependability is king. You get on, start the engine and ride.
The one disadvantage is the weight. When you are backing it into a parking space it is a handful... especially if there happens to be a little sand on the parking lot asphalt.
Another issue is that it is so high geared that under 55 it would rather be in fourth than fifth. From 55 up till you run out of nerve, it purrs. I do wish it had a tach, a fuel gauge (not just a light to tell you when you are about to run out of gas) and self cancelling turn signals.
The brakes are great.
One other item would be the 1800's offset crank pin that makes it sound more like a John Deere than a motorcycle. It had loud pipes on it when I got it. The stock ones sound better, so I put them back on. The 1300 with a common crankpin sounds a lot better.
Overall it is a great bike.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2015