Marks Honda VTX 1800c
I had been looking for something ‘big and grunty' for a while, and the more I checked out the VTX, the more it appealed to me.
Massive proportions, mountains of torque and a motor that thumps out 90bhp+
There are around three hundred VTX's in the country so it took me a while to find the one that I wanted.
It was delivered to my house by Chiswick Honda and I must admit, I questioned my sanity when it arrived, gleaming out side my front door!
I have replaced numerous stock parts, but the Vance and Hines bigshot exhaust is probably the most (ahem) noticeable!
I absolutely love this bike and it is used all year round.
Financing allowing, I intend to take it much further away from stock; so I'd best get saving!
Engine Type: 1795cc liquid-cooled 52 ° V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 101mm x 112mm
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC , three valves per cylinder
Carburetion: PGM-FI with automatic choke
Ignition: Solid-state digital, two spark plugs per cylindeR
Front Suspension: 45mm inverted fork with 130mm of travel
Rear Suspension : Dual shocks with 100mm of travel and adjustable preload
Brakes : Dual 296mm disc with LBS three-piston calipers up front. Single 316mm disc with LBS two-piston caliper at the rear
Tyres : 130/70R-18 at the front and 180/70R-16 radial out back
Seat Height: 693mm
Fuel Capacity: 16.6 litres (Cruising range of around 200 kilometres)