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Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) reviews

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Reviewed on July 21, 2024

RV reviewed 2007 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

4.8
I bought my VTX1300 because, even though I loved rigding my Shadow, I always felt like it could use a little more oomph. The VTX has it. This is 74 hp, a little brother to the VTX1800, with a rumble and a roar. Let her loose on the freeway and watch for the smokies because you'll be having too... read more
I bought my VTX1300 because, even though I loved rigding my Shadow, I always felt like it could use a little more oomph. The VTX has it. This is 74 hp, a little brother to the VTX1800, with a rumble and a roar. Let her loose on the freeway and watch for the smokies because you'll be having too much fun to read the speedometer. The only think to watch for is the upper pipe. It's wrapped over the transfer case housing, so you can burn yourself at the stoplight if your not careful when you put your foot down. Yes, you can buy a Harley instead. Or you can buy a head turner, and still have money leftover to buy dinner for your date. Because you'll get dates with a bike like this.
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Reviewed on July 2, 2023

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
Very happy with this bike very reliable and easy to maintain.I have owed many different motorcycle in my life this one is hard to beat.i have owed this one for 3 years and only put a battery in it plus oil change.for any one looking for something reliable I definitely recommend this ... read more
Very happy with this bike very reliable and easy to maintain.I have owed many different motorcycle in my life this one is hard to beat.i have owed this one for 3 years and only put a battery in it plus oil change.for any one looking for something reliable I definitely recommend this platform.Honda is renowned for outstanding quality and durability let's face it it's a honda what else is there to say about it it live up to it's reputation
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Reviewed on November 8, 2009

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
I have enjoyed getting back into the bike riding world since the gas prices did what they did in '07 and '08. Even with some relief at the pump, I still wouldn't give away my VTX 1300. It is a real pleasure to ride and very reliable. It has plenty of power for me to move ahead of anyone I need... read more
I have enjoyed getting back into the bike riding world since the gas prices did what they did in '07 and '08. Even with some relief at the pump, I still wouldn't give away my VTX 1300. It is a real pleasure to ride and very reliable. It has plenty of power for me to move ahead of anyone I need to and do it with class. Many people remark what a real looker it is.
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Reviewed on July 26, 2009

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
I purchased this bike on 7/25/09. This was the first time I have ever rode a motorcycle. It handles very well, it is comfortable and easy to manuever. I would recommend this bike to any one who is thinking about purchasing a bike, but thinks it is too complicated to... read more
I purchased this bike on 7/25/09. This was the first time I have ever rode a motorcycle. It handles very well, it is comfortable and easy to manuever. I would recommend this bike to any one who is thinking about purchasing a bike, but thinks it is too complicated to ride.
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Reviewed on January 3, 2008

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
I've had my 1300C since May of 2006. I bought it new, even though it was the 2004 model. It is my first motorcycle, fresh out of the MSC. It seemed too large and powerful at first, but I have since learned to control it, love it, and push it to its limits. At my height and inseam, an 1800 might... read more
I've had my 1300C since May of 2006. I bought it new, even though it was the 2004 model. It is my first motorcycle, fresh out of the MSC. It seemed too large and powerful at first, but I have since learned to control it, love it, and push it to its limits. At my height and inseam, an 1800 might have been a better choice, but I adapted my 1300 for comfort and style instead. Overall, the 1300 can't be beat. Solid performance and great looks - just a great package. I have updated many parts to improve the ride quality and comfort, but even stock, the bike is great. I've done many short and long trips, two-up, with lots of luggage, and the VTX has always performed like a champ. I would recommend it to pretty much anyone looking for a metric cruiser.
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Reviewed on April 13, 2007

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
I bought my VTX 1300C brand new on 3/18/06 and put 13K miles on it in 9 months. I added Vance and Hines Cruzer II pipes and rejetted the carb, custom leather saddle bags, tool bag and highway pegs. I've driven the bike through rains and storms and even 30 mph winds. I have no problems with the... read more
I bought my VTX 1300C brand new on 3/18/06 and put 13K miles on it in 9 months. I added Vance and Hines Cruzer II pipes and rejetted the carb, custom leather saddle bags, tool bag and highway pegs. I've driven the bike through rains and storms and even 30 mph winds. I have no problems with the bike on the highways. Can't even tell when Semis pass by. I weigh 280 without the riding gear and saddle bags packed and the bike has no problem accellerating or cornering at high speeds. It has plenty of pick up in the higher gears, even 2 up. The custom fenders and pull back handlebars are great and the mag wheels are excellent. If you want to buy a name and be a weekend warrior (1000 miles a year), then buy a Harley. IF you want to ride and won't settle for less than quality and a great ride.....then buy a VTX. The VTX is an excellent motorcycle.
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Reviewed on October 18, 2006

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
Having put 30,000+ miles on different machines before this bike, I can tell you that this machine rocks! It loves the twisties and running flat out. I never get tired of riding it. Found it new in a lost crate at a local dealer and bought it in Apr '05. Only average about 500 mi/month on... read more
Having put 30,000+ miles on different machines before this bike, I can tell you that this machine rocks! It loves the twisties and running flat out. I never get tired of riding it. Found it new in a lost crate at a local dealer and bought it in Apr '05. Only average about 500 mi/month on this one, but that's not by choice. Wife loves to get her butt on the back and fly through the back country with me. Did I mention it loves the turns? The usual Honda 2nd-gear-clunk, and a tad cold natured, but this thing runs and sounds oh-so good! Lot's of second looks and compliments on looks. Bought a low-rise sissy bar for my honey to keep her butt from flying off, other than that, ride it stock. 80mph+++ wind resistence is not bad at all -- much better that any ride I've had. The 1300c is all the power you need if you wanna stay alive. Awesome acceleration and crusing speed. Did I mention it love the turns? Ride one. You won't wanna get off. Even with the stock seat. Gotta say that even though I don't get much butt fatigue even after couple hundred miles, my honey goes a tad numb after an hour due to the rather limited passenger seat dimensions. Hey did I mention how it LOVES the curves?
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Reviewed on July 28, 2006

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
This is my 1st bike that I've owned and I am completly in love with it. The sport cruiser is a must have style for those getting into riding and the VTX 1300C is a must. I bought this bike and can't stay off her. The only down side is the gear shift clunk when shifting and exhaust, otherwise this... read more
This is my 1st bike that I've owned and I am completly in love with it. The sport cruiser is a must have style for those getting into riding and the VTX 1300C is a must. I bought this bike and can't stay off her. The only down side is the gear shift clunk when shifting and exhaust, otherwise this is a sweet machine and I'm the envy of all my friends when I role up!
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Reviewed on June 19, 2006

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
I have now owned this bike 2 years and have taken it from CT to Bar Harbor ME, Montauk L.I., and various states in and around New England. Has never not started, stalled, made any unusual noises except for the 1st to 2nd gear clunk and back. Common to these bikes but eventually goes away according... read more
I have now owned this bike 2 years and have taken it from CT to Bar Harbor ME, Montauk L.I., and various states in and around New England. Has never not started, stalled, made any unusual noises except for the 1st to 2nd gear clunk and back. Common to these bikes but eventually goes away according to the manufacturer. I love the bike and would never trade it except maybe for a newer one.
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Reviewed on May 20, 2006

RV reviewed 2004 Honda VTX 1300 (VTX1300C) view listing

5.0
I bought this bike in Sept. 2004 (20 months) and have 18,800+ miles. The secret to getting a great ride came about when I purchased the "Ultimate Mid-rider" seats for me and my wife. I have added a few accessories and enjoy riding on the winding roads going north of Hot Springs and the bike is... read more
I bought this bike in Sept. 2004 (20 months) and have 18,800+ miles. The secret to getting a great ride came about when I purchased the "Ultimate Mid-rider" seats for me and my wife. I have added a few accessories and enjoy riding on the winding roads going north of Hot Springs and the bike is easy to handle in town driving.
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