In 2005, famed Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda released three versions of its brand new VTX1800F model to meet the varying needs of its consumer base. And while the Spec 1, Spec 2, and Spec 3 all offer slightly different features, each bike ensures a comfortable, smooth, and satisfying ride once it hits the open road.
Upon first look, the thing that stands out about the 2005 Honda VTX1800F above all is its sheer size. The VTX1800F is one of Honda's largest bikes, and is definitely built for experienced riders, measuring in with a 719 lb. dry weight, and 67.7 inch wheelbase. A seat height of 27.9 inches allows a clear view of the open road for the driver, and thanks to the bike’s unique detachable passenger seating, a companion can join for a ride as well. With a 4.8 gallon fuel capacity, this motorcycle can cruise for great distances before needing a gasoline refill.
Yet for the sheer size of the bike, the 2005 Honda VTX1800F's suspension and steering allow for a smooth ride when the wheels hit the pavement. The bike is equipped with an inverted fork front suspension and 5.1 inches of front travel, which combines with a twin sided swing arm rear suspension and 3.9 rear travel to create a balanced ride, even for less experienced riders. The bike also comes with 11.7 inch dual disc front brakes, and 12.5 rear disc brakes, allowing for even stops, regardless of road conditions.
In addition, this bike’s wheels and tires create further comfort when the VTX1800F is on the road. This bike has a pair of tubeless aluminum wheels, and a 180/55 R18 rear tire that measures slightly larger than the VT1800F’s 130/55 R18 front tire. These specifications allow for easy maneuverability, an especially nice feature for a bike that is so large.
Still, no conversation about the 2005 Honda VTX1800F would be complete without mention of its engine, which is one of the most powerful on the road. This motorcycle comes equipped with a 1795CC, liquid cooled V-Twin engine, with 3.98 x 4.41 inches of bore and stroke, and a 9.01 compression ratio, while creating 106 bph horsepower and 120 lbs. of torque per foot. A five-speed manual transmission allows riders to cruise in and out of traffic at a speed that is most comfortable for them.
And beyond just the standard specs, the 2005 Honda VTX1800F comes with a number of additional features. The bike is equipped with exterior covers and guards, as well as side covers, handgrips, and driver and passenger kick stands, giving the motorcycle plenty of comfort to go along with its class. The VTX1800F is also equipped with additional instrumentation, including a fuel level warning gauge, speedometer, trip odometer, and tachometer. With safety in mind, standard front and rear fenders add an extra measure of security to the bike.
Finally, for those looking for diversity in their 2005 VTX1800F, this bike comes in several different colors, including Black, Titanium Tribal, Candy Black Cherry, and Silver Tribal.