While there are a number of different cruising bikes on the road today, few match the class, style, and comfort of the 2005 Honda VTX 1800N. With three different models to choose from (the Spec 1, Spec 2, and Spec 3), this truly is a motorcycle built to satisfy all customers.
The Honda VTX 1800N is one of the larger bikes that Honda produces, measuring in at a powerful 756 pounds, with a 67.5-inch wheelbase. In addition, a 27.5-inch seat height gives the rider a clear view of the open road, while a detachable passenger seating allows for a companion to come along for the ride. For riders looking for a variety of different styling options, this bike comes in four different colors, including Black, Bright Metallic Blue, Metallic Silver, and Candy Orange.
However, as impressive as the bike appears at first sight, it also offers a powerful ride, thanks to its four-stroke, two-cylinder engine. The Honda VTX 1800N comes with a 1795cc, V-Twin, SOHC engine, with 3.98 x 4.41 inches of bore and stroke and a 9:1 compression ratio. This motorcycle has an electric starter and is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission.
Despite the power the engine provides, the 2005 VTX 1800N's suspension and steering make for a comfortable ride when wheels hit the pavement. The bike is armed with an inverted fork front suspension with 5.1 inches of front travel, which combines with a twin-sided swing arm rear suspension and 3.9 inches of rear travel to create a balanced ride. Furthermore, 11.7-inch front brakes and 12.5-inch rear brakes allow for a smooth stop, even on tough road conditions, while a pair of rear shock absorbers help to create a stable ride, even on bumpy surfaces.
Beyond the steering and suspension, the bike's tires and wheels only further enhance the driving experience for owners of the 2005 Honda VTX 1800N. The motorcycle has a large 150/80 R17 front tire, which combines with a 180/70 R16 tire to create a balanced ride. The bike also has additional front-end maneuverability, thanks to a 17-inch front wheel, which is slightly larger than the bike's 16-inch rear wheel.
In addition to the Honda VTX 1800N's standard specs, this bike also has a number of unique instrumentation and bodywork features. It comes with exterior covers and guards, as well as driver floorboard location and passenger foot pegs. Additionally, the bike is equipped with a fuel level warning light, temperature warning light, speedometer, and trip odometer, allowing the driver to know exactly how far he or she has traveled before needing to fill up the 5.3-gallon fuel tank. Front and rear fenders provide an additional safety feature for both the driver and passenger.
Finally, for riders looking for unique features within the 2005 VTX 1800N model, Honda offers the Spec 1, Spec 2, and Spec 3, with each giving its driver an individualized look and feel. The specs remain nearly uniform across all three models, but features such as the handlebar, as well as the clutch and brake levelers, are each designed a bit differently. The Spec 1 comes with cast aluminum risers and caps, with hairline satin-brushed finish handlebars, while the Spec 2 and 3 have chrome-plated aluminum handlebar risers and caps instead. In addition, the Spec 2 and 3 have a highly polished aluminum-finish clutch and brake levelers, while the Spec 1's clutch and brake levers are satin-brushed with an aluminum finish.