Honda VTX1300T - First Ride

The T Stands For Touring Have Bags, Will Travel

By Brent Avis, Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec
Evolution
Touring variant of the VTX1300, which is in turn a downsized version of the VTX1800.

Rivals
The Star V-Star 1300 Tourer is the VTX's only direct competition, though it's bracketed by the Boulevard C50T and C90T, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT and 1600 Nomad and no fewer than seven Harley- Davidson models.

TECH
Price: $10,999-$11,099
Engine type: l-c, 52-deg. V-twin
Valve train: SOHC, 6V
Displacement: 1312cc
Bore x stroke: 89.5 x 104.3mm
Compression: 9.2:1
Fuel system: 38mm Mikuni
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5-speed
Claimed horsepower: na
Claimed torque: na
Frame: Steel double cradle
Front suspension: 41mm Showa fork
Rear suspension: Dual Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake: Two-piston Nissin caliper, 336mm disc
Rear brake: Single-piston Nissin caliper, 296mm disc
Front tire: 140/80-17 Dunlop
Rear tire: 170/80-15 Dunlop
Rake/trail: 32.0,/5.7 in.
Seat height: 27.4 in.
Wheelbase: 65.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal.
Claimed dry weight: 748 lbs.
Colors: Black, Metallic Silver, Metallic Red
Available: Now
Warranty: 1 year, unlimited mi.

Verdict
A solid middleweight cruiser gets even more useful while broadening its appeal.

HOTBOX
American Honda Motor Company
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance
CA  90501
N/A
www.powersports.honda.com
By Brent Avis
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