2008 Honda VTX1800F - Short Shift

Performance Cruiser Or Another Cruiser Performance?

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Wee Scotty Darough
tech SPEC
Price $13,499
Engine type l-c 52-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 6v
Displacement 1795cc
Transmission 5-speed
Frame Steel double-cradle
Front suspension Showa 45mm inverted fork
Rear suspension Twin Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Dual Nissin three-piston calipers, 296mm discs, linked
Rear brake Single Nissin three-piston caliper, 316mm disc, linked
Front tire 130/70R-18 Dunlop D251F
Rear tire 180/55-18 Dunlop D251
Seat height 26.8 in.
Wheelbase 67.5 in.
Fuel mileage (high/low/average) 40/32/36 mpg
Fuel capacity 4.8 gal.
Measured weight (tank full/empty) 775/746 lbs.

American Honda Motor Co.

Verdict 3 out of 5 stars
More performance art than visceral performance.

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