Honda VTX Performance Cruiser Concept
Honda VTX Performance Cruiser Concept

Honda VTX1300C 2009

Cool-Motorcycles reviews Honda VTX1300C 2009


The Boulevard Beckons…

Ever wanted to know what it would be like to turn back the clock? Well, here’s your chance, courtesy of Honda’s classic VTX1300C. Fire up the big 1312cc V-twin and soak in the throaty exhaust note playing from the two-into-two, bullet-style mufflers.

Then nudge it into gear, hook up that beefy rear tire and experience what it’s like to be the baddest boy on the block. Custom cast wheels, bobbed fenders and just the right amount of chrome merely complete the VTX’s street-rod mission profile, while four brilliant new colors make sure your ride isn’t just bad, but beautiful too. Best of all, since it’s a Honda, you know there’ll be less maintenance and more time riding.

Beauty is Much More Than Skin Deep

The performance cruiser class is full of good-looking, chrome-covered machines. We should know, since we build the most stunning cruisers out there. The true beauty of these motorcycles, however, lies in what’s inside, and that’s where the VTX1300 really shines as a V-twin showcase for Honda innovation. The list is impressive, topped by such features as three-valve, dual-plug combustion chambers, near-maintenance-free shaft drive and cast wheels.

But you want to know what’s even more remarkable? The durability, reliability, and superior fit and finish that are a part of every Honda.


Classic Chrome Accents

Tank-mounted instruments—speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, and indicator lights—set in sleek, specially designed chrome housing. Engine boasts extensive chrome-finish on cylinder head, valve, airbox, left crankcase, clutch and left rear engine covers.

Excellent Stopping Power

In the front, the disc brake features a big brawny 336 mm stainless-steel rotor. With a twin-piston caliper for great performance. In the back, there’s a 296mm stainless-steel rotor with a single-piston caliper.

VTX1300C-specific wheels complete the bike’s performance custom profile. Beefy 170/80-15 rear tire puts all that VTX power to the ground while delivering superb traction.



Engine Type: 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

Bore And Stroke: 89.5mm x 104.3mm

Induction: Single 38mm constant-velocity carburetor

Ignition: Digital with three-dimensional mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder

Compression Ratio: 9.2:1

Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder

Transmission: Five-speed

Final Drive: Shaft


Front Suspension: 41mm fork; 5.1 inches travel

Rear Suspension: Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.6 inches travel

Front Brake: Single 336 mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Honda VTX Performance Cruiser Concept

Rear Brake: Single 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper

Front Tire: 110/90-19 M/C

Rear Tire: 170/80-15 M/C

Rake: (Caster Angle): 32.0°

Trail: 149mm (5.9 inches)

Wheelbase: 65.5 inches

Seat Height: 27.5 inches

Curb Weight: 678 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve

Available Colors: Dark Blue Metallic, Metallic Red, Black, Titanium

Model Id: VTX1300C

Emissions: Meets current EPA emissions standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

Note: Street Rod Styling

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