I love it! The Honda VTX is one sweet motorcycle. I can hardly wait to see one up close and personal. I've been waiting so long to read about this bike, I wish the article was a little longer. Everything about this bike is cool! The looks and the nardos to back it up.
If it does, the supply usually eventually catches up with demand, so the markups should be gone in six to 24 months. I guess a lot depends on how many VTX's Honda cranks out. Since they've been talking a lot about increasing volume world wide, hopefully that will be a lot.
Another thing I wonder about is since this is a major entry into the big cruiser market (i.e., an increas in market supply), will put downward pressure on the prices of other big cruisers -- Harleys, Vulcans, Stars, etc.
For all the macho pose-value this bike provides, can it out-accelerate a Magna 750? I wager not. I still say the Magna is the best all-around muscle-cruiser out there (Interceptor-based engine, baby...). The VTX is merely taking the genre to absurdity.
Hey, SOMEONE had to say something negative about the VTX.
If only it didn't have fake fins. The bike is great, great lines, great features, then they bolt fake cooling fins on aliquid cooled bike. Would smooth chrome surfaces really be THAT bad on a liquid cooled bike? They make what sells though, and fake fins sell.
Re: ergonomics, I need all the leg room I can get with a 36" inseam. About the only bike I feel really comfortable on is the Suzuki LC 1500 Intruder. How does the VTX compare in this regard? I don't like riding around on hi-way pegs all the time on my current ride.
Re: the VTX. Perfect bike for Ford Excursion owners. The swept volume of a YZF-R6, a ZX-6R, and a CBR600F4i combined. Handling that will guarantee the success of whoever first puts out floorboards with casters (preferably machined from billet, of course). In league with the Detroit Diesel valvetrain components, I can only imagine the size of the starter needed to crank this thing.
It's noteworthy, if not necessarily positive, that the Big Four are starting to make Harleys look comparatively lithe and graceful. At the same time, I guess you can get a rat-motor Boss Hoss now (never mind the turbine bike), so go figure.
Great story guys, I love the way you guys write. This bike is definitely the new beast on the block, but how we measure beastlyness where I come from is in horses or at least 14 mile times. Do ya have any numbers for those of us that feel the need to compare our... er... horses.
thanks ahead of time, and keep up the good work.
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