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Old 02-23-2001, 12:59 AM   #31
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No, no, no!!!!!!Only a Ducati can make a tomato, tomato, tomato sound.
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Old 02-23-2001, 06:28 AM   #32
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Default Re: Another Mission: Honda VTX 1800

Technical info for the European version !!!

Weight: 320 Kg. Ooooh! Heavy, but Honda's are known to be able to hide this once under speed.

The pistons are the largest that Honda has ever made, and that goes for their car division too!





Specifications VTX1800 (ED-type) (95/1/EC-values)



Engine Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 6-valve SOHC V-twin



Bore x Stroke 101 x 112mm



Displacement 1,795cm3

Compression Ratio 9 : 1

Carburation Electronic fuel injection with automatic choke

Max. Power Output Exact value to be determined

Max. Torque 163Nm/3,000min-1

Ignition Digital transistorised with electronic advance; two spark plugs per cylinder

Starter Electric

Transmission 5-speed

Final Drive Enclosed shaft

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,456 x 932 x 1,128mm

Wheelbase 1,715mm

Seat Height 693mm

Ground Clearance 130mm

Fuel Capacity 17 litres (including 3.5-litre warning light reserve)

Wheels Front/Rear Cast aluminium

Tyres Front 130/70-R18 (Radial)

Rear 180/70-R16 (Radial)

Suspension Front 45mm inverted cartridge-type telescopic fork, 130mm axle travel

Rear Dual conventional dampers with 5-step spring preload adjustment, 100mm axle travel

Brakes Front 296mm dual hydraulic disc with Combined three-piston callipers and sintered metal pads

Rear 316mm hydraulic disc with Combined three-piston calliper and sintered metal pads

Dry Weight 320kg

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Old 02-23-2001, 11:21 PM   #33
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Default Re: Another Mission: Honda VTX 1800

Rather than make another two cylinder Vtwin. Start making the Magna with the V65 motor agian
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Old 02-24-2001, 02:41 PM   #34
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I want to know what the VTX's MSRP is going to be.
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Old 02-25-2001, 09:04 PM   #35
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I wonder if the 3 piston front and rear brakes mean that it might have linked brakes???? They would be better applied here than on sportbikes IMO.
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Old 02-26-2001, 12:45 PM   #36
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i am guessing very close to that of the standard valkyrie. I would also assume honda plans on making an extensive aftermarket for the bike.
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Old 02-26-2001, 01:51 PM   #37
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I can't say how functional they are in this particular , but as long as cooling fins are integral or conformally attached, they will serve the same role on a liquid-cooled engine as they do on an air cooled engine; that is, they will shed heat. And they will shed a whole lot more heat than a smooth polished surface will, reducing the load on the forced liquid cooling system, which sucks horsepower to run.



You can call the VTX's fins "fake" all you want, but if they get too hot to touch, then they are doing what all cooling fins do.
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Old 02-28-2001, 07:35 AM   #38
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I am with you. Give me some room and make it stout. When I sit my 6' 325lbs butt down I don't want the bike to flex or do anything weird. And I want to grab some throttle and feel it, maybe even get some wheel spin.
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Old 02-28-2001, 06:56 PM   #39
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That's exactly what I felt....that's why I bought it to go along with my VFR800!
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Old 02-28-2001, 07:02 PM   #40
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$12,499 for black and silver; $12,799 for blue and red.
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