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Old 02-21-2001, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Re: Another Mission: Honda VTX 1800

What I want from this bike is for it to show up in my garage! The VTX is the most kick ass stock cruiser I've ever laid eyes on! Ewwww! It's got it all...styling, and performance at a price lower than a Harley, plus Honda reliability and build quality. I want to hear those coffee can sized pistons doing their thing through some straight pipes! If all the performance claims hold true this is going to be a real stump puller engine. Now, if I win the lottery tonight....
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Old 02-21-2001, 09:52 AM   #2
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Sounds strange maybe, but i would like to know it handles on curvy roads.

All choppers, cruisers I've ever tried has begun to wobble at around 90 mph. Is the fram up to the task. The frontforks looks to be!



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Old 02-21-2001, 09:53 AM   #3
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OK! Not 1st. post again.

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Old 02-21-2001, 10:09 AM   #4
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PSS...not first post again...hahahaha
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Old 02-21-2001, 10:12 AM   #5
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Default Honda VTX 1800 = cool cruiser

Hey, if I had to buy a cruiser, it would be the VTX 1800! Finally, somebody made one with the power to back up the image. I hope it turns out to be as cool on the road as it looks on paper.
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Old 02-21-2001, 10:26 AM   #6
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I want to hear it coming down the road.
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Old 02-21-2001, 11:13 AM   #7
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Finally, a bike I can consider trading my BMW for. Just tell me it works. Tell me it performs both in a straight line and on a curve. Tell me it something other than a Christmas tree in search of every chrome ornament on the planet. Tell me Honda is the first company to produce a functional and functioning cruiser. Please tell me!!!
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Old 02-21-2001, 11:15 AM   #8
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It has been only a matter of time before the Japanese bike manufacturers realized that Americans don't really like slow cruisers. They buy slow, poor handling Harleys with bad breaks for $13,000 to $20,000 and then spend thousands more making them go faster, handle better and stop without giving you a heart attack. The VTX - on paper - seems to have the performance of an after-market Harley and doesn't look like a Harley clone. If the bike turns out to be what it seems, this will change the cruiser market. Harley, by the way, is already coming out with a much higher HP, water-cooled engine. So we can expect to benefit from an upcoming power-cruiser war.



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Old 02-21-2001, 11:31 AM   #9
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Tell me it's a large bike for large people- I have no need for 26" hi seats, no leg room, etc. Let me stretch out and use that 100hp to move my large self around. They can make an 800cc on for the wee folks...

Tell me it's a gold wing for cheap.
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Old 02-21-2001, 11:35 AM   #10
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Are you sure Minime is ready for this so soon after the tongue lashing he received over the FZ1 preview? At least the ride to Santa Barbara shouldn't tire him out as much as the trip to Spain.
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