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2008 Honda VTX™ 1300 R

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2008 Honda VTX™ 1300 R

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2008 Honda VTX™ 1300 R Specifications

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Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,599.00 Find Your Local Honda Dealer
Dealers Honda Dealers
Warranty  12
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  6
Valves Per Cylinder  3
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  89.5 / 3.53
Stroke (mm/in)  104.3 / 4.11
Displacement (cc/ci)  1312 / 80.1
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  38
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  140
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  140/80 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  170/80 R15
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  13.2 / 336
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.7 / 296
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.7 / 94
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  65.7 / 1668.8
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  710 / 322.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.8 / 18.2
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  1 / 3.8
Performance  Standard
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.4 / 696
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  Yes
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Honda
Display Name  VTX1300R
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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2007 Honda VTX 1300R
By P551(Owner), Sep. 8, 2008
This is a fine bike with a great balance of torque and speed. A cruiser that goes 0-60 at 5.4 seconds blows away any comparable major manufacturers bike. on top of that, I have a 5 year warranty. The handling is great except for the floor boards scraping during moderate turns. This model should... Read Full Review


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By Herbert Kienke(Owner), Jul. 26, 2009
This bike is as good as it gets. Looks great, rides great. About 45 mpg. The only thing I do not like is the clatter of the engine. It drives me nuts. Sounds like something is loose. I have had it checked and was told this is normal. Read Full Review


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By leslie hulkower(Owner), Dec. 5, 2008
i haven't had my vtx1300t for long,but i have put enough miles on to be able to say it rides well.On the highway in wind she holds the road with out hard work.smooth and even when i hit bumps she comes down well.The people i meet think she is assume,i think that was part of why i picked her.anyone w... Read Full Review


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