2006 Honda VTX1800S- Features

The VTX1800S starts with classic spoke wheels and retro styling, then lets you add as many custom touches as you can dream up.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

  • The VTX®1800S is available in these exciting new colors: Gold/Black, Candy Orange/Black and Metallic Silver.

Unique features

  • VTX1800S is available in three distinctive build variations: Spec 1, 2 and 3.
  • Beautiful retro styling with classically designed spoke wheels.
  • Full-flowing deeply valanced classic retro style front and rear steel fenders.
  • Wedge-shape mirrors offer a streamlined look.
  • Flangeless 5.3-gallon fuel tank offers excellent cruising range.
  • Higher-capacity radiator for increased cooling capacity.
  • Chrome plated VTX badge surrounds jet-black-filled graphics for a truly distinctive look.
  • Bullet-style turn indicators feature chrome visors, clear lenses and amber flasher bulbs.
  • Tank-mounted speedometer features a meter face with an off-white background and vintage graphics unique to the S model.
  • Classic taillight design.
  • Trimmed with chrome plated steel studs, the VTX's specially designed seat features a low, 27.4-inch seat height, and is designed for all-day comfort for rider and passenger.
  • Relaxed handlebar position and large levers contribute to the classic design.
  • Floorboards with heel-and-toe shifter create a classic retro style that puts the VTX in a class of its own.
  • Staggered dual exhausts with stylish mako tips.
  • Fat, 150/80 front tire on a 17-inch wheel gives the VTX a commanding profile.
  • California model utilizes an ECU-controlled, closed-loop emissions control system with two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture while two exhaust catalyzers reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and oxides of nitro-gen to meet 2008 California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions standards.

Spec 1 Custom-Building Options

  • Crankcases, cylinder, starter motor: Silver finish.
  • Handlebar: Cast aluminum risers and VTX-logo cap with satin brushed finish.
  • Clutch and Brake Levers: Smooth cast aluminum finish.
  • Fork Tubes: Satin brushed finish inverted fork tubes with satin brushed caps.
  • Upper and lower triple clamps: Cast aluminum with hairline satin brushed finish.
  • Switch Housings: Smooth cast aluminum finish.
  • Radiator Cover: Gloss black finish.
  • Floor Boards: Hairline satin brushed aluminum.
  • Final Drive Housing: Silver finish.

Spec 2 Custom-Building Options

  • Crankcases, cylinder, starter motor: Satin black finish with milled cylinder fin edges.
  • Handlebar: Chrome-plated aluminum handlebar mounts and VTX-logo cap.
  • Clutch and Brake Levers: Highly polished aluminum finish.
  • Fork Tubes: Chrome steel covers and chrome caps highlight fork tubes.
  • Upper and lower triple clamps: Highly polished cast aluminum.
  • Switch Housings: Hairline satin brushed finish.
  • Radiator Cover: Gloss black finish.
  • Floor Boards: Hairline satin brushed aluminum.
  • Final Drive Housing: Silver finish.

Spec 3 Custom-Building Options

  • Crankcases, cylinder, starter motor: Satin black finish with milled cylinder fin edges.
  • Handlebar: Chrome-plated aluminum handlebar mounts and VTX-logo cap.
  • Clutch and Brake Levers: Highly polished aluminum finish.
  • Fork Tubes: Chrome steel covers and chrome caps highlight fork tubes.
  • Upper and lower triple clamps: Highly polished cast aluminum.
  • Switch Housings: Hairline satin brushed finish.
  • Radiator Cover: Chrome side covers.
  • Floor Boards: Polished and chrome-plated aluminum.
  • Final Drive Housing: Hairline satin brushed with chrome-plated axle caps and fastener.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Engine is a 1795cc liquid-cooled 52o V-twin that hammers out immense power--106 bhp at 5000 rpm and 120 lb./ft. of torque at 3500 rpm.
  • V-twin engine features 4-inch cylinder bores and the largest connecting rods and cylinders Honda has ever made.
  • Offset dual-pin crankshaft with two primary-shaft-mounted balance weights allows a high-performance engine design while eliminating harsh engine vibration. The result: muscular power across a broad rpm range for unequaled acceleration and roll-on performance.
  • The 41.4 pound forged steel crankshaft uses bolt-on weights , reducing crankcase width nearly 2 inches and reducing crankshaft weight 8.8 pounds compared to a conventional one-piece design.
  • The engine-mounting system uses carefully matched hangers and rubber mounts to eliminate unwanted vibration, while preserving the powerful character of the engine's V-twin design.
  • Each three-valve cylinder head features two large, 36mm intake valves and a huge, 45mm exhaust valve to produce optimum flow for the air/fuel charge.
  • Two iridium-tip spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion at all engine speeds.
  • Simple-to-service screw-and-locknut valve-clearance adjusters.
  • 4.5-liter airbox supplies a large volume of cool, clean air to the engine.
  • Advanced high-pressure programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) features 42mm-diameter throttle bodies delivering air to two specially designed Denso 50-psi high-pressure fuel injectors. Fuel is delivered through 12 nozzle holes in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for maximum efficiency and power.
  • Electronic control unit (ECU) provides individual digital 3-D fuel injection and ignition maps for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability.
  • A unique dry-sump oiling system utilizes a closed crankcase design and places the oil tank inside the gearbox case. The result is a freer-revving engine for improved power, and a lower engine height, allowing optimum rider ergonomics and a low, 27.4-inch seat height.
  • Newly designed higher capacity radiator with cooling fan maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life.
  • Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioners.
  • Reliable electric-starter system.
  • Primary-drive gear uses a cam-type damper to minimize powertrain lash.
  • Sturdy maintenance-free eight-plate hydraulic clutch with clutch-center damper assures smooth gear shifting.
  • Five-speed transmission with carefully selected gear ratios for relaxed cruising and exciting roll-on performance.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.
  • Driven-flange design at the final drive gear eliminates final-drive noise and wear and simplifies rear wheel installation.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Massive tubular steel frame contains the engine's power and gives the VTX a long, low muscular stance.
  • Large, 45mm inverted front fork provides 5.1 inches of plush yet responsive wheel travel.
  • Ribbed design chromed rear shocks with hairline satin brushed top mounts have 3.9 inches of wheel travel and feature an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride.
  • The VTX's braking system features two three-piston front calipers and a single twin-piston rear caliper. Rider application of the front brake lever activates the two outer pistons of the front calipers. Application of the rear brake pedal activates the two pistons of the rear caliper and the center pistons of the front calipers. When only the rear brake pedal is used, an inline delay valve smooths application of the front caliper center pistons.

Additional Features

  • Distinctive, chrome hooded-headlight housing features a powerful, 55W/60W halogen bulb with a computer-designed multi-reflector for superb lighting in all conditions.
  • Tank-mounted chrome nacelle houses the fuel cap, tripmeter/odometer reset and indicator/ warning lights for the turn signals, high beam, neutral indicator, low fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel injection.
  • Extensive chrome finishing of engine parts includes cylinder head covers, valve inspection covers, spark plug covers, airbox cover, left crankcase cover, clutch cover and left-rear engine cover.
  • Spec 1 features silver-finish on crankcases and cylinders. Spec 2 and 3 have a satin black finish with milled fin edges that completes the custom look.
  • Large, distinctive S-style speedometer with easy-to-read numerals.
  • Comfortably padded large-diameter handgrips with smooth cast (Spec 1) or polished (Spec 2 and 3) aluminum handlebar switch-housings and triple-clamp assembly.
  • Reliable, 300-watt alternator.
  • Durable, maintenance-free battery.
  • Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
  • Convenient push-to-cancel turn signal switch.
  • Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.
  • Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership for an individual in the Honda Rider's Club of America™ (HRCA®). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year of Honda Red Rider™ magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com) and access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA. For dealers only, please call (310) 783-3958.
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