2007 Honda VTX1800R Features

Thanks to Honda's innovative custom-building program available on all VTX1800s, the R-model takes retro custom styling to new extremes.

Features & Benefits

New for 2007

  • The VTX®1800R is available in these exciting colors: Black/Red, Dark Blue Metallic/Metallic Silver and Black.

Unique features

  • VTX1800R is available in three distinctive build variations: Spec 1, 2 and 3.
  • Two styles of cast wheels available--satin-brushed or highly polished.
  • Full-flowing, deeply valanced, classic retro-style front and rear steel fenders.
  • Wedge-shaped mirrors offer an aerodynamic look.
  • Flangeless 5.3-gallon fuel tank offers excellent cruising range.
  • High-capacity radiator for optimal 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 black background and classic graphics.
  • Classic taillight design.
  • 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.
  • Staggered dual exhaust with stylish slash-cut mako tips.
  • Fat 150/80 front tire on a 17-inch wheel gives the VTX a commanding profile.
  • California model utilizes an electronic control unit (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 nitrogen 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 caps 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.
  • Wheels: Satin-brushed cast-aluminum.

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.
  • Wheels: Satin-brushed cast-aluminum.

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.
  • Wheels: Highly polished cast-aluminum.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Engine is a 1795cc liquid-cooled 52-degree 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.
  • 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.
  • High-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 ensures 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 55/60-watt halogen bulb with a computer-designed multireflector 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 R-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.
  • Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America® (HRCA®). Benefits include roadside assistance, online access to the Honda Common Service Manual, six issues of the bimonthly Honda Red Rider™ magazine, travel discounts, trip routing and MSF reimbursement, plus access to the HRCA Web site (www.hrca.honda.com). For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

VTX®1800R1, 2 and 3 Honda Genuine Accessories

Backrests and Rear Carriers: Deluxe Chrome Backrest w/ Pad, Deluxe Chrome Backrest Trim w/ Emblem, Chrome Billet Backrest Trim, Deluxe Chrome Rear Carrier, Deluxe Chrome Backrest/Rear Carrier Mount Brackets, Adjustable Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (5-Position), Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (Tall, Studded Traditional), Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (Tall, Plain Traditional), Chrome Backrest Trim (Tall, Traditional), Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (Low, Studded Traditional), Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (Low, Plain Traditional), Chrome Backrest Trim (Low, Traditional), Chrome Rear Carrier (Traditional), Chrome Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets (Traditional), Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest w/ Pad (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Rear Carrier (Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets (Sport-Custom), Chrome Backrest/Rear Carrier Brackets (Neo-Retro), Chrome Passenger Grabrails (Fits all style backrests).

Windscreens: Custom Windscreen (Performance Style), Custom Windscreen (Traditional Style), Boulevard Screen (Clear), Boulevard Screen (Smoke), Boulevard Screen Mount Kit (Neo-Retro), Boulevard Screen Mount Kit (Smooth), Sport Screen, Lower Wind Deflectors.

Lightbars: Chrome Lightbar (Neo-Retro), Chrome Lightbar, Chrome Spotlight Visors, Chrome Fork Tube Cover Set (available on Spec 2 and Spec 3 only).

Leather: Leather Saddlebags (18 l Plain), Leather Saddlebags (18 l Studded), Leather Saddlebags (18 l Fringed), Leather Saddlebags (24 l Studded), Leather Saddlebags (24 l Plain), Leather Saddlebags (24 l Fringed), Saddlebag Mounting Brackets, Leather Tank Belt (Plain), Leather Tank Belt (Studded), Leather Touring Bag (Studded), Leather Touring Bag (Plain), Leather Touring Bag (Fringed), Leather Front Pouch (Studded), Leather Front Pouch (Plain), Leather Front Pouch (Fringed).

Chrome Appearance: Chrome Driveshaft Cover, Chrome Radiator Guard, Chrome Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Chrome Front Fender Guard Rail, Chrome Rear Fender Guard Rail, Chrome Front Fender Ornament, Chrome Rear Fender Trim, Chrome Front Fender Trim, Chrome Front Fender Tip, Chrome Master-Cylinder Cap, Chrome Allen-Bolt Inserts.

Chrome Billet: Chrome Billet Master-Cylinder Cap (Fluted), Chrome Billet Master-Cylinder Cap (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet Master-Cylinder Cap (V Design), Chrome Billet Dipstick (Fluted), Chrome Billet Dipstick (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet Clutch Cover (Fluted), Chrome Billet Clutch Cover (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet Timing and Crankshaft Cover Set (Fluted), Chrome Billet Timing Cover (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet, Countershaft Cover Trim (Fluted), Chrome Billet Countershaft Cover Trim (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet Upper Countershaft Cover Trim (Fluted), Chrome Billet Driveshaft Bolt Cover (Fluted), Chrome Billet Driveshaft Bolt Cover (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet Driveshaft Bolt Cover (V Design), Chrome Billet Swingarm Pivot Cover Set (Fluted), Chrome Billet Swingarm Pivot Cover Set (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet License-Plate Frame (Fluted), Chrome Billet License-Plate Frame (Neo-Retro), Chrome Billet License-Plate Frame (V Design), Chrome Billet Upper Fork Nut Covers, Chrome Billet Banjo Bolt Covers.

Additional Accessories: Chrome Heated Grips, Cycle Cover.

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