2008 Honda VTX1800 Tourer Features & Benefits

The VTX1800T is a custom built for show and go right off the showroom floor. Thanks to its full complement of touring accessories that come standard, this is one cruiser that's ready to head from coast to coast.

Features & Benefits

New for 2008

Low, 27.4-inch seat trimmed with chrome-plated steel studs for a distinctive custom look and all-day comfort.

  • The VTX1800T is available in these exciting colors: Black, Black/Candy Black Cherry and Black/Metallic Blue

Unique features

  • VTX1800T is available in two distinctive build variations: Spec 1 and 2.
  • Stylish custom windscreen for rider and passenger touring comfort.
  • Leather saddlebags with 24-liter capacity provide ultimate touring convenience.
  • Chrome backrest for passenger comfort.
  • Exclusive Tourer badging on front fender.
  • Full-flowing, deeply valanced retro-style front and rear steel fenders.
  • Flangeless 5.3-gallon fuel tank offers excellent cruising range.
  • 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), closed-loop emissions system with two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture while two exhaust catalyzers reduce emissions.

Spec 1 Custom-Building Options

  • Crankcases, cylinder, starter motor: Satin-black finish with milled cylinder fin edges.
  • 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.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • 1795cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin hammers out immense power.
  • V-twin engine features 4-inch cylinder bores and the largest connecting rods and cylinders Honda has ever made.
  • Advanced technology Offset Dual-Pin Crankshaft (see Technology Section).
  • 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 V-twin design.
  • Three-Valve Dual Plug Combustion Chamber (see Technology Section).
  • Two iridium-tip spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion at all engine speeds.
  • Easy-to-service screw-and-locknut valve-clearance adjusters.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Chassis/Suspension

  • 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.
  • Linked Braking System (LBS) (see Technology Section).

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, low fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel injection.
  • Reliable 300-watt alternator.
  • Durable, maintenance-free battery.
  • 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 USA-certified 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®). Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.

Honda Genuine Accessories

Backrests and Rear Carriers: Deluxe Chrome Backrest w/ Pad, Deluxe Chrome Backrest Trim w/ Emblem, 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 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 Brackets (Neo-Retro), Chrome Passenger Grab Rails (Fits all style backrests).

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

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

Leather: Leather Saddlebags (18L Plain), Leather Saddlebags (18L Studded), Leather Saddlebags (18L Fringed), Leather Saddlebags (24L Studded), Leather Saddlebags (24L Fringed), 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: Digital Audio System, Chrome Heated Grips, Cycle Cover.

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