2009 Honda VTX1300 - Features & Benefits

The VTX1300 offers loads of V-twin torque plus a wealth of distinctive styling variations to suit your own individual tastes, all at prices that keep this value-laden winner a perennial favorite.

New for 2009

  • VTX1300C colors are Titanium, Dark Blue Metallic, Metallic Red and Black.
  • VTX1300R colors are Metallic Silver, Metallic Black and Bright Blue Metallic.
  • VTX1300T colors are Dark Red, Titanium and Black.

Unique VTX1300C Features

  • Custom cast wheels give a performance-custom profile.
  • Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the VTX's street-rod styling.

Unique VTX1300R Features

  • Deeply valanced front and rear fenders, chrome-hooded headlight, broad fuel tank with tank-mounted instruments, semi-swept handlebar and floorboards with heel-and-toe shifter create a classic retro style that sets the VTX apart from the competition.
  • Stylish chrome sidecovers.
  • Retro-style cast wheels.

Unique VTX1300T Features

  • 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.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising.
  • Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine's character.
  • Dual two-axis primary counterbalancers minimize harsh engine vibration without eliminating the powerful pulse transmitted by the VTX's traditional V-twin design.
  • The engine mounting system uses carefully matched hangers to eliminate unwanted vibration, while preserving the powerful character of the V-twin engine.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see Technology Section).
  • Easy-to-service screw-and-locknut valve-clearance adjusters.
  • Single 38mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response at all engine speeds.
  • Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides 3-D ignition maps for each cylinder, creating ideal spark-advance settings for superb rideability.
  • Coolant-heated carburetor improves rideability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions.
  • Unique dry-sump oil 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-inch seat height.
  • 2-into-2 exhaust system with bullet-style mufflers for a classic custom look.
  • Radiator with cooling fan maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life.
  • Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioners.
  • Sturdy clutch utilizes a rubber clutch-center damper to ensure smooth and quiet shifting.
  • Five-speed transmission with carefully selected gear ratios for exciting roll-on performance.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.
  • Drive-flange design at the final-drive gear eliminates final-drive noise and wear and simplifies rear-wheel installation.

Chassis/Suspension

  • The engine's power is harnessed by a massive tubular steel frame that gives the VTX a long, low, classic stance.
  • Large 41mm extended front fork provides 5.1 inches of plush yet responsive travel.
  • Dual chrome rear shocks with five-position preload adjustment feature an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride.
  • Front disc brake features a twin-piston caliper with a large-diameter 336mm stainless-steel rotor, and rear disc brake features a single-piston caliper with a 296mm stainless-steel rotor; together they provide excellent stopping power.

Additional Features

  • Specially designed tank-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, an odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for the turn signals, high beam, Neutral, oil pressure and coolant temperature.
  • Electric speedometer with easy-to-read classic numerals uses an electronic transmission speed sensor, which eliminates the front-wheel-mounted speedometer cable. This contributes to a clean, uncluttered look.
  • Extensive chrome finish of engine parts includes cylinder-head covers, valve inspection covers, airbox cover, left crankcase cover, clutch cover and left-rear engine cover.
  • Distinctive, chrome-hooded headlight housing features a powerful 55/60-watt halogen bulb with a computer-designed multireflector for superb lighting in all conditions.
  • Handlebar design provides a comfortable, upright riding position.
  • Comfortably padded, large-diameter handgrips with polished-aluminum handlebar switch housings and triple-clamp assembly.
  • 4.8-gallon fuel tank for extended cruising and touring range.
  • Reliable 364-watt alternator.
  • Durable, maintenance-free 12-amp-hour battery.
  • 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.
  • When you buy a new Honda Powersports Product, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Honda Riders Club of America®, which includes an exclusive Members-only magazine, rider training benefits, access to the Members-only Clubhouse Web site and much more. Some limitations apply. For more information on the HRCA®, log on to hrca.honda.com.

Honda Genuine Accessories - VTX1300C

  • Windscreens/Lightbars: Custom Windscreen, Boulevard Screens (two styles: Clear and Tinted), Sport Screen, Chrome Lightbar, Chrome Spotlight Visors.
  • Leather: Saddlebags (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Touring Bag (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Front Pouch (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Tank Belt with Pocket (two styles: Studded and Plain).
  • Backrests and Rear Carriers: Chrome Backrest with Pad (two styles: Tall and Low), Deluxe Chrome Backrest with Pad, Deluxe Chrome Backrest Trim with Emblem, Chrome Rear Carrier, Deluxe Chrome Rear Carrier, Chrome Backrest with Pad (Tall, Sport-Custom), Chrome Backrest with Pad (Low, Sport-Custom), Chrome Backrest Trim (Tall, Sport-Custom), Chrome Backrest Trim (Low, Sport-Custom), Chrome Rear Carrier (Sport-Custom), Chrome Passenger Grabrails.
  • Chrome: Chrome Allen-Bolt Inserts (three sizes: 5mm, 6mm and 8mm), Chrome Driveshaft Cover, Chrome Horn.
  • Billet: Master-Cylinder Cap (four styles: Fluted, V Design, Neo-Retro and Chrome), License Plate Frame (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro), Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Countershaft Cover Trim, Driveshaft Bolt Cover (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro), Dipstick.
  • Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover

Honda Genuine Accessories - VTX1300R

  • Windscreens/Lightbars: Custom Windscreen, Lower Wind Deflectors, Boulevard Screens (two styles: Clear and Tinted), Sport Screen, Chrome Lightbar, Chrome Spotlight Visors.
  • Leather: Saddlebags (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Touring Bag (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Front Pouch (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Tank Belt with Pocket (two styles: Studded and Plain).
  • Backrests and Rear Carriers: Chrome Backrest with Pad (two styles: Tall and Low), Deluxe Chrome Backrest with Pad, Deluxe Chrome Backrest Trim with Emblem, Chrome Rear Carrier, Deluxe Chrome Rear Carrier, Adjustable Chrome Backrest with Pad, Chrome Backrest with Pad (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest with Pad (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Rear Carrier (Neo-Retro), Chrome Passenger Grabrails.
  • Chrome: Front Fender Trim, Front Fender Tip, Front Fender Ornament, Chrome Rear Fender Trim, Chrome Solo Seat Rear Carrier, Chrome Seat Rail Trim, Chrome Allen-Bolt Inserts (three sizes: 5mm, 6mm and 8mm), Chrome Driveshaft Cover.
  • Billet: Master-Cylinder Cap (four styles: Fluted, V Design, Neo-Retro and Chrome), License Plate Frame (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro), Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Countershaft Cover Trim, Driveshaft Bolt Cover (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro), Dipstick.
  • Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover.

Honda Genuine Accessories - VTX1300T

  • Windscreens/Lightbars: Lower Wind Deflectors, Boulevard Screens (two styles: Clear and Tinted), Sport Screen, Chrome Lightbar.
  • Leather: Saddlebags (two styles: Studded and Fringed), Leather Touring Bag (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Front Pouch (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Tank Belt with Pocket (two styles: Studded and Plain).
  • Backrests and Rear Carriers: Chrome Backrest with Pad (Low), Deluxe Chrome Backrest with Pad, Chrome Rear Carrier, Deluxe Chrome Rear Carrier, Chrome Backrest with Pad (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest with Pad (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Rear Carrier (Neo-Retro), Chrome Passenger Grabrails.
  • Chrome: Front Fender Trim, Front Fender Tip, Front Fender Ornament, Chrome Rear Fender Trim, Chrome Solo Seat Rear Carrier, Chrome Seat Rail Trim, Chrome Allen-Bolt Inserts (three sizes: 5mm, 6mm and 8mm), Chrome Driveshaft Cover.
  • Billet: Master-Cylinder Cap (V Design, Neo-Retro), License Plate Frame (V Design, Neo-Retro), Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Countershaft Cover Trim, Driveshaft Bolt Cover (V Design, Neo-Retro), Dipstick.
  • Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover.

(Accessory availability and specifications subject to change without notice.)

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