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Old 05-12-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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VTX1800, got a few questions...

An older guy at work has a very nice VTX1800. It has V&H exhaust, power commander, and some type of air filter... anyways, my question is.. How fast is his bike?

Hes allways saying "Oh the other day, some kid on a crotch rocket cruised up next to me, and i smoked his " and, I beat 600's with no problems... My engine is 3x the size!

He also says, "Not only is this faster than a sports bike, its more comfy, and at higher speeds you sports bikes get blown all over the freeway, this VTX just cruises right along, with no windblasts..."


So I guess my question is, How fast can his bike really be?
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He's a liar. Although it is more comfy, he was being honest there.
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Check this out:

http://www.dragtimes.com/Honda--VTX-Drag-Racing.html

They are fast, but not as fast as your average sport bike.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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definately blowin smoke. cruisers feel like at high speed. anything over 80 and you're body's getting blown around too much to be comfortable. and there's no way he's running around beating 600's unless they don't know he's racing them.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:23 AM   #5
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Check this out:

http://www.dragtimes.com/Honda--VTX-Drag-Racing.html

They are fast, but not as fast as your average sport bike.
Ironically, his looks identical to the "faster" one running the 11.3 at 115...

I dont really expect it to be faster than my R6, but it doooooooes look nice, and ride smoooth...

I was just looking for an idea on how fast they are stock. Im assuming the slower 12.4 at 105 was stockish, and the low 11, was decently modded...
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he's full of .
The v-max's are still one of the fastest "crusiers" out there #s wise and most 600cc and up sportbikes will reel them in, in the quarter.
1/8 mile tho it would come down to the rider.
tell your friend to do a little research or just go to the track and see how fast it really is.
He may want to stick to the 1/8th tho to not look SO bad.
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Just show him what a "lil" 600 cc can do
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:51 AM   #8
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Hes allways saying "Oh the other day, some kid on a crotch rocket cruised up next to me, and i smoked his " and, I beat 600's with no problems...
Maybe they didn't know they were racing? :dontknow:

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I think just about any current 600+ sport bike would make short work of that cruiser.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:35 AM   #9
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An older guy at work has a very nice VTX1800. It has V&H exhaust, power commander, and some type of air filter... anyways, my question is.. How fast is his bike?

Hes allways saying "Oh the other day, some kid on a crotch rocket cruised up next to me, and i smoked his " and, I beat 600's with no problems... My engine is 3x the size!

He also says, "Not only is this faster than a sports bike, its more comfy, and at higher speeds you sports bikes get blown all over the freeway, this VTX just cruises right along, with no windblasts..."


So I guess my question is, How fast can his bike really be?

Wait till you start hearing about speed from Harley owners. Save yourself the headache and just nod, smile and agree. lol

On a side note, awhile back I had a run in with a 109r on the freeway. Not a VTX, but almost 1800cc's I believe (just checked 1783 and a little lighter). Not sure what he had done, but it did have aftermarket pipes. Sucker was loud. I'm cruising at around 75 and he would flies past me hitting the hazards. He did this twice..lol I down to 4th...pull next to him, give him a thumbs up (I like those bikes) and slowly go about my way. About a car length or two ahead of him, I look in my mirror. I see him tuck, drop his wrist and the front in rise a bit. As he gets closer I down to 3rd and just roll into it. All he did was get smaller and smaller in the mirror. Stock '06 600rr
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Wait till you start hearing about speed from Harley owners. Save yourself the headache and just nod, smile and agree. lol

On a side note, awhile back I had a run in with a 109r on the freeway. Not a VTX, but almost 1800cc's I believe (just checked 1783 and a little lighter). Not sure what he had done, but it did have aftermarket pipes. Sucker was loud. I'm cruising at around 75 and he would flies past me hitting the hazards. He did this twice..lol I down to 4th...pull next to him, give him a thumbs up (I like those bikes) and slowly go about my way. About a car length or two ahead of him, I look in my mirror. I see him tuck, drop his wrist and the front in rise a bit. As he gets closer I down to 3rd and just roll into it. All he did was get smaller and smaller in the mirror. Stock '06 600rr
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definately blowin smoke. cruisers feel like at high speed. anything over 80 and you're body's getting blown around too much to be comfortable. and there's no way he's running around beating 600's unless they don't know he's racing them.
I would say when I hit triple digits on the Vmax it gets that way:/:
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he's full of .
The v-max's are still one of the fastest "crusiers" out there #s wise and most 600cc and up sportbikes will reel them in, in the quarter.
1/8 mile tho it would come down to the rider.
tell your friend to do a little research or just go to the track and see how fast it really is.
He may want to stick to the 1/8th tho to not look SO bad.
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the VTX 1800 is a very comfortable smooth bike at high speeds... it will top out about 135 mph... they run low 12's in the 1/4 mile. They will not keep up with a sport bike if the sport bike rider knows what to do...

I had a 1300 VTX, lots of my friends ride the 1800... I have riden the 1800 and raced them in the 1/4 mile while I rode a V-rod.

tell you coworker to keep dreaming... he has a nice cruiser but not as nice as he claims it is.

The VTX is so smooth at high speeds you can ride that bike all day long... I have done some 600+ mile days on a VTX. I like my ultra classic better mostly because of the radio and the better gas range on the VTX you have to refuel around 120-130 miles on the ultra I get around 180-200 miles per tank.
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