Honda went big in 2001 with the introduction of the VTX1800 – when released it featured the largest displacement production V-twin in the world.
It was good for 90 horsepower and 99 lb-ft of torque, and Cycle World loved it: “For years, we had waited for a metric cruiser that embodied the kind of brute, low-rpm stonk that was supposed to be the trademark of big-inch V-Twins. But not until the VTX did one appear. Snap the throttle open at virtually any rpm in first or second gear and the beast positively lunges forward. Or spins the tire. What fun!”
CW summed it up by saying “Honda’s VTX1800 is a good-looking and, equally importantly, hard-running cruiser that will likely set the direction for boulevard bikes for years to come.” They called it the Best Cruiser of 2001 and have since dubbed it a “Best Used Bike.”
This example (VIN: 1HFSC46152A001266) is part of the estate sale that you’ve probably seen us mention on Instagram.
The odometer shows 22,674 miles.
It came to us dusty and as a non-runner, but the seller asked us to clean it up and make it a runner for the auction so we installed a battery and flushed the brake/clutch fluid. We noted that the left fork seal but the seller opted to leave that as is as this is a No Reserve listing. Our White Glove service would be glad to take care of the fork seals for the new owner if he or she wishes.
We note some bubbling in the chrome-plated plastic of the engine and a few rusty bolts.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this VTX is offered on a clean California title with non-op registration.
Have any VTX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments below!
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.