Honda’s VT1300CX to Hit UK in 2010
Unfortunately, the pricing for this new model will be announced by Honda later this year. However, for the more curious part of the audience, some technical details were unveiled in a company’s recent press release.
First of all, as you might have already guessed, this custom model is powered by a 1312cc 52-degree fuel-injected V-twin engine with re-profiled camshafts and a new exhaust system, which allows the bike a fuel economy of 56.5 mpg. We will let you only imagine the sound that comes out the bike’s twin stacked pipes.
The radiators for the liquid-cooled machine leave the impression they were left out by mistake, offering a more traditional look. The whole chopper looks is highlighted by the widely-raked front forks, the small, high-set 12.8-litre fuel tank which sits behind the single chrome headlight, down to the striking nine-spoke front and seven spoke rear wheels.
The designers had it all figured out, having the slim front tire exaggerated by the wider rear tire, while the V-twin motor rules the mid-section. The long, low chassis hides a single shock rear suspension system with an aluminium swing arm and adjustable rebound and preload adjustment. The VT1300CX has the longest wheelbase of any Honda production ever, a full 1805mm between both axles.
A range of accessories will also be available for the UK customers, including:
- A tubular chrome backrest and optional backrest pad for pillion comfort
- A wide, low screen with chrome stars for protection from the elements when cruising the streets
- Color-matched front spoiler for increased custom appearance
- Chrome-plated steel rear fender to complete the solo-seat look