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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-27-2009, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Why No 2009 1800 VTX?

I just returned from the Honda dealer and was told Honda dosen't make a VTX 1800 for 2009. The dealer said they have unsold 07 & 08's but did not know if they were coming back. Does anyone know anything about this? I love the 05 F model I already have but I'm disapointed its discontinued for this year.

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I checked Honda's website and the 2009's are not listed for the 1800. Personally I haven't seen anything on this. I did notice that the 1300's do have 2009's listed.

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There have been post on this for at least 6 months on the main board. They killed the VTX 1800 for the same reason they killed the Valkyrie and the Magna: Insufficient sales. Why build a 2009 when they haven't even sold some of the bikes that are 2 years old and still in the box. The 1800s sold fairly well until the debut of the 1300s but, then.......

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There have been post on this for at least 6 months on the main board. They killed the VTX 1800 for the same reason they killed the Valkyrie and the Magna: Insufficient sales. Why build a 2009 when they haven't even sold some of the bikes that are 2 years old and still in the box. The 1800s sold fairly well until the debut of the 1300s but, then.......

Yep, what Jack said! Dang 1300 riders, huh!
Both of my bikes are discontinued models... 01 Valk Interstate & 03 VTX 1800R! IMHO they made too many just as they always do, and just as they will do the Fury, they will try to flood the market then stop making them!

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There have been post on this for at least 6 months on the main board. They killed the VTX 1800 for the same reason they killed the Valkyrie and the Magna: Insufficient sales. Why build a 2009 when they haven't even sold some of the bikes that are 2 years old and still in the box. The 1800s sold fairly well until the debut of the 1300s but, then.......

they did not kill the bike from not enough sales...

THEY MADE WAY TO MANY!!!!

the valkyrie was a slow seller..simple...they stopped it..

the ruin was a prototype,but decided to make a limited run of them

each dealer got 1 ruin per month...

i personaly think the vtx 1800 will be dead for a while..

but not the engine...it will pop up agian in a couple of years time...
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they did not kill the bike from not enough sales...

THEY MADE WAY TO MANY!!!! Agreed

the valkyrie was a slow seller..simple...they stopped it..Disagree, they weren't slow sellers and they did not flood the market with them either, as they often do! There aren't that many out there comparatively speaking.

the ruin was a prototype,but decided to make a limited run of them

each dealer got 1 ruin per month... IMHO they shouldn't have even call this bike a Valk. It's a non-functional, bulky, MadMax looking machine that I would never expect to be long lived. (Remember JMHO)

i personaly think the vtx 1800 will be dead for a while..

but not the engine...it will pop up agian in a couple of years time...It's possible!

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I have riden honda's all my life, I ride a 2005 1800 f1.If honda decides to stop making the 1800. When it's time to replace it I will not be rideing a Honda.
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I have riden honda's all my life, I ride a 2005 1800 f1.If honda decides to stop making the 1800. When it's time to replace it I will not be rideing a Honda.
That decision has already been made! It is no longer just a rumor...they are not making the VTX1800, in any model for 09! This is old news!

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my $.02

My opinion only guys, so don't get bent out of shape.

I think Honda realized that to "improve" the 1800 they had to go towards an interstate cruiser like the Valkyrie. Thousands of Honda owners were begging for it. Myself among them, even sending emails to Honda, Inc. about the need for it. When that conclusion was reached the powers-that-be decided that they couldn't risk the competition to their flagship cruiser - the Goldwing - which they have kept loyal to for over 30 years. Other manufacturers (Kawasaki and Yamaha) that don't have that worry - have produced big interstate tourers recently and will continue to do so. Honda, however, doesn't understand that riders are going to buy what they want, not what is offered. I myself, when I've ridden my 1800 Retro till it won't go no more, am seriously considering the 1700 cc Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager. Great looking bike with about the same horsepower as 1800 Retro. Since it's belt driven, you don't have the hp loss to the rear wheel. It's fuel injected and has the luggage and body style that I'm looking for. Again, just my humble, uninformed opinion.

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they did not kill the bike from not enough sales...

THEY MADE WAY TO MANY!!!!

the valkyrie was a slow seller..simple...they stopped it..

the ruin was a prototype,but decided to make a limited run of them

each dealer got 1 ruin per month...

i personaly think the vtx 1800 will be dead for a while..

but not the engine...it will pop up agian in a couple of years time...
Production numbers plus slow sales equals made too many on any model. Same with the Valkyrie. You could buy a '98 new, in the box as late as 2003. The Rune was unique and way overpriced for the Honda market. You could still find a new '04, in the box as late as last Spring. The VTX 1800 is dead. Live with it.

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