Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Houston, Texas and Oakland California
Honda VTX1300 vs Kawasaki Vulcan 1500, forget the Harley...
Looking for any info on a comparison of the VTX1300 to, not a Harley mind you, but a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500... and don't forget the V-Star 1100 by Yamaha as a third contender. Though it may not really compete.
Trying to get some owner input on some of this. This is kind of a show down between the big three V-twins. I think that all three bikes are of pretty high quality though I feel Honda does make a better machine.
I read one review about the VTX1300 that made me pause, it accused Honda of being insincere about the VTX1300 line. Some short-cuts not found on the 1800, (excess plastic, exposed wires, ect) and the clunking noise at 1st and 2nd gear ("..very unlike Honda") Riders almost unanimously have extremely high praise for the VTX 1300, but it does have its list of concerns. Any thoughts?
Reviews on the Vulcan praise its fuel injected smoothness, its comfort and its reliability. The Vulcan and the V-Star are nice bikes and they have their devoted fans, but a comparison of them and the VTX1300 or VTX1800 is not easily found.
I am on a slow boat in Singapore and I will be buying my new bike when I return stateside. Have many miles to go and some decisions to make before I land. I am thinking very seriously about the VTX1300C, it just seems right. (I am thinking the 1800 may be too much..) But the Vulcan….? Hmmm.. Long live and prosper?
2007 V-Star 1300, Candy Red!
Stock options ... pending!