And how long have you been riding. And what have you been riding.
Anyone who says an 800 lb bike with 96 HP and over 100 ft lbs of torque isn't intimidating is either an idiot or they have had a lot of experience.
Sorry to be so crude, but after riding for 10 years and graduating from a GL1000, I STILL think my 1800S is an intimidating beast. And I'm 6'5" and over 220 lbs.
But that may be one reason I still haven't dropped a bike. A healthy amount of fear and a lot of respect.
We need to be responsible with what we post. Newbies that have never ridden a bike before will read these posts and think, hey I can ride an 1800 with no problem. And then go out and wreck!!!
Just my time to flame for the month!
if you let your fears overpower your desire to ride such a nice, BIG, powerful bike, then better think twice if you really want to be out there having fun riding your bike 'cause whether you're riding a small or big bike, if you have that fear riding with you, it would make you feel more uncomfortable and makes everything worse.
by the way, i'm riding a '02 1800C, got it Jan. 02, right after i got my MC license and training if that matters. And never been down or accident, just 2 speeding tickets so far.
sorry to be an idiot.........if not i may not be riding the best bike around!!!!
i have a 2002 gl1800 with 21000. i love it. when i saw that i can buy a 03 vtx 1800 for $7402 i had to have it. i am keeping both. it is a fantastic bikr for under $8000. i paid 14998 for the wing when new.
2003 1800c, mod ex pipe, k&n, cds air box, techlusion.
[quote="OrlandoDon"]also the 1800 is a big a$$ bike..its not for everyone. if thats the only bike selling then honda would discontinue the rest, but i doulbt the 1800 is a bike for the average rider. im 6'1 230 and respect the weight and size of this machine. There are still alot of riders that think a 750 is a big bike and fear a bike the size of the 1800......
I'm 5'6, 175 lbs. 30" inseam. MR AVERAGE. Or at least that was the average American Male in the 70's (my college years, when I was studying statistics). The Average has probably moved up since then due to the law of natural selection. ( Women chosing taller mates).
My own personal feeling is that Honda has a guy that is my exact physical build that they used to size the VTX Retro. It fits me like a glove. My Retro is more comfortable than the recliner in my living room. You don't have to be a big guy to enjoy that big comfortable ride. I've proved it to myself 18,000 times (miles). I just get to use more of that power since it doesn't have to haul around so much weight. Short Guys... Fight for your rights.
'02 black Retro, with Honda bags, Rivco Risers,Electrical connection running lights, NC "Street" shield, Hopnel tank bib. Look for the black leathers and the silver helmet.
Everyone here will hate me for this but I bought my 2003 1800C candy orange about a month ago from a dealer in PA for $7198.00, and they were selling around 30 a week. The day I was picking mine up they had 40 more delivered.
Paid 12,999 for my retro 1800 in 2002 my ser # is 4567. Bought with 0 miles but I bought the 5 year warranty. Been riding 28 years and yes I did wreck my retro 7500.00 worth of damage to the bike, and 2 broken bones in my back and a fractured pelvis, fast bike plus Im a veteran Harley rider who "upgraded" to a 1800 simply because of hp and torque. I like to play p.s. Still ain't scared. Back hurts, but the bike went back together just fine.
The best price I could find in the Los Angeles area for a 2003 VTX1800S is $9200 out the door. I tried four other dealers before I decided to buy from LACycle in Inglewood. I really wanted the R model, but decided I could buy wheels down the road for MUCH cheaper than my savings of $3-4K