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2009 Honda VTX1300R
2009 Honda VTX1300R

2009 Honda VTX1300R
2009 Honda VTX1300R

2009 Honda VTX1300R
2009 Honda VTX1300R

– 2009 Honda VTX1300R

2009 Honda VTX1300R

It’s not easy categorizing a motorcycle as classically cool and feature-packed as the VTX1300R, so we like to go with “performance-retro”. Check out the 1312cc V-twin engine and staggered dual exhaust. Shift your gaze to the deeply valanced fenders, chrome-hooded headlight, tank-mounted instruments, pullback handlebar, and floorboards with an old-school heel-toe shifter. All that, and Honda’s incomparable fit, finish, and overall quality.

Think classic retro. Think a cool look all its own. The Honda VTX1300R is all that and a whole lot more. The bold style begins with deeply valanced fenders — they’re old-school, but clean and shapely in a way that vintage fenders never could be. More classic styling? Check out the wide floorboards, the heel-and-toe shifter, and the long chrome pipes that just keep stretching back forever. Of course, under that bold retro look is the most modern of engineering, including a V-twin engine designed to produce loads of low-end grunt and an ear-pleasing rumble.

The VTX1300 offers loads of V-twin torque plus a wealth of distinctive styling variations to suit your own individual tastes, all at prices that keep this value-laden winner a perennial favorite.


New for 2009

– VTX1300R colors include Metallic Silver, Metallic Black and Bright Blue Metallic.


Unique VTX1300R Features

– Deeply valanced front and rear fenders, chrome-hooded headlight, broad fuel tank with tank-mounted instruments, semi-swept handlebar and floorboards with heel-and-toe shifter create a classic retro style that sets the VTX apart from the competition.

– Stylish chrome sidecovers.

– Retro-style cast wheels.




– 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising.

– Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character.

– Dual two-axis primary counterbalancers minimize harsh engine vibration without eliminating the powerful pulse transmitted by the VTX’s traditional V-twin design.

– The engine mounting system uses carefully matched hangers to eliminate unwanted vibration, while preserving the powerful character of the V-twin engine.

– Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see Technology Section).

– Easy-to-service screw-and-locknut valve-clearance adjusters.

– Single 38mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response at all engine speeds.

– Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides 3-D ignition maps for each cylinder, creating ideal spark-advance settings for superb rideability.

– Coolant-heated carburetor improves rideability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions.

– Unique dry-sump oil system utilizes a closed-crankcase design and places the oil tank inside the gearbox case. The result is a freer-revving engine for improved power and a lower engine height, allowing optimum rider ergonomics and a low 27-inch seat height.

– Two-into-two exhaust system with bullet-style mufflers for a classic custom look.

– Radiator with cooling fan maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life.

– Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioners.

– Sturdy clutch utilizes a rubber clutch-center damper to ensure smooth and quiet shifting.

– Five-speed transmission with carefully selected gear ratios for exciting roll-on performance.

– Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.

– Drive-flange design at the final-drive gear eliminates final-drive noise and wear and simplifies rear-wheel installation.



– The engine’s power is harnessed by a massive tubular steel frame that gives the VTX a long, low, classic stance.

– Large 41mm extended front fork provides 5.1 inches of plush yet responsive travel.

– Dual chromed rear shocks with five-position preload adjustment feature an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride.

– Front disc brake features a twin-piston caliper with a large-diameter 336mm stainless-steel rotor, and rear disc brake features a single-
piston caliper with a 296mm stainless-steel rotor; together they provide excellent stopping power.


Additional Features

– Specially designed tank-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, an odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for the turn signals, high beam, Neutral, oil pressure and coolant temperature.

– Electric speedometer with easy-to-read classic numerals uses an electronic transmission speed sensor, which eliminates the front-wheel-mounted speedometer cable. This contributes to a clean, uncluttered look.

– Extensive chrome finish of engine parts includes cylinder-head covers, valve inspection covers, airbox cover, left crankcase cover, clutch cover and left-rear engine cover.

– Distinctive, chrome-hooded headlight housing features a powerful 55/60-watt halogen bulb with a computer-designed multireflector for superb lighting in all conditions.

– Handlebar design provides a comfortable, upright riding position.

– Comfortably padded, large-diameter handgrips with polished-
aluminum handlebar switch housings and triple-clamp assembly.

– 4.8-gallon fuel tank for extended cruising and touring range.

– Reliable 364-watt alternator.

– Durable, maintenance-free 12-amp-hour battery.

– Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.

– Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan. Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.

– Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA – certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Riders Club of America® (HRCA®).



Honda Genuine Accessories – VTX1300R

– Windscreens/Lightbars: Custom Windscreen, Lower Wind Deflectors, Boulevard Screens (two styles: Clear and Tinted), Sport Screen, Chrome Lightbar, Chrome Spotlight Visors.

– Leather: Saddlebags (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Touring Bag (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Front Pouch (three styles: Studded, Fringed and Plain), Leather Tank Belt with Pocket (two styles: Studded and Plain).

– Backrests and Rear Carriers: Chrome Backrest with Pad (two styles: Tall and Low), Deluxe Chrome Backrest with Pad, Deluxe Chrome Backrest Trim with Emblem, Chrome Rear Carrier, Deluxe Chrome Rear Carrier, Adjustable Chrome Backrest with Pad, Chrome Backrest with Pad (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest with Pad (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Tall, Neo-Retro), Chrome Backrest Trim (Low, Neo-Retro), Chrome Rear Carrier (Neo-Retro), Chrome Passenger Grabrails.

– Chrome: Front Fender Trim, Front Fender Tip, Front Fender Ornament, Chrome Rear Fender Trim, Chrome Solo Seat Rear Carrier, Chrome Seat Rail Trim, Chrome Allen-Bolt Inserts (three sizes: 5mm, 6mm and 8mm), Chrome Driveshaft Cover.

– Billet: Master-Cylinder Cap (four styles: Fluted, V Design, Neo-Retro and Chrome), License Plate Frame (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro), Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Countershaft Cover Trim, Driveshaft Bolt Cover (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro), Dipstick.

– Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover.


2009 Honda VTX1300R – USA Specifications
MSRP: $9,999 USD


Engine Type 1312cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

Bore and Stroke 89.5mm x 104.3mm

Induction Single 38mm constant-velocity carburetor

Ignition Digital with three-dimensional mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder

Compression Ratio 9.2:1

Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder


Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Shaft


Front Suspension 41mm fork; 5.1 inches travel

Rear Suspension Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.7 inches travel

Front Brake Single 336 mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake Single 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper

Front Tire 140/80-17

Rear Tire 170/80-15


Rake (Caster Angle): 32.0°

Trail 144mm (5.7 inches)

Wheelbase 65.7 inches

Seat Height 27.35 inches

Curb Weight 710 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity 4.8 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve


Emissions Meets current EPA emissions standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

Available Colors Metallic Silver, Metallic Black and Bright Blue Metallic

Model ID VTX1300R

Note Performance Retro Styling


One Year Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.



2009 Honda VTX1300R – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $11,599 CDN

Engine Type Liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin

Displacement 1,312 cc

Bore & Stroke 89.5 mm x 104.3 mm

Compression Ratio 9.2:1

Valve Train Chain-driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery Single 38 mm CV carb

Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed

Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension 41 mm fork, 129 mm (5.1 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Dual shocks with adjustable spring preload, 94 mm (3.7 inches) travel

Tires 140/80 – 17 front; 170/80 – 15 rear

Brakes Front single 336 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear single 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper

Seat Height 695 mm (27.4 inches)

Wheelbase 1,669 mm (65.7 inches)

Curb Weight 322 kg (710 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity 18 litres

Colour Bright Blue Metallic, Nebulous Black Metallic

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