Guess I'm going to sell the VTX - Page 2


Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Guess I'm going to sell the VTX

  1. #11
    Fishingfoolemjak's Avatar
    Fishingfoolemjak is online now Mental Member Tennessee Riders Group
    South Carolina Riders Group
    North Carolina Riders Group
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Sylva, NC
    Age
    43
    Posts
    2,398
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Vinish View Post
    A Valk, just like a Goldwing, will be MUCH more nimble than an 1800 or even a 1300. They both have a flat 6 engine with most of the weight very low on the bike. For an example, do a Google search for "yellow goldwing on dragon", watch the videos, and be amazed. That bike can fly as can the rider.
    I googled it... that was awesome! I would've never figured a goldwing for that kind of agility...

  2. #12
    Vinish is offline Super Moderator
    Michigan Riders Group
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Midland, MI in Summer and The Villages, FL in winter
    Posts
    7,080
    Post Thanks / Like
    People who really know Goldwings sometimes refer to them as a "touring sportbike"

  3. ThanksFishingfoolemjak thanked for this post
  4. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    louisville,ohio
    Age
    51
    Posts
    5,971
    Post Thanks / Like
    I think my 1500 Goldwing is more balanced and agile than my VTX1800 could ever be and the 1800 Goldwing is dang near a sport bike in acceleration and balance. I would recommend either but I love the shear power of my 1800VTX, gives me a tingling in my jewels!!!!

  5. ThanksFishingfoolemjak, PaXman11 thanked for this post
  6. Remove Advertisements
    VTX Cafe
    Advertisements
     

  7. #14
    Vinish is offline Super Moderator
    Michigan Riders Group
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Midland, MI in Summer and The Villages, FL in winter
    Posts
    7,080
    Post Thanks / Like
    Clearly, an 1800 Goldwing beats a VTX1800 on the Dragon but which bike wins on the 1/4 mile dragstrip? Of course, these comment and question assume equal rider ability on both bikes.

  8. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    louisville,ohio
    Age
    51
    Posts
    5,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Madatdocument

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinish View Post
    Clearly, an 1800 Goldwing beats a VTX1800 on the Dragon but which bike wins on the 1/4 mile dragstrip? Of course, these comment and question assume equal rider ability on both bikes.
    Sorry can't say because Goldwing only race to Dairy Queen's or Wendy's!!!

  9. ThanksFishingfoolemjak thanked for this post
  10. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Upper Right Ohio
    Age
    65
    Posts
    2,527
    Post Thanks / Like
    its about location of weight... all Goldwings.. have low center of gravity .. low-Flat Engine...

    and the 6 has a very well designed frame... but the 4 was real good at handling.

    for a few years the 4 cylinder wings were turned into Cafe' racers.. and were FAST in the turns.. even a company modified the rear swing arm with much better bracing..

    fyi.. late 70's there was a kit to replace the intake and carburetors for the 1000 and 1100 goldwing... with a belt driven supercharger and a 4bbl....
    and it fit under the fake gas tank... so could be a real sleeper... and NO cutting of the frame.
    I installed 2 back in the day. for customers.

  11. ThanksFishingfoolemjak, PaXman11 thanked for this post
  12. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cave City
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like
    I'm familiar with Yellow Wolf and his buddy Fuze that run the Dragon; they are crazy fast. Watching how they flip the 'Wing back and forth in the twisties is just unreal!

    I have a pic somewhere of a 1500 Wing made into a cafe racer (cafe racers were a big thing to me in the 80s). I'll have to look in my bikes folder.

  13. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cave City
    Posts
    283
    Post Thanks / Like
    Found it, but it's a 1000.


  14. ThanksFishingfoolemjak, PaXman11 thanked for this post
  15. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Johnstown, Pa.
    Posts
    10,280
    Post Thanks / Like
    That was cool! I had a red 400 Super Sport, in-line 4, 6 sp. w/ a Dunstall bullet fairing and early Clayton mod on the 4-into-1 muffler.

  16. #20
    nate6966's Avatar
    nate6966 is online now The Member with the 1800 Washington State Riders Group
    Idaho Riders Group
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Spokane
    Age
    38
    Posts
    719
    Post Thanks / Like
    According to this spec sheet, the F6 Valkyrie, and the F6B Goldwing both squeeze in the 1/4 mi a hair quicker than the VTX1800. And apparently, the '14 Valkyrie will beat the VTX1800 by a half second...

    http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/articles/2015_01PerfIndex.pdf

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    Last edited by nate6966; 01-04-2017 at 01:57 AM.

  17. Thanksmjklaser, PaXman11 thanked for this post
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Question My Old Man wants to sell his VTX
      By Dad's Bike in forum Honda VTX 1800 Forums
      Replies: 20
      Last Post: 03-31-2016, 10:41 PM
    2. Should I sell my vtx for a triumph rocket three?
      By tdubliture in forum General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
      Replies: 32
      Last Post: 08-06-2011, 12:23 AM
    3. I guess I may have to sell two bikes ... Just can't handle it
      By rjtmac in forum General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
      Replies: 31
      Last Post: 01-12-2011, 08:52 PM
    4. For Sale: Need to sell! '03 VTX 1800R - $3995
      By TMU in forum 1800 Bikes For Sale
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 08-11-2010, 10:29 PM
    5. For Sale: Trade for the right VTX 1800-or sell
      By Ironman in forum 1800 Bikes For Sale
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 08-12-2008, 05:13 PM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •