VT 1300CX


The Honda VT 1300 CX is a true original – a chopper that’s visually daring and great fun to ride; yet with the same functionality, quality and reliability you would expect from any Honda. Its raked-out styling, based round a high-mount steering head, long, slim fuel tank and ultra-low seat grabs attention from every angle. Clean lines and curves and an extreme attention to detail create a chopper with the distinct air of a full-on hand-built custom bike, but one that can be owned and maintained for a fraction of the cost.

The soul of the VT 1300 CX is its 1312 cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine. It features a single-pin crankshaft, dual balancers and a Programmed Fuel Injection system. It produces satisfying performance and a truly impressive V-twin sound and feel. Fuel consumption is low and, with a clean, reliable, maintenance-free shaft drive, owners can be sure of spending more time on the road and less in the garage.

A single, powerful 336 mm front disc brake is complemented by a 296 mm disc brake at the back, providing smooth, powerful braking. An advanced Combined Antilock Brake System is also available as an option, providing the ultimate in stopping confidence. Comfort is also far beyond the norm for a chopper. The lines of what looks like a rigid hard-tail rear end are deceptively sleek, concealing an ingenious rear suspension system with adjustable rebound damping and 35-position spring preload adjustment.


Power Engine

VT1300CX - Power Engine
1312 cc V-twin engine with single-pin crankshaft, dual balancers and a Programmed Fuel Injection system produces satisfying performance and an impressive sound.

Alloy Wheels

VT1300CX - Alloy Wheels
Distinctive alloy wheels and fat 200 mm rear tyre paired with slim 90 mm front tyre create a strong visual impact.

Disc Brake (ABS)

VT1300CX - Disc Brake (ABS)
336 mm front disc brake and 296 mm rear disc brake provide smooth, powerful braking.

Wheel Base

VT1300CX - Wheel Base
Exaggerated rake and stretched 1,805 mm wheelbase give a soft ride as well as a characteristic look.


VT1300CX - Suspension
Hard-tail rear end appearance conceals a highly efficient single shock rear suspension system with an aluminium swingarm, adjustable rebound damping and 35-position spring preload adjustment.


VT1300CX - Suspension
Prominent chrome headlight and LED tail-light complement the simple and elegant styling lines.



Engine Type Liquid-cooled SOHC 52° V-twin
Displacement 1,312 cc
Bore x Stroke 89.5 x 104.3 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2 : 1
Max. Power Output 42.5 KW/4,250 min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max.Torque 107 Nm/2,250 min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed 900 min-1
Oil Capacity 4.3 litres

Fuel System

Carburation PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit
Throttle Bore 38 mm
Aircleaner Viscous, cartridge-type mesh net filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.8 litres
Fuel Consumption 20.3 km/l (WMTC Mode**)

Electrical System

Ignition System Digital with 3-dimensional mapping, 2 sparks per cylinder
Ignition Timing 8° BTDC (idle) ~ 57.7° BTDC (5,250 min-1)
Sparkplug Type DCPR6E (NGK); XU20EPR-U (DENSO)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/11.2 AH
ACG Output 381 W
Headlights 12 V, 55 W x 1 (low) / 60 W x 1 (high)

Drive Train

Clutch Type Wet, multiplate with coil spring
Transmission Type 5-Speed
Primary Reduction 1.76
Gear Ratios
  1. 1 zoloft 100mg.9
  2. 1.23
  3. 0.91
  4. 0.76
  5. 0.68
Final Reduction 2.66
Final Drive Shaft


Type Double-cradle; steel

Chassis Dimensions

Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,575 x 900 x 1,150 mm
Wheelbase 1,805 mm
Caster Angle 32°
Trail 90 mm
Turning Radius 4.1 m
Seat Height 678 mm
Ground CLearance 126 mm
Kerb Weight 303 kg (F:128 kg; R: 175 kg)
(*309 kg (F:131 kg; R: 178 kg))
Max. Carrying Capacity 160 kg
Loaded Weight 469 kg


Front 45 mm telescopic fork with 130 mm stroke and 102.4 mm axle travel
Rear Monoshock with adjustable rebound damping and 35-position spring preload adjustability, 95 mm axle travel


Type Front – 9-spoke cast aluminium

Rear – 7-spoke cast aluminium

Rim Size Front – 21M/C ´ MT2.15

Rear – 18M/C ´ MT6.25

Tyre Size Front – 90/90-R21M/C

Rear – 200/50-R18M/C

Tyre Pressure Front – 225 kPa

Rear – 280 kPa (with passenger: 280 kPa)


Front Type 336 mm single disc with twin-piston caliper
(*Combined 3-piston caliper and ABS)
Rear Type 296 mm disc with single-piston caliper
(*Combined twin piston and ABS)