MSRP to MSRP cost you are correct, however, I have found a few dealers with overstocks on 07 VTX that had them under 8k with 0 miles.you could get a new 1600 classic for close to what you would pay for a VTX1300. One of my reasons for going with the kaw instead of the honda. oh, that and fuel injection.
with that being said, for the price of a 900? Jump on that.
Ok, I know this is a very subjective question, but maybe this will help eiminate some of that.I guess I don't care for the "this or that' part of the question. For the money you're spending on a motorcycle, get what you WANT, not what is available or a really smokin deal.....
I would say that you ought to decide on the motorcycle you want, that fits your needs then find a deal on one.
What things led you to get the VN1600? Just curious.i sell new Honda's & Suzuki's & the VTX1300 is a great cruiser & reliable , its your choice & either cruiser will have you smiling :smile: . i just purchased my new 08 VN1600 Classic , over a new VTX1800 OR M109R which i could have bought @ cost "IMO the Vulcans are simply the best" ..
Thanks man, that is great info, I didn't know there were many problems with the VTXMy brother has a VTX1300C it's a pretty good bike. It's not as smooth as the 900. The 900 will run with the 1300 no problem. The 1300 has a few known issues. Neck bearings can give problems, rear shock bushings can need replacing, starter switch may be intermittent at times and need replacement, instrument panel will vibrate at about 55mph. The only problem my brother hasn't had so far is the bearing problem. He really doesn't like the carb over FI.
Now see that bothers me, if it is a known problem on multiple bikes, and Honda is doing nothing about it, that to me is not taking cre of your customers. To me, that is just as important as all other things.He had a 750 Shadow before the VTX and it was a solid bike. The carb bothers him more than me. I've done most of the work on his bike. The only thing I don't understand are these issues the VTX has are known problems yet Honda has never attempted to correct the problems. The forum my brother is on claims that even some of the Gold Wings have had problems with the neck bearings. I don't get this at all, I always thought Honda was the stuff when it came to quality.