Awesome Buys for the Honda VTX

By Glenn Zetterquist (Zee331)

Awesome Buys for the VTX

The Honda VTX has been one of the baddest motorcycles on the road for a decade now. It’s a huge, mean bike with tons of power and surprising agility for a bike its size. Due to its popularity among riders aftermarket manufacturers have released a slew of parts for the VTX lineup. It would be impossible to list them all here, so we’re going to pick out a few we believe are excellent additions to any style VTX.

Honda VTX

Honda released the VTX with a few choice sections purposely left without chrome. Areas like the swingarm, driveshaft and neck covers are super-quick installs that won’t leave your wallet gasping for breath. Show Chrome Accessories makes some very nice and cost-efficient dress-up pieces for the VTX, but keep your eyes on Kuryakyn as well. They make a two-piece cover that drapes the differential and shaft tube in stamped steel chrome. Going back to Show Chrome, they have a pair of side covers that immediately transforms the battery box cover into a gleaming bastion of chrome in less than three minutes. That’s right: less than three minutes! That’s how long it takes to install the chrome ABS covers. If it’s taking you longer maybe you should watch our install video.

The Kuryakyn Cruise Pegs are a marvel of mechanical ingenuity for its time. This setup places the pegs in a comfortable "stretched out" location, without adding bulky engine guards to this sleek muscle machine.  The footpeg setup opens the door for Kuryakyn’s amazing lineup of footpegs, which also creates the opportunity to match Kuryakyn’s footpegs with their grips, shift peg covers, grips, fender louvers and mirrors.

Kuryakyn Cruise Pegs

Not all the best parts are dress-up items. Performance parts rule the VTX market, thanks in large part to the hypercharger. Kuryakyn offers three styles, the standard, Pro Series and pro-R. All great additions, all provide more breathability and power and umph to get you over the hill and through the woods. Those who purchase the standard hypercharger have the ability to swap out the outer cover for an Infinity Streamliner, a second color LED fireworks display. Ok, so we lied: even when you install performance parts you can still dress up your VTX.

Staying with the idea of adding performance and style, we now introduce you to the Vance & Hines Big Shots. The meanest, beefiest, throatiest set of pipes this side west of the Mississippi River.  To put it simply you get: more horsepower, more torque, more loud, more chrome, and more attention.  Full –coverage heat shields equate to a long-lasting chrome appearance. The Vance & Hines logo on the side means you’re riding on pipes from a company well-known in the racing community that stands behind their product 100%.

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Here are some other VTX accessories to keep an eye on:


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