The VTX1800N is most similar to the popular VTX1800R model, but it has moved beyond the R model's classic American lines. Like R model, the N has cast wheels, and all the VTX1800s except the 1800C get the new "flangeless" fuel tank (that is, a tank without the unsightly bottom seam of the previous models VTX1800s). That significantly cleans up the tank. The chassis and engine are also the same, and a few details, like the headlight are also shared. However, the N (for neo-retro), has a number of unique details, which helps justify its $100 high price than the S (identical to the R but with wire-spoke wheels and a studded saddle).