New 2006 Honda Cruiser Models...Well, Er, None

It's status quo for Honda 2006 cruiser motorcycles. The VTX1800, VTX1300, and Shadows all return with bold new graphics.

Honda announced its full 2006 motorcycle line-up, and there were no new cruisers, just some new paint schemes and price increases for the entire line. Price increased by $300 for most models, though some variations of the higher-spec VTX1800 models climbed by as much as $800 and the little 250 Rebel had just a $100 bump.

The line comes back complete, with all the 2005 models and variations returning, although the Valkyrie Rune, which Honda always said would be limited production (it actually extended production by a year into 2005), is no longer being offered. The Valkyrie family might be history, sad news for folks who think that cruisers should be fun to ride as well as to look at. The Rune continues to figure prominently in Honda's advertising, however.

2006 Honda Cruiser Suggested Retail Prices

**VTX1800N ** * Spec 1, Titanium: $13,699 * Spec 2, Black: $14,699 * Spec 2, Titanium: $14,699 * Spec 2, Dark Red: $14,799 * Spec 3, Black: $15,949 * Spec 3, Titanium: $15,949 * Spec 3, Dark Red: $16,049 * Spec 3, Dark Red: $16,049

VTX1800F * Spec 1, Dark Red: $13,499 * Spec 2, Black: $14,299 * Spec 2, Dark Red: $14,399 * Spec 2, Silver Tribal: $14,599 * Spec 2, Bright Blue Metallic Tribal: $14,599 * Spec 3, Black: $15,099 * Spec 3, Dark Red: $15,199 * Spec 3, Silver Tribal: $15,399 * Spec 3, Bright Blue Metallic Tribal: $15,399

VTX1800R * Spec 1, Black: $13,399 * Spec 2, Black: $14,399 * Spec 2, Metallic Silver/Black: $14,699 * Spec 2, Dark Red/Black: $14,699 * Spec 3, VTX18R36 Black: $15,549 * Spec 3, Metallic Silver/Black: $15,849 * Spec 3, Dark Red/Black: $15,849

VTX1800S * Spec 1, Metallic Silver: $13,599 * Spec 2, Metallic Silver: $14,199 * Spec 2, Candy Orange/Black: $14,499 * Spec 2, Gold/Black: $14,499 * Spec 3, Metallic Silver: $14,599 * Spec 3, Candy Orange/Black: $14,899 * Spec 3, Gold/Black: $14,899

VTX1800C * Spec 1, Black/Flame: $13,199 * Spec 2, Metallic Silver: $13,799 * Spec 2, Black/Flame: $14,099 * Spec 3, Metallic Silver: $14,399 * Spec 2, Black/Flame $14,699

VTX1300C * Black: $9599 * Candy Orange: $9699 * Dark Gray Metallic: $9699 * Candy Black Cherry: $9699

VTX1300R * Black: $9599 * Metallic Silver: $9699 * Bright Blue Metallic: $9699 * Candy Black Cherry: $9699

VTX1300S * Black: $9599 * Metallic Silver: $9699 * Bright Blue Metallic: $9699 * Candy Black Cherry: $9699

Shadow Spirit * Black: $8599 * Bright Blue Metallic: $8599

**Shadow Sabre ** * Black: $8599 * Titanium/Flame: $8899

Shadow Aero * Black: $6599 * Candy Dark Red: $6599 * Black/Candy Orange: $6899 * Metallic Silver/Pearl White: $6899 * Dark Brown/Black: $6899

Shadow Spirit 750 * Black: $6399 * Candy Orange: $6,399 * Titanium/Flame: $6599.00 * Candy Dark Red/Flame: $6599

Shadow VLX * Black: $5399

Shadow VLX Deluxe * Light Silver Metallic: $5699 * Candy Dark Red: $5699

Rebel * Black: $3099 * Pearl White: $3099

For more breaking motorcycle news, visit the home page of www.MotorcycleCruiser.com.

Topping out at over $16,000, the 2006 VTX1800N is now Honda's most expensive cruiser motorcycle.