Honda VT 1100C3 Shadow Aero (1998-99)

The Honda VT 1100C3 Shadow Aero was produced from 1998 to 1999. It had a four-stroke 45 degrees V-twin, OHC engine with a capacity of 1099 cc. The compression ratio was 8.5:1, and it was liquid-cooled with a 3.8 L oil capacity. The induction system of the bike was 2 x 36mm Keihin CV carburetors, and the ignition system was CDI. It had a 12v 16 AH battery, and electric starting. The bike produced a maximum power of 67 hp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 91 Nm at 2700 rpm. The transmission was a five-speed manual, and the final drive was shaft with a ratio of 3.091:1.

The front suspension of the bike had 41mm stanchions with 150mm of wheel travel, and the rear suspension had dual shocks with 5-way spring preload adjustment and 98mm of wheel travel. The front brakes were a single 315mm disc with a 2-piston caliper, while the rear brakes were a single 256mm disc with a 1-piston caliper. The front and rear wheels had wire spokes, with a size of 17 x 3.00 and 15 x 3.50 respectively. The front tyre size was 140/80-17, and the rear tyre size was 170/80-15.

The bike had a rake of 32.25 degrees and a trail of 145mm. It had a length of 2550mm, wheelbase of 1680mm, and a seat height of 725mm. The dry weight of the bike was 279 kg, and the wet weight was 302 kg. The fuel capacity was 16.5 litres, and it was capable of completing a quarter-mile standing sprint in 14.7 seconds at a speed of 87.5 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Honda VT 1100C3 Shadow Aero

Year: 1998 – 99

Engine: Four stroke, 45 degreesV-Twin, OHC, 3 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 1099 cc / 67.1 cub in.
Bore x Stroke: 87.5 x 91.4 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Oil Capacity: 3.8 L / 4 US quarts
Induction: 2 x 36 mm Keihin CV carburetors
Ignition: CDI
Battery: 12v, 16 AH
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 67 hp / 49 kW @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque: 91 Nm / 9.27 kgf-m / 67 lb-ft. @ 2700 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft, 3.091:1
Front Suspension: 41mm stanchions

Front Wheel Travel: 150 mm / 5.9 in
Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with 5 way spring preload adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel: 98 mm / 3.7 in
Front Brakes: Single 315mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 256mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Wheels: Wire spoke, 17 x 3.00
Rear Wheels: Wire spoke, 15 x 3.50
Front Tyre: 140/80-17
Rear Tyre: 170/80-15
Rake: 32.25 degrees
Trail: 145 mm / 5.7 in
Lengtth: 2550 mm / 100.8 in
Wheelbase: 1680mm / 66.1 in
Seat Height: 725mm / 28.5 in
Dry Weight: 279 kg / 615 lbs
Wet Weight: 302 kg / 666 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16.5 Litres / 4.4 US gal
Standing 1/4 Mile: 14.7 sec / 87.5 mph

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