Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999


With the 1100 Shadow, you can choose between 2 design styles: The C2 with a typically Japanese silhouette, or the C3 designed in a spirit inspired by the 1930s. The latter is distinguished by more chrome, white wall tires, bigger mudguards and more punchy mechanics. Although it is not as powerful as the competition (Harley-Davidson or Kawa VN 500), the Honda twin tows smoothly and does not lack pep. Of a rather pleasant use for this type of machine, the gearbox unfortunately suffers from a staging to be reviewed on the first reports. Braking is sufficient for performance, especially since the driving position does not encourage sports driving. We won’t complain about the comfort, which is good enough, but we are surprised by the handlebars. Its shapes and width frankly spread your arms. It gives you a pretty cool look but less of a smile when you have to squeeze through traffic. We find the Honda build quality, although the price is kept in the low range of the segment. Note that this custom is made in the states … the desire to conquer this market is no longer hidden.

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      • Max speed:
        155 km / h
      • Acceleration
        0 to 100: 6.80 s

      The technical aspect

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      • Frame
      • Frame: double tubular steel cradle
      • Tank: 16 liters
      • Seat height: 725 mm
      • Length: 2,540 mm
      • Width: 975 mm
      • Height: 1135 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1,680 mm
      • Dry weight: 279 kg
      • Weight in running order: 300 kg
      • Train before
      • Telehydraulic fork Ø 41 mm, deb: 127 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 316 mm, 2 piston calipers
      • Front wheel:

        – 17

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999 technical

      • Transmission
      • 5 speed gearbox
      • by cardan shaft
      • Rear axle
      • 2 combined shock absorbers, deb: 95 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 276 mm, 1 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        – 15

      • Motor
      • Twin cylinder
        in V at 45 °
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: Liquid cooling
      • 2 carburetors Ø 36 mm
      • 1 ACT
      • 3 valves per cylinder
      • 1,099.20 cc
        (87.5 x 91.4 mm)
      • 58
        at 4,750 rpm
      • 9.50 mkg
        at 2,500 rpm
      • Weight ratio /
        : 4.81
        kg / hp
      • Compression: 8: 1
      • Crit’air:

      Detached pieces


      chain kit


      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

      Honda VT 1100 C3 Shadow 1999

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