The Honda VT1100C3 is a cruiser motorcycle produced by Honda from 1998 to 2002 better known as the Honda Shadow Aero. It originally featured a single pin crank which due to Harley-Davidsons threats over the Potato Patent caused Honda to eventually revert the bike to the technically superior dual pin crank.
|Top Speed||107 mph|
|Spark Plug||NGK DPR7EA-9 '98-02|
|Battery||YUASA HYB16A-AB '98-02|
|Front Tire||140/80-17 '98-02|
|Rear Tire||170/80-15 '98-02|
|Recommended Oil||Honda GN4 10W-40|
The Aero is Honda's retro VT1100. From its stretched overall length of 2502 millimeters to its ultra-low seat, the Aero emphasizes the best of classic styling. The valenced fenders, floorboards and fishtail exhaust all give the Aero it's classic profile while the ultra-wide 140/80-17 front and 170/80-15 rear tires offers a wide footprint. The custom saddle offers a high level of comfort while the detachable passenger portion allows an even more radical look when cruising solo.
- Available color schemes: Black; Somerset Orange with Pearl Antique White; Pearl Sonoma Green with Pearl Antique White; Black with Pearl Twilight Silver; or Black with Pearl Sedona Red
- This was the first Honda to have floorboards as standard equipment.
- The engine was rubber mounted.
- The speedometer was within the headlight case.
- The serial number began 1HFSC390*WA000001.
- Engine Type: Liquid cooled, 45° V-twin, dual offset pin crank
- Displacement: 1099cc
- Bore and Stoke: 87.5mm x 91.4mm
- Compression Ratio: 8:1
- Valve Train: SOHC, 3 valve per cylinder, self-adjusting hydraulic
- Carburetion: Twin 36mm, diaphragm-type CV
- Transmission: Wide-Ratio, 5-speed
- Final Drive: Shaft
- Front Suspension: 41mm fork, 150mm travel
- Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with 5-way spring preload adjustment, 95mm travel
- Front Tire: 140/80H-17
- Rear Tire: 170/80H-15
- Front Brakes: Single 316mm disc with twin piston caliper
- Rear Brakes: Single 276mm disc with single piston caliper
- Seat Height: 725mm (28.5")
- Wheelbase: 1680mm (66.1")
- Dry Weight: 279 kg (615 lb)
- Fuel Capacity: 15.8 liters
- Color: Silver/White, Black/Red, Black
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