Honda VF1100C V65 Magna: history, specs, pictures

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Honda VF1100C
Manufacturer
Also called Magna, V65
Production 83-86
Class Power Cruiser
Engine
65 cu. in., liquid-cooled, 1098cc, 90° V-4, DOHC
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Top Speed 145 mph
Horsepower 116 hp
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 '83-86
Battery YUASA YB18-A '83-86
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Double-down tube, full-cradle frame; tube/box-section steel swing arm
Suspension Front: Leading-axle, air-assisted fork with 41mm forks
Rear: Twin shock adjustable for spring preload rebound and compression damping
Brakes Front: 2x 270mm disc 2 piston calipers
Rear: Single 282mm disc 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 110/90-18 '83-86
Rear Tire 140/90-16 '83-86
Wheelbase 1575mm (62 in.)
Seat Height 798mm (31.4 in)
Weight 246 kg (542.3 lb) (dry),
Oil Capacity 3.7 qts
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal
Related Honda VF1100S
Honda VF750C
Competition Yamaha VMX1200
Suzuki GS1100ES
Kawasaki ZX1100A
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·

The Honda VF1100C is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1983 to 1986 and more commonly known as the V65 Magna.

Intro[edit]

The Honda V65 Magna was one of the bikes that started the "muscle" cruiser bike category, very few bikes can compete in the amount of raw power produced. It is a water cooled 1100cc V4 engine with 116hp and 72ftlb of torque, shaft driven 6 speed transmission, anti-dive front suspension with air adjust, the rear suspension infinite steping for compression/rebound/dampening, the shaft drive is quiet/clean and maintenance virtually maintenance free, handlebars are adjustable up and down as well as forward and back, self canceling turn signals and hydraulic clutch. It was quite similar to the V65 Sabre.

1983[edit]

1983 Honda VF1100C Magna V65
1983 Honda VF1100C Magna V65
1983 Honda VF1100C Magna V65
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon
1983 Honda Magna V65 in Maroon



The VF1100C'83 V65 Magna was sold in 1983 in one of two colors: Pearl Siren Blue or Candy Maroon. The cast wheels had a star-shaped design. The headlight shell, instruments, and front fender were chrome. The speedometer numbers were in increments of 10 ending with "0" (e.g., 30, 40, 50, 60, etc.). The bike had a fiber optics integrated lock anti-theft system.

  • Suspension: Custom rear shocks with adjustable damping
  • Tank: Special dual fuel tank design
  • Drive: Shaft
  • Brakes: TRAC™ anti-dive control system
  • The serial number began JH2SC120*DM000029

1984[edit]


The VF1100C'84 V65 Magna was sold in 1984 in one of two colors: Black or Candy Andromeda Red. The cast wheels had a straight spoke design. The headlight shell, instruments, and front fender were chrome. The speedometer numbers were in increments of 10 ending with "0" (e.g., 30, 40, 50, 60, etc.). The bike had a fiber optics integrated lock anti-theft system.

  • Clutch: Hydraulic one-way limited-slip clutch
  • Drive: Shaft
  • The serial number began JH2SC120*EA100001.

1985[edit]

1985 Honda VF1100C Magna V65
1985 Honda V65 Magna (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda V65 Magna (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda V65 Magna (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda V65 Magna (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda Magna V65 (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda Magna V65 (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda Magna V65 (VF1100C) in Black
1985 Honda Magna V65 (VF1100C) in Black



The VF1100C'85 V65 Magna was sold in 1985 in one of two colors: Black or Pearl Vintage Red. The headlight shell, instruments, and front fender were chrome. The speedometer numbers were in increments of 10 ending with "5" (e.g., 35, 45, 55, 65, etc.). The control levers had screw-type adjusters. The turnsignal switch was a push-to-cancel type. The bike had a fiber optics integrated lock anti-theft system. The engine was a 1098cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled V-4 linked to a 6-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2SC120*DM000001.

1986[edit]

1986 Honda VF1100C Magna V65
1986 Honda VF1100C in Red
1986 Honda VF1100C in Red
1986 Honda VF1100C in Red
1986 Honda VF1100C in Red
1986 Honda V65 in Red
1986 Honda V65 in Red
1986 Honda V65 in Red
1986 Honda V65 in Red
1986 Honda V65 in Red
1986 Honda V65 in Red



The VF1100C'86 V65 Magna was sold in 1986 in one of two colors: Black and Candy Glory Red. The California model had the designation VF1100CL'86. The headlight shell, instruments, and front fender were chrome. The control levers had screw-type adjusters. The turnsignal switch was a push-to-cancel type. The speedometer numbers were in increments of 10 ending with "5 (e.g., 35, 45, 55, 65, etc.). The fiber optics integrated lock anti-theft system was deleted. The engine side cases were polished. The side stand was chrome plated. The front and rear brake discs had inner cut-outs. The engine was a 1098cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled V-4 linked to a 6-speed transmission and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2SC120*DM000001.


Specifications[edit]

Make Model Honda VF 1100C Magna V65
Year 1983-84
Engine Type Four stroke, 90°V-four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder
Displacement 1098 cc / 66.9cu-in
Bore X Stroke 79.5 x 55.3 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression 10.5:1
Induction 4x 36mm Keihin carbs
Exhaust Four-into-two
Air Filtration Paper element, disposable
Oil Filtration Paper element, disposable
Oil Capacity 3.7 qts
Ignition Digital transistorized
Battery 12V 18AH
Starting Electric
Max Power 116 hp / 84.7 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max Power Rear Tire 100 hp / 72.9 kW @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 94 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Primary Drive Straight-cut gear; 70/41; 1.71
Secondary Drive Helical-bevel gear; 18/17; 1.06
Gear Ratio 1st 39/17, 1.71 2nd 34/21.1.62 3rd 31/24,1.29 4th 29/27, 1.07 5th 26/29, 0.90 6th 24/32, 0.75
Frame Double-down tube, full-cradle frame; tube/box-section steel swing arm
Front Suspension Leading-axle, air-assisted fork with 41mm forks
Front Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in
Rear Suspension Twin shock adjustable for spring preload rebound and compression damping
Rear Wheel Travel 105 mm / 4.1 in
Front Brakes 2x 270mm disc 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 282mm disc 2-piston caliper
Front Wheel Cast, 2.50 x 18
Rear Wheel Cast, 3.00 x 16
Front Tire 110/90 -18
Rear Tire 140/80 -16
Rake 30.3°
Trail 105 mm / 4.1 in
Wheelbase 1595 mm / 62.8 in
Seat Height 803 mm / 31.6 in
Ground Clearance 150 mm / 5.9 in
Dry Weight 246 kg / 545 lbs
Wet Weight 267.2 kg / 589 lbs
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal
Consumption Average 15.3 km/lit
Standing ¼ Mile 10.75 sec / 126 mp/h
Interesting Sites Magna Site


See Also[edit]

Honda
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