Honda VT700C Shadow 700: history, specs, pictures

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Honda VT700C
Manufacturer
Also called Shadow 700, VT 700 C
Production 1984
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Honda VT750C
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 76.5mm x 75.5mm
Top Speed 92 mph
Horsepower 60.75 HP (45.3 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 45.8 ft/lbs (62.1 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. 36mm (1.42in) vertical
Ignition full transistor ignition
Spark Plug NGK DPR7EA-9 '86-87
NGK DPR8EA-9 '84-85
Battery YUASA HYB16A-A '84-85
YUASA YB14-B2 '86-87
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: wet, multi plate
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swingarm / shock absorber
Brakes Front: double disc. 2-piston calipers
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 110/90-19 62h
Rear Tire 140/90-15 70h
Wheelbase 60.04 inches (1525 mm)
Length 86.22 inches (2190 mm)
Width 33.86 inches (860 mm)
Height 47.24 inches (1200 mm)
Seat Height 29.92 inches (760 mm)
Weight 465.18 pounds (211.0 Kg) (dry), 225.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.79 Gallon (3.00 Liters)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters)
Competition Yamaha XV750
Kawasaki ZN700A
Kawasaki KZ700A
Manuals Service Manual

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The Honda VT700C was a cruiser type motorcycle made by Honda beginning in 1984 due the 1980s motorcycle tariff. It is more commonly known as the Honda Shadow 700. It replaced the Honda VT750C. Max torque was 45.8 ft/lbs (62.1 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 60.75 HP (45.3 KW) @ 7500 RPM.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 76.5mm bore x 75.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 694.5 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multi plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/90-19 62h front tire and a 140/90-15 70h rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. 2-piston calipers in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a swingarm / shock absorber. The VT700C was fitted with a 3.3 Gallon (12.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 465.18 pounds (211.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 60.04 inches (1525 mm) long.


1984[edit]



The VT700C'84 Shadow was sold in 1984 in one of two colors: Candy Scorpio Red or Black. The headlight, instruments, and front fender are chrome. The headlight was round. The backrest was standard equipment. The engine had hydraulic valve adjustment. There were two plugs to each cylinder. The engine was a 694cc SOHC 3-valve liquid-cooled V-2 linked to a 6-speed and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2RC190*EM000007.

1985[edit]


The VT700C'85 Shadow was sold in 1985 in one of two colors: Candy Glory Red or Black. The engine side case covers were polished. The headlight, instruments, and front fender are chrome. The headlight was round. The backrest was standard equipment. The engine had hydraulic valve adjustment. There were two plugs to each cylinder. The engine was a 694cc SOHC 3-valve liquid-cooled V-2 linked to a 6-speed and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2RC190*FM100001.

1986[edit]



The VT700C'86 Shadow was sold in 1986 in one of two colors: Candy Brilliant Red or Black. The tank and fenders were the basic color (red or black); but the side covers were chrome. The "HONDA" and wing decal on the tank and the "SHADOW" decal on the side cover were speckled gold and orange. The "HONDA" graphic on the right engine cover was black. The engine had hydraulic valve adjustment. There were two plugs to each cylinder. The engine was a 694cc SOHC 3-valve liquid-cooled V-2 linked to a 6-speed and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2RC190*GM200001.

1987[edit]

1987 Honda VT700C



The VT700C'87 was sold in 1987 in one of two colors: Candy Glory Red or Black. The "HONDA" tank decal was black with a gold outline. The wing decal was brown, orange, and yellow. The "HONDA" graphic on the right engine cover was unpainted. The engine had hydraulic valve adjustment. There were two plugs to each cylinder. The engine was a 694cc SOHC 3-valve liquid-cooled V-2 linked to a 6-speed and shaft drive. The serial number began JH2RC190*HA305001.


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