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Thanks to its liquid cooled, four stroke, 52 degree, V twin, 491cc engine, the VT 500 C Shadow is able to develop 47.5 horsepower at 9000 rpm and a torque of 42 Nm at 7000 rpm.
HONDA VT 500 C Shadow 1983 - 1987

HONDA VT 500 C Shadow 491

engine specs
Type
Liquid cooled, four stroke, 52°V-twin, SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Displacement
491 cm3
Bore X Stroke
2.7x2.4 in OR 69 mm
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Horsepower
47.5/9000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
31/7000 lb-ft/RPM OR 42/7000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
2x32mm Keihin Carburetors
transmission specs
Gearbox
6 Speed
Clutch
-
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Shaft
chassis specs
Frame
-
Front Suspension
Air assisted telescopic forks
Rear Suspension
Pivoted fork dual adjustable shocks
Front Brake
Single disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
-
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
396 lbs OR 180 kg
Fuel Capacity
3.3 gallons OR 12.5 L
tyres specs
Front
100/90-18
Rear
130/90-16
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