2003 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit

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2003 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
2003 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit


– 2003 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit

Do you pine for the simplicity of the ’60s? Then the VT1100 Spirit’s long 41mm raked front fork, skinny 110/90-19 front tire, mag wheels and bobbed fenders are your ride to nostalgia.

There’s also performance to back up the Spirit’s ‘attitude’. The massive, 170/80-15 rear tire’s wide footprint transfers the 1099cc V-twin’s torque to the road while the large-diameter, 336mm front disc brake with twin-piston caliper combines with a heavy-duty drum rear brake to provide excellent stopping power. Of course, Honda didn’t forget the comfort side of the equation with a ‘King and Queen’ stepped seat and a sissy bar for comfort and security.

Shadow Spirit 1100. Make your weekend something to look forward to.


· The Shadow Spirit’s offset-dual-crankpin, smooth-running 1099cc 45-degree V-twin engine pumps out massive low-end and mid-range power.
· The engine’s broad power delivery and five-speed transmission offer exceptional rideability around town and on the open road.
· Three-valve cylinder head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion and high power output at all rpm.
· High-capacity nine-plate clutch with cable operation.
· Maintenance-free hydraulic valve-lash adjusters make routine valve adjustments a thing of the past.
· Other maintenance-free features include solid-state digital ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioners.
· Dual 36mm CV carburetors offer crisp throttle response at all rpm.
· Reliable electric-starter system.

· Specially designed steel frame gives the Shadow Spirit a long, low custom stance.
· Large, 41mm extended front fork provides 160mm of plush yet responsive travel.
· Dual chromed shocks feature an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride.
· Large-diameter front disc brake with twin-piston caliper combined with a heavy-duty drum rear brake provide excellent stopping power.
· Strong and lightweight five-spoke cast alloy wheels.
· Massive, 170/80-15 rear tire offers a wide footprint and a radical custom look.
· Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, virtually maintenance-free operation.
· Relaxed, comfortable riding position results from a long, low chassis and low, 730mm seat height.

Additional Features
· Large, 15.8 litre fuel tank offers extended cruising range.
· Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
· Custom saddle and padded passenger backrest offer a high level of rider and passenger comfort.
· Powerful halogen headlight.
· Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
· Comfortably padded large-diameter handgrips.
· Polished aluminum handlebar switch housings and triple-clamp assembly.
· Chromed side panels and dual staggered mufflers.
· Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty.


1099cc liquid-cooled, 45-degree V-twin, dual off-set crankpin

Bore and Stroke
87.5mm x 91.4mm

Compression Ratio

Valve Train
SOHC; three valves per cylinder, self adjusting hydraulic

Two 36mm diaphragm-type CV

Five-speed wide ratio

Final Drive

Front Suspension
41mm fork; 160mm travel

Rear Suspension
Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 100mm travel

Front Brakes
Single 336mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake

Front Tire
110/90 H – 19

Rear Tire
170/80 H – 15

1650mm (65.0 in.)

Seat Height
730mm (28.7 in.)

Dry Weight
251kg (553 lbs.)

Fuel Capacity
15.8 L (3.5 Imp.gal)

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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