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– 2005 Honda Shadow Sabre VT1100C

Its cast-aluminum wheels deliver 1100ccs of chrome-polished V-twin power to the asphalt. The classic Shadow Sabre is definitive proof that beauty isn’t just skin deep.

Cruiser riders in search of class-leading high performance and unrivaled street-rod styling need look no further than the Honda Shadow Sabre.


Features & Benefits

New for 2005

– New Black/Flame color joins classic Black.
– The Shadow Sabre’s engine pumps out class-leading low-end and mid-range power for superb acceleration and gratifying roll-on performance.
– The engine’s broad power delivery provides spirited performance and exceptional rideability around town or on the open road.
– Rubber-mounted engine with offset-dual-pin crankshaft provides perfect primary balance, enhances engine smoothness and delivers superior rider comfort.
– Three-valve cylinder head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion and high power at all rpm.
– Maintenance-free hydraulic valve-lash adjusters eliminate routine valve adjustments.
– Other maintenance-free features include digital ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioners.
– Dual 36mm CV carburetors offer crisp throttle response at all rpm.
– Reliable electric-starter system.
– Extensive chrome finishing of engine parts includes crankcase covers, clutch cover and left-rear engine cover.
– Black-finished crankcases and cylinders with buffed fin edges complete the custom street-rod look.
– Chromed dual-exhaust system enhances appearance and produces throaty exhaust note.
– Reliable five-speed transmission with carefully selected gear ratios to maximize acceleration.


– Low, 27.2-inch seat height, comfortable dragster-style seat, and semi-swept handlebar combine to create a superbly comfortable riding position.
– Specially designed sturdy steel frame gives the Shadow Sabre(tm) a long, low custom stance.
– Large, 41mm extended front fork provides 4.7 inches of plush yet responsive travel.
– Dual chromed rear shocks have 3.9 inches of wheel travel and feature an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride.
– Front disc brake features a twin-piston caliper with a large-diameter 316mm rotor. Combined with the rear single-piston caliper and 276mm brake disc, they provide excellent stopping power.
– Strong cast aluminum wheels.
– Wide, low, 120/90-18 front tire enhances street-rod styling and contributes to a comfortable ride.
– Massive, 170/80-15 rear tire offers a wide footprint and a radical custom look.
– Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.

Additional Features

– Street-rod styling features chrome fork-leg covers, deeply valanced fenders, and beautiful cast aluminum wheels machined to a satin finish.
– Dragster-style seat boasts a low, 27.2-inch seat height for flat-footed confidence during low-speed maneuvers.
– Rider comfort is enhanced with comfortable ergonomics and a firmly padded saddle.
– Large, 4.2-gallon gas tank offers extended cruising range.
– Speedometer face features white background with large, easy-to-read numerals.
– Solid aluminum footpegs with wide rubber trim enhance the custom street-rod look.
– Polished aluminum handlebar switch housings and triple-clamp assembly.
– Comfortably padded large-diameter handgrips.
– Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
– Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
– Powerful 55W/60W halogen headlight.
– Durable, maintenance-free 14-amp-hour battery.
– Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
– Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America(tm) (HRCA(r)). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider(tm) magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (, access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.

Available accessories

– Touring accessories: Saddlebags, Touring Bag, Tank Belt, Magnetic Tank Bag (Black).
– Chrome accessories: Backrest with Pad (two types), Backrest Trim, Rear Carrier (two types), Rider Floorboards, Radiator Guard, Radiator Trim, Sidecovers, Front Fender Guard Rail, Front Fender Extension, Rear Fender Extension, Lightbar, Spotlight Visors, Saddlebag Supports, Headlight Visor, Oil Filler Cap, Master Cylinder Cap, Handlebar Risers, Handlebar Clamp, Driveshaft Cover, Triple-Clamp Cover, Front Fender Ornament, Handlebar Levers, Clutch Lever Brackets, Lever Bracket Holders, Horn.
– Billet accessories: Backrest Trim, Rider Footpegs, Passenger Footpegs, Passenger Floorboards, Driveshaft Bolt Cover, Front Tank Mount Cover, Dipstick, Oil Filler Cap, Master Cylinder Cap, License Plate Frame, Ignition and Clutch Covers, Handlebar Clamp, Caliper Caps, Rear Fender Rails, Handlebar Risers.
– Additional accessories: Cycle Cover.



Model: VT1100C2
Engine Type: 1099cc liquid-cooled 45o V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 87.5mm x 91.4mm
Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Two 36mm CV
Ignition: Digital, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.7 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 316mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 276mm disc with single-piston caliper
Tires Front: 120/90-18
Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 64.6 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 32.7¡
Trail: 161mm (6.3 inches)
Seat Height: 27.2 inches
Dry Weight: 573 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Colors: Black, Black/Flame
California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.

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