Honda Shadow Sabre

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Honda Shadow Sabre[1]
2001 Honda VT Shadow Sabre 1100
PredecessorSpirit, ACE
Engine1,099 cc (67.1 cu in), SOHC, 45° V-twin, three valves per cylinder
Bore × Stroke: 87.5 mm × 91.4 mm (3.4 in × 3.6 in)
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Top speed101 mph (163 km/h)[2]
Power37.5 kW (50.3 hp) @ 4,500 rpm[citation needed]
Torque88.2 N⋅m (65.1 lb⋅ft) @ 2,500 rpm[citation needed]
TransmissionManual sequential 5-speed
Shaft drive
SuspensionFront: 41 mm fork
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability
BrakesFront: Single 316mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 276mm disc with single-piston caliper
TiresFront: 120/90-18
Rear: 170/80-15
Rake, trail32.4°, 161 mm (6.3 in)
Wheelbase1,650 mm (65 in)
DimensionsL: 2,440 mm (96 in)
W: 965 mm (38.0 in)
H: 1,160 mm (46 in)
Seat height691 mm (27.2 in)
Weight259.9 kg (573 lb) (dry)
277.6 kg (612 lb)[3] (wet)
Fuel capacity15.9 l (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
Fuel consumption19.34 km/l (54.6 mpg‑imp; 45.5 mpg‑US)

The Honda Shadow Sabre (VT1100C2) refers to a cruiser-type motorcycle, that is part of the larger family of Honda Shadow. It was introduced in 2000 replacing the earlier Shadow A.C.E. It was retired after the year 2007. The Sabre name is being used again in the new 2010 Honda VT1300C custom line.[4]

The Shadow Sabre was, at its introduction, the hot rod (or in motorcycle jargon, the street rod) of Honda's cruiser line.[5] As such, it has lower gearing than other 1100cc Shadows, for a stronger punch off the line, while retaining exactly the same (dual pin crank) engine as the others. The Sabre, as with the other Shadow 1100 models, were made at Honda's Marysville Motorcycle Plant in Ohio, for the domestic and export markets.[6]


  1. ^ Honda Motorcycles: Shadow Sabre home page, Honda, archived from the original on November 9, 2000, retrieved 2009-12-30
  2. ^ Test Bike Index (PDF), Motorcycle Consumer News, retrieved 2009-12-30
  3. ^ The Tweener Twins: 1100s and 1200s Compared, Motorcycle Cruiser, retrieved 2009-12-30
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  5. ^ Colker, David (29 December 1999). "Honda Throttles Up to Rescue Sales Title". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Thousands of Motorcyclists Return to Marysville for 11th Honda HomeComing". The Auto Channel. 21 July 1999. Retrieved 8 March 2014. All three days during Honda HomeComing, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Marysville Motorcycle Plant where Gold Wings, Valkyries and Shadows are exclusively built for a worldwide market.