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Motorcycle History — The 750 Magna

January 21, 2013 San Diego, CA

The Honda Magna is a motorcycle that was manufactured by from 1982 to 1988 and 1994 to 2003. The Magna was by the Honda V4 engine (which was from the VF/VFR series of This engine technology and was initially seen as a bold however the V4 technology in the Honda 750 was overshadowed due to engineering and manufacturing that occurred after the release in 1982.

Besides the V4 configuration, the Honda 750 Magna had cooling, a six-speed transmission for economy at highway speed, and drive (common on most middleweight Honda bikes in the ’80s). Although the shaft required little to no maintenance it also sucked some out of lower-speed riding. The Magna featured twin horns, a spring, hydraulic clutch, oil air preload front fork anti-dive valving, and an engine gauge. (Bike Bandit many of these Honda OEM .)

1982-1984 V45 (VF750C)

The first Magna — the 1982 V45 — had a chrome headlight and with the 1983 V45 Magna chrome instruments as well. The disc brakes had straight while in 1983 the front brake grooves were The speedometer read 80 mph in 1982 the speedometer had a 150 mph (240 km/h) in 1983.

The engine was a 748 cc DOHC liquid-cooled 90-degree V-4 linked to a transmission and shaft drive.

Honda Magna models 1982 to 1984 were in their use of a larger primary tank and smaller sub-tank. in 1985 models, the sub-tank was in favor of a slightly larger and main fuel tank.

V65 (VF1100C)

The 1,098 cc V65 Magna was entry in the 1/4 mile wars manufacturers during the ’80s, a quarter mile time of s at 119.2 mph (191.8 km/h). time fell somewhere the Suzuki 1200 Madura’s 1/4 time of 11.66 s at 115.7 mph and the GS1150E’s 1/4 mile time of s at 128 mph.

1984-1985 V30 (VF500C)

on adding power and versatility to its offerings, from1984-1986 the company the 498 cc, V4 DOHC VF500 for the VF500C V30 and its sister bike, theVF500F. engine was derived from original domestic market 400 cc which was originally deemed too and underpowered for U.S. and European

The VF500C Magna V30 was introduced as a bike that was easier to yet just as enjoyable as its larger siblings. Thanks to its V4 engine it offers good power and a torque band. The 500 engine between 64-68 horsepower, and with its low weight and low center of the bike was praised by critics as an to ride and entertaining motorcycle.[9] its larger siblings, this had no shaft drive but a traditional drive instead.

1984-1987 V42

Honda only made the for the later part of 1984 1987, and then it went to the VF750. The first part of the Magnas were VF750.

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V45 (VF750C) Super Magna

For the two the 2G Magna was produced, it was dubbed the Magna. In 1987, the 700 cc engine 80 bhp (60 kW) @ 9,500 rpm. In 1988, the reverted back to its original of 748 cc.

1994-2003 V45 (VF750C)

The Magna 750 was in 1993 by Honda as an early 1994 model. The company the Magna 750 in an effort to capture the for powerful cruisers. The engine was from the VFR750 and slotted in a chassis, and then beautified the addition of chrome, extra and a chromed 4 into 4 exhaust.

The seat on the Honda 750 Magna was a very low 28 inches, with a passenger seat. The all new frame was by 41 mm forks, dual shocks, and a disc on the front. A drum was used on the rear.

A few internal were made to the VFR engine for use in the 750, including a different a 5-speed transmission and chain cams.

The VF750C and VT250C in production by Honda until when it saw its demise along the V-Twin Shadow ACE, the Spirit, and the 6-cylinder Valkyrie.

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