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Honda Magna Specifications

1982-1986, 1987-1988 and 1994-2003
V30, V45, V65 and VF750






1984-1985 Honda Magna V30 Specs:

The 1984 Honda Magna V30, designated VF500C'84 (VF500CL'84 in California), was sold in 1984. Two colors were available: Candy Andromeda Red and Black. The "HONDA" fuel tank logo was straight, not curved in this first year. The headlight was chrome and rectangular. The horns were round. The chrome exhaust system was a 4-into-2. It had a chain drive. The engine was a 498cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled V-4 linked to a 6-speed transmission. The California serial number began JH2PC1317EM000004 while the rest of the United States models began JH2PC1300EM000028.

The 1985 VF500C V30 Magna was sold in one of two colors: Black or Candy Wineberry Red. The "HONDA" gas tank logo was curved. The headlight was chrome and rectangular. The horns were round. The chrome exhaust system was a 4-into-2. It had a chain drive. The engine was a 498cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled V-4 linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PC130*FM100001.


Engine: dohc 4-valve 90-degree V-four
Displacement: 498cc
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Cooling: Liquid
Brakes: Single Disc-Front, Drum-Back





1982-1986 Honda Magna V45 Specs:

The V-Four engine was very prominent in Honda's early 80's line-up, with the Interceptor's, Magna's and Sabre's. The V-Four design had only been used a few times in the history of Motorcycles, most noteably by Matchless. The concept probably came about as a loose derivation from the NR500 oval pistoned V-Four racer. The V45 engine was remarkably narrow, being only 16 inches wide, and had perfect primary balance, making for a smooth engine. In 1984, Honda sleeved down the engine in response to tarriff rate hikes for 750's, and the Magna became the VF700C. Various mechanical and cosmetic changes were introduced over the years, but the basic core of the Magna remained the same.

Engine: dohc 4-valve 90-degree V-four
Displacement: 748cc
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat height: 32.0 in.
Final Drive: Shaft
Cooling: Liquid
Brakes: Dual Disc-Front, Drum-Back





1983-1986 Honda Magna V65 Specs:

A year after the introduction of the V45 Magna & Sabre, came the V65 Magna; an 1100cc V-Four producing more power than any other Honda at the time. The engine was universally praised for its broad range of massive power. The V65 engine did not share any parts with the V45, but the designs were very similar, just on a larger scale. The engine achieved perfect primary balance, and its narrow dimensions belied its capacity. The riding position was a little too relaxed for long trips, but on short hops it was quite comfortable. Suspension was almost sport-bike-taut, possibly to deal with the shaft drive effect. Power in 1983 was 105bhp, with torque of 68.86ft/lb's. Wet weight was 574lb's.

Click Here for a 1983 Cycle article on the Magna V65

Engine: dohc 4-valve 90-degree V-four
Displacement: 1098cc
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat height: 32.0 in.
Final Drive: Shaft
Cooling: Liquid
Brakes: Dual Disc-Front, Drum-Back

Dyno for the 1983 V65






1987-1988 Honda Super Magna Specs:

The V-Four engine was very prominent in Honda's early 80's line-up, with the Interceptor's, Magna's and Sabre's. The V-Four design had only been used a few times in the history of Motorcycles, most noteably by Matchless. The concept probably came about as a loose derivation from the NR500 oval pistoned V-Four racer. The V45 engine was remarkably narrow, being only 16 inches wide, and had perfect primary balance, making for a smooth engine. In 1984, Honda sleeved down the engine in response to tariff rate hikes for 750's, and the Magna became the VF700C. In 1988 it grew back to 750cc. Various mechanical and cosmetic changes were introduced over the years, but the basic core of the Magna remained the same. In 1987, the 700 engine produced 80bhp@9500rpm, with torque of 46ft/lb's@7500rpm. Wet weight was 529lb's.

Engine: dohc 4-valve 90-degree V-four
Displacement: 700cc
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat height: 27.8 in.
Final Drive: Shaft
Cooling: Liquid
Brakes: Single Disc-Front, Drum-Back
In 1987 the Super Magna came in red or blue - about 16,000 total were built
In 1988 the Super Magna came in red or black - about 3500 total were built





1994-2003 Honda Magna Specs:

The 'Power Cruisers' category that had been occupied by the Kawasaki Eliminators and the Yamaha V-Max, (as well as the 1980's Magna's), was bolstered in 1993 with the Magna 750. As an early release 1994 model, Honda sought to capture the market for powerful cruisers by lifting the engine from the VFR750 and slotting it in a cruiser chassis. The engine itself was beautified by the addition of chrome and some extra fins, and by the chromed 4 into 4 exhaust. The seat was kept very low, at 28 inches, with the passenger seat being detachable. The all new frame was complemented by 41mm forks, dual shocks, and a single disc on the front. A drum brake was used on the rear. A few internal changes were made to the VFR engine for use in the Magna, including a different crankshaft, a 5 speed transmission and chain driven cams. Smaller carbs were also utilized. The changes resulted in a stronger mid-range pull, and a very broad band of power. Power is 78.2bhp@9000rpm, with torque of 48.2ft/lb's@7250rpm.

Engine Type: 748cc liquid-cooled 90 V-4
Bore and Stroke: 70mm x 48.6mm
Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
Valve Train: DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Four 34mm CV
Ignition: Solid-state digital
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension: 41mm cartridge fork; 5.9 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with 5-way spring preload adjustability; 3.9 inches travel
Front Brake: 1-piston caliper, 12.4-in. disc
Rear Brake: Single-leading-shoe drum
Front Tire: 120/80-17 tubeless
Rear Tire: 150/80-15 tubeless
Wheelbase: 65.0 inches
Rake/trail: 32o/5.2 in.
Seat Height: 28.0 inches
Dry Weight: 504.8 pounds
Wet weight: 539 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
Quarter mile acceleration: 12.71 sec., 102.9 mph
200-yard top-gear acceleration from 50 mph, terminal speed: 73.0 mph

1994: The VF750C Magna was sold in 1994 and was available in one of three colors: Magna Red, Black, or Pearl Shinning Yellow. The serial number began JH2RC430*RM000004.
1995 - The VF750C'Magna was sold in 1995 and was available in one of two colors: Candy Glory Red or Pearl Shinning Yellow. The serial number began JH2RC430*SM100001.
1995 - The VF750CD Magna Deluxe was sold in 1995 and was available in one of two color schemes: Pearl Paragon Purple with Pearl Fadeless White or Black with Pearl Salem Mint. The mini fairing had a two- tone color pattern. The serial number began JH2RC433*SM000001.
1996 - The VF750C Magna was sold in 1996 and was available in one of four colors: Pure Red, Pearl Shining Yellow, Black, or Orange. The gas tank logo was redesigned. The serial number began JH2RC430*TM200001.
1996 - The VF750CD Magna Deluxe was sold in 1996 and was available in one of two color schemes: Pearl Paragon Purple with Pearl Fadeless White or Black with Pure Red. The two-tone color patterns were redesigned. The serial number began JH2RC433*TM000001.
1997 - The VF750C Magna was sold in 1997 and was available in just one color: Black. The serial number began JH2RC430*VM300001.
1997 - The VF750C2 Magna was sold in 1997 and was available in one of three color schemes: Pure Red with Black, Orange and Black and Black with Pearl Shinning Yellow. The serial number began JH2RC433*VM200001.
1998 - The VF750C Magna was sold in 1998 and was available in just one color: black. The serial number began JH2RC430*WM400001.
1998 - The VF750C2 Magna was sold in 1998 and was available in one of two color schemes: Black with Terra Silver Metallic or Black with Pearl Sparkling Blue. The serial number began JH2RC433*WM300001.
1999 - Colors: Black, Black & Orange
2000 - Colors: Black
2001 - Colors: Black
2002 - Colors: Black
2003 - Colors: Candy Blue



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