Honda VF500 Magna (V30): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1984-1985

Related: Honda VF500F

Also called: Honda Magna 500, Honda VF500C, Honda Magna V30

Model
Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)

1984-1985

(USA)

Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1984 USA Name: Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)

Frame: JH2PC130*EM~

1985 USA Name: Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)

Frame: JH2PC130*FM~

Specifications

Honda V30 Magna (VF500C): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2200 mm / 86,6 in
Overall width 735 mm / 28,9 in
Overall height 1180 mm / 46,5 in
Wheelbase 1500 mm / 59,1 in
Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,1 in
Seat height 760 mm / 29,9 in
Dry weight 181 kg / 399 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 194 kg / 428 lbs
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 37 mm air-adjustable telescopic fork, 160 mm / 6,3 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 110 mm / 4,3 in
Front tire size 100/90-18 (56H)
Rear tire size 130/90-16 (67H)
Front brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 13,5 l / 3,56 US gal (reserve – 3,5 l)
Trail 112 mm / 4,4 in
Fuel economy 5,2 l / 100 km (45 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders V 90°
Bore & Stroke 60,0 x 44,0 mm
Displacement 498 cm³ (30,4 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 62,0 hp (45,6 kW) / 11000 rpm – from official Shop Manual

64,0 hp (47,1 kW) – from advertising brochures

Max. torque 41,0 Nm (4,1 kgf*m) / 9000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 3,9 sec
Top speed 196 km/h (122 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CV 32 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission 5-speed with overdrive
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.057
Final reduction 2.933
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI (overdrive)


3.308

2.167

1.667

1.375

1.154

1.000

ELECTRICAL Ignition Fully transistorized
Alternator Three-phase A.C. Generator 280W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Honda V30 Magna (VF500C): images, gallery.

Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)
Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)
Honda V30 Magna (VF500C)

Videos

Honda V30 Magna (VF500C): video.

1984 Honda magna v30

Manuals

Honda V30 Magna (VF500C): manuals, parts, microfiches.