1999 Honda VF750C Magna
Awesome bang for the buck!
The Magna 750 is a cruiser rocket. My other (and first) bike is a Kawasaki EX500 (GPZ500S) and the Magna is just as fast.
The bike puts out 82HP, has a redline of 9500, and cruises in 5th gear at 75 MPH at 5,000 RPM.
Has great leaning clearance, not much to scrape unless you add highway pegs or crash bars.
Braking is adequate, but the rear drum brake is not a good match.
Tons of chromed parts, and the four exhaust pipes look awesome.
The seat, both passenger and pilot are not very good for long trips. If you have a passenger, a sissy bar is mandatory as this bike does accelerate like a sports bike.
Universal complaint on this bike is the small gas tank, 2.54 gallons before hitting the 0.6 reserve, good for about 100 to 110 miles.
The bike looks unique in comparison to all other cruisers with their V-Twin engines and single or double pipes.
Bike is quiet and the finish is very good.
The original owner only did 4,500 miles in 5 years, I have done 6,200 miles of weekend rides in 5 months, and I still ride my 2003 EX500 to work almost daily.
The Magna is no longer in production (last model was 2003) but it is one hell of a Power Cruiser if you don't want to conform to the traditional cruiser type.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2004
17th Jan 2005, 13:50
There is one more wonderful fact about the Magna. Since it is a "rocket" in a cruisers body, the insurance is rated for a cruiser. MUCH less expensive than a rocket, but still with tons of performance.
8th Jul 2008, 07:45
I recently purchased a 1994 Honda Magna. The bike has a problem as the left cylinder bank doesn't fire until 3000rpm.
Someone told me this is designed that way. I don't believe it.
After 3000 rpms the bike runs fine. Anyone have a comment on this?