Honda VT1100C3 Aero Reviews from United States of America

1998 Honda VT1100C3 Aero

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2011
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VT500

Summary:

Best looking bike Honda ever made

Faults:

Guide plug leak at 5,000 miles.

General Comments:

The 1998 Shadow AERO 1100 is one of the best looking bikes ever made. If they brought back the looks of the 1100 AERO with the 1300 motor, I'd buy one today!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2011

2001 Honda VT1100C3 Aero

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles

Summary:

Above average reliability with easy to perform maintenance

Faults:

Voltage regulator failed at 32,000 miles.

Speedometer pick-up failed at 34,000.

General Comments:

General maintenance items are easy to perform.

Maintenance costs have been lower than average.

Great retro look with two-tone paint.

VT1100 engine easily pulls two-up (bigger engine would be better).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2011

1998 Honda VT1100C3 Aero

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.9 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles

Summary:

I would buy new one if Honda would offer it

Faults:

The guide plug leak.

The battery recall.

General Comments:

The stock seat was uncomfortable on long rides.

I really like the styling of the bike.

The bike would be better with more power.

I wish Honda would bring back this styling with a larger displacement engine.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2011

2000 Honda VT1100C3 Aero

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired2450 miles
Most recent distance34500 miles

Summary:

Very glad I bought it. Superb

Faults:

Crankcase freeze plug came loose at 32,000 miles.

Everything else has been routine maintenance.

General Comments:

The Dunlop tires lasted 20,000 miles! Of course, almost all my riding is on the Interstate.

Very easy to work on. Easy oil changes, easy brake changes.

Gets about 40 mpg. So by the time you need to stop for gas, that's about right for a stretch break anyways.

Very comfortable. Extremely reliable. Good looking. I always get complimentary comments on the Aero.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2006

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews