1999 Honda Shadow Ace VT1100 Specifications

by Brianna Collins

Honda first debuted the VT Shadow cruiser model in 1983. A distinctively-styled and relatively powerful bike, the company began manufacturing an American Classics Edition of the bike in 1995. Built in the United States, the Shadow ACE featured retro styling and an induced sound similar to many American bikes. The 1100 cc VT C2 Shadow ACE was discontinued in 2000.

Engine and Performance

The 1999 VT 1100 Shadow ACE came equipped with a four stroke, V-twin engine featuring three valves per cylinder and a single overhead camshaft. It had a displacement of 1099 cc, a compression ratio of 8.0-to-1, and a bore and stroke of 3.44 by 3.60 inches. It had 50 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 64.9 foot-pounds of torque at 2,500 rpm. Top speed was around 98.8 miles per hour.


Working in conjunction with the liquid-cooled engine, the bike had a solid-state digital ignition and an electric starter. The ACE also featured a five-speed transmission and a Cardan shaft final drive.

Brakes and Suspension

The VT 1100 Shadow Ace came with a 12.4-inch single disc brake with a two-piston caliper in front and a 10.8-inch disc with a single-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork with 5.91 inches of travel. In the back, the ACE came equipped with adjustable dual shocks with 3.94 inches of travel.


The Shadow ACE weighed 572 lbs. and had a fuel capacity of 3.94 gallons and an average fuel efficiency of 33 mpg. The bike took a 120/90-19 front tire and a 170/80-15 rear tire.

About the Author

Brianna has been writing professionally since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is excited to be part of a community that contributes to the free sharing of information and ideas.