Not to belabor the point on emissions, but the following is from the March 1992 Cycle World article about the Shadow VT1100 "Never an all-star performer in previous years, the big Shadow has been made even slower by Honda's decision to fit all '92 1100's with the more-restrictive California emissions equipment. The Shadow already offers 24 paint and logo combinations, and building separate 49-state and California models would have raised the number of choices prohibitively high, to a whopping 48. So, while the public's freedom of choice is enhanced by the paint option, performance paid the price. Still, for the bike's intended purpose as a boulevard cruiser, the engine is very satisfying."
I'm not sure if this was just for 1992 or for how many years Honda didn't offer a separate 49-state model.
Riding for the Son.
Current Bikes: 2003 Spirit 1100, 2008 GSX650F, 2006 Suzuki GS500F, 1996 Kawasaki KLR 250, 1974 Yamaha DT250