I now there are some out there but how many and where?
Mr Max came along and sort of took the wind out of the V65's sail and never looked back. It is interesting to wonder where the Magna would be today if they had kept building it all along like the VMax. It would probably be a V twin like the Honda Sabre, so maybe good they quit!:mrgreen:There are enough names out there to not steal a good one from the past. Walk into most Honda dealers and ask for parts for a V4 Sabre and see what kind of response you get?Never have gotten to ride one, though I wold love to throw a leg over one, one day. One I discovered the VMax, it sort of got into my blood.
The 83-86 Magna and Shadows have many similarities, the tear drop tank, stepped seat, mag wheels, and overall styling from the early to mid eighties. Some wheels are direct swaps, turn signals are identical. Many parts look very similar but will not swap.Actually the Magna is pretty much a Shadow with a V-four instead of a V-Twin. I loved mine and evrytime I crank on my Sabre I wish I had the power of the Magna. The V45 had almost twice as much power as My 1100 Sabre, and the V65 was a third more then that.
Not finicky at all actually. They are completely stock, and I keep them treated with Seafoam and Lucas Fuel injector cleaner in every tank of gas.How finicky were the carbs? I'd imagine as with any bike with 4 carbs, it'd be tough to get them all synced and dialed in.
How about comparing the VT500C Shadow to the VF500C Magna? Those two, at least on paper, look more in the same ballpark than the V45s and V65s do to their comparable sized Shadow models. 54hp to 68hp, both with 6 speed, but the Magna had chain drive while the Shadow got the shaft.Not even close to a Shadow with V4. Completely different frame.