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Really pleased to get hold of two short pieces to represent the non ‘euro’ models. From Cycle Magazine June 1984, ‘shorts’ on the VT500 Shadow and VT500 Ascot

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Reproduced with the kind permission of

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Magazine

www.classicmechanics.com

From November 2005.

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If you are looking for a used VT 500 ( certainly in Europe) this article seems to mention all the weak spots. As the owner of a bike in very similar condition I have found I have most of the problems listed in the article. Its a great starting point for anyone looking at the VT 500 for the first time.

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1990 HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 1 1990 HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 2 1990 HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 3

1990 VT500 Road Test from

WHAT BIKE Feb 1990

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1990 'BIKE' HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 1

September 1993 BIKE Magazines VT500 Road Test

A good review from my favourite mag of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s

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1990 'BIKE' HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 3 1990 'BIKE' HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 5 1990 'BIKE' HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST PAGE 2

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Sept 1992 Bike VT500 Test Sept 1992 Bike VT500 Test

1992 VT500 Road Test from

BIKE Sept 1992

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July 1983 Motorcycle Weekly VT500E

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(4 pages 6.5MB)

1983 VT500 Road Test from

Motorcycle Weekly Jul ‘83

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Part 2 from December 2005 Click on images to enlarge

1983 VT500 4 page Road Test from

Superbike Magazine Nov ‘83

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Final Part 3 from Jan 2006  Click on images to enlarge

April 1990 'Used Bike' Mag readers review 1996 'mOTORCYCLE SPORT' HONDA VT500E ROAD TEST

November 1986 Motorcycle Sport. The thinking motorcyclists mag!

Detailed 4 page 2500 mile touring road test

April 1990 ‘Used Bike’

2 page readers review

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4 pages Approx 2.5MB

Reproduced from Which Bike a useful 7200 mile home service guide. Click on images to enlarge or

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NEW!

7 Pages from Motorcycle Sport Feb 1985. A very comprehensive review

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More great content from

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Magazine

www.classicmechanics.com

From December 2008


An in comparison with The VT500’s famous predecessor the CX500 ( I had one of the first!)  pages from John Nutting who Rode both bikes in th 80’s

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