The "VT1100C" model was introduced
in 1985. The dual horns are still located on the front and turning indicators
are square shaped. Fuel and temperature gauges are located on the tank. The new
engine is a 1,099 cc (67.1 cu in) SOHC Liquid Cooled V-twin with a five-speed,
shaft drive transmission for 1985 and 1986. The engine is the same as the 1985 model.
The "VT1100C" model took on a brand-new look for 1987 with a lower 26-inch-high (660 mm)
seat, a longer 65-inch (1,700 mm) wheelbase, a 3.44 US gallons (13.0 l; 2.86 imp gal)
fuel tank and a 41 millimetres (1.6 in) extended front fork design. Both mufflers were run
along the right side and a small back rest was brought back. The engine is a 1,099 cc
(67.1 cu in) SOHC four-stroke, liquid cooled V-twin with a four-speed, shaft drive transmission.
Visually, the VT1100C matched most of the styling cues of the Harley-Davidson FXDWG Wide Glide.
The "VT1100C" model was not manufactured in 1991, but returned in 1992 with a "Made in the USA"
stamp on the seat. This year all bikes had the California option of an emissions control device
mounted below the radiator.
In 1995, the V-Twin market really got going, the market expanded and all the manufacturers were
coming out with new, larger and expanded model lines. The American Classic
Edition was introduced this year. It featured more retro styling than the
standard with a full rear fender and induced vibrations and 'Harley-Davidson-like'
sound from a single pin crank engine.