Honda VT750: review, history, specs

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Honda VT750
Manufacturer
Also called VT750C, VT 750 C, VT750C2, VT 750 C2, VT750C3 DC Black Widow, VT 750 C3 DC Black Widow, VT750DC Black Widow, VT 750 DC Black Widow, VT750C3 Black Widow, VT 750 C3 Black Widow, VT750C2B, VT750C2S, VT750 S, VT750C2B Black Spirit, VT750S, VT 750, Spirit
Production 1987 - 2016
Class Cruiser
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 79.0mm x 79.0mm
Compression ratio 9:1
Top Speed 94 mph (151 km/h)
Horsepower 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 5500RPM
Torque 47.94 ft/lbs (65.0 Nm) @ 3500RPM
Fuel System injection
Ignition digital transistorised with electronic advance
Spark Plug NKG DPR7EA-9 '01-06 , '07-08
Battery YUASA YTZ14S '01-06 , '07-08
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Suspension Front: 41mm telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks with five-position spring pre-load adjustability
Brakes Front: single disc. twin-piston hydraulic caliper
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 150/80-16
Wheelbase 64.57 inches (1640 mm)
Length 89.96 inches (2285 mm)
Width 34.25 inches (870 mm)
Height 44.69 inches (1135 mm)
Seat Height 29.53 inches (750 mm)
Weight 511.47 pounds (232.0 Kg) (dry), 232.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.83 Gallon (10.70 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.57 liters/100 km (28.0 km/l or 65.89 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Honda VT750C was a V-Twin, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Honda between 2001 and 2016. It could reach a top speed of 94 mph (151 km/h). Max torque was 47.94 ft/lbs (65.0 Nm) @ 3500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 5500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 79.0mm bore x 79.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 745.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 150/80-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. twin-piston hydraulic caliper in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks with five-position spring pre-load adjustability. The VT750S was fitted with a 2.83 Gallon (10.70 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 511.47 pounds (232.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 64.57 inches (1640 mm) long.



2004[edit]

2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in black
2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in candy dark red
2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in black/silver
2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in black/blue


  • Engine Type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 79.0mm x 76.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 34.0mm CV type
  • Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Front Suspension: 41.0mm fork; 4.6-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single 296.0mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: 180.0mm Drum
  • Front Tire: 120/90-17
  • Rear Tire: 160/80-15
  • Wheelbase: 64.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 25.9 inches
  • Dry Weight: 519.4 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Black, Candy Dark Red, Black/Candy Dark Red, Black/Metallic Silver, Black/Pearl Blue
  • Model ID: VT750
  • Warranty: 1 year

2005[edit]

2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in black/blue
2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in black
2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in candy red
2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in black/silver
2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750 in white/silver


  • Engine Type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 79.0mm x 76.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 34.0mm CV type
  • Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Front Suspension: 41.0mm fork; 4.6-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single 296.0mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: 180.0mm Drum
  • Front Tire: 120/90-17
  • Rear Tire: 160/80-15
  • Wheelbase: 64.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 25.9 inches
  • Dry Weight: 519.4 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Black, Candy Red, Black/Candy Red, Black/Metallic Silver, Black/Pearl Blue, Metallic Silver/Pearl White
  • Model ID: VT750
  • Warranty: 1 year


2001 - 2003 Honda VT 750 DC Black Widow[edit]

Manufactured between 2001 and 2003, the Black Widow has a liquid cooled, four stroke, 52 degrees, V twin, 745cc engine developing 447 horsepower at 5500rpm.

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