Honda VT750C

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Honda VT750C
Manufacturer
Also called Shadow Aero,
Production 04-08
Engine
750cc
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 '04-06 , '07-08
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '04-06 , '07-08
Final Drive Shaft
Front Tire 120/90-17 '04-06 , '07-08
Rear Tire 160/80-15 '04-06 , '07-08
Weight
Competition Suzuki VS750, Kawasaki VN750A
Manuals Service Manual


The Honda VT750C is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1983 to 2008 (discontinuously)

1983[edit]

1983 Honda Shadow 750
1983 Honda Shadow 750



The VT750C'83 Shadow 750 was sold in 1983 in one of two colors: Black or Candy Wineberry Red. The headlight, instruments, and front fender were chrome. The headlight was round. The backrest was standard equipment. The side cover decal read "SHADOW 750".

  • Engine: 749cc, liquid-cooled, 45° V-twin with new offset dual-pin crankshaft providing perfect primary balance
  • Cylinder Heads: Three-valve twin plug cylinder heads
  • Valves: Hydraulic Valve Adjuster system
  • Transmission: 5-speed plus overdrive sixth speed
  • Ignition: Solid state ignition with electronic advance
  • Drive: Shaft
  • Wheelbase: 1524mm (60.0 in)
  • Seat height: 760 mm(29.9 in.)
  • Fuel capacity: 12.5 liters (3.3 gal.)
  • Weight: 211 kg (465.2 lb)

The serial number began JH2RC140*DM000018.


1984[edit]

1984 Honda Shadow 750



The VT750C'84 Shadow 750 was sold in 1984. The backrest was standard equipment. The side cover decal read "SHADOW 750".

  • Engine: 749cc, liquid-cooled, 45° V-twin with new offset dual-pin crankshaft providing perfect primary balance
  • Cylinder Heads: Three-valve twin plug cylinder heads
  • Valves: Hydraulic Valve Adjuster system
  • Transmission: 5-speed plus overdrive sixth speed
  • Ignition: Solid state ignition with electronic advance
  • Drive: Shaft
  • Wheelbase: 1525mm (60.0 in)
  • Seat height: 760 mm (29.9 in.)
  • Fuel capacity: 12.5 liters (3.3 gal.)
  • Weight: 211 kg (465 lb)

The serial number began JH2RC140*EM000018.

  • Not sure if these were ever brought into the US. It may have been a case where it was ready for the U.S. but due to the 1980s motorcycle tariff it never made it here. I do believe this model existed as a Canadian model though.

1998[edit]

1998 Honda Shadow 750 ACE
1998 Honda Shadow 750 ACE



The VT750C'98 Shadow American Classic Edition (ACE) 750 was sold in 1998 in one color: Black. This model does not have the upper fork covers like the Deluxe. The serial number began JH2RC440*WM000001.


The VT750CD'98 Shadow American Classic Edition (ACE) 750 was sold in 1998 in one of three color schemes: Black, Black with Pearl Canyon Copper, or Pearl Sedona Red with Pearl Ivory Cream. The upper fork legs have chrome covers. This model has more chrome than the VT750C'98. The serial number began JH2RC443*WM000001.


2001[edit]

2001 Honda Shadow Ace 750


  • Engine Type: Liquid cooled, 52° V-twin, single pin crank
  • Displacement: 745cc
  • Bore and Stoke: 79mm x 76mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC, 3 valve per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Twin 36mm, diaphragm-type CV
  • Transmission: Wide-Ratio, 5-speed
  • Final Drive: "O" ring chain
  • Front Suspension: 41mm fork, 140mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with 5-way spring preload adjustment, 90mm travel
  • Front Tire: 120/90H-17
  • Rear Tire: 170/80H-15
  • Front Brakes: Single 296mm disc with twin piston caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Mechanical drum
  • Seat Height: 700mm (27.5")
  • Wheelbase: 1618mm (63.7")
  • Dry Weight: 229 kg (505 lb)
  • Fuel Capacity: 14.0 liters
  • Color: Black

2003[edit]

2003 Honda Shadow Ace 750


  • Engine: 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
  • Compression ratio: 9.0:1
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Driveline: O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front tire 120/90-17
  • Rear tire: 170/80-15
  • Seat height: 700mm (27.6 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1615mm (63.6 in.)
  • Dry weight: 229 kg (505 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 14 liters

See Also[edit]


Honda
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