Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit

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Honda VT750C Shadow Spirit
Production 2010-12
Class Cruiser
Four stroke, 52°V-twin, SOHC. 3 valve per cylinder
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Ignition Solid-state with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Spark Plug NGK DPR7EA-9 `01-07[1]
Battery YUASA YTZ14S `01-07[1]
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Chain: 525x124
Front Sprocket 17T
Rear Sprocket 41T
Suspension Front: 41mm Telescopic fork.
Rear: Dual shocks 5-way spring-preload adjustability
Brakes Front: Single 296 mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear: 180 mm Drum
Front Tire 90/90 –17
Rear Tire 160/80 –15
Wheelbase 1615 mm / 63.6 in
Seat Height 652.8 mm / 25.6 in
Weight 251 kg / 555 lbs (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal
Manuals Service Manual


The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, 52°V-twin, SOHC. 3 valve per cylinder. The engine featured a 9.6:1 compression ratio.


Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate with coil springs.


It came with a 90/90 –17 front tire and a 160/80 –15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single 296 mm disc 2 piston caliper in the front and a 180 mm Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm Telescopic fork. while the rear was equipped with a Dual shocks 5-way spring-preload adjustability. The VT750C Shadow Spirit was fitted with a 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal fuel tank. The wheelbase was 1615 mm / 63.6 in long.


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Honda VT 750DC Shadow Spirit

A classic 45-degree V-twin liquid-cooled engine loaded with low-end and mid-range power makes the stylish Spirit a great choice for solo or two-up riding. A must-be-seen-on bad boy that should have a special place in every cruiser rider's garage, the Shadow Spirit 750 (VT750C2) is a stunner in the classic dragbike mold. Bobbed fenders wrap around low tires, while dual shorty pipes snake behind a super-low, 25.7-inch seat, delivering classic custom lines, light steering and agility. Style, performance and comfort—talk about the best of all worlds. Take a look at a whole new way to enjoy motorcycle cruising. The VT750C2 Shadow Spirit combines an eye-grabbing custom appearance with a long and low chassis and a sporty ride and feel. Sit in the sleek gunfighter-style saddle, and right away you'll notice that the seat height is extra-low yet the riding position feels more sporty than on most cruisers. A narrow front tire on a big 21-inch front wheel, combined with quicker steering geometry, gives the VT750C2 superb handling and ride comfort. Now crack the throttle and feel the strong power from the 745 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine. For a cruiser that's like nothing else you've ever ridden, swing a leg over the VT750C2 Shadow Spirit.

Features & Benefits New for 2008 - New Metallic Silver, Candy Dark Red/Flame and Ultra Blue Metallic/Flame colors join Black. Unique Features - A 21-inch front wheel for a narrow, custom look and light steering feel. - Incredibly low 25.7-inch seat height. - Big-bike looks and feel at a very attractive price. Engine/Drivetrain - 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range. - Crankshaft features long-stroke design along with high-mass ACG to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak. - Single 34mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response. - Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see Technology Section) - Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look. - Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance. - Wide-ratio five-speed transmission. - CD ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free. - Sleek two-into-two exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic street-rod look.

Chassis/Suspension - Innovative frame design features large, steel tube backbone reaching back from cast steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength. - Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter chrome-steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. Delivers confident, neutral handling and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel. - Large 4mm-thick fork brace mounted under fender enhances rigidity. - Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride. - Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is drum type. - Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation. Additional Features - Chrome highlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers and headlight. - Handlebar design offers sporty, street-rod feel. - Tank-mounted speedometer features attractive chrome instrument housing. - Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat. - Custom, integrated taillight design. - Stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank. - Brilliant, 60-/55-watt halogen headlight. - Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked. - Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan. - Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America® (HRCA®). Visit for details. Honda Genuine Accessories - Touring Accessories: Custom Windscreen, Leather Saddlebags (two styles: Studded, Fringed or Plain), Synthetic Leather Saddlebags, Leather Tank Belt (two styles: Studded or Plain), Leather Front Pouch (three styles: Studded, Fringed or Plain), Leather Touring Bag (three styles: Studded, Fringed or Plain), Saddlebag Liner Set. - Chrome Accessories: Light Bar, Spotlight Visors, Backrest with Pad (available in Tall and Low styles), Backrest Trim (available in Tall and Low styles), Rear Carrier, Passenger Grab Rails, Radiator Guard, Allen-Bolt Inserts (three sizes: 5mm, 6mm and 8mm), Throw-over Saddlebag Supports, Driveshaft Cover. - Billet Accessories: Master-Cylinder Cap (four styles: Fluted, V Design, Neo-Retro and Chrome), Handlebar Clamp, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, License-Plate Frame (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro). - Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover. (Accessory availability and specifications subject to change without notice.)

Make Model Honda VT 750C Shadow Sprint
Year 2010-12
Engine Type Four stroke, 52°V-twin, SOHC. 3 valve per cylinder
Displacement 745 cc / 45.7 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 79 x 76 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression 9.6:1
Induction PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic choke, 34mm Throttle Bore
Ignition Solid-state with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Starting Electric
Max Power 43 hp / 32.1 kW @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 60.5 Nm / 44 ft.-lb @ 3000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.400 (36/15) / 2nd 1.550 (31/20) / 3rd 1.174 (27/23) / 4th 0.960 (24/25) / 5th 0.852 (23/27)
Front Suspension 41mm Telescopic fork.
Front Wheel Travel 129.5 mm / 5.0 in
Rear Suspension Dual shocks 5-way spring-preload adjustability
Rear Wheel Travel 90 mm / 3.5 in
Front Brakes Single 296 mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes 180 mm Drum
Front Tire 90/90 –17
Rear Tire 160/80 –15
Wheelbase 1615 mm / 63.6 in
Seat Height 652.8 mm / 25.6 in
Wet Weight 251 kg / 555 lbs
Fuel Capacity 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal


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