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2003 Honda VT750C Shadow ACE
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2003 Honda VT750C Shadow ACE
2003 Honda VT750C Shadow ACE


- 2003 Honda VT750C Shadow ACE

Honda's Shadow American Classic Edition, the budget-minded cruiser that thinks it's a one-off, hand-built show bike. All VT750s boast fit and finish equal to our top-of-the-line cruisers. Everywhere you look - the fork covers, shift lever, rear brake lever, footpeg brackets, chain guard, cylinder-head covers, left and right engine covers and the sidestand - the A.C.E. glitters with a quality finish that other mid-sized cruisers can only dream about.

Of course, the A.C.E.'s performance is none too shabby either, thanks to its 745cc 52-degree V-twin fed by two 36mm constant velocity carburetors. Three-valve heads and twin spark plugs take care of the combustion process efficiently while the self-adjusting hydraulic valves, automatic cam chain tensioner and solid state electronic ignition system keep maintenance to a minimum.

Exclusive to the VT750CA is its monochrome Black paint.

Exclusive to the VT750CB is its Red paint with silver pinstripe.

Exclusive to the VT750CC is its Red/Black and Silver/Black paint schemes.

Exclusive to the VT750CD is its unique Candy Orange/Orange Motif paint scheme.


Exclusive VT750CA features
· Black monochrome paint scheme.

Exclusive VT750CB features
· Red paint scheme with silver pinstripe.

Exclusive VT750CC features
· Red/Black and Silver/Black paint schemes.

Exclusive VT750CD features
· New Candy Orange/Orange Motif paint scheme.

· 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm-range.
· Long-stroke design combines with high-mass ACG and crankshaft to give strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
· Dual 36mm Constant Velocity (CV) carburetors offer crisp throttle response.
· Three-valve cylinder head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.
· Finned cylinders enhance appearance.
· Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life.
· Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
· Reliable electric starting system.
· Solid-state ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free.
· Air-injection system reduces emissions by injecting air into the exhaust ports to ensure complete combustion.
· Sleek two-into-one exhaust system encloses two fully independent pipe and silencer sets in a single, long, large-diameter case.

· Innovative frame design features large, rectangular-section steel tube backbone reaching back from massive cast steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.
· Frame features forged pivot-plate castings, rigid engine mounting and large, rectangular-section swingarm.
· Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter chromed steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. Delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush, 130mm wheel travel.
· Large, 4mm-thick fork brace mounted under fender enhances rigidity.
· Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 90mm of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
· Large-section tires mounted on traditional spoked wheels with wide chromed rims. Front-end features a fat, 120/90-17 tire that provides a wide footprint and matches the substantial style of the machine.
· Single 296mm front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake features a 180mm drum.
· Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain

Additional Features
· Chrome highlights include: front fork covers, sidestand, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, footpeg brackets, chain guard, swingarm pivot cap, left and right engine sidecovers, cylinder head cover.
· Black treatment of engine center cases and cylinders with polished treatment on cylinder fins.
· Broad, low-slung solo seat with quickly detachable passenger seat.
· Large-diameter handlebar is positioned low and wide for a comfortable feel, and is mounted on rubber-cushioned risers to reduce vibration.
· Long, stretched-design 14.0 litre fuel tank.
· Brilliant, 170mm 60/55-watt halogen headlight.
· Electronic speedometer with elegant white-face design includes indicator lights and tripmeter/odometer display.
· Large custom-styled taillight like that used on the Valkyrie, and attractive bullet-shaped turn indicators.
· Chrome air cleaner cover.
· Solid aluminum footpegs with wide rubber trim bands project a custom-made look.
· Steering-head lock for added security when parked.


745cc liquid-cooled, 52-degree, V-twin, single pin crank

Bore and Stroke
79mm x 76mm

Compression Ratio

Valve Train
SOHC, three valves per cylinder

Two 36mm diaphragm-type CV

Wide-ratio five-speed

Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension
41mm fork; 130mm travel

Rear Suspension
Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 90mm travel

Front Brakes
Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake

Front Tire
120/90 H - 17

Rear Tire
170/80 H - 15

1615mm (63.6 in.)

Seat Height
700mm (27.6 in.)

Dry Weight
229 kg (505 lbs.)

Fuel Capacity
14 L (3.1

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.