2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2
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2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 Review
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2
Cruiser Style, Sporty Performance…
The Shadow 750 Spirit’s style is classic cruiser. But with a sportier attitude. Featuring a low 25.7-inch seat, beefy V-twin and long, lean lines stretching to its 21-inch front wheel for a vibe that is classic “dragbike.” With Honda’s reputation for quality, this is a bike you’ll enjoy for years of trouble-free riding. And you get it all with one very reasonable price tag. The Shadow 750 Spirit. The performance is pure Honda, the spirit is pure sport.
Here’s a machine that’s perfect for cruising city streets as well as exploring back-country roads—the Shadow® Spirit 750 C2. Honda has brought together a big-bike look, distinctive street-rod styling and a muscular V-twin engine—now including the sophistication and metering precision of Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). And it all comes wrapped up in a surprisingly affordable package.
A Lot of Spirit.
The 750 V-twin in the Shadow Spirit produces surprising torque and get up and go. Thanks to Honda’s meticulous engineering.
Get the Low Down.
A low seat height gives you comfort and confidence because it lets many riders put both feet flat on the ground at stops.
Strong, Silent Type.
The Spirit’s durable and virtually maintenance-free shaft final drive ensures smooth, dependable power delivery to the asphalt. No hassles, no grease flying everywhere. Just smooth, quiet power transfer.
Don’t be Fuelish.
One of the best things about the Shadow Spirit? Its awesome fuel economy. How good? How about a 56 mile per gallon? Now that’s Honda smart!
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 Key Features
•745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
•Super-low 25.7-inch seat height
New for 2013
– New Ultra Blue Metallic Flame color joins Black. (ABS model available in Black only.)
– Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Honda Genuine Accessories†
– Touring Accessories: Leather Saddlebags (studded/fringed/plain), Synthetic Leather Saddlebags, Leather Tank Belt (studded/plain), Leather Front Pouch (studded/fringed/ plain), Leather Touring Bag (studded/fringed/plain), Saddlebag Liner Set
– Chrome Accessories: Light Bar, Spotlight Visors, Backrest with Pad (tall/low), Backrest Trim (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Passenger Grab Rails, Radiator Guard, Allen-Bolt Inserts (5mm/6mm/ 8mm), Driveshaft Cover
– Billet Accessories: Master-Cylinder Cap (fluted/V design/neo-retro/chrome), Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, License-Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro)
– Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover
† WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 Features and Benefits
V-Twin Engine – Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-Twin. The Spirit’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes, and casual weekend-long rides.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) – Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
Five-Speed Transmission – Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet lets you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
Spoked Wheels – Spoked wheels give the Shadow Spirit a classic look.
21-Inch Front Wheel – The Sprirt’s 21-inch front wheel helps create a narrow, hot rod custom look while providing a light steering feel.
Shorty Front Fender – Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow Spirit a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
Low Seat Height – The Spirit’s super-low 25.7-inch seat height is something you’re going to appreciate when you’re maneuvering to park or flat-footing it at stop lights. Plus, the low seat also inspires rider confidence.
Comfortable Saddle – Broad, low-slung one-piece seat design is comfortable for both the rider and passenger.
Dual-Shock Rear Suspension – Dual shocks just plain look right on a bike like the Spirit. And with the super-low seat height, they really help smooth out the bumps and potholes on your ride.
Shaft Final Drive
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD
Engine Type 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin Like all of Honda?s V-twin cruiser line, the Shadow Spirit 750 features three-valve dual- plug combustion chambers, ensuring superb low-speed torque and higher-rpm power.
Bore And Stroke 79.0mm x 76.0mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment, one 34mm throttle body
Ignition CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive Shaft Shaft final drive is clean, reliable, super-smooth and virtually maintenance-free. It doesn?t get much easier.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41.0mm fork; 4.5-inch travel
Rear Suspension Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel
Front Brake Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 90/90-21 A skinny 21-inch front wheel gives the Shadow Spirit its narrow, hot rod custom appeal while also providing light, responsive steering.
Rear Tire 160/80-15
Trail 158mm (6.2 inches)
Wheelbase 65.2 inches
Seat Height 25.7 inches Topping out at a low, low 25.7-inches high, the Shadow Spirit?s saddle inspires old-school dragster styling as well as rider confidence.
Curb Weight 536 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel?ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Model Id VT750C2
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Black, Ultra Blue Metallic Flame
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)
2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU