2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

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2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750
2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750
2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750
2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750
2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750
2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

– 2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

2008 Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit 750

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.



– 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.



– 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 www.hrca.honda.com 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.)


Specifications USA

Model: VT750C2

Engine Type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

Bore and Stroke: 79mm x 76mm

Compression ratio: 9.6:1

Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder

Induction: Single 34mm constant-velocity carburetor

Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder

Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed

Final Drive: Shaft

Front: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel

Front: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Drum

Front: 90/90-21
Rear: 160/80-15

Wheelbase: 65.0 inches

Rake (Caster angle): 34°30′

Trail: 158mm (6.2 inches)

Seat Height: 25.7 inches

Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve

Colors: Metallic Silver, Candy Dark Red/Flame, Ultra Blue Metallic/Flame, Black

Curb Weight*: 536 pounds

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel–ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.



Specifications Canada:
MSRP: $8,999 CDN

Engine Type Liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin

Displacement 745 cc

Bore & Stroke 79 mm x 76 mm

Compression Ratio 9.6:1

Valve Train Chain-driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery Single 34 mm CV carb

Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed

Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension 41 mm fork, 117 mm (4.6 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Dual shocks with adjustable spring preload, 89 mm (3.5 inches) travel

Tires 90/90 – 21 front; 160/80 – 15 rear

Brakes Front single 296 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear drum

Seat Height 652 mm (25.7 inches)

Wheelbase 1,651 mm (65 inches)

Dry Weight 243 kg (536 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity 14 litres

Colour Graphite Black, Digital Silver Metallic, Glint Wave Blue Metallic/Flame, Candy Red/Flame

Specifications and features are subject to change

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