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2008 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

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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.

Test Ride

Honda got this one right. The bike handles like it was made for the roads. It seems to anticipate your every move and corners like a dream. First impression was, ’This looks old school, I like it!’ A very nice and dependable bike. The low seat height is very easy on & off. I like the location & ease of use of the controls especially the choke & fuel valve. The speedometer on the tank gives an open look over the handlebars. If you drive harder, you may want a larger bike.

Conclusion

Great Handling, Great Maneuverability, Great fuel mileage (48.8 City). The acceleration and shifting are fantastic, and the shaft drive makes the ride very smooth. The bike as a whole is very forgiving, and the visual appeal of the bike is fantastic. This bike is a true joy to ride!! All I can say is it’s worth the money.
Keep up the great work Honda.

Features

Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

 

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.

 

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.

 


SPECS

Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

Model:   VT750C2
Engine Type:  745cc liquid-cooled 52o 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
Suspension:

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

Brakes:

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

Tires:

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

Wheelbase:  65.0 inches
Rake (Caster angle):  34o30’
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
Meets current EPA standards.
California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.


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