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2008 Honda VT750C Shadow

2008 Honda VT750C Shadow


Timeless Cruising Enjoyment

With a new fuel injections system ensuring easier starts, smoother, more responsive performance and better compatibility with the environment, the new VT750C Shadow makes complete riding enjoyment much more easily accessible to a wider range of riders, from relative newcomers to more experienced souls rekindling an old love affair with the road. The new Shadow’s attractive retro styling is highlighted by plush saddle-type seat, a more comfortably swept set of handlebars and a new dual shotgun exhaust system that delivers an inspiring throb of sound and feeling for the perfect accompaniment to any time spent in its saddle. All beautifully comes together in Honda’s latest generation 750cc class V-twin Custom for the best fit and best styling at the best value money can buy.

New Features

The new VT750C Shadow hits the street with timeless style and relaxing comfort, loaded for fun on the street with a host of impressive new features that boost its
performance, riding enjoyment and lasting appeal.

Styling Features

• New, larger 14.6-litre fuel tank capacity (from 14.0 litres), same as Shadow Spirit.

• Larger fuel tank combines with better economy for approximate 32km longer touring range.

• Newly designed instrument panel with relocated indicators mounted on fuel tank. Yellow low fuel indicator mounted on upper triple-tree.

• New shape handlebars with custom-looking cast aluminium risers.

• New handlebars reposition grips 16mm forward, 17mm up and 26mm closer together with more relaxed angle. New position provides more natural hand angle for easier control coupled with improved low-speed manoeuvrability.

• Only front and rear fenders, seat and swingarm same as before. All else changed.

• Deeply valanced front and rear mudguards feature distinctive ‘aero’ lines.

• Saddle-type solo rider’s seat is one of the lowest and most comfortable in its class.

• Prominent, chrome-plated tank-mounted instrument panel with large, easy-to-read speedometer.

• Slimline high-capacity radiator integrated between frame downtubes for a clean and stylish look that seems to disappear from view when seen from the side.

• New Graphite Black and Candy Glory Red/Classical White two-tone colour variations.

Performance Features


• Strong and responsive liquid-cooled 52° V-twin engine same as Shadow Spirit, with long-stroke singlepin crankshaft for impressive feeling of power.

• Classic Honda V-twin engine features new PGM-FI fuel-injection system with single 34mm throttle body, dual injectors and IACV (Idle Air Control Valve) for
smoother, stronger and more responsive performance, better fuel economy and lower emissions.

• New dual mufflers same as Shadow Spirit, providing dynamic looks and an exhilarating sound with the enhanced engine pulse feel and sound of a staggered exhaust.

• Dual exhaust system features built-in 300-cell catalyser elements and oxygen sensors for low emissions that meet EURO-3 regulations.

• Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission.

• Clean, quiet and maintenance-free shaft drive.


• Large-diameter 296mm front disc brake moved from left side to right, same side as exhaust system for enhanced balance of weight and gyroscopic effect, resulting in enhanced steering neutrality and stability.

• New fuel injection and emissions control system increases weight slightly, though new dual exhaust is actually lighter than earlier 2-into-1 system.

• Low-slung double-cradle steel frame with largediameter single tube backbone and pressed steel pivot plates.

• Shrouded 41mm hydraulic front fork comfortably soaks up the bumps while providing confident control in virtually all riding situations.

• Dual conventional dampers deliver compliant riding comfort.

• Large 120/90–17 front and 160/80–15 rear tyres grab attention while providing an easy-handling ride.

• Responsive 180mm leading/trailing shoe rear drum brake.

• Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) effectively deters rideaway theft.

• Extensive range of optional equipment available.



Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 6-valve SOHC 52° Vtwin
Displacement - 745cm³
Bore x Stroke - 79 x 76mm
Compression Ratio - 9.6 : 1
Max. Power Output - 33.5kW / 5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 64Nm / 3,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,200min-1
Oil Capacity - 3.2 litres

Fuel System

Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic choke
Throttle Bore - 34mm
Aircleaner - Viscous, cartridge-type mesh net filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 14.6 litres (including 3.5-litre reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System - Fully transistorised electronic
Ignition Timing - 13° BTDC (idle) ~ 24° BTDC (5,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - DPR7EA-9 (NGK); X22EPR-U9 (ND)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 14AH
ACG Output - 399W
Headlights - 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 60W x 1 (high)


Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission - 5-speed
Primary Reduction - 1.763 (67/38)
Gear Ratios - 2.400 (36/15), 2; 1.550 (31/20), 3; 1.174 (27/23), 4; 0.960 (24/25), 5; 0.852 (23/27)
Final Reduction - 3.091 (34/17)
Final Drive - Enclosed shaft


Type - Double-cradle; steel tube


Dimensions - 2,510 x 920 x 1,125mm
Wheelbase - 1,640mm
Caster Angle - 34°
Trail - 160.9mm
Turning Radius - 3.2m
Seat Height - 658mm
Ground Clearance - 130.8mm
Kerb Weight - 256.3kg (F: 117.6kg; R: 138.7kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 180kg
Loaded Weight - 406.3kg (F: 140.5kg; R: 265.8kg)


Type - Front 41mm telescopic fork, 116mm axle travel
Rear - Dual conventional dampers with 5-step adjustable spring preload, 90mm axle travel


Type Front - Steel rim/wire spoke
Rear Steel - rim/wire spoke
Rim Size Front - 17M/C x MT3.00
Rear - 15M/C x MT3.50
Tyre Size Front - 120/90 17M/C (64S)
Rear - 160/80 15M/C (74S)
Tyre Pressure Front - 200kPa
Rear - 200kPa (with passenger: 250kPa)


Type Front - 296 x 6mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Rear - 180mm leading/trailing drum

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.