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2008 Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit

2008 Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit



Low and lean, cool and sporty, the Shadow Spirit welcomes you to the cruising experience with comfortable proportions and strong, easily accessible riding performance. Settle into its low, contoured seat, put your feet up and get ready for a blissful experience in every ride, forgetting all the cares of the day. Twist its
throttle and the Spirit surges quickly up to speed or cruises lazily down the road with an appealing pulse of V-twin rumble. Handling is smooth and easy, with raised
handlebars giving you light and responsive control over the road ahead. All this and more makes the Shadow Spirit a deeply satisfying riding machine that opens whole new vistas of cruising enjoyment with eye-catching style and proven Honda reliability for the best fit and best styling at the best value money can buy.

• Fuel-injected, liquid-cooled V-twin engine pumps out a soul-stirring surge of power.

• HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations.

• Gorgeous chrome-plated dual staggered shotgun exhausts.

• Tall, slim and attractive 21" spoked front wheel.

• Fat 15" rear tyre provides plenty of grip and a powerful look.

• Low-slung gunfighter saddle is the lowest in its class.

• New Digital Silver Metallic colour variation.


• Graphite Black
• Digital Silver Metallic



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 - 65Nm / 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 - 8° BTDC (idle) ~ 50° BTDC (5,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - DPR7EA-9 (NGK); X22EPR-U9 (ND)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 11.2AH
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 - 2,440 x 835 x 1,130mm
Wheelbase - 1,655mm
Caster Angle - 34° 30'
Trail - 158mm
Turning Radius - 3.4m
Seat Height - 650mm
Ground Clearance - 133mm
Kerb Weight - 247.8kg (F: 112.6kg; R: 135.2kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 180kg
Loaded Weight - 427.8kg (F: 195.3kg; R: 232.5kg)


Type Front - 41mm telescopic fork, 115mm axle travel
Rear - Dual conventional dampers with 5-step adjustable spring preload, 90mm axle travel


Type Front - Chromed steel rim/wire spoke
Rear - Chromed steel rim/wire spoke
Rim Size Front - 21M/C x MT2.15
Rear - 15M/C x MT3.50
Tyre Size Front - 90/90 21M/C (54S)
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.