Honda VT750 Shadow: review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1983+

Also called: Honda Shadow 750

Models
Honda NV750 Custom

(Japan, North America)

1983-1985

Honda NV750 Shadow

(Japan, North America)

1986

Honda VT750C Shadow A.C.E.

(Japan, Europe, North America)

1997-2001

Honda NV750 Custom
Honda NV750 Shadow
Honda VT750C Shadow A.C.E.
Models
Honda VT750CD Shadow Deluxe

(North America)

1998-2003

Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit (Black Widow, Slasher)

(Japan, North America, Europe, Australia)

2000-2007

Honda VT750C Shadow Aero

(Japan, North America, Europe, Australia)

2004+

Honda VT750CD Shadow Deluxe
Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit (Black Widow, Slasher)
Honda VT750C Shadow Aero
Models
Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit

(North America, Europe, Australia)

2007-2015

Honda VT750C2B Phantom (Black Spirit)

(Japan, North America, Europe)

2009+

Honda VT750S / VT750RS Shadow RS

(Japan, North America)

2010-2013

Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit
Honda VT750C2B Phantom (Black Spirit)
Honda VT750S / VT750RS Shadow RS

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1983 Japan, North America Name: Honda NV750 Custom, Honda VT750C

Frame/Engine: RC14-XXXXXXX

1986 Japan Name: Honda NV750 Shadow

Frame/Engine: RC25-XXXXXXX

1997 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 A.C.E

Code: VT750CV, VT750C2V

1998 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 A.C.E; Honda Shadow 750 Deluxe

Code: VT750CW, VT750C2W; VT750CD

1999 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 A.C.E; Honda Shadow 750 Deluxe

Code: VT750CX, VT750C2X; VT750CD

2000 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 A.C.E; Honda Shadow 750 Deluxe; Honda Shadow 750 Slasher

Frame: RC44-XXXXXXX (A.C.E., Deluxe); RC48-XXXXXXX (Slasher)

Code: VT750CY, VT750C2Y, VT750C3Y; VT750CD

2001 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 A.C.E; Honda Shadow 750 Deluxe; Honda Shadow 750 Slasher (Black Widow, Spirit)

Frame: RC48-XXXXXXX (Black Widow, Slasher), RC44- (Spirit)

Code: VT750C21, VT750C31, VT750C1; VT750CD, VT750CD2, VT750CD31; VT750DC1, VT750DC

2002 Japan, Europe, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Deluxe; Honda Shadow 750 Slasher (Black Widow, Spirit)

Code: VT750CDA, VT750CDB, VT750CDC, VT750CDD; VT750DC, VT750DC2

2003 Japan, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Deluxe; Honda Shadow 750 Slasher (Spirit)

Code: VT750CDA, VT750CDB, VT750CDC, VT750CDD; VT750DCA, VT750DCB

2004 Japan, North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 750; Honda Shadow 750 Aero

Frame: RC50-XXXXXXX

Code: VT750C, VT750C4

2005 Japan, North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 750, Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit

Code: VT750C, VT750C5; VT750DCA, VT750DCB

2006 Japan, North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 750, Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit

Code: VT750C, VT750C6; VT750DCA, VT750DCB

2007 Japan, North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 750, Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit

Code: VT750C, VT750C7; VT750C2, VT750C2F, VT750DCA, VT750DCB

2008 Japan, North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 750, Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit

Code: VT750C, VT750CA8, VT750C8; VT750C28, VT750C2F

2009 Japan, North America, Europe, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 750, Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit, Honda Shadow 750 Phantom

Frame: RC53-XXXXXXX (Phantom); RC56- (Aero ABS)

Code: VT750C9, VT750CA9, VT750CA, VT750C; VT750C29, VT750C2F9, VT750C2, VT750C2F

2010 Japan, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Phantom (Spirit Black); Honda Shadow 750 RS

Frame: RC58-XXXXXXX (RS)

Code: VT750C2B; VT750RS, VT750S (Japan)

2011 Japan, North America Name: Honda Shadow 750, Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom (Spirit Black); Honda Shadow 750 RS

Code: VT750C; VT750C2B; VT750RS, VT750S (Japan)

2012 North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom (Spirit Black); Honda Shadow 750 RS

Code: VT750C, VT750CA; VT750C2, VT750C2F; VT750C2B; VT750RS

2013 North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom (Spirit Black); Honda Shadow 750 RS

Code: VT750C, VT750CA, VT750CS; VT750C2, VT750C2F, VT750C2S (ABS); VT750C2B; VT750RS

2014 North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom (Spirit Black)

Code: VT750C, VT750CA, VT750CS; VT750C2, VT750C2F, VT750C2S (ABS); VT750C2B

2015 North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Spirit; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom (Spirit Black)
2016 North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom
2017 North America Name: Honda Shadow 750 Aero; Honda Shadow 750 Phantom

Specifications

Honda VT750 Shadow: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2190 mm / 86,2 in – NV750 Custom (1983)

2310 mm / 90,9 in – Shadow 750 (1986), VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

2455 mm / 96,6 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (1997-1999)

2450 mm / 96,4 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (2000-2001), Deluxe

2510 mm / 98,8 in – Aero

2430 mm / 95,7 in – VT750C2 Spirit

2405 mm / 94,7 in – Phantom

2295 mm / 90,3 in – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Overall width 860 mm / 33,8 in – NV750 Custom (1983)

805 mm / 31,7 in – Shadow 750 (1986)

945 mm / 37,2 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (1997-1999)

925 mm / 36,4 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (2000-2001), Deluxe

840 mm / 33,1 in – VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

940 mm / 37,0 in – Aero (2003-2007)

920 mm / 36,2 in – Aero (2008+)

835 mm / 32,9 in – VT750C2 Spirit

825 mm / 32,5 in – Phantom

870 mm / 34,2 in – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Overall height 1200 mm / 47,2 in - NV750 Custom (1983)

1190 mm / 46,8 in – Shadow 750 (1986)

1105 mm / 43,5 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (1997-1999)

1085 mm / 42,7 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (2000-2001), Deluxe

1080 mm / 42,5 in – VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

1090 mm / 42,9 in – Aero (2003-2007)

1125 mm / 44,3 in – Aero (2008+)

1130 mm / 44,5 in – VT750C2 Spirit

1090 mm / 42,9 in – Phantom

1135 mm / 44,7 in – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Seat height 760 mm / 29,9 in - NV750 Custom (1983)

695 mm / 27,4 in – Shadow 750 (1986), Shadow 750 A.C.E. (1997-1999)

675 mm / 26,6 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (2000-2001), Deluxe

645 mm / 25,4 in – VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

660 mm / 25,9 in – Aero

655 mm / 25,8 in – VT750C2 Spirit

650 mm / 25,6 in – Phantom

750 mm / 29,5 in – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Wheelbase 1525 mm / 60,0 in - NV750 Custom (1983)

1605 mm / 63,2 in – Shadow 750 (1986)

1615 mm / 63,6 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (1997-1999), VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

1610 mm / 63,4 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (2000-2001), Deluxe

1640 mm / 64,5 in – Aero, Phantom

1655 mm / 65,2 in – VT750C2 Spirit

1560 mm / 61,4 in – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Ground clearance 150 mm / 5,9 in - NV750 Custom (1983)

145 mm / 5,7 in – Shadow 750 (1986)

140 mm / 5,5 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (1997-1999)

130 mm / 5,1 in – Shadow 750 A.C.E. (2000-2001), Deluxe, VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), Aero, VT750C2 Spirit, Phantom

155 mm / 6,1 in – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Dry weight 211 kg / 465 lbs - NV750 Custom (1983)

221 kg / 487 lbs – Shadow 750 (1986), VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

228 kg / 502 lbs – Shadow 750 A.C.E.

235 kg / 518 lbs – Aero (2003-2007)

241 kg / 531 lbs – Aero (2008+, non-ABS)

246 kg / 542 lbs – Aero (2009+, ABS)

Curb (wet) weight 225 kg / 496 lbs - NV750 Custom (1983)

236 kg / 520 lbs – Shadow 750 (1986), VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

245 kg / 540 lbs – Shadow 750 A.C.E.

258 kg / 569 lbs – Aero (2008+, non-ABS)

263 kg / 580 lbs – Aero (2009+, ABS)

243 kg / 536 lbs – VT750C2 Spirit

246 kg / 542 lbs – VT750C2 Spirit (California)

250 kg / 551 lbs – Phantom

232 kg / 511 lbs – Shadow RS (VT750S)

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork, 145 mm (5,7 in) – NV750 Custom

Telescopic fork, 140 mm (5,5 in) – Shadow 750 A.C.E.

Telescopic fork, 108 mm (4,3 in) – VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

Telescopic fork, 117 mm (4,6 in) – Aero, Phantom

Telescopic fork, 115 mm (4,5 in) – VT750C2 Spirit

Telescopic fork, 118 mm (4,6 in) – Shadow RS

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 103 mm (4,1 in) – NV750 Custom

Swingarm with twin-shock, 90 mm (3,5 in) – Shadow 750 A.C.E., Aero, VT750C2 Spirit, Phantom, RS

Swingarm with twin-shock, 80 mm (3,1 in) – VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

Front tire size 110/90-19 (62H) – NV750 Custom

100/90-19 (57H) - Shadow 750 (1986), RS

120/90-17 (64S) – Shadow 750 A.C.E., Aero, Phantom

110/80-19 (59S) - VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

90/90-21 M/C (54S) - VT750C2 Spirit

Rear tire size 140/90-15 (70H) – NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

170/80-15M/C (77S) - Shadow 750 A.C.E.

160/80-15M/C (74S) – Aero, VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), VT750C2 Spirit, Phantom

150/80-B16 M/C (71H) – Shadow RS

Front brake Double disc - NV750 Custom

Single disc, 2-piston caliper - Shadow 750 (1986)

Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper

Rear brake Drum

Single disc, 2-piston caliper - VT750C2S Spirit (ABS), Aero VT750CS (ABS)

Fuel capacity 12,5 l / 3,3 US gal (incl. reserve – 2,5 l) - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

14,0 l / 3,7 US gal (incl. reserve – 3,6 l) - Shadow 750 A.C.E., Aero, VT750C2 Spirit, Phantom

13,0 l / 3,43 US gal (incl. reserve – 4,0 l) - VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

10,0 l / 2,64 US gal (incl. reserve – 2,5 l) – Shadow RS

Trail 139 mm (5,5 in) - NV750 Custom

156 mm (6,1 in) - Shadow 750 (1986)

157 mm (6,2 in) - Shadow 750 A.C.E.

152 mm (6,0 in) - VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

161 mm (6,3 in) – Aero, Phantom

158 mm (6,2 in) - VT750C2 Spirit

134 mm (5,3 in) – Shadow RS

Fuel economy 4,2 l / 100 km (56 mpg) – fuel-injected models
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders V-twin 45°- NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

2 cylinders V-twin 52° - Shadow 750 (1997+)

Bore & Stroke 79,5 x 75,5 mm - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

79,0 x 76,0 mm – Shadow 750 (1997+)

Displacement 749,5 cm³ (45,72 cu in) - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

745 cm³ (45,46 cu in) – Shadow 750 (1997+)

Compression ratio 9.6:1 - NV750 Custom, Aero, VT750C2 Spirit, Phantom, RS

9.8:1 - Shadow 750 (1986)

9.0:1 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Max. power 66,0 hp (48,5 kW) / 7500 rpm - NV750 Custom

60,0 hp (44,0 kW) / 7000 rpm - Shadow 750 (1986)

45,0 hp (33,1 kW) / 5500 rpm - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

44,0 hp (32,0 kW) / 5500 rpm – Aero, Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit

42,0 hp (31,0 kW) / 5500 rpm – Shadow RS (VT750S)

Max. torque 67 Nm (6,8 kg*m/min) / 6000 rpm - NV750 Custom

69 Nm (7,0 kg*m/min) / 5500 rpm - Shadow 750 (1986)

66 Nm (6,7 kg*m/min) / 3000 rpm - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

62 Nm (6,3 kg*m/min) / 4500 rpm – Aero (2004-2006)

62 Nm (6,3 kg*m/min) / 3500 rpm – Aero (2007+), Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit

59 Nm (6,0 kg*m/min) / 3500 rpm – Shadow RS

0 to 100 km/h 7,02 sec – Shadow RS

7,31 sec – Aero

6,83 sec – A.C.E.

Top speed 177 km/h (110 mph) – Shadow RS

164 km/h (102 mph) – Aero

159 km/h (99 mph) – A.C.E.

CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin 36 mm (VD7A) - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

Carburetor, 2x Keihin 34 mm - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

Carburetor, 1x Keihin 34 mm – Aero (2004-2006), VT750C2 Spirit (2007)

PGM-Fi (fuel injection) – Aero (2007+), VT750C2 Spirit (2008-2015), Phantom, Shadow RS

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

5-speed – Shadow 750 (1997+)

Final drive Shaft - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986), Aero, VT750C2 Shadow Spirit, Phantom

Chain - Shadow A.C.E., VT750DC Shadow Spirit (Black Widow, Slasher), Shadow RS

Primary reduction 1.737 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 1.667 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC Spirit, RS; 1.763 - VT750C2, Phantom, Aero
Final reduction 3.400 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 2.412 - Shadow 750 A.C.E.; 2.471 - VT750DC; 2.235 - RS; 3.091 - VT750C2, Phantom, Aero
Gear ratio

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VI

2.294 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 3.167 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), RS; 2.400 – Aero, Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit


1.619 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 2.000 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), RS; 1.550 – Aero, Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit


1.292 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 1.500 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), RS; 1.174 – Aero, Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit


1.074 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 1.174 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), RS; 0.960 – Aero, Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit


0.896 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986); 1.042 - Shadow 750 A.C.E., VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow), RS; 0.852 – Aero, Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit


0.750 - NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistor digital ignition
Alternator 340W at 5000 rpm - NV750 Custom

345W at 5000 rpm - Shadow 750 A.C.E.

333W at 5000 rpm - VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

346W at 5000 rpm – Aero

390W at 5000 rpm – Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit

399W at 5000 rpm – Shadow RS

Battery capacity 12V-16Ah - NV750 Custom

12V-14Ah - Shadow 750 A.C.E.

12V-12Ah - VT750DC (Spirit, Slasher, Black Widow)

12V-10Ah or 12V-11Ah – Aero

12V-11.2Ah – Phantom, VT750C2 Spirit, RS

Images

Honda VT750 Shadow: images, gallery.

Honda NV750 Custom
Honda NV750 Custom
Honda NV750 Custom
Honda Shadow 750 (1986)
Honda Shadow 750 (1986)
Honda Shadow 750 (1986)
Honda VT750C Shadow A.C.E.
Honda VT750C Shadow A.C.E.
Honda VT750C Shadow A.C.E.
Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit (Black Widow, Slasher)
Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit (Black Widow, Slasher)
Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit (Black Widow, Slasher)
Honda VT750C Shadow Aero
Honda VT750C Shadow Aero
Honda VT750C Shadow Aero
Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit
Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit
Honda VT750C2 Shadow Spirit
Honda VT750C2B Phantom (Black Spirit)
Honda VT750C2B Phantom (Black Spirit)
Honda VT750C2B Phantom (Black Spirit)
Honda VT750S / VT750RS Shadow RS
Honda VT750S / VT750RS Shadow RS
Honda VT750S / VT750RS Shadow RS

Videos

Honda VT750 Shadow: video.

2000 HONDA VT750 SHADOW 750 ACE
2002 HONDA VT750 SHADOW 750 SPIRIT
2009 HONDA VT750 SHADOW 750 AERO
2015 HONDA VT750 SHADOW 750 PHANTOM

Manuals

Honda VT750 Shadow: manuals, parts, microfiches.