2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 - Features & Benefits

Here’s a machine that’s perfect for cruising city streets as well as exploring back-country roads—the Shadow® Spirit 750 C2. Honda has brought together a big-bike look, distinctive street-rod styling and a muscular V-twin engine—now including the sophistication and metering precision of Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). And it all comes wrapped up in a surprisingly affordable package.


New for 2012

- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.

- New Candy Orange Flame color joins Black.


- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.

- A 21-inch front wheel for a narrow, custom look and light steering feel.

- Incredibly low 25.8-inch seat height.

- Big-bike looks and feel at a very attractive price.

- 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.

- 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.


- 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.

- Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.

- 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.

- Sleek 2-into-2 exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic street-rod look.


- Innovative frame design features large, steel-tube backbone reaching back from steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.

- Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork delivers confident, neutral handling and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.

- 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.

Honda Genuine Accessories†

- Touring Accessories: Custom Windscreen, Leather Saddlebags (studded/fringed/plain), Synthetic Leather Saddlebags, Leather Tank Belt (studded/plain), Leather Front Pouch (studded/fringed/ plain), Leather Touring Bag (studded/fringed/plain), Saddlebag Liner Set

- Chrome Accessories: Light Bar, Spotlight Visors, Backrest with Pad (tall/low), Backrest Trim (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Passenger Grab Rails, Radiator Guard, Allen-Bolt Inserts (5mm/6mm/ 8mm), Driveshaft Cover

- Billet Accessories: Master-Cylinder Cap (fluted/V design/neo-retro/chrome), Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, License-Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro)

- Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover

† WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.


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: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment, one 34mm throttle body

Ignition: Computer controlled digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder

Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed

Final Drive: Shaft

Front: 41mm fork; 4.5 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: 65.2 inches

Rake (Caster angle): 34.0° 30’

Trail: 158.0mm (6.2 inches)

Seat Height: 25.8 inches

Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve

Estimated Fuel Economy**: 56 mpg

Colors: Candy Orange Flame, Black

Curb Weight*: 542 pounds

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

**Honda’s fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride; how you maintain your vehicle; weather; road conditions; tire pressure; installation of accessories; cargo, rider and passenger weight; and other factors.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

©2012 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. All rights reserved.

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