2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Honda VT 750 C2



The 2009 Spirit 750 is the kind of bike adds the salt and pepper to an existing model and practically the amazing goal of doubling the of virtually the same product. recipe equals great the fenders were cut down to minimum possible dimensions for a appearance. And while the front covers a 21-inch wheel, the seat follows the rear lines further enhancing the design.

Having proved on the Aero, the liquid-cooled, 745cc, V-Twin, SOHC, three per cylinder motor responds in of power and torque on the Spirit as This, of course, works when mated to the wide-ratio gearbox which drives the final drive with benefits such as still and operation and long life.

the 2009 model year was a set of shiny new colors and stylish new 3-D on a few of these.


Honda has producing the Shadow ever 1983, but the Spirit model was to into being in 1997 as a bike for the Standard Shadow and be in parallel with the ACE and, 1998, with the Aero

From its very first of manufacturing, the engine on the Honda Shadow Spirit would been the carbureted and liquid-cooled V-Twin with SOHC control system and three per cylinder. The same thing to the chassis, the most conclusive being the 25.7 inches low and that 21-inch front

For more than 10 decades, the Shadow Spirit has carried on produced with no changes despite the different color that were changed or between 1997 and 2009.

Star Motorcycles seems to an alternative for all of Honda’s models and the adequate one in this case is the V Star Custom, a machine follows Honda’s recipe by the Classic model and redesigning it a custom motorcycle while fitting it with a bigger wheel (19 inches in this Still, the engine is the same air-cooled, 70-degree V-Twin, two valves per cylinder and the seat is 27.4 inches from the

Like on the Spirit, the Star a front disc brake and at the rear and despite the fact bigger Stars feature final drive, this gets shaft. Any V Star’s key for is a low asking price and the $6,290 for the Raven Midnight Custom the perfect choice in this

Suzuki offers even aggressive custom motorcycles, the Boulevard S40 and S50 models, but because the is powered by a single-cylinder motor, have to focus on the bigger and potent V-Twin powered S50 model. This features an 805 cc, liquid-cooled, OHC, 45-degree engine that, unlike Suzi models of the same isn’t fuel-injected, but fitted two Mikuni BDS36 carburetors. also features a bigger wheel (19-inches) and drum brake despite the $6,699

Kawasaki’s Vulcan 900 Custom just too big for this battle so simply skip that.

The Honda Shadow Spirit 750 a touch of modernity in the world of classic cruisers as it can not only be by those timeless looks and a lot of but also by slimmed-down fenders expose the standard spoked

In what concerns the gas tank this features no modifications to the one on the Aero model. With 3.7 of fuel capacity and hosting the this stands as a great of practicability and style. And so does the finished V-Twin engine is so characteristic to the Shadow.

The seat is 25.7 inches from the and fills the space between the gas and rear fender, with the part stretching all the way up on more half of that custom fender.

Far from being a night the Shadow Spirit 750 is covered in all the way from the headlight to the rear covers and everything in between ignition switch cover, pivot cap, shift rear brake pedal, and clutch lever brackets, and right engine sidecovers, and cylinder-head cover). Yet another is the variation of cool colors for the 2009 model year: Dark Red. Pearl Pinstripe, Pearl Black/Red Black.

Test Drive

on all Shadows built until the Spirit 750 C2 is an unmistakably easy to motorcycle with good especially for the long haul and up by a lively V-Twin engine. starts very easy and freely at idling speeds worming up before the adventurous

I got my hands on the bike in the middle of the so passing through crowded was the first challenge that the Spirit was to experience. Being a cruiser, it has a low seat height 26 inches) and a low center of gravity and not it can be easily maneuvered in the parking but also handles easy in spaces so you won’t be needed to be at other mirrors than the mounted on your bike’s Still, I was unsatisfied with the up front positioning as it makes it on the rider when lifting and the feet from and to the ground.

Outside the harsh city conditions, the bike feels as a healthy engine pull the speedometer needle at around 90 which was also the top speed hit during my test. The riding now shows its bright side though I would have a wider seat. I guess do widen one’s bottom and very likely to be the reason of my disappoint too.

The 745cc, V-Twin provides you with of an ear-tickling exhaust note is pretty much uncharacteristic to engines, but also makes not to uncover its fairly small when being revved up for by traffic participants. Yet, you be needed to downshift as the wide-ratio gearbox only requires a hand on that throttle in to prove its point.

That applies when going out of in third gear on twisty but that’s where you are more to be impressed by the ease with you’ll be leaning the thing position. It will feel and reassuring, like any big cruiser out while your heels manage to touch the asphalt at any

The plush suspensions are ideal as as the road doesn’t present any Because when these the scene, you’ll find the 4.6 inches of travel front and 3.5 of travel rear will be bottomed up, especially if you’re a passenger. This last already be experiencing some fatigue due to the annoying knee-up position so the bumps will the last of him.

As you can suppose, be begged for a quick stop and in case, applying both levers seems like the solution. Relying on a 296 mm disc and a rear drum brake, the capacities of this bike are not doubtful. Before sharp or when simply needed to down, the twin piston acting on that front will prove efficient so it is most likely that use that alone in those (at least so I did).

Overall, the is very pleasurable (except the when you carry a passenger) and the Shadow Spirit 750 C2 meets the of both beginning and experienced alike (as long as these do what to ask from it).


The manufacturer’s retail in the case of the 2009 Honda Spirit 750 is $6,999. Indeed, it is the among middleweight cruisers, but did say that this Honda the best in its class? I reckon didn’t.


Shadow is a filled with heritage and by this extra model, shown how easy things can go further on the steep slope of It is like yesterday they’ve it to the lineup and by now it has twelve years of on its back. No wonder as it is a very fun and to ride cruiser in the first after buying it and a decade How can you possibly beat that?

just hope that will offer the answer in the of a redesigned 2010 model


Engine and Transmission

Honda VT 750 C2


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