Honda Shadow VT750C Review Motorcycle Trader New Zealand

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Honda Shadow VT750C

Honda Shadow VT750C

A composition of black and chrome, the Shadow is a remodelled version of earlier 750 V-twins — the and VT750DC. The new bike is lower and and with the retro styling echoes its bigger 1600cc and sisters, looks a lot bigger it is.

Which is why throwing a leg over the saddle and lifting it off the side-stand is a pleasant surprise. Tipping the at 237 kg and close to the ground, it’s to manoeuvre and control — and immediate rider confidence. The low height (658mm) also reaching the ground easier for riders, and that should the bike’s appeal to a wide of both new and experienced enthusiasts.

Inherited from its forerunners is the 52o V-twin engine. But the 2005 plant has been enhanced. been bumped up slightly to for a little extra punch, and are two spark plugs per cylinder for combustion efficiency.

It sports single overhead and three-valve cylinder heads, and the design (bore/… = 79 x 76mm) simulate a big V-twin feel and torque.

A pair of 34mm VE do a good job of mixing the fuel, and the fires up easily. Absolutely no with cold starting. The from the two-into-one exhaust is muted.

I’d prefer a little throatier, but at least it the neighbours happy.

Despite the the engine is not overly powerful, but lies its appeal as a commuter Around town the low-end and mid torque is more than for easing the bike through Honda’s trademark gearbox is evident: gears shift and effortlessly with a very clutch. In another departure its predecessors, the new Shadow is equipped a shaft final drive

It adds to the smoothness, and no doubt maintenance.

Out on the open road, the cruises happily at 110 km/h, but it a bit of time to climb to 140. without doubt one of the most bikes I’ve ridden. The have created a sensible for those of average height me).

I’m around and found the positioning of the foot-pegs and to the bars perfect. After a run sitting back in that low-slung seat, few of my muscles Taller gents might the configuration less satisfactory.

Suspension (in front) comprises a 41mm conventional fork 116mm travel, and dual shocks with five-position preload adjustability (90mm of They provide a firm but ride. Steering is light and the tracks well and feels all the way through bends.

Again, helps to build a new rider’s

Braking is handled by a single disc up front with piston callipers, and a 180mm drum. As always, the best power is achieved by using — relying on the rear only might find you a few seconds later than

Fuel economy is good. around 200 km from the 14-litre tank. But there is no fuel or gauge, so when the engine coughing it’s time to the reserve switch which access to an additional four


It’s retro pure and simple — and very classy. Wire fat tyres, two-into-one pipes a large, slash-cut silencer, the headlight, the wide bars, the tear-drop tank, the valance all that chrome. bundled with the low-slung riding — well, it all shouts Big Bike’ design.

Even the is minimalist. Simple and clean, it a large tank-mounted speedo an LCD insert for the dual tripmeters. And the liquid-cooled engine, the designers taken extra care to the radiator well-hidden between the tubes — it’s and doesn’t detract from the lines.

The new Shadow is a friendly, fun to bike. It’s easy on the relatively inexpensive to run, and at just under $11k, it make your bank eyes water.

Best of all, it lets you the dream. On the VT750 Shadow, you too can your tie, hook Armanis on to the foot-pegs, and take on hour with a smile.


The new VT750 is equipped with — the Honda Ignition System — for preventing theft. Mounted under the side of the seat, the Shadow’s switch is programmed to only either of the two keys supplied each machine.

Since the is totally disabled at the very of its digital ignition system, no key can turn the switch or start the and neither can the bike be hot-wired and away. A blinking red indicator LED on the tank-mounted instrument panel off potential thieves.

Honda VT750C Specifications

Liquid-cooled, four-…, 6 valve 52o V-twin

Bore x Stroke: x 76mm

Compression ratio:

Carburettors: 34mm VE-type throttle sensor

Ignition: transistorised electronic

Final Enclosed shaft


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