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2012 Honda Shadow Phantom | Preview

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2012 Honda Motorcycle

The 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom brings motorcycling back to the basics, providing a minimalist look paired with a 745cc V-Twin.

With its blackout styling, the 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom VT750 appears sleek and low. But don’t think basic styling means lack of technology; the Shadow Phantom’s peppy 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-Twin with three-valves per cylinder features fuel injection, digital ignition with 3-D mapping and two spark plugs per cylinder.

Although a carry-over model, the 2012 is available with a new paint scheme, Matte Black Metallic, which enhances the blackout styling even further.

And as always, there are many Honda Genuine Accessories available, including: Boulevard Screen (smoke), Custom Rider Seat, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Backrest (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, Tank Belt (plain/studded), Saddlebags, Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Liner Set, Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded), Cycle Cover.

Following are the specs, color option and MSRP for the 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom VT750C2B.

2012 Honda Shadow Phantom Specs:

  • Model: VT750C2B
  • 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, single 34mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
  • Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
  • Brakes Front: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear: Drum
  • Tires Front: 120/90-17
  • Rear: 160/80-15
  • Wheelbase: 64.6 inches
  • Rake: 34°
  • Trail: 161mm (6.3 inches)
  • Seat Height: 25.8 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 56 mpg
  • Curb Weight: 549 pounds

2012 Honda Shadow Phantom Color Option/MSRP:

  • Matte Black Metallic / $8240

Availability: December 2012

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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