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2012 Honda Motorcycle
When it comes to styling, the 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 has both classic and muscle-bike elements.
The Shadow Spirit 750 features that retro “dragbike” look with its low, 25.8-inch seat height, long lines and 21-inch front wheel.
As muscular as the styling is the motorcyce’s three-valve, 745cc 52-degree V-Twin, an engine that easily propels the 542-pound machine around while getting an average 56 mpg.
The Honda Shadow Spirit 750 CS is capable of such good fuel mileage due to its new upgrade for 2012 – Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) that incorporates a single 34mm-diameter throttle body.
Besides the PGM-FI upgrade, the only other new feature on the Shadow Spirit is a paint option – Candy Orange Flame.
Following are the specs, color options and MSRP for the 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2.
2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 Specs:
- 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
- Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive: Shaft
- Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.5 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: 90/90-21
- Rear: 160/80-15
- Wheelbase: 65.2 inches
- Rake (Caster angle): 34°30′
- Trail: 158mm (6.2 inches)
- Seat Height: 25.8 inches
- Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
- Estimated Fuel Economy: 56 mpg
- Curb Weight: 542 pounds
2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 Color Options/MSRP:
- Black / $8240
- Candy Orange Flame / $8540
Availability: December 2011
2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 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