News 2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 | Preview

2012 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 | Preview

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

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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