Honda VT750DC Shadow review

A reasonable cruiser if the price is right

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By Visordown on Sat, 1 Jan 2005 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Custom
Price:
£ 5349
Overall
3
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Comfy and capable, the 750 Shadow is an interesting alternative to a Harley
But it still isn't a Harley. That 750cc engine needs more grunt to satisfy

Modern styling twist on the old Shadow. Not a bad bike by any standards, but not a Harley and a bit short on go to make it – this is a 750 for gawd’s sake

Modern styling twist on the old Shadow. Not a bad bike by any standards, but not a Harley and a bit short on go to make it – this is a 750 for gawd’s sake

Length (mm) 2310
Width (mm) 800
Height (mm) 1070
Dryweight (kg) 221
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 675
Suspension Front 41mm telescopic fork, 108mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Dual conventional dampers with 5-step adjustable spring preload, 80mm axle travel
Tyres Front 110/80-19 (59S)
Tyres Rear 160/80-15M/C (74S)
Brakes Front 296mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper
Brakes Rear 180mm leading/trailing drum
Wheelbase (mm) 1640
Cubic Capacity (cc) 745
Bore (mm) 79
Stroke (mm) 76
Compression Ratio 9.0
Ignition Electronic
Cooling Liquid Cooled
Fuel Delivery EFI
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Shaft

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
Engine
3
Brakes
3
Handling
3
Comfort
3
Build Quality
3
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