1983 Honda VT 750 C Shadow specifications, pictures, reviews and rating
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|Model:||Honda VT 750 C Shadow|
|Category:||Custom / cruiser|
|Rating:||75.6 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes|
|Engine and transmission|
|Displacement:||749.50 ccm (45.73 cubic inches)|
|Engine type:||V2, four-stroke|
|Bore x stroke:||79.0 x 75.5 mm (3.1 x 3.0 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder:||3|
|Fuel system:||Carburettor. Dual Carb|
|Shaft drive (cardan)|
|Exhaust system:||Double Stainless Steel Pipes|
|Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels|
|Rake (fork angle):||57.0°|
|Trail:||139 mm (5.5 inches)|
|Front tyre dimensions:||110/90-19 62H|
|Rear tyre dimensions:||140/90-15 70H|
|Front brakes:||Double disc|
|Rear brakes:||Expanding brake (drum brake)|
|Physical measures and capacities|
|Dry weight:||210.9 kg (465.0 pounds)|
|Overall height:||1,199 mm (47.2 inches)|
|Overall length:||2,192 mm (86.3 inches)|
|Overall width:||861 mm (33.9 inches)|
|Ground clearance:||150 mm (5.9 inches)|
|Wheelbase:||1,524 mm (60.0 inches)|
|Fuel capacity:||12.50 litres (3.30 gallons)|
|Color options:||Black or Candy Wineberry Red.|
|Comments:||This is the grandfather of all ´Shadow´ bikes today. Honda introduced many new ideas on this bike, but the biggest change was the style. The low seat, swept back lines, the extended forks, teardrop tank, all lent to a look that is still going strong in the Shadow of today. This was the first purpose built cruiser. The engine had a unique offset dual-pin crankshaft that achived perfect primary balance. The Sprague (one way) clutch allowed slight slip one way to elliminate wheel chatter when down-shifting at high RPM. This bike was the debut of the three valve, twin plug head also. Hydraulic valve adjusters, electronic ignition, cam chain tensioners, hydraulically actuated clutch and front brakes, brushless generator, shaft drive, all were things that Honda added to make this new bike low maintenance for the rider. If you want to ride, not tinker, the Shadow is the bike for you.|
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