1984 Honda Shadow 750 Specs

by Jesse Sears

The 1984 Honda Shadow 750 is a classic Honda naked bike cruiser from Honda motors. Unlike many Honda sport bikes of its time, the Shadow 750 is larger, with a large displacement engine but a relatively low curb weight. Despite being large, the Shadow 750 was a high-performance bike for its time.

Honda Shadow 750 - The Engine

The Shadow 750, also called the VT750C, has a 45-degree, liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. Valves are four per cylinder with twin plugs and a proprietary hydraulic valve adjustment system. The engine displaces 750cc and is good for a claimed 79 hp at 9,500 rpm and 47 lb-ft torque at 7,500 rpm.

Transmission and Drivetrain

The transmission on the 1984 Honda VT750C Shadown is a five-speed manual with a sixth-gear overdrive for a total of six speeds. Drivetrain is a Cardan shaft. For the brakes, the Shadow 750 has dual-caliper front and rear disc brakes measuring 260 mm.

Exterior Dimensions

The 750 Shadow is a large bike for a Honda, with its 61.4 inch wheelbase and a 29.9 inch seat height. Despite its size, the Shadow weighs in at only 465 pounds, giving big performance potential with its 750cc engine. Tires are 110/90-19 up front and 140/90-15 in the rear.


The VT750C Shadow was available in Japan, Europe, New Zealand and other parts of the world. At the time in the U.S, bikes over 701cc were subject to heavy import tariffs. To combat this, Honda simply changed the motor to a 700cc. This bike was known as the 700 Shadow.

About the Author

Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist and photographer. He has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Sears has been published in numerous traditional and online media ventures including "The Daily Sundial," "The Pasadena Courier," RSportsCars.com and others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge.

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