- liquid-cooled 45o V-twin
- 1099 L
Classic cruiser styling powered by a muscular 45-degree V-twin engine with massive low-end and mid-range performance makes the Shadow Spirit a standout in its class.
"The Spirit styling has been well received, so we wanted to stay close to that general concept of minimal bodywork in a compact, lightweight machine. We wanted to bring that forward, add more value and make it look more contemporary. One of the ways to do this was to create a big-bike image without really changing the dimensions radically. Physically, the dimensions have not changed dramatically in the Shadow Spirit, but the appearance of it, the sense of scale, gives the style of a bigger bike.", said Martin Manchester, executive designer for Honda R&D Americas.
New for 2007
Metallic Silver color joins classic Black.
The Shadow(R) Spirit’s offset-dual-crankpin smooth-running 1099cc 45o V-twin engine pumps out massive low-end and mid-range power.
The engine’s broad power delivery and five-speed transmission offer exceptional rideability around town and on the open road.
Three-valve cylinder-head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion and high power output at all rpm.
High-capacity nine-plate clutch with cable operation.
Maintenance-free hydraulic valve-lash adjusters make routine valve adjustments a thing of the past.
Other maintenance-free features include digital ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioners.
Dual 36mm constant-velocity carburetors offer crisp throttle response at all rpm.
Reliable electric-starter system.
Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, virtually maintenance-free operation.
Specially designed steel frame gives the Shadow Spirit a long, low custom stance.
Large 41mm extended front fork provides 6.3 inches of plush yet responsive travel.
Dual chromed shocks feature an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride.
Large-diameter front disc brake with twin-piston caliper combined with a heavy-duty drum rear brake provides excellent stopping power.
Strong and lightweight five-spoke cast-alloy wheels.
Massive 170/80-15 rear tire offers a wide footprint and a radical custom look.
Relaxed, comfortable riding position results from a long, low chassis and low 28.7-inch seat height.
Large 4.2-gallon fuel tank offers extended cruising range.
Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
Custom saddle and padded passenger backrest offer a high level of rider and passenger comfort.
Powerful halogen headlight.
Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
Comfortably padded large-diameter handgrips.
Polished aluminum handlebar switch housings and triple-clamp assembly.
Chromed side panels and dual staggered mufflers.
Maintenance-free YTX battery.
Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America(TM) (HRCA(R)). Benefits include online access to the Honda Common Service Manual, six issues of the bimonthly Honda Red Rider(TM) magazine, travel discounts, trip routing, MSF reimbursement, plus access to the HRCA Web site. Look for the HRCA support team at select off-road events across the country. For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Touring accessories: Cruiser Shield, Backrest with Pad and Rear Carrier (two types).
Chrome accessories: Radiator Trim, Backrest Trim, Clutch Lever Bracket, Lever Bracket Holders, Horn, Handlebar Levers, Oil Filler Cap and Front Fender Ornament.
Billet accessories: Backrest Trim, Front Tank Mount Cover, Driveshaft Bolt Cover, Oil Filler Cap, Ignition and Clutch Cover Set, Master Cylinder Cap, Oil Dipstick and License Plate Frame.
Engine Type: 1099cc liquid-cooled 45o V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 87.5mm x 91.4mm
Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Two 36mm constant-velocity
Ignition: Digital, two spark plugs per cylinder
Final Drive: Shaft
- Front: 41mm fork; 6.3 inches travel
- Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.9 inches travel
- Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
- Rear: Drum
- Front: 110/90-19
- Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 65.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 32o 40’
Trail: 152.5mm (6.0 inches)
Seat Height: 28.7 inches
Dry Weight: 556 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Colors: Metallic Silver Black
Meets current EPA standards.
California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.