2012 Honda Shadow Aero

Honda boasts of an impressive line-up of Shadow 750 bikes, none more so than the Shadow Aero 750 . The retro styled cruiser offers the most satisfying ride for a wide range of enthusiasts, as well as a classic design with a power-packed V-twin engine that’s just right for today’s budget-minded consumer.

As one of the most popular cruisers on the road, the Shadow Aero 750 features a classic, retro style design that underlies the true power inside it. For the 2012 model, the Shadow Aero 750 comes with plenty of chrome details, including the lightbar, the windscreen, the spotlight visors, the back rests, and the fenders, among other things. On top of that, the bike features leather saddlebags for easy-to-store baggage space, as well as a leather front pouch for extra storage. Mixed in with the classic design of the bag are modern elements like the new digital audio system and a digital auto attachment kit.

In terms of performance, the Shadow Aero 750 is powered by a 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine that spews out tremendous amounts of power at all ranges and mated to a wide-ratio five-speed transmission. The engine features a pair of connecting rods that have been bolted to the same crankpin, delivering the kind of rumbling cadence and torque that so many riders especially seek out on their bikes.

In line with the company’s goal of making the new Shadow Spirit 750 look longer and lower like a larger-displacement machine, without sacrificing the friendly ergonomics of the bike, Honda used a single-backbone frame that produces a longer wheelbase while simultaneously stretching the ergonomic dynamics of the bike to accommodate riders of all shapes and sizes.

In a market that offers plenty of unique choices, the Shadow Aero 750 is one bike that’s going to make your choice easier.

Find out more about the full specs of the Honda Shadow Aero 750 after the jump.


Honda Shadow Aero
ModelVT750 / VT750 ABS
Engine Type745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore and Stroke79mm x 76mm
Compression ratio9.6:1
Valve TrainSOHC; three valves per cylinder
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 34mm throttle body
IgnitionDigital transistorized with electronic advance
TransmissionWide-ratio five-speed
Final DriveShaft
SuspensionFront: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
BrakesFront: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 180mm drum
Optional ABS and CBS (VT750 ABS)
TiresFront: 120/90-17
Wheelbase64.6 inches
Rake (Caster angle)34°
Trail161mm (6.3 inches)
Seat Height25.9 inches
Fuel Capacity3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy56 mpg
ColorCandy Dark Red, Pearl Black/Silver
Curb Weight*560 pounds (VT750) / 573 pounds (VT750 ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

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