2013 Honda Shadow Aero

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It is said that “classic never gets old” and this quote is absolutely true when it comes to motorcycles. Thereby, Honda is looking many times back to the past when it starts to design a new motorcycle and the end result is almost every time a small work of art.

The same thing is true for the Honda Shadow Aero, which is a classic cruiser that offers a perfect combination between the old school style and the modern design trends. The most notable design cues are the spoked wheels, full fenders and the long, chromed mufflers. We also like the “lean back” handlebars and the shiny case of the headlight.

When it comes to power, the Honda Shadow Aero is equipped with a 745cc V-twin, 52 degrees V-twin engine specially tuned for low-revving torque. The engine’s power is kept in leash by a wide-ratio five-speed transmission that is perfectly suited for both low and high speeds.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Shadow Aero.


Honda Shadow Aero

Honda’s line of Shadows are some of the most popular cruisers on the road. And one look at the Shadow Aero will tell you why. Classic, retro style, like the spoked wheels, full fenders, and long, chromed mufflers. Thoroughly modern performance courtesy of the 745cc V-twin engine, specially tuned for low-revving torque. And maintenance-reducing features like shaft final drive. Best of all, the Aero is a huge bargain, giving you a big-bike ride without the big-bike price. And it’s a bargain when it comes time to fill up, too. If you’re ready to turn some heads in a big way, and appreciate a bike that’s never going to go out of style, the Aero is the machine for you.

Like everyone else, what first got you looking at a Shadow Aero was its perfectly executed Retro style. But the Aero’s beauty is way, way more than just sheet metal deep. Like every Honda, it offers an unmatched level of quality, innovation, and value. And like the Aero’s good looks, that never goes out of style.

Low Seat Height

Honda Shadow Aero

Skimming the pavement at just 25.9 inches, the Aero’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Aero’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.

Comfortable Saddle

Honda Shadow Aero

Broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.

Full Front Fender

Honda Shadow Aero

Wide metal front fender gives the Aero a classic styling touch.

V-Twin Engine

Honda Shadow Aero

Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Aero’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes, and casual weekend-long rides.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Honda Shadow Aero

Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.

Chrome Highlights

Honda Shadow Aero

Chrome highlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, engine sidecovers, brake and clutch-lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, handlebar, rear shock covers, and more.

Five-Speed Transmission

Honda Shadow Aero

Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet lets you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.

2-Into-2 Exhaust System

Honda Shadow Aero

Sleek new pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.

Spoked Wheels

Honda Shadow Aero

Spoked wheels give the Aero a classic look.

Front Disc Brake

Honda Shadow Aero

If there’s one place you DON’T want retro performance, it’s when it comes to your brakes. That’s why we gave the Shadow Aero a 296mm front disc for distinctly modern stopping power.


Honda Shadow Aero
Engine Type745cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
Bore And Stroke79mm x 76mm
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 34mm throttle body
IgnitionDigital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Valve TrainSOHC; three valves per cylinder
TransmissionWide-ratio five-speed
Final DriveShaft
Front Suspension41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear SuspensionDual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Front BrakeSingle 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
Rear Brake180mm drum, ABS
Front Tire120/90-17
Rear Tire160/80-15
Rake34.0 degree (Caster Angle)
Trail161mm (6.3 inches)
Wheelbase64.6 inches
Seat Height25.9 inches
Curb Weight573 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Miles Per Gallon56 MPG - Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Model IdVT750CS
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsBlack

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