Meet the Honda Shadow RS a slightly modified version of the standard Shadow. The most important modifications include the higher-set footpegs and shorter, more upright bars. Moreover, the Shadow RS features a slightly modified fuel tank and a flatter seat. The motorcycle has also received higher pegs which improve ground clearance when cornering.
At the heart of them Shadow RS lies the same 745cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin with PGM-FI induction. The engine is mated on a wide-ratio five-speed transmission which feels similarly comfortable both in the city or on the highway. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine is fed by a pretty generous 2.6 gallons fuel tank (including 0.7-gallon reserve).
The stopping power is assured by a front single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper paired with a rear drum brake.
The Honda Shadow RS is offered with a starting price of $8,240.
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Yep, believe your eyes—those are higher-set footpegs and shorter, more upright bars. So, how can this be a Shadow cruiser, you ask? Oh it’s all Shadow, just with a heavy dose of old-school roadster thrown in—you don’t have to look too hard to see the classic flat-track influences in the peanut-shaped fuel tank and flatter seat. It all adds up to an amazing motorcycle that’s just as much at home on a favorite back road as it is prowling on a Saturday night. And that means fun, with a capital “F.”
The Honda Shadow RS is proof that classic ideas never go out of style. Agile and responsive, this V-twin roadster has crisp, uncluttered lines and standard-style riding ergonomics that deliver comfort and cool—and plenty of fun—in one distinctive package. The bike’s higher pegs improve ground clearance when cornering, while its sophisticated, PGM-FI fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine makes every ride an unforgettable pleasure.
Putting the speedometer and the other instruments up on the handlebar in a single, uncluttered gauge gives the RS a sporty, purposeful, super-clean look. It also makes them easy to read!
Classic roadster tank shape and seat are inspired by the world of flat-track racing.
Upright Seating Position
With the Shadow RS, you sit low, but a bit more upright, and the footpegs are a little further back. The result? A bike that offers all-day-long comfort, and one that’s practical too, letting you see what’s going on around you.
Shorty Front Fender
Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow RS a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
Fuel Injection ensures optimal fuel delivery, and thus performance, utilizing sensors for intake-port pressure, engine-coolant temperature, intake-air temperature and atmospheric pressure.
745cc V-twin Engine
The Shadow RS’s liquid-cooled, 745cc V-twin produces impressive, perfect-for-cruising-or-commuting power across the entire rpm range, while its long-stroke crankshaft design helps create a brawny V-twin pulse and low-rpm torque.
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.
Dual-Shock Rear Suspension
Classic dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
Chain Final Drive
Some riders just think a classic cruiser needs a chain. The Shadow RS hears you there. The chain is light and efficient—and best of all, it just looks right, and helps set your Shadow RS apart.
|Engine Type||745cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin|
|Bore And Stroke||79mm x 76mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 34mm throttle body|
|Ignition||Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder|
|Valve Train||SOHC; three valves per cylinder|
|Final Drive||O-ring-sealed chain|
|Front Suspension||41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper|
|Rake||(Caster Angle) 32.30 degrees|
|Trail||134mm (5.3 inches)|
|Seat Height||29.4 inches|
|Curb Weight||503 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve|
|Miles Per Gallon||56 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.|
|Emissions||Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.|