2014 Honda Shadow Aero

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With its retro style, low slung stature and comfortable riding position, the 2014 Honda Shadow Aero continues to be one of the most wanted cruisers in its class.

The motorcycle is built around a 745cc, liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-Twin engine with PGM-FI fuel injection. The engine puts out more than enough power to help you deal effortless with highway traffic and is mated on a wide ratio five speed transmission. As far as efficiency is concerned, the engine rewards you with a fuel consumption of 56 mpg.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by a single 296 mm disc brake with twin-piston caliper and a rear 180mm drum.

You also get a 41mm fork and dual rear shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability that offer a fairly comfortable ride.

The 2014 Honda Shadow Aero is offered with a base price of $8,240.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda Shadow Aero.

Overview

Honda Shadow Aero

Old-School Style. New-School Performance.

In Honda entire lineup of Shadow 750s, our Shadow Aero is one of the most popular cruisers on the road. And one look will tell you why—classic retro style, like the spoked wheels, full fenders and long, chromed mufflers. Styling is offset by 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.

2014 Honda Shadow Aero Key Features:

Honda Shadow Aero

A Classic Engine With Modern Power.

There’s nothing like a V-twin when it comes to cruisin’. And the Shadow Aero gets one of our best: a 745cc powerplant that provides plenty of torque and a wide, user-friendly powerband.

There’s No Mistaking That V-Twin Sound.

Honda Shadow Aero

The Aero features a custom 2-into-2 exhaust system, flowing into bullet-style mufflers. The result is a soul-stirring sound that’s classic V-twin cruiser, making the Aero a bike that sounds as good as it looks.

Less Maintenance Means More Time For Riding.

Honda Shadow Aero

Cruisers should be about getting out and having fun, not about maintenance headaches. That’s why the Aero’s shaft final drive makes so much sense. Clean, virtually maintenance-free and efficient, it’s the smart choice.

2014 Honda Shadow Aero Features and Benefits:

Honda Shadow Aero

Front Disc Brake

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.

V-Twin Engine

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)

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

Chrome Highlights

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

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

Low Seat Height

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

The broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.

2-Into-2 Exhaust System

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

Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
Displacement745cc
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
Rear Brake180mm drum
Front Tire120/90-17
Rear Tire160/80-15
Rake34° (Caster Angle)
Trail161mm (6.3 inches)
Wheelbase64.5 inches
Seat Height25.9 inches
Curb Weight560 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.
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsBlack, Metallic Silver/Pearl White
WarrantyOne Year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Price$8,240

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