2015 - 2019 Honda Shadow Aero / Shadow Phantom

2015 - 2019 Honda Shadow Aero / Shadow Phantom
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  • Honda Shadow Aero / Shadow Phantom
  • Year:
    2015- 2019
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  • Engine:
    V-twin
  • Displacement:
    745 cc
  • Price:
    7699
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Vintage American Cruiser Style

Honda made an honest attempt to capture that look and feel of yesteryear with the Shadow duo, the big brothers to the Rebel range. Maybe just a little too honest – is that a mechanical drum brake I see? Still with a 745 cc engine and a wide-ratio transmission, the Shadow Phantom and the Aero fill the "cruiser" slot quite adequately for Honda.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda Shadow Phantom and Shadow Aero.

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2015 - 2019 Honda Shadow Aero / Shadow Phantom

2015 - 2019 Honda Shadow Aero / Shadow Phantom

Vintage American Cruiser Style

Honda made an honest attempt to capture that look and feel of yesteryear with the Shadow duo, the big brothers to the Rebel range. Maybe just a little too honest – is that a mechanical drum brake I see? Still with a 745 cc engine and a wide-ratio transmission, the Shadow Phantom and the Aero fill the "cruiser" slot quite adequately for Honda.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda Shadow Phantom and Shadow Aero.

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2015 - 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom

2015 - 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom

In its promotion of the Shadow Phantom, Honda wants me to embrace my dark side; but I already do embrace it. I have a safe word and everything. Of course, the “Red Riders” aren’t talking about whips and chains inside a ten-foot-tall leather tent (though one can always hope...), and I don’t expect to see any gimp suit-style riding apparel anytime soon, but I do see what the factory means.

The Phantom certainly carries a dark panache that raises the specter (forgive the pun) of the outlaw blackout look that has been picking up popular momentum over the last five years or so. Will Honda offer anything in the Shadow Phantom to make me use my safe word?

Continue reading for my review of the Honda Shadow Phantom.

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2014 Honda Shadow Aero

2014 Honda Shadow Aero

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.

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2014 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

2014 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

Honda revealed the 2014 Shadow Spirit 750 which continues to offer first class performances. The new model year combines Honda’s core values in a stylish cruiser that inspires power and confidence.

With features such as a low seat hight, a 21-inch wheel front wheel, ergonomic handlebars and short fenders the 2014 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 is ready to reward its rider with an enjoyable riding experience.

The motorcycle weighs 536 pounds and is propelled by a 745cc, liquid-cooled, 52-Degree V-Twin engine with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI).The engine’s power is sent to the ground through a side ratio five speed transmission

As far as the ride quality is concerned, the Honda Shadow Spirit 750 comes with a 41.0 mm front fork and rear dual Shocks With Five-Position Spring-Preload Adjustability.

The 2014 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 is offered with a base price of $8,240.

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2014 Honda Shadow Phantom

2014 Honda Shadow Phantom

With its unique style and the aggressive attitude, the 2014 Honda Shadow Phantom is definitely an eye catcher.

Talking about style, the Honda Shadow Phantom features a blacked-out engine, spoked black wheels and dual exhaust pipes that not sound as least as good as they look.

The 745 cc, liquid-cooled, 52 Degrees, V-Twin, SOHC unit is mated to a wide ratio five speed transmission.

The ride is kept in check by a 41mm fork (4.6 inches travel) paired with rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability (3.5 inches travel).

Once on board you are treated with a relaxed riding position, a high class gunfighter-type seat with a low height and a convenient handlebar with easy to read controls.

The 2014 Honda Shadow Phantom can be yours for no less than $8240.

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2013 Honda Shadow RS

2013 Honda Shadow RS

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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2013 Honda Shadow Phantom

2013 Honda Shadow Phantom

The Honda Shadow Phantom is certainly the best Shadow in Honda’s lineup. The basic Shadow was already a tasty looking motorcycle, but the Phantom comes with a series of design improvements which make it truly stunning.

We especially like the blacked-out 745cc V-twin engine and black rims sporting matte silver highlights. Not to mention about the dual exhaust pipes that not only look great but also sound similarly great.

Needless to say that the motorcycle was designed with comfort in mind, so the low seat height, the lean back handlebar and the perfectly placed foot rests are working together to reward you with a relaxed riding position.

The ride is kept in check by a 41mm fork (4.6 inches travel) paired with rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability (3.5 inches travel).

The Honda Shadow Phantom is offered with a starting price of $8240.

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2013 Honda Shadow Aero

2013 Honda Shadow Aero

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.

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2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

With its big dimensions, the muscular design and the classic cruiser attitude, the 2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 demands instant respect every time it passes down the street.

As far as ergonomics are concerned the motorcycle was carefully designed to reward its rider with a relaxed riding position. Therefore, once on board, you are greeted by a pretty sporty handlebar, a tank-mounted gauge and a low 25.7-inch seat height.

The bike is built around a 745cc, liquid-cooled, 52-degree, V-twin, engine with PGM-FI induction. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel through a wide-ratio, five-speed transmission.

The ride quality is kept under control by a 41.0mm front fork (4.5-inch travel) and rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability (3.5-inch travel).

The Honda Shadow Spirit comes with a price tag of $8,240.

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2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2

2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2

If you are searching for a classic cruiser that offers a perfect mix of agility, comfort and practicality then you should take a closer look at the 2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2. Despite its classic lines, the motorcycle is fitted with many modern technologies that help it deliver low fuel consumption and healthy overall performances.

The Honda Shadow Spirit 750 VT750C2 is powered by a 745cc, liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin engine which is kept in check by a wide-ratio five-speed transmission. The engine offers a perfect balance between sportiness and efficiency, rewarding you with a fuel consumption of 56 miles per gallon.

As far as comfort is concerned the motorcycle offers a low 25.7-inch seat height which assures a pretty relaxed riding position. Moreover, the saddle is broad and spacious, and its design is comfortable for both the rider and passenger.

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2012 Honda Shadow Aero

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.

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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom

2010 Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda’s Shadow line of cruisers was kind of falling behind the competition both in terms of performance and looks, so urgent measures were required to refresh the famous name and even add more salt and pepper to it. The solution comes with the all new 2010 Honda VT750C2A Shadow Phantom, a veritable midnight cruiser that not only brings a fresh new style next to Honda’s Shadow Aero and Shadow Spirit 750, but plenty more torque for very little money.

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Better old than new: 1985 Honda Shadow 1100 commercial

Better old than new: 1985 Honda Shadow 1100 commercial

This video doesn’t look bad at all for a 25-year-old commercial. It’s for the Honda Shadow 1100, but the style is definitely Harley-Davidson. The accent is put on the cruiser’s timeless look and inviting sound, while in what the rider is concerned, sex-appeal marks the spot. The video is actually called “Tell him you have plans,” on youtube but I won’t ruin the surprise for you, so check it out.

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2010 Honda Shadow RS 750

2010 Honda Shadow RS 750

Honda has taken the wraps off a new Shadow model that they call RS 750. The bike is addressed to beginners and, with its fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 745cc V-Twin engine producing 42bhp and 45ft lb of torque, goes straight against the Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883.

Compared to the classic Shadow cruiser, the RS 750 offers higher bars and pegs as well as a low seat height of 737mm / 29in, meaning a more upright riding position as a result of Honda’s strategy to offer all-round riding enjoyment.

Obviously, it is all made possibly by the use of the double-cradle steel tube frame and 41mm forks, but beginning riders will surely appreciate the fat 150-section rear tire that makes the 2010 Honda Shadow RS 750 look like a mean machine after all.

Honda hasn’t yet released the specs sheet for this model, but we do know that the new Shadow RS 750 will have an MSRP of $7799 when it will be available in March 2010. This was also established with the 2009 Iron 883 ($7899) as benchmark. The only sad part about this new Japanese cruiser going against the popular American model is that it will be available only in Metallic Grey.

Expect more information on the Shadow RS as soon as we have it.

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First 2010 Honda US street motorcycle models announced!

First 2010 Honda US street motorcycle models announced!

Honda America has released the photos and information of their first row of 2010 street models, which includes the Honda CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, the all-new Honda Shadow Phantom as well as the NT700V. In the supersport segment, there’s no revolutionary upgrade, but only engine changes for the CBR1000RR and new color schemes and graphics for both RRs.

While the US market is no stranger to the Honda Shadow and the Shadow Phantom model is nothing more than a black, custom version with a 750cc, fuel-injected engine, the NT700V comes as an entirely new and very interesting entry. A sporty commuter powered by a 680cc V-twin engine? Is this Honda’s attempt to turn the US market towards fuel efficiency, user-friendliness and clean sportbike looks? What happened to the DN-01?

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2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

Honda’s Shadow arm extends all the way to the Spirit 750 which is still a classic cruiser only that a bit more muscular and more into street-rod. They use the same V-Twin engine, making the bike perfect for cruising down the boulevards as well as exploring back-country roads, all at an affordable price. So the competition would better be beware of the Spirit!

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2009 Honda Shadow Aero

2009 Honda Shadow Aero

To those who say that the financial crisis puts an end to one’s possibilities of buying a new bike, Honda replies with the 2009 Shadow Aero. This bike addresses to a wide range of riders in search of classic retro styling, low seat height and, of course, V-Twin power, all at an unmatchable cost. What power of dreams? In this case, reality hits straight in the face!

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2008 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

2008 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

A classic 45-degree V-twin liquid-cooled engine loaded with low-end and mid-range power makes the stylish Spirit a great choice for solo or two-up riding.

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2008 Honda Shadow Aero

2008 Honda Shadow Aero

Rugged retro styling, a big-bike look and feel, a low seat height, athletic handling and a price that makes it easy to own make the Aero the perfect machine for riders wanting more for less.

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2006 Honda Shadow Aero

2006 Honda Shadow Aero

The retro Shadow Aero features a powerful 750cc class v-twin engine, very low seat height, shaft drive and the full-sized looks and performance of classic cruiser styling from days of old. You won’t find a cruiser with more for less - anywhere

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2007 Honda Shadow Spirit

2007 Honda Shadow Spirit

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.

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2007 Honda Shadow Sabre

2007 Honda Shadow Sabre

With its distinctive street-rod styling, class-leading performance and ergonomics that offer true long-distance comfort, the Shadow Sabre is in a class of its own.

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2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

The sportiest cruiser with a 21-inch front wheel and low 25.7-inch one-piece gunfighter seat, the Shadow Spirit 750 C2 exudes street-rod style with handling, comfort and quality levels only Honda can put together.

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2007 Honda Shadow VLX/VLX Deluxe

2007 Honda Shadow VLX/VLX Deluxe

Cruiser fans looking for classic styling, an incredibly low seat height and a readily affordable price can find it all in the Shadow VLX and VLX Deluxe.

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2007 Honda Shadow Aero

2007 Honda Shadow Aero

Athletic handling, a big-bike look and feel, unique retro-styling, a low seat and an attractive price make the Aero the perfect choice for discerning riders who demand more for less.

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2006 Honda Shadow VLX

2006 Honda Shadow VLX

A hardtail-style rear suspension. One of the lowest seat heights in our entire cruiser lineup. A powerful 583cc V-twin. The Shadow VLX is the definition of cool.

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2006 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

2006 Honda Shadow Spirit 750

One look at the Shadow Spirit 750 is all it takes. Thrilling looks inspired by radical street-rod styling - this bike is all about cool. And with its 745cc V-twin engine, it has more than enough muscle to back it up.

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2006 Honda Shadow Spirit

2006 Honda Shadow Spirit

The Shadow Spirit is a cruiser taking its styling cues from classic choppers of old. A pullback handlebar, bobbed rear fender, cruiser footpegs and a powerful V-twin engine make this as fun to stare at as it is to ride.

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2006 Honda Shadow Sabre

2006 Honda Shadow Sabre

Its cast-aluminum wheels deliver 1100ccs of chrome-polished V-twin power to the asphalt. The classic Shadow Sabre is definitive proof that beauty isn’t just skin deep.

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