Features of the Honda Shadow Line

The Honda Shadow is a family of motorcycles manufactured by Honda since 1983. The Shadow line exhibits cruiser-type bikes with a V-twin engine which is liquid-cooled to 45 or 52-degrees. The engines of Honda Shadow motorcycles range from 125cc to 1,100cc engine displacement. However, the characteristic engine of the Shadow is a 45-degree SOHC V-Twin 750cc. In certain markets, the 250cc Honda Rebel falls under the Shadow line.

The Honda Shadow line of bikes are available at Midtown Motors, a leading supplier of motorcycles. The Shadow line appeals to the American market. The Honda Shadow was the second attempt of the Japanese manufacturer at designing a V-Twin cruiser bike. The 1983 VT500C had a 491cc, liquid-cooled OHC V-Twin with a 6-speed, transmission which is shaft-driven.

The previous Honda Shadow had a Black or Candy Wineberry Red paint scheme on the rear fender and fuel tank. The VT750C was launched in 1983 and was designed with a 749cc V-Twin. Available in the same colors; it had a chromed front fender, a round head lamp, and instrument casings. The Honda Shadow 750 line is easy-to-ride in nature. This feature makes the bike an ideal match for new riders or those returning after a longer hiatus.

Defining features of the 2016 Honda Shadow RS fury include 2 spark plugs for every cylinder and digital ignition platforms having 3D-mapping. At just 26.9 inches high, the low seat of the latest model is an integral style element which makes users assured of a comfortable ride. The rake is placed at 32 degrees and it consists of a wheelbase of 71.2 inches, 92-millimeter trail, and a 663-pound curb-weight.

The design of its floor boards won't tire your legs much even after long rides. Also, it features a very comfortable saddle that can be overturned to become a backrest. It's full LCD screen features trip meter, clock, odometer, illuminated indicators for engine diagnosis, as well as several driver information clusters positioned on the sides which glow in a variety of twenty-five colors. The rear shock offers 9 stage preload of spring adjustability for a full ride over small and large bumps. The instrumentation is comparatively equipped with a digital bar graph speedometer and tachometer.

The cruiser-style Honda Shadow provides wide handlebars as well as a comfortable, feet-forward riding position. The series was actually launched as a replacement for the Honda Rebel series. However, in present days, the Rebel is in production and popular as a useful entry-level commuter motorcycle for Honda. The Shadow still continues to represent the small to mid-range V-Twin cruiser-style line of Honda bikes.

The Shadow name has been carried by several Honda motorcycles including the Aero, Spirit, VLX, Sabre, as well as American Classic Edition. The VT1100C model of Honda Shadow was launched in 1985, while the American Classic Edition that was introduced a decade later features more retro styling than the design of the standard model in terms of going along with a single more vibey crank engine and a full rear fender.