2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 — Motorcycle USA

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Honda 750 Shadow Aero
Honda 750 Shadow Aero

2004 Honda Shadow 750

2004 Honda Aero 750

the displacement wars rage on in the cruiser market, with the Big trying to outdo each and now Triumph is promoting piston it’s good to remember there is still a lot going on in the category, which now is really entry level. In fact, Honda ‘s recent and 1800cc VTX launches in the V-Twin and their 1800cc, six cylinder GoldWing and offerings, the largest sales for Honda street bikes has in the 750cc lineup.

But since of their models had been their age, Honda has the 750 A.C.E. the 750 Spirit, and even the 750 and placed all their eggs in the new Aero 750 ‘s basket. I they made a good

The biggest news with the is that Honda dropped the drive from the old 750’s in of a quiet maintenance-free shaft Now this 750 competes on a level field with the Suzuki and Volusia 800’s, the Kawasaki 750, and the Yamaha V-Star which now may feel the pressure to up their displacement to the 750 range

Just before I swung a leg the new Aero, Dan Burdett, of Des Plaines in Des Plaines, Illinois, joked, this seat height, your stubby legs be able to reach the ground He was right. I actually felt as I settled into the comfortable which sat only 25.9 above the pavement.

This be good news to all short riders, and inspire confidence for riders who may never have on any other bike beside Rebel 250 they rode in the MSF In fact, it’s even a inch lower than the seat!

Pull the choke, the starter, and the engine fires up It quickly settles into a and muted rhythm. The powerplant is a liquid-cooled V-Twin, single cam with two spark plugs and valves per cylinder.

It uses a crank so you get the familiar V-Twin and a single 34mm constant-velocity carb to mix the fuel, and allow for adjustments. The sound from the 2-into 1 exhaust is a bit throatier previous models, and appropriate for the of the engine and character of the bike.

The smooth clutch requires a pull, for easy take-offs. shifts are positive, and it’s locating neutral. The space the forward mounted footpegs and the lever was a bit tight for large however.

Acceleration is crisp, as you move up the gear box, and there’s torque from idle to the top of the rev range. Throttle response is so passing and lane changes are accomplished. But you have to remember since this is only a engine, you’ll need to be in the gear to get the most out of the motors

Once again Honda has a gem of a motorcycle in the Aero. Despite offering 745cc of displacement, the water-cooled V-Twin has plenty of to get you out of harms way.

As I was riding Aero I reminded myself my most recent test were on some of the largest like the 1600 Mean the 1700 Road Star, and the Vulcan. I laughed at the thought I was riding a bike whose was just three-quarters of the size of ONE of the Vulcan’s cylinders. But that didn’t spoil the riding of this Aero for me.

In fact, I think it made me this middleweight even I may be one of the few motorcycle journalists who really and enjoys the benefits of smaller and doesn’t look down on as being minor league in a world of major league

In fact, riding middleweights you a more basic and elemental experience. With the big bikes, you into second at 15 or 20 miles per and you can ride around in suburban all day in second because there is torque and power to ride 15 and 50 mph. On fast twisting you can stay in 3rd gear, brake a turn and power out of it without to shift.

Even passing on the is easily accomplished without out of 5th gear. But on a smaller middleweight, you to be in the right gear to get the most out of the You need to have a feel for the powerband and to make your in the right gear, at the right

You’re more engaged in the You feel more in control and in with the bike, and the feedback more immediate. The big bikes can you lazy and complacent.

The Aero weighs only 519 lbs which makes it easy to at low speeds, and it feels light and in the turns. The comfortably placed provide excellent leverage to the bike into a curve, and it well and feels stable all the way The non-adjustable 41mm front has 4.6 inches of travel and overall is tuned for the bike, while the end sports dual five-position adjustable shocks with 3.5 of travel.

Honda 750 Shadow Aero

The limited rear becomes apparent over bumps, sending more into you spine than but overall the ride quality is The generous 64.5 inch and meaty rubber, helps the quality out on the open road, the Aero is quite comfortable at 75.

Braking chores are handled by a 296mm disc up front twin piston calipers, and a rear drum, a fairly set-up for a bike in this range. The brake lever is for small hands, and requires a pull. The brakes are adequate, but should learn to use both to the best stopping power.

another way that a midsize you focused on your riding.

Ergonomically the Aero works The bars are very comfortably the forwards footpegs don’t a stretch, the seat is comfortable and the pad is thick if not too wide. The mirrors are steady and provide a good of the road behind you, and the top speedometer is easy to see and even has an LCD and dual tripmeters.

The Shadow is all-new for 2004. It fits in the void left by the A.C.E. and 750s as an excellent affordable cruiser.

Styling-wise, the Shadow has that long, low, look. The 98 inch tip to tail is made to look even because of the sweptback trailing of the full fenders, a la the VTX Retro There is plenty of brightwork, much of it plastic. The rear have handsome chrome as well as the upper front tubes. The wheels are chromed and add to the classic cruiser look.

The is well hidden between the tubes, and the fit and finish is clean and rate.

The new Aero 750 is an excellent and motorcycle. It is perfect for new riders, or just coming back to the after a long absence neither its size nor power is But it’s also an excellent for anybody who wants a solid, low capable, fun to ride motorcycle as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes.

The Aero starts at $6,199, and a paint job will sell for And Honda already has a sizeable catalogue with saddlebags, bars, luggage racks, and chrome pieces to tart it up to hearts content.

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