2009 Honda Shadow Aero motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Honda 750 Shadow Aero



Honda’s is to keep the Shadow being as a simple motorcycle powered by a 745 cc, 52-degree V-Twin, SOHC, valves per cylinder engine doesn’t fall in the fykes of injection. Instead, a 34 mm carburetor the job while the gearbox is a five-speed, unit, like on any big boy cruising The shaft final drive minimum maintenance and it is one of those that … hard, if made by Honda.

Not only the manufacturer provided it with a bang, but also with design and five new color in order to stand out wherever you it.


The world had first the Honda Shadow back in when it started being and marketed. Referred to as the “VT750C”, the cruiser stood out thanks to a head lamp, instrument and the chromed front fender the painted pieces featured Black or Candy Wineberry Red

Back in the early days, was into performance even in the of cruisers so the engine behind first model was a liquid-cooled, V-Twin, SOHC, three-valved six gears and shaft drive

Starting 1984, the U.S. tariffs on imports from and because the engine’s 750 ccs raised the tax more, Honda found needed to reduce displacement to 701cc and call the bike Shadow. The V-Twin engine now 694cc and it was fitted with new valve adjusters and twin cylinder heads. A dual brake system was also

While outside the States, it on virtually unchanged, the NA model was Black or Candy Scorpio Red that year.

For 1985 they kept the configuration and cylinder capacity and the carried on with only a Glory Red color scheme the previous Candy Scorpio The Black was also carried on.

was to bring a rethought riding with the controls moved The 10-spoke cast aluminum featured now a 5-spoke design and the braking system only a single disc brake. The engine carried on indulging, but it was now instead of black painted.

available on that model were either Black or Brilliant Red.

In 1987, the was black painted in order to the Black or Candy Glory Red available that year.

The 1988 was to bring an engine to 800cc and so it result the “VT800C” The engine type didn’t but the transmission did into a 4-speed Final drive was still

Two decades ago they would also introduced the two-tone schemes: Black Candy Red or Candy Wineberry Red Dry Silver

Starting 1989, Honda produced the “VT1100C” and “VT600C” models.

But in 1998, the U.S. would have seen the ACE 750, a machine built an ACE engine with a single and a larger two-into-one exhaust, drive and retro looks. formula was to be carried on until without significant changes.

2004, the 750 Ace was to be superseded by the 750 Aero a modern machine that the old 34mm carburetor with 36mm carburetors although the remained the same. Shaft was now back and it took the place of the final drive that had stood as a noisy and hard to feature of the bike. Suspensions stiffened and the rear tire was now

The Aero added 14 pounds to the weight, but seemed like the bike for Honda to carry on with little changes this day.


motorcycles also present the V Star Classic, an air-cooled, 70-degree V-Twin, SOHC, two per cylinder powered cruiser and a competitor for Honda’s Shadow middleweight model. The Star is fitted with two 28mm CV carburetors, mates to a five-speed and transmits the power to that wheel through a shaft drive. Slightly weaker what you would find on the Shadow, at least the engine has to a little less mass lbs compared to Honda’s 553), but won’t make the difference if the rider had a little too much at breakfast.

The striking part is the bikes are almost identical making a decision even to get. Also, Star’s MSRP is a pretty heavy against the Honda.

Kawasaki offer anything in between Vulcan 500 LTD and the Vulcan 900 Classic so, nothing middle in that, have to dig some more.

Boulevard line of cruisers is quite offering and the closest in displacement to the Honda and Star is the Boulevard S40. But that a single-cylinder engine and custom which excludes it from our in an instant. Searching for a V-Twin, we get the S50, but still not featuring design.

The 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C50 is powered and features timeless but with 805 ccs and fuel injection it wins this battle. And the is $7,299, making for the choice of who look for better power and figures without the implicit to the price.


Ever the Honda 750 ACE turned into 750 Aero, the fairly small machine didn’t feature any or visual changes despite the color schemes that added on or removed from the years.

But the 2009 model is definitely visually attractive not for those who are into cruising, but for people that see it ride the highway. The deep, valanced covering the 17- front respectively rear standard spoked initiate a bold style reminds us of old school motorcycles, but the curves and the attention to detail ca stand for modernity. Things are the in the case of the 3.7 gallons tank.

It flawless lines, giving the of continuity as well as the “Shadow” on the sides.

Underneath the gas tank is “makes” this Honda a the 50-degree V-Twin engine looks as good covered in as it runs. Like in the case of the V 650, the Honda features exhaust on the right side of the Chromed, low positioned and nicely the exhaust enhances that idea, but so is the shaft final on right side of the rider.

The is only 25.9 inches the ground and it barely finds space between the gas tank and stumpy rear fender, but also what gives it the curved shape.

Honda 750 Shadow Aero

All classic cruisers feature of chrome and the Shadow Aero the tone in Honda’s lineup. chromed cylinder-head cover, cover, left and right sidecovers, brake and clutch brackets, rear brake shift lever, swingarm cap, ignition ignition cover, handlebar, rear covers and headlight, what bike really needed some stand out color So it got those Metallic Titanium/White, Blue/Metallic Silver, Black/Snakeskin Candy Dark Red, color schemes that as alternatives both for the demanding or the of you out there.

Test Drive

a feel of a middleweight cruiser can turn into an enjoyable especially when benefiting of quality, comfort and reliability. So the very first turn a little bit of choke fun and push starting, the bike indicates it is to respond and provide you with the of a 52-degree 750 cc V-Twin engine. As it is the engine provides a nostalgic for a trained ear and a curious, but definitely one, for those who just into motorcycling.

Swing a leg it and you’ll be introduced to a spacious, and low (less than 26 inches the ground) seat on top of which be capable of emptying more a few tanks of gas in a single day. And did I that a tank of gas will take you for around 140 miles? Now comfort!

The handlebars are pulled at the rider, meaning that you be stretching both your and your hands as you ride, but the positioned footpegs do require a bit of stretching in the case of average riders.

Acceleration is emphatic mostly in and second gears as the engine is to deliver the best of it in the low-and-mid rpm This, together with the low makes it great for beginners and for who plan to use it as a commuting mean. The gearbox shifts nice and but the bike still doesn’t that healthy first cluck.

Properly accommodated and on a purring V-Twin engine, off I for the highway. On my way there, I’ve to realize that despite the 553 pounds, the handling is easy and (mostly because of a very low of gravity) making the easiest out of filtering cars and parking lot

Rev that engine healthier and be introduced to a fair share of which don’t manage to annoying until you go above 60 And the bike has no problems reaching of approximately 100 mph, but the idea of kept me well under figure. Still, it feels and reassuring, like most do and the suspensions soak up any eventual in the road with great

Still, when doing 50 mph a passenger on my back, I felt the reaching their limits on a road. That’s never but I’m sure it wouldn’t happened if I would have alone on that portion of the

Wind protection isn’t we can talk about as the rider plays the role of both and windshield so

But braking is and the 296mm front with twin piston is alone efficient before or when slowing down, but if to come to a complete stop, the 180 mm drum makes an entry and both levers hard into some serious fork compression and 0 mph on the speedometer.

The whole idea of this category is to offer motorcycles don’t need to be replaced for a few as they are still very after learning to ride on at a very affordable price. In case, the $6,999 MSRP the 2009 Honda Shadow in between the V Star 250 and the Suzuki C50.


Going for its decade even though undergone some serious during the years and many are it started to rewrite its history in 2004, the Honda Shadow is simply an impressive balance performance, style and price, but be surprised when people be supposing you’ve paid amount and half more on it. is what I like to call Shadow effect”.


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