2010 Honda Shadow Phantom Review —

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Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

A menacing cruiser from the People

Photos by Pete

At one point during our testing of the Honda Shadow Phantom at year’s Daytona Bike we parked the raked-out, V-Twin in a long line of Harley-Davidsons on Street just for fun.

On a glance, it nearly looked it belonged as part of the family – at a not-so-distant cousin.

But even its blacked out, ready looks, on closer inspection motorcycle unmistakably remains a

For one, the shaft final is an immediate visual giveaway. And its 52-degree, long-… 745cc there are no pushrods. Instead, a overhead cam operates two intake and a single exhaust valve.

New to the is a fuel-injection system delivering the mixture to each cylinder, twin spark plugs per ensure efficient combustion.

The note is tuned to serve up a aggressive rumble, the way cruiser like it, but unless you are tone you probably would not mistake it for the sound of a genuine 45-degree

These observations aside, latest version of a design penned in 1983 has definitely one step closer to the intimidating sound and feel of something the H-D brand, while ironically a bike with very intimidation factor for the rider.

for example, its 25.7-inch seat It was a bit too low for my 34-inch inseam, but shorter and those just starting out find this a benefit. New who are on the taller side may yearn for a bit legroom, but the low seat height makes the bike less to ride.

Likewise, the programmed injection (PGM-FI) adapted to the carbureted mill makes for start-up and reliable power Its single 34mm throttle meters the combustible mix well.

The provides enough grunt for the machine to leave a stop in enough of a hurry to easily most automotive traffic, and its five-speed transmission is long-legged to travel the interstate if you are so inclined.

In fact, if you added a windscreen and this mid-sized iron could be ready to run through a few or more, and ought to do it fairly if not sparsely.

But its primary design as mentioned, is to sweeten the eye candy for whose tastes favor the American Cruiser style. And it is image to which this unabashedly pays homage, as the continues to carve its slice the cruiser market-share pie. a piece of the action is further possible by the Shadow Phantom’s reasonable MSRP of $7,999.

But though it may be considered entry this bike basically It rides on fairly beefy 41mm forks offering 4.6 of travel, while the rear is up by dual shock absorbers 5-position preload adjustability and 3.5 of travel.

Braking duties are delegated to a drum and a single 296mm rotor pinched by a twin-piston While Spartan by the standards by more high-performance bikes, binders nevertheless provide the expected from a cruiser.

On the the front brakes were to squeal the tire to the point of at highway speed for my 185 lbs. I’d say is at least adequate. The feeling at the was firm and predictable, too.

The tire squealing represented a from an otherwise fairly 120/90-17 Bridgestone front The rear tire is a 160/80-16. the fat Japanese rubber-Os have a reminiscent of a headache remedy – – they were just the doctor ordered when it to adequate traction.

The result is riders will find encouraged to lean this over until solid start to scrape. The replaceable feeler nubs on the forward-positioned of our demo bike had already nearly abraded to nothing just over 1,000

Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

You can interpret this any way you like. you could say this bike – a lot of cruisers – lacks ground for cornering, which performance-oriented view as a negative. But really, cruiser riders are less about ground clearance and rarely if ever scrape parts.

But if they do – and to put a positive on it – new riders especially will there is definite feedback before the bike gets horizontal and in danger of a low-side

In short, the Shadow Phantom appliance-like operability that encourage anyone, even to explore the bike’s capabilities excessive fear that a on their part could end too with them on the ground.

The is reasonably neutral, and the transmission is to snick up and down the gear The clutch engagement point was a bit far which might present a less user-friendly interface for a new but it was not enough to be a true red flag.

The bike’s styling is rounded out by a speedometer (no tachometer), along a one-piece “gunfighter” style

And just like another vehicle of years past, the Model T automobile, you can have the Phantom in any color you like, as as it’s black. Black is the new as evidenced by Harley’s success its Dark Custom series. hopes its newly blacked-out will offer worthy to others in its category.

“The offers turnkey bad attitude and bones looks, yet a potential can still be assured of the legendary quality underneath this tough guy veneer,” exclaimed about the new Honda Shadow.

We not able to ride 2010 of competitive bikes, or compare to the Honda back-to-back, but a few worth to the Shadow Phantom could be the V Star 950. the Suzuki M50. the Kawasaki Vulcan and even the H-D Sportster 883. Honda’s 2010 Shadow RS is a head-to-head competitor to the 883, and we may up those two in the near future.

These V-Twin boulevard share the common denominator of injection, similar style, and weight.

The mid-weight/quasi-entry-level cruiser is highly competitive, but after this freshly-updated Honda, we speculate it should hold its own and one more viable option to buyers.

Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom
Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

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