2010 Honda Shadow RS

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Honda VT 750S Shadow RS

2010 Honda Shadow RS

Do the RS stand for Resembles a Sportster?

by Barry Winfield, photos by J. Nelson

According to Honda’s press relations manager Jon the 2010 Shadow RS is a model intended for the Japanese market. It was at Honda’s HQ in Japan by visiting Honda management, who immediately put dibs on it.

That’s not surprising. a cool-looking bike. What is is that this was conceived as a model in the first place.

The looks an awful lot like an 883 from that most-American of companies, so you’d think the US would be the first consideration.

turns out the Japanese product-development had a good idea the U.S. of Honda would pick it up as a to the long-lived Shadow Spirit 750 and as well as to the more recent Phantom. The big difference is that all those other variants their basic architecture, new Shadow RS actually has a lot of new componentry.

The is 61.5-inches (about three shorter than the rest of the family), and the 41 mm front fork has a of 32.5-degrees and a 4.6-inch trail. It has a seat height (at 29.4-inches) and about 50 pounds less its siblings, at 507 lbs.

While the engine is still the liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin, 745cc, it is now fed by Honda’s programmed system, with a single throttle body breathing into each of the two cylinders via intake valves. As before, a exhaust valve in each handles the expulsion of spent

The V-twin produces 45-horsepower at rpm and 48 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 It doesn’t sound like but the flexible nature of this makes it very easy to with, and it supplies adequate response at almost any engine

The transmission is a smooth-shifting five-speed, and is provided by a single 11.6-inch in front, pinched by a twin-piston and by a drum brake out back. old roller chain is used for the drive, twirling a 16-inch rear wheel shod a 150/80-16 Dunlop. The front is a 19-incher with a 100/90-19

Available in either Pearl or Metallic gray, the new Shadow RS for $7,799, and the model is in dealers now.

Editors’ Note

In keeping our usual format – we present the from three separate 1) a Beginning Riders. 2) an Intermediate 3) and an Expert Rider.

We hope you this format helpful…. The Shadow RS Review for Beginning — Click Here. Shadow RS review for Intermediate Click Here. Honda RS review for Expert Riders- Here .

We still think new should stick with motorcycles, but if a Rebel just too small and silly to you, we suppose that the light and low RS might be okay if you’re It’s certainly friendly with its low seat and relatively mass, and the light clutch and engine make starting off a affair.

There’s no tachometer to a new rider, and the light and slick mechanism make that pretty much as easy as it The brakes don’t have the bite of a Ducati, and take a firm tug to supply urgent so that’s okay for beginners,

With its lazy, flexible the engine encourages unhurried and the laid-back tempo of its sound and delivery just take the off one’s need for speed. But the will run freeway velocities enough to keep up with and that’s better from a standpoint than the underpowered many beginners are steered

With its relatively normal position, the Shadow RS is a lot like a motorcycle, and that stance is on starter riders than the feet-forward posture of more cruisers. Finally, Honda’s geometries are always very in nature and stable at speed, makes it unlikely that will get crossed up in normal

Intermediate Riders

It seems to us this is a fine bike for jockeys. It is easy to maneuver and has low-slung mass to avoid the toppling moment. The flexible of its engine make it easy to with a pleasant exhaust and just enough of that V-twin pulse coming to the rider to provide mechanical

But it’s also pretty and enjoyable in most riding Revving it hard brings a buzz to the bars, but even is completely in keeping with the bike’s doing at the time. plenty of leverage at the bars, the steers lightly and willingly, and its is altogether predictable and stable.

We’ve said it before; the of a motorcycle, the way it feels, sound and is the critical aspect of ownership. And does a great job in that The new Shadow RS is a terrific balance of economy, comfort, style, and fun to ride.

Experienced riders enjoy this machine for the reasons everyone does. a thoroughly pleasant little to get around on. No, the acceleration does not tug arms out of their sockets, and speeds are governed by the relatively low footpegs touching down, but its humble power or cornering are a serious impediment.

Indeed, if you the bike out it hustles away traffic with no difficulty. the upright riding position you from high freeway (or long periods at speed), and through a series of bends is fun, and can be managed at better than you might think.

Honda VT 750S Shadow RS

The torque band makes a lot of unnecessary, and Honda’s middleweight pulls happily from low with no shuddering or shaking. you’re rushing to keep up fast friends, you can just let the pick up from low speeds it reaches its sweet spot.

Despite the lonely front and its relatively humble caliper, performance seemed adequate at lever pressures. A stronger brought more response, but it was called for. Feedback the front end felt good, and we soon carrying some right down to the apex of with confidence.

Because the aren’t kicked out all the way forward, the position is somewhat like of a standard motorcycle, and the handlebars are very conveniently. We couldn’t anyone in our group of disparately journalists who wasn’t impressed by the triangle (the relationship of pegs and seat) on this

Everyone kept asking obvious beanpole of the group—if I cramped on the bike. Or if my knees the bars at full lock. And the was no.

It felt perfectly fine, if a small for my elongated frame. the seat seemed adequately for the distances we rode.

A couple of tried the pillion seat on the and thought it uncomfortable, with a sloping angle that did not enough support. So, if you plan to a passenger along with a replacement seat might be to think about.

At the end of the ride we found ourselves at Dan All American Racers’ headquarters. developed the low-slung Alligator among other things, and I he probably approved of the low seat on the Shadow RS.

As is the custom these the new Shadow RS is accompanied into the showrooms by a bunch of accessories. 20 of them at last count. Go a look.

This is a great way to own a cruiser—with a refined powertrain and thought-out chassis—for reasonable

Honda Shadow RS Specifications


Engine Type: liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

Bore and 79mm x 76mm

Honda VT 750S Shadow RS
Honda VT 750S Shadow RS
Honda VT 750S Shadow RS


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