2011 Honda Shadow Phantom Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

2011 Honda Shadow | Review

2011 Shadow

You have to hand it to Honda–they get a bit of mileage out of the venerable Shadow The 2011 Shadow Phantom is one of the intriguing of the Shadows, all of which a 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree in a variety of configurations.

The Honda Phantom plays a card the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom and it handles its hand deftly. blacked out, with where black doesn’t (save the chrome pipes and the 2011 Honda Phantom is and low with more attitude you expect in the Shadow line.

The 120mm front 17-inch plants itself firmly on the giving the bike a muscular end. Adding to the front are 41mm forks with gray covers over the tubes, keeping to the dark Rims, twin shocks, covers, frame, tank, turn indicators, fenders, and black.

Sure, the fenders are a friendly material, but you won’t know until you touch them.

the 2011 Honda Shadow is no disappointment. While you do have to that you’re working a three-valve SOHC V-twin a relatively modest 745cc, the latest version of the Sportster 883 the Phantom puts out more than the slide ruler might expect.

The addition of EFI to the seems to have helped the twins quite a bit, and the heads get a good burn. No the Phantom leaves cars in its at stoplights, and it does so effortlessly.

The has good, but certainly not overwhelming, torque and the modest 15-inch rear tire puts all of the power to the ground, after the drive takes its share.

Not all have satisfied us on the freeway. The RS, a flattracker-inspired brother of the Phantom, was buzzy and never really down. In contrast, the Phantom fewer vibes through the pegs and grips, making it a long-distance highway bike.

The forward pegs aren’t too being mounted near the of the engine cases rather the frame downtube, so it has a roomy without the rider feeling The bars are low and pull back so are directly above the pegs. ties the ergonomics together to the advantage.

The seat is very and good for long rides, me think a windshield and some could turn this a light-duty weekend tourer. A gas tank gives the Phantom range.

Honda Genuine obliges with options as a Boulevard Screen (smoke), Rider Seat, Solo Rear Carrier, Backrest Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Mounting Brackets, Saddlebags supports and liners), Touring Bag and Front Pouch (plain/studded).

If that ride includes canyons, rest assured the Phantom meets Honda’s handling specifications. The suspension is not inches in the front and 3.5 in the rear–and it bumps and dips nicely. a doubt, the Phantom prefers canyon roads, and when smooth, it’s easy to along at a good clip, dragging your boot in corners.

The Dunlops, of course, far more cornering ability the Phantom has clearance–turn-in is perfectly The pegs are low, but, they’re at the bottom of the cases than down at the bottom rails. It’s a fun bike to at a casual pace, with pull out of corners and the five-speed has the right cog for any corner.

In rougher the Phantom retains its composure for the part and, most gives you plenty of warning to down. Nothing happens too thanks to the fat front tire, rake and 64.6-inch wheelbase.

Around town, the 2011 Shadow Phantom is virtually Its claimed curb weight of 549 disappears beneath you as it has a basement-like seat height. The Phantom is and the bars give the rider leverage.

Balance is excellent, as is the delivery–you’ll never know it has a rather than a chain or

The black air filter cover out of the way, so you don’t have to bowlegged. Just zip around letting the slightly oversquare motor do its job. There’s no and one isn’t needed.

You aren’t to hit the rev limiter. If you do, it’s soft and

Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

The transmission action is outstanding, and shifts just don’t The rear drum brake is old school, but it works well for most riding. If you need deceleration, the 296cc front has a four-piston caliper and lots of tire grip.

Basic in black, the 2011 Shadow Phantom is an under the no-bling bike that the rider as a serious motorcyclist. is extremely clean, though, a bit on the sterile side. If you’re a Honda rather than a that’s probably not bothering you

It’s a cruiser that is as much about riding as it is

It gets the job done on the street and you get the that comes with reputation for reliability and functionality. might not sound very but then riding the Honda Phantom is a pleasure and the blacked out gives just enough bad boy that you won’t mind it in front of the local watering or burger joint.

2011 Honda Shadow | Motorcycle Specs

Engine 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

and Stroke: 79mm x 76mm

ratio: 9.6:1

Valve SOHC; three valves per

Induction: PGM-FI with enrichment, single 34mm body

Ignition: Digital 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed

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


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