Honda Shadow Phantom — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

Who knew what evil in the heart of Honda?

They All new, and every bit a Shadow.

We And by far the meanest Shadow yet.

say: All new, and every bit a We say: And by far the meanest Shadow ye

The takes the 27-year-old Shadow in a new direction. With a couple of key Honda has successfully altered the of the docile Spirit into sinister. A fat front tire, fenders, beefy fork and an all-inclusive matte-black paint hearken back to a simpler when bikes were undeniably cool.

The Phantom’s scooped saddle just 25.7 inches off the and it’s a relaxed reach to the handlebar. The footpegs are forward-set in the style, though not too much so, and the of the passenger seat gives the just enough lumbar to delay the inevitable lower ache. The view from the is all black, save for the tank-top silver triple clamp and array of indicator lights.

the ignition switch behind left knee and a faint hum you in to the Phantom’s only mechanical Honda’s PGM-FI (Programmed Injection) system replaces the between the cylinders for more and consistent fueling. Other amenities include single cams that act on three per cylinder (two intake, one dual-spark heads and shaft drive.

Fire it up and the 52-degree V-twin and blubbers with the sound and of the real McCoy. The single-pin and dual bullet-tip mufflers engineered to imitate.

The Phantom is in black from stem to with just a few satin-silver and even more restrained use of The look is clean and very, cool.

Honda 750 Shadow Phantom

The Phantom is drenched in black stem to stern, with a few satin-silver highligh

The 745cc (45.8 c.i. in American) is potatoes for a cruiser, but so is the $7999 tag. Modern engineering the Phantom squeeze the most out of its motor, which is surprisingly Throttle response is smooth, as is the with first and second low to get the bike off the line with quickness.

Around town the recumbent position and loping power are cooler than ice cubes, but velocities and bumpy pavement can the experience. On the freeway a firm on the oversized grips is required to your torso against the and 3.5 inches of rear-wheel travel is not enough to smooth over Caltrans has yet to fix.

Whether or hauling, the Phantom travels ocean-liner stability thanks to a wheelbase and laid-back steering With more than a of trail acting on the front massive contact patch, changes come slowly and firm pressure on the bars. The wheel’s single disc and caliper provide good but inadequate stopping power.

Diverting half (or more) of the duties to the rear end’s and progressive drum is the best way to this 550-lb. (wet)

With a price tag and seat designed to attract those on cash, inseam and experience, the Phantom still has the style and to keep veteran, budget-conscious profilers content. And with shaft final drive and engineering, you know this will be ready to roll you are.

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

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