Honda Shadow 750S and Moto Guzzi Nevada Last Of The 750 S Motocycle Cruiser

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Moto Guzzi Nevada 750


Once upon a a 750cc bike was considered the big and almost every oem made in 1988 there were cruiser models between 675 cc and 825 cc and 24 that were larger. in there are seven bikes in the category and 92 larger than 825 cc. But be fooled-the last of the 750s are small on the scale. representing the side of the cruiser aesthetic is the shadow Aero. similar in to a Harley-Davidson softail Deluxe, the boldly proclaims its status as a cruiser, starting with the V-twin engine, big swoopy wire-spoke wheels and tank-top cluster, and finishing with a pillion pad, stacked exhausts (new for 2008) and a helping of chrome. the Aero has its own heritage stretching back more than 20 years of models, starting with the ’83 shadow Vt750c. And still one of Honda’s best-selling

At the other end of the styling spectrum moto Guzzi’s Nevada 750, easily identi- by its distinctive transverse 90-degree engine. that engine is a descendant of the ’69 703cc V7, but the Nevada classic itself dates back to 2005. the is decidedly italian cruiser: standard-style handlebars, extreme tank, tachometer, V-max-like faux air intakes and an upswept canister on each side. is not your neighbor’s V-twin.

And when it comes time to go, bikes will both new riders and surprise experienced the Honda fires up right the choke on, as it has what’s now an old-school 34mm carburetor. even the Aero is considered to be an entrylevel by most, the engine is relatively with liquid cooling radiator is nicely hidden the front frame tubes), valves and two plugs per cylinder. the of the engine is typical V-twin 745cc, with a 52-degree between cylinders, bore and of 79 x 76 mm and a 9.6:1 compression ratio. does it all add up to? surprisingly stout torque, low vibration up to 70 mph (where it buzzy) and good, fast-revving

The Guzzi’s powerplant is likewise a Though air-cooled, the Nevada keeps up with the times via a eFi, and it meets euro iii regulations. The 744cc engine is oversquare, with an 80mm and 74mm … and a 9.6:1 ratio that matches the with a 90-degree angle the jugs the Guzzi’s engine has primary balance yielding vibration except at the upper end of the when the stoplight turns the Guzzi winds up a touch giving its all, though it is fast-revving for a V-twin. Full plus a couple of gear will have you at postlegal before you can say, sorry,

Both bikes’ engines are to wellspaced five-speed transmissions will smoothly deliver you to 100 the Guzzi is somewhat quicker the Honda, but you’ll need a fu grip to hold on. these have amazingly smooth systems that are virtually of any drive lash or chassis on acceleration or deceleration, a problem we experienced to some degree most every other we’ve ridden. Although bikes shifted easily, we did a minor problem with the sometimes in going from to first, the shift pedal move and the neutral light go off, but the engine would in neutral. we can only speculate this will clear up as the classic gets further in.

The Honda handles almost solid going straight, its line through the turns, but slowly. However, the steering is than on larger cruisers-the weighs in at 561 pounds with the full. Start pushing along a twisty road and the will drag its pegs and reveal a hidden hinge in the on the brakes, the story is all too familiar.

Even with the Aero’s weight th single 296mm disc and two-piston caliper only adequate stopping with a mushy feel-the comes all the way back to the bar on harder out back the budget-bike drum is no better; you’ll need ankles for the amount of pedal you’ll need to go through to

The Guzzi couldn’t be more the fork rake is a sporting 27 compared with the Honda’s relaxed 34 degrees, making much quicker. what’s the Guzzi weighs a mere 445 soaking wet but carries the same 3.7 of fuel as the shadow. only Boulevard s40 and 250s weigh than the Nevada classic. an exclamation point on the handling is a 320mm rotor in front by a four-piston Brembo brake and a 260mm disc out back; bike stops better any cruiser we’ve recently On that winding road to the Guzzi pulls away the Honda, utilizing its tighter radius, greater ground better brakes and more frame.

While going down the the noneFi Aero trumps the in the mileage game, 44.6 mpg 36.6 mpg. That up to an extra 30 miles between

Suspension was a mixed bag between the two the shadow had the typically flaccid forks of a cruiser paired sharply angled shocks. resulted in a generally plush in all situations, but the shocks would up on sharper pavement irregularities, a hard jolt straight up the spine. with the Nevada the suspension was firm at both which meant it would carve up a twisty road, but was harsh at both ends bumpy urban terrain.

as the styling differs between the the riding positions are equally the Honda has a very low 25.9-inch height, and those short of will have no problem both feet down at a conversely, the Guzzi’s seat is a stretch at 30.2 inches but is narrow at the front so you can get at least one well planted when Combine the Honda’s low seat moderately forward-set footpegs, and you sit in the conversely, you sit on the Guzzi with its seat and footpegs positioned between rearsets and midmounts. the pegs are close enough short riders will comfortable, but riders over 5 10 inches may be somewhat cramped. the pegs are simply too high and to the seat-even with my 29-inch it’s a tight squeeze.

Saddlewise they’re both a bit the Honda’s seat is quite and tends to position the rider in the at the back, causing pressure on the spine. on the Guzzi it feels the seat foam angles toward the back, the shape the rider uncomfortably against the up to the passenger portion. As for passengers, bike offers generous with the Guzzi’s rear more comfortable than the

In the end you’re faced with two capable motorcycles that the cruiser concept from angles. Both bikes more than enough for two-up riding. Both have quick, smooth and smootherthan- smooth shaft Both are lightweight and offer gas mileage.

Both are less expensive to than 1500cc-plus megacruisers. only question is whether you to blend in with the masses or the nearly $2200 extra for a kind of cruiser. will it be and bright lights or canyons and

’08 Honda Shadow

Suggested Base Price:

Moto Guzzi Nevada 750

Engine Type: 745cc, 52-Degree V-Twin

Bore X 79 X 76 Mm

Valvetrain: Sohc, 3 Valves

Compression Ratio: 9.6:1


Torque: NA

’08 Moto Nevada Classic 750


Engine Type: 744cc, 90-Degree Transverse V-Twin

X Stroke: 80 X 74 Mm

Moto Guzzi Nevada 750

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