2005 Honda Shadow VLX

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2005 Honda Shadow VLX

Model Overview:

2005 Shadow VLX

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 583
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2005 Honda Shadow VLX

Intro

For the 2005 model year – which marked the twenty-second year the Shadow cruiser was in production – its manufacturer, Japanese auto-making giant Honda, produced six models. Consequently, the 2005 Honda Shadow provides a breathtaking range of possibilities. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price range for the 2005 Honda Shadow is between $5,399 and $8,599.

The six models that comprise the 2005 Honda Shadow are the VLX, VLX Deluxe, Spirit 750, Aero, Sabre, and Spirit. Each cruiser is powered by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin (two-cylinder) engine. The displacement varies depending on model. The VLX Series engine displaces at 583 cubic centimeters (cc) and the Spirit 750 and Aero engines have a displacement of 745 cc. The Sabre and Spirit have the largest engine, with a displacement of 1,099 cc. Fueled by a pair of carburetors, the 2005 Honda Shadow engine is paired with a manual transmission: four-speed on the VLX Series and Spirit 750, five-speed on the others.

Each 2005 Honda Shadow uses front disc brakes and rear drum brakes for its stopping power. Suspension comprises a telescopic fork and twin-sided swing arm, with a rear shock on the VLX Series and two rear shocks on the other models. The wheels on the top-level Sabre and Spirit trims are made of aluminum; the other models get steel wheels instead.

The 2005 Honda Shadow was made with a steel frame and lightly covered with plastic sporting a black color scheme. Speedometers are standard on each cruiser; a tachometer is added on the VLX models, and a trip odometer is added on the other versions. Halogen headlights and rearview mirrors are in place for enhanced visibility when driving.

New For 2005
  • This is the twenty-third model year of the Honda Shadow; no changes were made.

2005 Honda Shadow Specs

  • Model: Cruiser (2005 Honda Shadow VLX, VLX Deluxe, Spirit 750, Aero, Sabre and Spirit)
  • Engine Type: 583cc (VLX and VLX Deluxe) / 745cc (Spirit 750 and Aero) / 1,099cc (Sabre and Spirit) four-stroke liquid-cooled V twin
  • Bore and Stroke (millimeters/inches): 75 / 2.96 x 66 / 2.6 (VLX and VLX Deluxe); 79 / 3.11 x 76 / 2.99 (Spirit 750 and Aero); 87.5 / 3.45 x 91.4 / 3.6 (Sabre and Spirit)
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1 (VLX and VLX Deluxe); 9:1 (Spirit 750 and Aero); 8.1 (Sabre and Spirit)
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft (SOHC), three valves per cylinder
  • Induction: One 34-millimeter carburetor (VLX and VLX Deluxe); two 34-millimeter Keihin carburetors (Spirit 750 and Aero); two 36-millimeter carburetors (Sabre and Spirit)
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Four-speed manual (VLX and VLX Deluxe); five-speed manual (Spirit 750, Aero, Sabre and Spirit)
  • Final Drive: Chain (VLX, VLX Deluxe and Spirit 750); shaft (Aero, Sabre and Spirit)
  • Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters): 2.9 / 11 with 0.9 / 3.4 reserve (VLX and VLX Deluxe); 3.6 / 13.6 with 1.3 / 4.9 reserve (Spirit 750); 3.7 / 14 with 0.9 / 3.4 reserve (Aero); 4.2 / 15.9 with 0.6 / 2.3 reserve (Sabre and Spirit)
  • Estimated Fuel Economy (miles per gallon): N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): 1.5-inch / 39-millimeter (VLX, VLX Deluxe, Spirit 750 and Aero) telescopic fork; 1.6-inch / 41-millimeter telescopic fork (Sabre and Spirit)
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm, with one (VLX and VLX Deluxe) / two (Spirit 750, Aero, Sabre and Spirit) shock absorber(s)
  • Wheelbase (inches/millimeters): 63 / 1600.2 (VLX and VLX Deluxe), 64.8 / 1645.9 (Spirit 750); 64.5 / 1638.3 (Aero); 64.6 / 1640.84 (Sabre); 65 / 1651 (Spirit)
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height (inches/millimeters): 25.6 / 650.2 (VLX and VLX Deluxe); 26.6 / 675.6 (Spirit 750); 25.9 / 657.9 (Aero); 27.2 / 691 (Sabre); 28.7 / 729 (Spirit)
  • Dry Weight (lbs./kg): 452 / 205 (VLX); 458 / 207.7 (VLX Deluxe); 496 / 225 (Spirit 750); 519.4 / 235.6 (Aero); 573 / 259.9 (Sabre); 553 / 250.8 (Spirit)
  • Tires (Front): Tubed 100/90 HR19 on steel wheel (VLX, VLX Deluxe and Spirit 750); tubed 120/90 HR17 on steel wheel (Aero); tubeless 120/90 HR18 on aluminum wheel (Sabre); tubeless 110/90 HR19 on aluminum wheel (Spirit)
  • Tires (Rear): Tubed 160/80 R15 on steel wheel (VLX, VLX Deluxe and Spirit 750); tubed 160/80 HR15 on steel wheel (Aero); tubeless 170/80 HR15 on aluminum wheel (Sabre); tubeless 170/80 HR15 on aluminum wheel (Spirit)

Accessories

  • Chrome Backrest With Pad Kit
  • Cruiser Shield / Cruiser Shield Mounting Brackets
  • Cycle Cover
  • Magnetic Tank Bag
  • Chrome Round-Tube Rear Carrier
  • Gold / Chrome Backrest Emblem

Key Competitors For The 2005 Honda Shadow

  • 2005 Yamaha V Star
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Available Shadow Sub Models

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2005 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 Buyer's Guide 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
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2005 Honda Shadow Spirit Buyer's Guide 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit
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2005 Honda Shadow Aero Buyer's Guide 2005 Honda Shadow Aero
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