Honda Shadow RS | First Ride

Simple is good

By Kristi Martel, Photography by Brian J. Nelson

tech
SPEC
Evolution
The Shadow emerges from the, ahem, shadows.

Rivals
Harley-Davidson Sportster 883, Boulevard M50, Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD, Star V-Star Classic.

Price $7799
Engine type l-c 52-deg. V-Twin
Valve train SOHC, 6v
Displacement 745cc
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 76.0mm
Compression 9.6:1
Fuel system PGM-FI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Steel double-cradle
Front suspension 41mm Showa fork
Rear suspension Twin Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 296mm disc
Rear brake Drum
Front tire 100/90-19 Dunlop D404
Rear tire 150/80-16 Dunlop D404
Rake/trail 32.5°/5.3 in.
Seat height 29.4 in.
Wheelbase 61.5 in.
Fuel capacity 2.8 gal.
Claimed dry weight 490 lbs.
Colors Pearl White, Metallic Gray
Available Now
Warranty 1 yr., unlimited mi.
Contact American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509
866.784.1870
www.powersports.honda.com

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
Honda builds a Sportster!

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