Honda Shadow Aero / Spirit / Phantom
In the cruiser market, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with manufacturers that have taken the bigger-is-better concept to extremes. This is why the more moderate size of the Shadow Aero appeals to so many riders. The Aero weighs just 560 pounds with a full tank, has a low seat height, and handles well. The fuel-injected, 745cc V-twin runs smoothly, and its ample cylinder finning hides the fact that it is liquid-cooled. Wire-spoke wheels and fat fenders give a traditional look. Also available: The Shadow Spirit has a street-rod look, while the Phantom is a back-to-basics model with a blacked-out appearance.
Engine type: sohc V-twin
Transmission speeds: 5
Final drive: shaft
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Wheelbase: 64.5 in.
Seat height: 25.9/25.7/25.8 in.
Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal.
Claimed wet weight: 560/536/549 lb.