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2017 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 Review of Specs / Features | Blacked Out Cruiser / Motorcycle (VT750C2BH)
– Detailed 2017 Shadow Phantom Cruiser / Motorcycle Review of Specs & Features (VT750C2B = Phantom) –
Let’s take a look at one of Honda’s most popular cruisers in the 2017 motorcycle model lineup – the 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 (VT750C2BH) . The Shadow Phantom® celebrates the joy of back-to-basics motorcycling by delivering a V-twin ride packing a uniquely clean and uncluttered appearance. By staking out the low-profile approach to cool, the Shadow Phantom reinforces the idea that bling ain’t everything in a bike. If you want people to listen to you, a whisper can be louder than a shout. That’s the idea here: If you want to stand out in a world full of chrome and bright colors, maybe more chrome isn’t the answer. Maybe less is. Take one look at the Honda Shadow Phantom and you’re going to know that’s true. The Phantom is for riders who want a great bike, who love to ride and who want to make a powerful statement. Its blacked-out 745cc V-twin engine, black rims, bobbed fenders, spoked wheels and beefy front fork all set it apart from most of the other customs on the road.
- 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom Price / MSRP: $7,699
- 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 Horsepower: 44.6 HP @ 5,500 RPM (33.5kW/5,500min)
- 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 Torque: 47.9 lb ft TQ @ 3,500 RPM (65Nm/3,500min)
- 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 MPG: 56 Miles Per Gallon
- 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 Colors: Matte Black Metallic
- 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 Model ID: VT750C2BH
- 2017 Shadow Phantom 750 Weight: 549 lbs (curb weight = full of gas etc)
- * For more detailed specifications scroll down to the bottom of the page…
There’s No Substitute for V-Twin Power – The Shadow Phantom’s 745cc V-twin engine features Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), ensuring easy cold-weather starting and seamless, all-condition fuel delivery.
The Phantom Look – Black engine, frame, rims and handlebar—black everything—that’s the Phantom’s trademark look.
Engineered for the Long Run – The Phantom’s durable and virtually maintenance-free shaft final drive ensures smooth, dependable power delivery to the asphalt. No hassles, no grease flying everywhere. Just smooth, quiet power transfer.
In 2007 Honda launched the popular VT750C2 Shadow. Based on the VT750 Shadow, it took similar design cues from classic cruiser tradition. However, the VT750C2 Shadow Phantom took the concept a step further with more traditional street rod styling, a leaner, meaner profile and a riding position that submerged the rider deep down in the bike for a full experience of the engine’s power. A new PGM-FI fuel injection system intensified the ride while improving fuel efficiency and emissions, and a large 17″ front wheel gave it an unmistakable presence on the street.
In 2010 Honda proudly introduced the Phantom, an intense variation on the Shadow Spirit theme with authentic bobber styling and a pure, minimalistic spirit. In one basic color, its bold character made its beefy performance and easy ownership all the more pleasurable. Over the years the Phantom has went unchanged except for the addition of new color options and variations each year. For 2017 the Shadow Phantom returns in Matte Black Metallic similar to what was used back in 2012 but this time around Honda has blacked out a few other miscellaneous pieces too that were originally a bronze’ish color.
The Shadow Phantom is based around a low, triangular profile that places the rider in the middle of the ride, and is accentuated with exclusive styling details. Proven technologies ease handling and usability, and deliver a highly involving yet relaxed ride. The fuel injection system is tuned for smooth, responsive control, allowing riders to enjoy the engine’s power. The maintenance-free shaft drive and reliable liquid-cooled engine mean stress-free ownership.
Riding the Phantom is a stirring experience, and its aggressive attitude and streetwise confidence create their own authority on the street.
Shadow 750 Engine
The power at the heart of the VT750C2B Phantom is supplied by the same 750cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine used in the VT750C2 Shadow that pumps out 44.6 horsepower and 47.9 lb/ft of torque. Its delivery is tuned for deep, rumbling pulses of power and torque. Accessibility and dependability are also essential to the VT750C2B experience, and the fuel injection system has been developed for quick throttle response and maximum fuel economy that comes in at 56 MPG.
The liquid-cooled 52° V-twin engine powering the Shadow Phantom is a time-proven standard of Honda excellence, essentially the same configuration that provides strong, dependable power to all our 750cc V-twin cruisers. Its compact shape allows the frame’s central backbone to be lowered, facilitating the cruiser’s long-and-low profile. The engine features a long-stroke, single-pin crankshaft configuration and optimal mass to enhance the feel of its low rpm torque peak. Efficient combustion and instant power thrusts are provided by SOHC three-valve cylinder heads with dual spark plugs, while close-ratio transmission delivers strong, exhilarating acceleration from anywhere in the engine’s power range. The sensation of strong, direct power delivery to the rear wheel is down to the machine’s enclosed shaft final drive. Requiring only minimal maintenance, the shaft drive operates smoothly and quietly while enhancing the feel of the engine’s power.
The VT750C2B Phantom is equipped with a highly developed Honda PGM-FI fuel injection system, featuring an idle air control valve which precisely controls incoming air for smooth idling operation. The system ensures easy starting, instant throttle response and smooth, satisfying thrusts of acceleration. With accurate fuel flow monitoring, efficiency is also optimized, keeping both emissions and fuel consumption low.
The chrome-plated dual shotugun exhaust pipes that accentuate the length of the Phantom chassis are more than just a visual accent on its street rod styling. They also pump out an exhilarating sound that combines with the throbbing feel of the engine to create an exciting ride sensation.
Each exhaust pipe is fitted with an oxygen sensor that feeds data to the fuel injection system’s ECU and a HECS3 (Honda Evolutional Catalyzing System) low emissions system. This strictly regulates exhaust gases while still maintaining the engine’s capable performance and thrilling sound.
For its design inspiration the Phantom went back to its custom roots. Its clipped rear fender, triangulated profile and thumping engine acknowledge a heritage that reaches back for decades.
To true custom bike aficionados, style is important and any lapse in attention to detail is unforgivable. The Shadow Phantom is a perfectly turned-out celebration of an iconic style and culture. From its bobbed tail to its assertive front wheel, every contour is carefully styled. Its bold, kicked-out forks and raised handlebars provide the point of focus from which it leans back into a long, tapered tank.
The instrument panel is placed on top of the tank. It features a large, easily readable speedometer dial, a compact assembly of practical gauges and indicator lights and an eye-catching silver-painted cover. The seat is easily the lowest in the 750cc cruiser class and creates a deep riding position that allows an easy reach to the grips and a laid-back cruiser feel.
The engine’s power is contained in a slim, lightweight and rigid double-cradle steel frame that is both responsive and easy to handle. A large-diameter single tube backbone and pressed steel pivot plates combine in a low overall chassis height, allowing for low tank and seat positioning. The seat rails and chopped rear fender are supported by a cast sub-frame. The frame design is an important contributor to the sensational ride quality, transmitting enough primary vibration to maximize enjoyment of the engine’s performance without allowing it to become uncomfortable.
The extended 41mm front fork and 17″ front wheel create a remarkably responsive and comfortable package. On the left side, the shaft drive is integrated with the swingarm adding to the clean and simple look. The exposed rear shock absorbers are tilted forward, providing progressive damping and a comfortable ride with precise control. A fat 160mm rear tire emphasizes the sporty custom styling as well as adding to comfort. The powerful brakes perform with smooth efficiency. A large-diameter 296mm front disc with a responsive dual-piston caliper is paired with a conventional 180mm leading/trailing drum brake at the rear.
Features & Innovations
- V-Twin Engine Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Phantom’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
- Five-Speed Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
- 2-into-2 Exhaust System Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
- Low Seat Height Skimming the pavement at just 25.7 inches, the Phantom’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Phantom’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.
- Gunfighter Saddle Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat is comfortable and looks great too.
- Spoked Wheels Spoked black wheels and hubs feature a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complete the overall custom look.
- Shorty Front Fender Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow Phantom a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
- Front-Disc Brake If there’s one place you don’t want retro performance, it’s your brakes. That’s why Honda gave the Shadow Phantom a 296mm front disc clamped by a twin-piston caliper with sintered metal pads for distinctly modern stopping power. Rear brake is drum type.
- Front Suspension Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter matte finished shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive look. Delivers confident, neutral handling.
- Rear Suspension Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability for a smooth ride.
- Stylish Finish Bobber-inspired styling with extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
- Shaft Final Drive With the Shadow Phantom’s driveshaft you do not have to worry about the added maintenance of a chain or belt-drive. The shaft final-drive system helps provide a smooth and reliable low-maintenance option compared to other chain and belt-drive motorcycles on the market.
- Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
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Here's What To Know Before Buying A Honda Shadow Phantom
Read on to find out more about the Shadow Phantom before deciding if purchasing one is a practical decision.
The Honda Shadow Phantom is one of Honda's most successful bikes. It seems to have a winning design and level of efficiency that not only make it optimal for first-time riders, but also make it unchanged for several years in a row. With appeal to both people favoring old-school bikes and people who enjoy modern cruisers, the bike can be found for roughly $7,900 new and $2,000 used. It has several accessories for riders who want room for passengers or for cargo space, and it's known for its blacked-out matte look. Other Honda bikes, such as the Fury, were often overlooked in favor of the Shadow Phantom.
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Little To No Changes With Latest Model
Honda has opted not to mess with success with the latest model of the Shadow Phantom. Minimal changes have been implemented this year, if that, and for good reason, as there have been no outstanding concerns or problems with the preceding years' models.
The $7,899 price tag and color selection of black or matte pearl white even carry over from the 2019 model. The liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin engine displaces 745cc and the bike takes cues from a “bobber-inspired style” to try and operated smoothly. The wheels are wire-spoked and the tires are fat, and the engine is known to perform reliably and run smoothly, justifying Honda's decision to not significantly alter the Honda Shadow Phantom for 2020.
In fact, it's been years since the Shadow Phantom's last major change , suggesting that Honda struck a winning formula for their bike some time ago. Both the front and rear of the Shadow Phantom have single brake discs. It also has a five-speed transmission to smooth transitions between gears, and the seat is a little lower than most bikes.
However, the 41mm absorbs any shock from bumps on the front end, and speaking of shock, the rear suspension is dual-shock and showcases five-position spring preload adjustability. It has a 64.6-inch wheelbase with a fuel capacity of 3.7 gallons. Among the bike's advanced technology is a fuel injection system, which helps give the bike solid operations while riding through the rev range.
Its fanbase? People who want both an old-school look and a modern cruiser.
Optimal For Beginners
Honda is known for making good beginner bikes, such as the Rebel 500 . And bikes like that have a reputation that justifies a new model in the following year . The Shadow Phantom follows that trend, as it is also considered a solid beginner motorcycle.
It's easily controlled and doesn't overwhelm the rider with excess force. Its 45 horsepower and 46.5 lb-ft of torque gives the rider a decent amount of power, but not an overwhelming amount of power.
The Shadow Phantom is also a lightweight bike, which, while heavy, isn't quite as heavy as a “standard” bike would be. The wheelbase length is also suitable for beginners, as wheelbases with car length are hardly optimal for first-time riders. Further, a low center of gravity for the rider gives the bike an easier time when it comes to handling.
The seat is also low, which helps the rider get into a comfortable seating position less likely to cause strain or damage to wrists or back. The low seat height also helps contribute to safety, as it means riders can flat foot a motorcycle at a stoplight and safely stop. Price is also user-friendly, as while a new one retains the aforementioned price tag, a used model only costs around $2,000.
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Black is key through aesthetics and design. The 2020 Honda Shadow Phantom decided to forego chrome and color in favor of smooth black accents and trim , as evidenced by spoked wheels, black rims, bobbed fenders, matte black accents. With this bike, even the engine is black. That 745cc V-twin engine powering the Shadow Phantom received the same treatment as the rest of the bike did. The bike also features a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complement the spoked black wheels and hubcaps. The finish is considered blacked-out and matte at the same time.
Specs & Stats
The Honda Shadow Phantom showcases twin shocks, a drum rear brake, and non-adjustable suspension. While mainly meant for city driving, the engine is powerful enough to support a highway trip. It has a 9.6:1 compression ratio, two spark plugs for each of its cylinders, and a 64.6-inch wheelbase.
The seat is only 25.8 inches from the ground, and the bike has a curb weight of 549 pounds. Fuel economy is approximately 56 mpg, and the bike's design emphasizes its minimalist front fender and bobber-style handlebar shape. The Honda Shadow Phantom can also carry a passenger while sporting extra cargo space with its massive saddlebags.
Featured accessories include tall or low backrests, a custom rider seat, a solo rider rear carrier, saddlebag supports, a touring bag, and mounting brackets. While the Shadow Phantom is advertised as lightweight , it's still heavier than the Ninja models or any entry-level dual-sport offerings.
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2023 Honda Shadow Aero ABS Guide
Contents: Review – Key Features – Features & Benefits – Specifications
2023 Honda Shadow Aero ABS: ANYTHING BUT AVERAGE.
Introducing the 2023 honda shadow aero abs….
Old school never goes out of style. With a large front fender, chrome headlights, low-slung seat, spoke wheels and of course a V-twin engine with swept-back twin exhausts, Honda’s Shadow Aero embodies the classic cruiser appearance. Its retro look is paired with modern technology like programmed fuel injection, a shaft final drive and available ABS for a safe, comfortable and reliable ride. From coastal cruises to winding mountain roads, the Shadow Aero delivers the iconic cruiser experience.
CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINATION If you’re looking for a motorcycle with that classic cruiser look and the best modern engineering, narrow your search to the Honda Shadow Aero. The V-twin engine puts out loads of torque, with a throaty dual exhaust note that’ll cause double-takes on every street corner. The comfort lasts all day, or all weekend, thanks to the low-slung seat, pullback handlebars and forward-set pegs. And with a low-maintenance shaft drive, the Shadow Aero is the textbook cruiser that’s anything but average.
2023 Honda Shadow Aero ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Aero’s power makes it perfect for around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
2-INTO-2 EXHAUST SYSTEM
Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and the 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
Broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you to hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
PERFORMANCE V-TWIN ENGINE Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Aero’s power makes it perfect for around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
THREE-VALVE DUAL-PLUG COMBUSTION CHAMBER It’s the best of both worlds: The three-valve combustion chambers used on many of our V-twin cruisers feature two intake valves and one exhaust, helping them breathe efficiently to boost both horsepower and torque.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI) Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
STYLE 2-INTO-2 EXHAUST SYSTEM Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and the 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
TANK-MOUNTED INSTRUMENTS A key element of the Shadow Aero’s look are the tank-mounted instruments. Set in a gorgeous chromed pod and complemented by the chromed fuel-filler cap, they really set off the bike’s classic lines.
BLACKED-OUT STYLING The closer you look at a Shadow Aero, the better it looks. That’s because the styling is so unified. Check out the way the blacked-out engine, black rims, black frame and black seat all hang together.
CHROME HIGHLIGHTS Chrome highlights include cylinder-head covers, air-cleaner cover, engine sidecovers, brake and clutch-lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, handlebar, rear shock covers and more.
FULL FRONT FENDER Wide metal front fender gives the Aero a classic styling touch.
SPOKED WHEELS Spoked wheels give the Aero a classic look.
COMFORT COMFORTABLE SADDLE Broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT The Aero’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Aero’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.
DRIVETRAIN FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you to hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
SHAFT FINAL DRIVE Clean, efficient, proven, and low maintenance. Shaft final drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the road. And an added plus: it helps keep your bike cleaner, too.
Honda Reveals New “Bagger” Rebel and Returning Motorcycle Models for 2023
- New Rebel 1100T DCT offers “bagger” cruiser styling and convenience
- Announcement includes on-road models from five categories
- For the 2023 model year, American Honda announces the return of 11 on-road motorcycle models. From cruisers to miniMOTOs, scooters and sport bikes, the announcement includes a diverse range of motorcycles that showcase the breadth of Honda’s lineup.
The highlight of the announcement is the new “T” trim level of the Rebel 1100 platform. The Rebel 1100T DCT builds on the success of Honda’s “new-school” cruiser platform with “bagger” styling (including wind protection and substantial cargo space), as well as Honda’s advanced dual clutch transmission (DCT). In addition to this new version, the standard Rebel 1100 is back in both manual-transmission and DCT iterations. Other confirmed returning 2023 cruisers include the Rebel 500 and 300—offered in several trim levels and new colors for 2023—as well as the classic Shadow Aero and bobber-inspired Shadow Phantom.
Returning sport bike models include the value-driven CBR1000RR, the agile CBR600RR and the entry-level sport-naked CB300R. The touring-focused NC750X continues to deliver incredible versatility for 2023, and it’s available with DCT or a manual transmission. A pair of miniMOTO models—the best-selling Super Cub and the nostalgic Monkey—both feature available ABS and receive new colors for the new model year. The adventure-inspired ADV150 scooter is back for 2023 as well.
“This announcement covers nearly every category of on-road motorcycle, which is a testament to how deep our product offering is,” said Brandon Wilson, Manager of Sports and Experiential at American Honda. “While each model has a distinct goal in mind, they all benefit from Honda’s renowned premium build quality and reliability. Whether it’s for the first-time rider or the weekend warrior, we’re committed to delivering the best possible ownership and riding experiences to all of our passionate two-wheel customers.”
2023 Honda Shadow Aero ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN
- 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
- Crankshaft features long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
- Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
- Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.
- Custom two-into-two exhaust system, flowing into bullet-style mufflers provides soul-stirring sound that’s classic V-twin cruiser.
- Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
- Chrome highlights throughout provide classic styling.
- Wide metal front fender adds to the bike’s classic appearance.
- Sturdy 41mm fork features large-diameter chrome-steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look, and delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
- Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
- Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. The ABS version has a hydraulic disc rear brake, while the non-ABS version features a drum rear brake.
- Low 25.9-inch seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze.
- Narrow seat/tank junction makes adds to the low seat height to make flat-footing even easier
- Tank-mounted speedometer on a stylish 3.7-gallon fuel cell for classic retro styling.
- Large, custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn-signal indicators.
Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a HondaCare® Protection Plan.
- Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
- Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
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ENGINE Engine Type 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin four-stroke Bore and Stroke 79.0mm x 76.0mm Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI); 34mm throttle body Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder Compression Ratio 9.6:1 DRIVE TRAIN Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed Final Drive Shaft CHASSIS SUSPENSION BRAKES Front Suspension 41mm fork; 4.6-inch travel Rear Suspension Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel Front Brake Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper Rear Brake 180mm drum Front Tire 120/90-17 Rear Tire 160/80-15 DIMENSIONS Rake (Caster Angle) 34.0° Trail 6.3 inches Wheelbase 64.5 inches Seat Height 25.9 inches Curb Weight 560 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel) Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve Miles Per Gallon 56 MPG – Honda fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors. OTHER Model ID VT750C Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment. Available Colors Ultra Blue Metallic FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION One Year Included Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty Optional Extended Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®
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Two-Wheeled Investments: Motorcycles With The Highest Resale Value
Not all motorcycles depreciate in price as soon as their rubber hits the road. Some two-wheelers keep their value game strong and prove they're not just about speed and style. Today, we will look at motorcycles with the highest resale value on the market.
From cruisers that exude timeless cool to sporty speedsters built for the track, these bikes are as savvy for your wallet as they are on the asphalt. Yes, these bikes are powerful, fast, and stylish, but they are more than just a fun ride — they're smart investments as well. Keep clicking through to find out which bikes give you the best resale bang for your buck!
Harley-Davidson FXLRS Low Rider S - 95% (MSRP: $18,399)
Being one of the most popular brands, a high resale value on Harley-Davidson is not surprising. The FXLRS Low Rider S is a performance cruiser that comes with a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine churning out 105 horses, moto-style drag bars, and a revamped softail chassis.
The bike has an all-black attractive look, comfortable sitting, and an upright riding posture. It also has electronic cruise control to let you ride for hundreds of miles in absolute comfort and style. The original price of the FXLRS Low Rider S is $18,399, and reselling it in good condition can get you up to 95% of its value.
BMW R1250 RS - 99% (MSRP: $15,695)
With a price tag of $15,695, the BMW R1250 RS is a sports tourer featuring a two-cylinder ShiftCam-powered 1254 cc boxer engine that generates up to 105 lb-ft of torque and 135 horses and takes just over 3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph!
The bike has a slim and sporty persona, numerous safety features, comfortable heated seating, and an economical drive mode that makes it perfect for long-distance rides. Moreover, if you have BMW Motorrad accessories attached to your bike, you can actually recoup 99% on your R1250 RS.
Kawasaki Ninja 650 - 97% (MSRP: $8,499)
Kawasaki is known for making some of the most stylish and high-performance sports bikes without breaking the bank. Costing just under $9,000, the Ninja 650 comes with a sporty 649 cc 4-stroke parallel-twin engine, a large TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, twin LED headlights, and a 6-speed transmission.
The Ninja 650 also offers comfortable seating with an upright riding posture and a number of safety features, including wind protection and ABS braking. If you resell this motorcycle to a sports bike enthusiast, you can easily get up to 97% of what you paid for!
Ducati Diavel V4 - 91% (MSRP: $26,995)
Blending features of sport nakeds and muscle cruisers, the Ducati Diavel V4 has a monocoque aluminum frame and a lightweight (yet super-sporty) V4 Granturismo engine, resulting in a dry weight of just 465 lb. The 1158 cc liquid-cooled 4-cylinder engine generates not just 168 horses but also an unmistakable sound.
The Diavel V4 further offers a 5" TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation, four driving modes (sport, touring, urban, and wet), wheelie control, traction control, cruise control, cornering ABS, and power launch, to name a few. And like the other Ducatis, it also has a good resale value of 91%.
Honda Gold Wing GL1800BD DCT - 96.9% (MSRP: $25,600)
The Honda Gold Wing GL1800BD DCT is a high-end motorcycle that's known to keep its value. Priced at $25,600, this touring bike is powered by an 1833 cc 6-cylinder engine mated with either a conventional 6-speed or Honda's automatic 7-speed DCT transmission.
The GL1800BD DCT has an attractive body, comfortable seating, excellent weather protection, and plenty of storage, thanks to the rear trunk and side panniers. It also has a classy infotainment deck with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Reselling the bike in good condition can get you 96.9% of the original price.
Indian Chief Dark Horse (Colored) - 96% (MSRP: $17,999)
The Chief Dark Horse by Indian Motorcycle is a striking and graceful cruiser. With a base price of $17,999, the bike comes in 4 different, very attractive colors and is powered by an air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 engine (1890 cc) generating 120 lb-ft of torque.
The Chief Dark Horse has an intuitive 4" infotainment touchscreen that not only keeps you updated about ride metrics but also tells you everything from navigation and weather to live traffic data and engine oil condition. The bike comes standard with ABS, keyless ignition, a USB charge port, and a 12V charge port. It can be resold for up to 96% of its original value.
Yamaha YZF-R1 - 99% (MSRP: $17,999)
One of the most popular bikes in the world, the Yamaha YZF-R1 is good for everything from local commuting to drag racing to even long-distance rides. The bike's 998 cc inline 4-cylinder engine uses Yamaha’s exclusive cross-plane crankshaft technology derived from the brand’s iconic YZR-M1 MotoGP race bike.
These bikes are easy to maintain and reliable to the max. The YZF-R1 features a Power Delivery Mode that lets you adjust engine response for various riding conditions, an Engine Brake Management system, Lift & Launch Control Systems, and multiple other features to give riders the complete MotoGP experience. The base price is $17,999, and you can sell it for up to 99% of the value to the right customers.
Triumph Bonneville Street Twin - 92% (MSRP: $9,895)
Triumph Motorcycles is renowned for making some of the most powerful and appealing motorcycles, and the Bonneville Street Twin is no different. With a base price of $9,895, this cruiser bike comes with a 5-speed Bonneville 900 cc engine that produces 50 lb-ft of torque and 60.1 horsepower.
The Street Twin has traction control, two ride modes (rain and road), ABS, and a USB charging socket. It also has a KYB fork front suspension and a KYB dual shock rear suspension. On reselling this bike, you can get a 92% payback on the original price, provided that it is in good condition.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon - 99% (MSRP: $35,000)
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon is a heavily muscular sports bike that costs $35,000 for the base model. If it seems expensive, just know that Kawasaki has provided more than enough features to back this price.
The Ninja H2 Carbon has a 998 cc supercharged inline-4 engine that generates 228 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque, propelling riders from 0-60 in just 3 seconds. It has nine different traction control modes, engine brake control, quick gear shifters, and IMU-enhanced chassis orientation awareness, to name a few things. A well-maintained Ninja H2 Carbon can easily net you a 99% resale value.
Honda Rebel 500 ABS - 96% (MSRP: $6,449)
The Rebel 500 ABS is another Honda bike that can get you a high resale value on its original price of $6,449, a nice 96% on your investment, provided that the bike is in good condition. It's an entry-level cruiser and is in great demand with new riders who want something for touring and local commuting without breaking the bank.
The Rebel 500 ABS has a light 471 cc twin-cylinder engine, an anti-lock braking system, a clutch assist, and, of course, a super-stylish body. If you want to go all out, you can opt for the Special Edition to get a headlight cowl, diamond-stitch seat, and plenty of other cool accessories.
Ducati Monster SP - 96% (MSRP: $15,595)
Ducati manufactures some of the world's most popular motorcycles, and the Monster SP is one of them. It’s a sports bike with a base price of $15,595 and a liquid-cooled 4-valve Testastretta 11 (937 cc) engine, churning out 111 horses and 69 lb-ft of torque.
The Monster SP is light to ride and extremely attractive to look at. It offers traction control, launch control, ABS, and multi-ride modes to adapt to different weather conditions. Reselling the Monster SP in a well-maintained condition can get you up to 96% of what you paid for the bike.
Suzuki VL800TM3 Boulevard C50T - 96% (MSRP: $10,359)
Suzuki is one of those brands that can make all types of bikes on the market and really excel at that. The Boulevard C50T is a cruiser bike perfect for both local commuting and long-distance rides. It features an 805 cc liquid-cooled 4-valve V-Twin engine working with a 5-speed transmission.
The Boulevard C50T has wide handlebars, forward-mounted floorboards, and studded seating for comfortable riding. A perfect example of form with function, the bike has a base price of $10,359, and a well-maintained unit can be resold for up to 96% of that initial investment!
BMW R1250 RT - 93% (MSRP: $19,995)
The BMW R1250 RT is a touring bike with a 1254 cc dual-cylinder ShiftCam boxer engine that produces 105 lb-ft of torque at 6,250 rpm. The bike features adaptive headlights, a new Active Cruise Control, heated seats, a keyless ride, a 10.25" TFT dashboard with navigation and connectivity, and a standard storage capacity of 18.4 gallons.
The R1250 RT can fetch you a great price on resale if it has factory-installed side panniers and fairing. However, it still maintains a high resale value (up to 93%) on its original price of $19,995, even without the accessories.
Harley-Davidson Street Glide - 96% (MSRP: $22,199)
As bike fanatics may know, the Harley Street Glide is one of the most legendary touring bikes of all time. Besides being comfortable, it has its own bagger style, state-of-the-art safety features, a dependable and powerful Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine, a cool infotainment deck, and plenty of accessories, including a passenger seat, saddlebags, floorboards, and a fork-mounted fairing.
All this makes the Street Glide perfect for touring solo or with a partner. Harleys have their own appeal, and if you are interested in getting another bike, selling a well-maintained Street Glide can get you 96% of your initial $22,199 investment.
Kawasaki Z900RS - 92% (MSRP: $11,949)
Another bike from the Kawasaki Z-line, the Z900RS, is a timeless classic with a retro design. It's more of a local cruiser but can be used for long drives as well. With a base price of $11,949, the Z900RS has a 16-valve, 6-speed 998 cc engine that delivers 100 horsepower with 72.3 lb-ft of torque.
The Z900RS also comes with an assist and slipper clutch, traction control, dual throttle valves, horizontal back-link rear suspension, and ABS. If you want a sportier look and slightly better performance, you can go for the Z900RS Cafe version of the bike. The resale value you get from the Z900RS is 92% of the original price.
Indian Roadmaster - 96.5% (MSRP: $31,499)
The Indian Roadmaster is an extremely luxurious touring bike worth every cent of its $31,499 starting price. It has a Thunderstroke 116 V-Twin engine that generates a peak torque of 126 lb-ft and a locking storage capacity of 36 gallons, giving you plenty of room to haul your gear on long-distance journeys.
The Roadmaster comes with full fairings, adjustable passenger floorboards, a power windshield, vinyl seats, heated grips, cruise control, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring, remote locking, and ABS. It also has a really nice 7" infotainment deck with Apple CarPlay, navigation, Bluetooth integration, and live weather and traffic monitoring. It's not hard to see why you can easily get 96.5% of resale value out of this bike.
Honda CB1000RR - 103% (MSRP: $17,145)
The Honda CB1000RR is world-famous for its lightning-fast speed and precise control. Costing $16,599, it has a 998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that works with a 6-speed transmission to generate 184 horsepower and 83 lb-ft torque and does 0-60 in just 3.09 seconds.
The bike is not only about speed; it has some great features as well, such as dual-fuel injection, an electronic steering damper, selectable torque control, gyro-assisted ABS, assisted slipper clutch, and an intuitive TFT display. Moreover, with an average resale value of 103% (thanks to its high demand), this is one of the bikes that you can sell for a profit!
Triumph Rocket 3 GT - 92% (MSRP: $24,595)
The Triumph Rocket 3 GT is powered by an inline 3-cylinder 2458 cc engine, which is the largest displacement engine ever fitted to a production motorcycle and can generate an astonishing 165 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque.
Costing $24,595, the Rocket 3 GT has its own unparalleled muscular design, a complete touring kit, a 6-speed gearbox, Brembo disc brakes, and a large and intuitive TFT display with a Triumph connectivity system. All in all, the Rocket 3 GT is one of the most powerful and distinctive bikes for touring. A well-kept unit can give you up to 92% of its original value on resale.
KTM 390 Duke - 91% (MSRP: $6,800)
The KTM 390 Duke is a sports bike that can also be used for local commuting and long drives. Costing about $6,800 for the base trim, it has a relatively low price but has many features that make it a good investment.
The bike has a 370 cc engine with 6-speed transmission, an attractive sporty look (and feel), upside-down WP fork suspension, dual circuit BOSCH ABS, and an intuitive infotainment system. For added thrill and fun, you can also use the supermoto mode. The 390 Duke can easily get you up to 91% of the value of the original base investment.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R - 99% (MSRP: $12,299)
A lighter version of the Kawasaki ZX line, this is another bike that has been designed on the same principle of being sleek and powerful. The base version of the bike costs around $12,299 and is powered by a 6-speed 636 cc 134 horsepower engine with 52 lb-ft of torque.
Considering the price difference with the ZX-10R, there is an expected difference in the features as well. But you still get multiple power modes, assist and slipper clutch, dual throttle valves, traction control, ABS, and smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth. It is also similar to the ZX-10R when considering the resale value of up to 99% of the original tag.
Ducati Scrambler 800 Icon - 93% (MSRP: $10,995)
The Ducati Scrambler 800 Icon comes under the sport-cruiser category and costs $10,995 for the base trim. Like the other Ducati bikes, it's also extremely attractive and extremely powerful. As the name suggests, the Scrambler 800 Icon has an L-Twin 800 cc engine that works with a 6-speed transmission and generates 73 horsepower.
The bike also comes with a number of great features, such as multiple ride modes, traction control for wet surfaces, cornering ABS for sharp braking, and a 4.3" TFT color display with intuitive controls. And you don't just get a sporty and fun ride but also a good 93% of the base value on reselling.
Harley-Davidson Road King - 92% (MSRP: $24,000)
Costing just over $24,000, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road King is powered by the Milwaukee Eight 114 (1868 cc) engine, generating 93 horsepower and a max torque of 116 lb-ft and comes complete with everything from floorboards to saddlebags to a comfortable passenger seat.
The Road King has a standard storage capacity of 19 gallons, as well as great safety features, including vehicle hold control, ABS, electronically linked braking, cornering enhanced traction control, and cornering enhanced drag-torque slip control. Like most Harleys, a well-maintained Road King can easily bag you 92% value on reselling too.
BMW K 1600 Grand America - 90% (MSRP: $28,130)
The BMW K 1600 Grand America is one of the best touring bikes on the market. Like the luxury cars produced by BMW, the Grand America is also very comfortable and smooth driving long distances.
The base cost for the latest model is $28,130, and the bike has all the qualities to back that price up. It has a powerful 6-speed 1649 cc engine that delivers 160 horsepower and a max torque of 132.7 lb-ft. It also comes with heated seats, hill start control, engine brake control, traction control, 29.5 gallons of storage space, and navigation. It also has a resale value of 90%.
Indian Pursuit Elite - 90% (MSRP: $39,999)
A high-end tourer from Indian Motorcycle, the Pursuit Elite is capable of matching the Harleys and giving them a run for their money. Costing $39,999, this bike has a behemoth 108 cu-in (1768 cc) engine that churns out 122 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque.
The Pursuit Elite features adjustable fairings, a power windshield, heated seating, and adjustable rear suspension. It also has multiple ride modes, cruise control, rear cylinder deactivation and a large 7" TFT screen with navigation, temperature readings, weather/traffic reports, and pretty much everything you may want to know. Combine it with a 90% resale value, and this becomes an amazing ride and investment.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R - 99% (MSRP: $18,799)
Another sports bike by Kawasaki, the Ninja ZX-10R is a lightweight, sleek, yet very powerful bike with a 998 cc inline 4-cylinder engine, capable of generating 203 horses, sustaining a top speed of 163 mph, and hitting 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds.
Although at $18,799, it's a bit steeper in price than the Kawasaki bikes that came before, it more than makes up for that with a long list of amazing features, such as engine brake control, cruise control, launch control, multiple power modes, ABS, and smartphone connectivity. It also re-sells well, with a well-maintained unit getting you up to 99% of the original price.
Harley CVO Road Glide Limited - 91% (MSRP: $52,999)
The CVO Road Glide Limited is a high-end touring bike launched to commemorate Harley's 120th anniversary. Harley-Davidson has perfected the art of making luxury touring bikes, and it isn’t easy for any bike maker to match them. With a Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923 cc) engine generating 105 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque, the CVO Road Glide Limited is a beast of a bike.
It comes with heated Alcantara seats, heated hand grips, commemorative paint, a frame-mounted fairing, a large 10" TFT screen with Bluetooth integration… and a number of safety features, including traction control, drag-torque slip control, cornering ABS, hill hold control, and tire pressure monitoring system. You also get a 91% resale value on the original $52,999 price!
BMW R18 Transcontinental - 90% (MSRP: $23,995)
Another tourer with a great value-to-money proposition from a well-renowned maker, the BMW R18 Transcontinental costs $23,995 and has a 6-speed transmission, twin-cylinder 1800 cc boxer engine (good for 91 horsepower and 116 lb-ft of torque), and a high-resolution 10.25" TFT display with numerous intelligent features including navigation.
The R18 Transcontinental also packs Dynamic Cruise Control, Automatic Stability Control, Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control, and Engine Brake Control to ensure a fully controlled ride. You can also opt for the Marshall Gold Series 2 (a high-end audio system with six speakers) to ride in absolute pleasure. Reselling this bike can get you up to 90% of the original value.
Indian Challenger Elite - 91% (MSRP: $35,999)
With only 150 units made, the 2023 Indian Challenger Elite is a highly exclusive motorcycle with a resale value of 91%. This bike's engine and power output are similar to the Pursuit Elite (1768 cc and 122 hp), and almost all features are similar. Both bikes have a 7” TFT screen, multiple ride modes, cruise control, ABS, Brembo brakes, adjustable passenger floorboards, and keyless ignition.
The main difference lies in the storage capacity of the two bikes. The Pursuit Elite can store a little over 36 gallons of stuff, whereas the Challenger Elite has only 18.6 gallons of storage space. There is a price difference as well, with the Challenger Elite costing $35,999.
Suzuki Hayabusa - 99% (MSRP: $18,799)
One of the best sports bikes around, the Suzuki Hayabusa is a legendary name and probably the most famous bike produced by Suzuki. With a base price of $18,799, the Hayabusa comes power-packed with a 1340 cc DOHC inline-4 engine that delivers a staggering 190 horsepower.
Over the years, the bike's look has changed, and the latest design has a muscular, sporty stance with a logo etched on the front. The Hayabusa comes with multiple ride modes, ABS, as well as anti-lift, traction, launch, cruise, and engine brake control. It means it's not just power-packed but also fully controllable. It also has an astonishing resale value of 99%.
Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited - 92% (MSRP: $29,999 )
Another lavish tourer by Harley-Davidson, the Ultra Limited has a powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 (1868 cc) V-Twin engine generating a serious 114 lb-ft of torque. The bike is considered one of the brand's most advanced touring models thanks to its assortment of features.
For instance, it has a 10.25" Boom Box GTS infotainment system with integrated audio support, navigation, and intercom between rider and passenger. The comfort features include a responsive suspension, an electronic cruise control, and heated hand grips, while the safety features include ABS, electronic hold braking, vehicle hold control, cornering enhanced traction, and drag-torque slip control (to name a few). The bike also has a good 92% resale value!
Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager ABS - 91% (MSRP: $19,299)
If you think Kawasaki can only make good sports bikes, you better think again. The Vulcan Voyager ABS is a touring motorcycle with form and function perfected. With an MSRP of $19,299, this bike gives you great value for money, besides a nice 91% payback on reselling.
The Vulcan Voyager ABS has a 1700 cc V-twin engine that churns out 100 lb-ft of torque and is cooled by both liquid and air. It also has cruise control, electronic throttle valves, K-ACT ABS (Kawasaki's advanced coactive-braking technology), a stellar audio system, a frame-mounted fairing, and a storage capacity of 10 gallons with an additional 13 gallons coming from a lockable tail trunk.
Honda Rebel 1100T - 93% (MSRP: $11,299)
The Honda Rebel 1100T is an upgrade on the Rebel 500. Costing $11,299 for the base trim and a resale value of 93%, the bike is powered by a 1083 cc parallel-twin engine that produces 81 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque while working with a 6-speed transmission.
The Rebel 1100T has a blacked-out appearance (bodywork, engine covers, forks, muffler, and frame), nitrogen-filled remote-reservoir shocks in the rear, cruise control, wheelie control, and ABS. The bike ensures a low center of gravity and a super comfortable riding posture. And don't forget those million-dollar bagger-style cruiser looks!
Suzuki M109R BOSS - 96% (MSRP: $15,599)
The Suzuki M109R BOSS is a muscular-looking, high-powered bike for the long road. With a base price of $15,599, it has a 1783 cc V-Twin engine delivering up to 125 horsepower and going 0-60 mph in 3.65 seconds, making it one of the fastest cruisers in the world.
The bike comes with all-black engine covers, handlebars, and levers, with contrasting colors in the body, giving it an attractive look. As a matter of fact, BOSS is an acronym for "Blacked Out Special Suzuki." Besides the performance and the looks, the M109R also brings a 96% resale value on its original price.
Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES - 92% (MSRP: $18,830)
A sports off-roader by Honda, the CRF1100L is meant for adventure and thrill seekers across the world. Costing around $18,830, this lightweight bike has a 1084 cc engine working with a 6-speed gearbox and generating a power output of 101 horsepower.
The bike has a cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork suspension with a dial-style preload adjuster at the front. In the rear end, it has a gas-charged damper with a hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster, which makes it perfect for off-roading. It is also loaded with tech and has an intelligent infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. On resale, you can recoup 92% of the original tag.
Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide - 87% (MSRP: $51,999)
A similar bike to the Road Glide, the Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide differs by having three wheels rather than two. Considering that a rider needs to feel as comfortable as possible while traveling long distances, the Tri Glide does just that with its three wheels and a plethora of features.
Costing about $51,999, the bike has a twin-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923 cc) engine providing 103 horsepower. Standard features include traction control, cornering enhanced ABS, drag-torque slip control, tire pressure monitoring system, and a stellar audio system. The resale value of the CVO Tri Glide is 87% of the original price.
Kawasaki Z400 - 99% (MSRP: $5,399)
With a starting tag of $5,399, the Kawasaki Z400 is a relatively cheap sports bike. It has a lightweight build, an upright riding posture, and a sporty 399 cc engine mated with a 6-speed transmission. Though the bike can only produce 44 horsepower and 28 lb-ft of torque, its nimble handling and responsive power delivery make for an enjoyable ride.
The Z400 also has a slipper clutch, an anti-lock braking system, a telescopic front fork, and a swingarm rear suspension. On a well-maintained Z400, you can get up to 99% of the original value.
Indian Scout Rogue - 90% (MSRP: $12,749)
The Indian Scout Rogue is a popular and stylish cruiser from Indian Motorcycle. It costs $12,749 and gives its owner a 90% cashback on reselling. The bike has an 1133 cc engine mated with a 6-speed transmission, delivering 100 horses at the crank and has lots of other features as well.
You have a telescopic fork suspension in the front, dual shocks in the rear, and gigantic disc brakes on both wheels. There is no infotainment deck, but you do have a digital tachometer, odometer, and engine temperature scale. The Scout Rogue is perfect to be used for both local commuting and mid-to-long-distance cruising.
Yamaha YZ450FX - 87% (MSRP: $15,899)
The Yamaha YZ450FX is one of the best options on the off-road bike market. With its light, smart design and a 450 cc engine that can be adapted for different tracks, it costs you $15,899 for the base model. And on reselling, you can recoup about 87% of the original value.
The bike has telescopic fork suspensions at the front and swingarm suspensions at the rear. It also has a 5-speed transmission and comes with a PowerTuner app that allows you to configure fueling and ignition timing before uploading it to the bike through the inbuilt wifi system.
Honda Shadow Phantom - 97% (MSRP: $7,999)
The Honda Shadow Phantom is similar to the Indian Chief in design and style. Costing $7,999, it has a 745 cc liquid-cooled V-Twin four-stroke engine working with a 5-speed gearbox to produce 44.6 horsepower and 47.9 lb-ft of torque.
The bike has adjustable suspension, programmed fuel injection, tank-mounted gauges, and a low seat height for comfortable sailing. All in all, when you consider its affordable pricing and stylish build, the Shadow Phantom comes out as a decent bike for local commuting. You also get a nice 97% value back on reselling it in a well-maintained condition.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini - 100+% (MSRP: $68,000)
A product of both Ducati and Lamborghini, the Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini is a super sports bike. It combines the technology, design, and performance prowess of both companies to produce a high-powered, high-speed bike that costs about $68,000.
The Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini has a 6-speed 1103 cc powertrain that generates a mind-boggling 208 horsepower. The bike has traction, slide, and wheelie control… in addition to multiple ride modes, Ducati quick shift, electronic Ohlins suspensions, and a steering damper. All in all, it's a very high-end bike, and since it was created in limited numbers, reselling it will always be profitable!
Honda Shadow Phantom: Beginner Bike Profile + Owner Reviews
A True Japanese Classic
Shaking in their biker boots! That’s what the Honda Shadow caused in a certain head office in Milwaukee back in 1983. The fear was such that by 1984 the US government introduced tariff restrictions on imported Japanese bikes over 701 cc. Clearly, it would take more than that to stop this legend in the making.
The Honda Shadow in all its various forms during the last 38 years, has proven that a 750cc V-Twin cruiser really is an amazing ride. Over a 10 year run, the Honda Shadow Phantom brings the joy of back-to-basics riding within reach of new and experienced riders. With a torquey 745cc V-twin engine, and a clean uncluttered look accented by an extensive blackout treatment the Shadow Phantom is worthy of consideration for the cruiser crowd wanting to stick to a sensible budget .
Our Take: Why You Should Buy A Shadow Phantom
V-Twin cruisers are massively popular in North America, but why are some just so much more popular than others? Here are the basics of the secret sauce, you have to look damn good, you have to come with some power, and you need…… that sound.
Honda ticks each of those boxes with the Shadow Phantom plus, it is far lighter than its American peers, the 745cc engine is renowned for its reliability, and the bike is smooth. Buttery smooth power delivery, silky smooth gear changes, and from heels to hands hardly a negative vibration is felt.
The Shadow Phantom is longer and lower than many realize when they first approach one, but the low saddle and always good ergonomics from Honda give riders natural confidence to push the bike off its stand. A Phantom is all about keeping things simple, hence the clean lines that really look great with the black finishes. The fat tire look definitely creates a substantialness to the whole esthetic, but once rolling riders find the easy-handling traits Hondas are known for.
Traditional elements are retained on the Phantom. The classic fuel tank carries the simple gauge cluster showing only the speed and mileage. The front fork has a 34° rake and leads to a classic wire-spoke wheel and a single 296mm disc with a twin-piston caliper. At the rear, classic dual outboard shocks control the shaft-driven rear wheel, which is stopped with a traditional drum brake.
Honda has years of refinement into this package and that should matter to a new rider. The low seat height of 25.8 inches allows confident foot planting to the ground. The 745cc liquid-cooled V-Twin is practically unbreakable and churns out 48 lb-ft of torque to push the 549 lb machine with ease. Power to handle long road trips, 2-up riding, anything you want to throw at it, the Phantom takes in stride and all without a single element of intimidation just sweet sounds from the exhaust.
Bottom line: To be a legend in the Cruiser bike world doesn’t require 100 plus cubic inches, and 800 plus pounds of chrome. 38 years of 750cc V-Twins out of Japan, have made this beyond clear. Honda stereotypes exist because of bikes like the Shadow Phantom. It has the right look from every angle and backs it up with power, comfort, handling, and reliability. That is how you walk the walk and talk the talk. It is very hard to find fault with recommending a Shadow Phantom to new riders.
Reasons to buy the Shadow Phantom:
- V-Twin power
- Smooth shaft drive that is darn near maintenance-free
- The low seat height inspires confidence
- Great exhaust note with more rumble than expected
- The styling is on point
- The fat tires and blacked-out design looks great
- Affordable and holds its value well
Reasons not to buy the Shadow Phantom:
- If you are wanting any tech features you won’t find them here
- I know it’s a classic feature to have a drum brake…but really?
- Where’s the ABS? It is finally optional in 2018
Production Run & Notable Model-Year Changes
Production run & model generations.
Introduced in 2017 the Rebel is a clean, modern, Bobber-style bike.
First Generation – Shadow Phantom (2010-2020)
- Clean lines and cool looks influenced by “bobber” styling
- 745cc liquid-cooled 52º V-twin.
- Extensive blackout treatment
Owner Reviews of the Honda Shadow Phantom
Press & Magazines
Road test: 2010 honda shadow phantom, rs.
“What really is authentic, however, is that the Phantom is the best of Honda’s Shadows to ride. Perhaps it’s the 120/90-17 front tire that adds a little gravitas to its handling or the new fuel injection that adds to its throttle response, but the Phantom performs beyond its smallish 745 cubic centimeters. The 52-degree V-twin should have little trouble keeping up with some of the competitors’ 800-cc and 900-cc competition.”
– Driving.ca – David Booth – April 9, 2010
Here’s What Makes The Honda Shadow Phantom A Good Beginner Bike
“It is quite rare for people to go for a cruiser as their learner motorcycle, but Honda has given an eased-out approach that makes it even more soothing to just jump on one and worry about nothing. In fact, the Honda Shadow Phantom has been made popular, even by new lady-riders across the globe, thus showcasing its beginner-friendly characteristics.”
– Hotcars.com – Tijo Tenson – January 2021
2019 Harley Sportster Superlow vs. 2019 Honda Shadow Phantom
“Although it has a long wheelbase and an extremely relaxed rake, in addition to decidedly non-sporting ergonomics, the Honda Shadow Phantom does better in the corners than you might expect. As it’s low to the ground, it doesn’t demand much to initiate a turn, and the 15-/17-inch wheel combo helps turn-in.”
– Ultimate Motorcycling – Don Williams -June 7, 2019
What Owners Like
- The looks – Classic blacked out cruiser
- Riding comfort – Honda ergonomics seem to suit a wide variety of bodies
- The power – hard to beat V-Twin torque
- Fuel efficiency owners report up to 56 mpg with easy cruising
- The Sound – the exhaust note carries a surprising rumble
What Owners Complain About
- The rear drum brake is weak
- Not many color choices
- So smooth and capable it’s almost boring
The Bottom Line
It is a Honda, with that comes a set of expectations and the Shadow Phantom lives up to them all. It is a great-looking bike, but it doesn’t shout look at me. It has the power to match the looks and delivers it with typical Honda smoothness and reliability.
When compared to the competition, the Shadow Phantom will always be near the front of the pack. Doesn’t matter if you are talking performance, looks, sound, or comfort the Honda Shadow Phantom will run with the best of them and do so at a lower price and more reliably.
For 38 years Honda has been putting new riders onto its 750cc cruisers, that is the sort of sales record that shows they have this figured out. It is no secret there are many choices when shopping for a cruiser bike under $9000, I found plenty of clean low mileage used Phantoms around $5000. When measuring smiles per dollar, it is awfully hard to go wrong with the Phantom.
Honda Shadow Phantom Competitors
If you’re looking at a Shadow Phantom, you may also want to check out:
- Indian Scout Sixty
- Harley-Davidson Sportster Superlow
Honda Shadow Phantom Specifications
The important specs are listed below. See the Wikipedia page for more detailed specifications.
Honda Shadow Phantom Communities & Resources
- Honda Shadow Phantom Facebook Group
- Shadow Owners Clubs Worldwide on Facebook
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- TJ Brutal Customs
Honda Shadow Phantom Photo Gallery
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2024 FEATURES Shadow Phantom
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Nothing pumps out the torque like a bold V-twin. The Phantom’s power makes it perfect for around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)
Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow's fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
THREE-VALVE DUAL-PLUG COMBUSTION CHAMBER
It’s the best of both worlds: The three-valve combustion chambers used on our V-twin cruisers feature two intake valves and one exhaust, helping them breathe efficiently to boost both horsepower and torque.
FRONT AND REAR DISC BRAKES WITH OPTIONAL ABS
New for 2024, the Shadow Phantom now gets a rear disc brake. Not only does it offer linear stopping power, but it means that you can get a version of this bike with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) as well*—a welcome feature when riding in challenging conditions. (*In California, only Shadow Phantom models equipped with ABS are available.)
The short fenders, clean seat, hidden wiring and de-chromed treatment all give the Phantom its unique look: like an old-school cruiser that’s ready for the way we roll today.
A key element of the Shadow Phantom’s look are the tank-mounted instruments. Set in a blacked-out pod to match the rest of the bike’s look, they combine a traditional feel with a thoroughly modern treatment.
The closer you look at a Shadow Phantom, the better it looks. That’s because the styling is so unified. Check out the way the blacked-out engine, rims, frame, fork, headlight and seat all hang together. It really makes the tank stand out on the Deep Pearl Gray or Orange Metallic model.
ALL LED LIGHTING
For 2024, the Shadow Phantom gets LED turn signals that give the bike a clean, updated look.
NEW CYLINDER-FIN HIGHLIGHTS
The Phantom embraces a blacked-out look, but we’ve added machined-edge cylinder-head fins this year that really stand out. It’s just the right amount highlighting to catch your eye and make this critical component sing.
NEW FRONT FENDERS
Just keeping things fresh here, but new front and rear fenders are a big part of the Phantom’s contemporary, muscular, athletic look.
The Shadow Phantom’s spoked black wheels and hubs complete the overall custom look.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT
The Phantom’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Phantom’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.
Sleek, one-piece solo seat is comfortable and looks great too. If you’re bringing a passenger along, check out our accessory passenger seat and footpegs.
SHAFT FINAL DRIVE
Clean, efficient, proven, and low maintenance. Shaft final drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the road. And an added plus: it helps keep your bike cleaner, too.
The Shadow Phantom’s wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
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