2010 Honda Shadow Phantom | Motorcycle Preview
The brand new Shadow Phantom is the latest cruiser motorcycle from Honda. The 745cc liquid-cooled offers clean lines and cool looks influenced by “bobber” styling. This is part of American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division announced today and is the third new release of 2010 motorcycle models. This on-road motorcycle release follows the earlier announcements of Honda’s 2010 Fury, scooters, dirt bikes and ATVs.
“We are very excited about announcing these four street bikes for 2010,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Within this mix we have a new cruiser, a new lightweight touring bike and two CBR sport bikes. The cruiser offers a whole new look for Honda, our new touring bike delivers light weight, nimble handling, a stylish fairing plus saddlebags for the long haul or daily commute. The CBRs continue to set the standards of performance for the full-on sporting genre. This sets the stage for a great year in 2010 and there will be additional street model announcements later this fall.”
The Shadow Phantom delivers a uniquely clean and uncluttered look accented by an extensive blackout treatment, bringing motorcyclists back to the core essence of cool. With a torquey 745cc V-twin engine featuring the convenience of a new sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, the Shadow Phantom brings the joy of back-to-basics riding within reach of just about every rider.>> Minimal bodywork and extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
Key feature include:
>> New handlebar shape enhances bobber styling.
>> 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
>> Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 34mm-diameter throttle body.
>> Incredibly low 25.7-inch seat height.
>> Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter matte-finished shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive look, neutral handling and a plush 4.6 inches of wheel travel.
>> Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
>> Honda Genuine Accessories: Backrest with Pad (two styles: Tall and Low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Carrier, Boulevard Screen, Custom Leather Seat, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Cycle Cover, Front Pouch, Synthetic Leather Saddlebags.
The motorcycle is available in black and this 2010 will be in dealerships this coming November (2009). The projected MSRP is $7999.00.