2016 Honda Shadow Aero | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda Shadow Aero | Motorcycle Buyer's Guide
2016 Honda Shadow Aero

Combining retro styling with Honda reliability and performance, the Honda Shadow Aero has been largely unchanged for a number of years. The fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, 745cc, 52-degree twin has a SOHC configuration, with three valve heads and two spark plugs per cylinder.

The front wheel has a single 296mm disc that has stopping power augmented by a fat 17-inch front tire. A 64.6-inch wheelbase works with 34 degrees of rake.

Flexy bars that are rubber-mounted make this a better urban bike than canyon cruiser. ABS will be an option for 2016, but Honda has not decided how that will impact the price of the highly affordable Shadow Aero.

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2016 Honda Shadow Aero Specs:

  • Engine: 745cc liquid-cooled 52o V-twin
  • Bore x stroke: 79 x 76mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: PGM-FI w/ 34mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Digital w/ 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Front suspension: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
  • Rear suspension: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
  • Front brake: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 180mm drum
  • Front tire: 120/90-17
  • Rear tire: 160/80-15
  • Wheelbase: 64.5 inches
  • Seat height: 25.9 inches
  • Curb weight: 560 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • EPA fuel consumption estimate: 56 mpg

2016 Honda Shadow Aero Color:

  • Candy Red

2016 Shadow Aero Price:

  • MSRP $7499 (standard); TBD (ABS)