2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

The Honda Shadow line has been around so long that motorcycles are now in the retro class, along with being cruisers.

Trading on the appeal of Honda reliability and a price of $7899, the 2020 Honda Shadow Phantom has a few essential modern conveniences. You’ll find EFI feeding the SOHC three-valve heads, and there are two spark plugs in each head.

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Buyer’s Guide prices

That gives the liquid-cooled Shadow good gas mileage and impressive performance for a 745cc motor. The retro designation comes from wire-spoked wheels, twin shocks, and a drum rear brake.

The suspension is non-adjustable, save the spring-preload for the rear shocks, and it’s certainly adequate. The 2020 Honda Shadow Phantom is primarily an around-town cruiser, though the engine packs enough punch for freeway outings.

Plus, the 34 degrees of rake and 64.6-inch wheelbase are enough to keep the fat-tired Shadow Phantom steady at high speeds. In urban settings, the Phantom relies on small-diameter wheels, and light 549-pound curb weight for the agility needed in busy cities. The Shadow Phantom is a basic motorcycle done absolutely right for an appealing price.

For more, read our Honda Shadow Phantom test.

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Specs


  • Type: 52-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 745cc liquid-cooled
  • Bore x stroke: 79 x 76mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valvetrain: SOHC; 3vpc
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 34mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Two spark plugs per cylinder
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 4.6 inches
  • Rear suspension: Spring-preload adjust shocks; 3.5 inches travel
  • Wheels: Wire spoke
  • Tires: Dunlop D404
  • Front tire: 120/90 x 17
  • Rear tire: 160/80 x 15
  • Front: 296mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper
  • Rear: 180mm drum


  • Wheelbase: 64.6 inches
  • Rake: 34 degrees
  • Trail: 6.3 inches
  • Seat height: 25.8 inches
  • Curb weight: 549 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 56 mpg
  • Curb weight: 549 pounds

Honda Shadow Phantom Colors:

  • Black
  • Matte Pearl White

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Price:

  • $7899 MSRP