This is by far the most comfortable and enjoyable ride I have ever owned. It took me four months of looking to find it. I wound up buying it at a salvage place near where I live. 5 years ago it had 6500km on the clock when I got it.
Other than trouble starting it in the very cold winters here in Toronto and having to replace the tanks due to rust ( a lot of time spent in barns and garages I suspect ) the bike has been a consistent performer. The only thing I have added to it is a small wind screen. My wife loves to ride along. The passenger seat (OEM) is not satisfactory for longer rides. The driver's saddle is very comfortable and low enough to not be a stretch to touch the ground.
Handling is easy and with the proper tires I can still drag the center-stand on a corner. Not a racer, but still faster off the mark than most anything on 4 wheels.
It is the first bike another biker has caught up to me on to tell me how much they loved the sound. Honda really created the ultimate cruiser styling (IMO) with this series. I don't like that they have simply gone for copying the looks of the HD franchise with current Shadow styling.
Planning to move to an ST 1100 this year with custom Corbin saddle to get into longer rides with the love of my life (happily) aboard. Scheming how to sell the Shadow to my friend so I can get it back when I am rich and I won't care if I am famous.
Would welcome any input from ST owners out there. Pro or Con.
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