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2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS Review
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS
Cruiser Style + Roadster Cool = Instant Classic…
Yep, believe your eyes—those are higher-set footpegs and shorter, more upright bars. So, how can this be a Shadow cruiser, you ask? Oh it’s all Shadow, just with a heavy dose of old-school roadster thrown in—you don’t have to look too hard to see the classic flat-track influences in the peanut-shaped fuel tank and flatter seat. It all adds up to an amazing motorcycle that’s just as much at home on a favorite back road as it is prowling on a Saturday night. And that means fun, with a capital “F.”
The Honda Shadow® RS serves as rolling proof that classic ideas never go out of style. By combining agile and responsive handling, V-twin power, clean, crisp lines and standard-style riding ergonomics, this is one ready and willing bike that’s perfectly poised for whatever the journey may bring. The Shadow RS’s higher footpegs enhance ground clearance, and its thoroughly modern liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine boasts Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection to enhance your riding pleasure. Climb aboard the Honda Shadow RS, and the open road is all yours.
The Shadow RS is no stranger to power or torque, thanks to its brawny, liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin. Cruise cross-town or hit the highway—this machine can handle both, and sound really good doing it.
Honda Fuel Injection.
Fuel Injection ensures optimal fuel delivery, and thus performance, utilizing sensors for intake-port pressure, engine-coolant temperature, intake-air temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Higher pegs, more upright bars, and a plush, low, but slightly flatter saddle add up to cruiser comfort with a sporty feel. Which, when you think about it, is exactly how it should be with a machine this versatile.
Don’t be Fuelish.
One of the best things about the Shadow RS? It awesome fuel economy . How good? How about an estimated 56 miles per gallons*? Now that’s Honda smart!
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS Key Features
•745cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin
•Athletic riding position
•Classic roadster styling
New for 2013
– New Black color.
– Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Honda Genuine Accessories†
– Backrest (tall/low), Backrest Trim (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Saddlebags, Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Liner Set, Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded), Cycle Cover
† WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS Features and Benefits
745cc V-twin Engine – The Shadow RS’s liquid-cooled, 745cc V-twin produces impressive, perfect-for-cruising-or-commuting power across the entire rpm range, while its long-stroke crankshaft design helps create a brawny V-twin pulse and low-rpm torque.
Fuel Injection – Fuel Injection ensures optimal fuel delivery, and thus performance, utilizing sensors for intake-port pressure, engine-coolant temperature, intake-air temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
Five-Speed Transmission – Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet lets you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
Shorty Front Fender – Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow RS a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
Handlebar-Mounted Instruments – Putting the speedometer and the other instruments up on the handlebar in a single, uncluttered gauge gives the RS a sporty, purposeful, super-clean look. It also makes them easy to read!
Roadster Tank – Classic roadster tank shape and seat are inspired by the world of flat-track racing.
Upright Seating Position – With the Shadow RS, you sit low, but a bit more upright, and the footpegs are a little further back. The result? A bike that offers all-day-long comfort, and one that’s practical too, letting you see what’s going on around you.
Dual-Shock Rear Suspension – Classic dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
Chain Final Drive – Some riders just think a classic cruiser needs a chain. The Shadow RS hears you there. The chain is light and efficient—and best of all, it just looks right, and helps set your Shadow RS apart.
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD
Engine Type 745cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin
Bore And Stroke 79mm x 76mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 34mm throttle body
Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
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 Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 150/80-16
Rake (Caster Angle) 32.30 degrees
Trail 134mm (5.3 inches)
Wheelbase 61.4 inches
Seat Height 29.4 inches
Curb Weight 503 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
Miles Per Gallon 56 MPG – Honda’s 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.
Model Id VT750RS
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Black
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)
2013 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU