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2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA Review
2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA on Totalmotorcycle.com
Old-School Style. New-School Performance…
In our entire lineup of Shadow 750s, our Shadow Aero is one of the most popular cruisers on the road. And one look will tell you why—classic retro style, like the spoked wheels, full fenders and long, chromed mufflers. Styling is offset by thoroughly modern performance courtesy of the 745cc V-twin engine, specially tuned for low-revving torque, and maintenance-reducing features like shaft final drive. Best of all, the Aero is a huge bargain, giving you a big-bike ride without the big-bike price. And it’s a bargain when it comes time to fill up, too. If you’re ready to turn some heads in a big way and appreciate a bike that’s never going to go out of style, the Aero is the machine for you.
Cruisers are about style and comfort, and the VT750C Aero has more than its fair share of both. An extensive list of chrome accents add just the right amount of flash to the flowing, full-fendered styling. And thanks to the broad, plush saddle, wide handlebars and relaxed foot-forward riding position you’ll feel good while you’re looking good. Sure many cruisers offer style and comfort, but the VT750C Aero has another ace up its sleeve – ease of operation. Low-effort controls, a super-low seat height and well thought out chassis geometry make the Aero a willing, responsive riding partner. Looks, comfort and easy to live with, sounds like the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
It’s a proven favorite at a price that’s just right for today’s budgets: the Shadow® Aero®. With solid credentials as a stylish and fun ride, the Shadow Aero’s classic retro look, low seat height, power-packed V-twin engine with sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and fine handling add up to the makings of a winner. Colors: Black, Metallic Silver/Pearl White (ABS available in Black); Price: $8240, two-tone $8540, ABS $9240; Availability: December
2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
•Classic retro styling at a great price
•Anti-lock braking system
A Classic Engine With Modern Power.
There’s nothing like a V-twin when it comes to cruisin’. And the Shadow Aero gets one of our best: a 745cc powerplant that provides plenty of torque and a wide, user-friendly powerband.
There’s No Mistaking That V-Twin Sound.
The Aero features a custom 2-into-2 exhaust system, flowing into bullet-style mufflers. The result is a soul-stirring sound that’s classic V-twin cruiser, making the Aero a bike that sounds as good as it looks.
Less Maintenance Means More Time For Riding.
Cruisers should be about getting out and having fun, not about maintenance headaches. That’s why the Aero’s shaft final drive makes so much sense. Clean, virtually maintenance-free and efficient, it’s the smart choice.
2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 34 mm throttle body..
745 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range..
Crankshaft features long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak..
Three-valve cylinder-head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for excellent combustion efficiency and high power output..
Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look..
Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance..
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission..
Reliable electric starting system..
Ignition with electronic advance offers dependability..
Air-injection system injects air into the exhaust ports to ensure complete combustion..
Innovative frame design features a large steel tube backbone reaching back from strong cast steering head to the rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength..
Sturdy and responsive 41 mm front fork features large-diameter chrome steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. It delivers confident, neutral handling and a plush 117 mm (4.6 inches) of wheel travel..
Large 4 mm-thick fork brace mounted under fender enhances rigidity..
Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 89 mm (3.5 inches) of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride..
Large-section tires mounted on traditional spoke wheels with wide chrome rims. Front end features a fat 120/90-17 tire that provides a wide footprint and matches the substantial style of the machine..
Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation..
Tank-mounted speedometer features an attractive chrome instrument housing..
Instrument lights mounted inside meter for optimum visibility..
Chrome highlights include: cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers, and headlight..
Solid aluminum footpegs with wide rubber trim bands project a custom-made look..
Handlebar is positioned low and wide for a comfortable feel, and is mounted on rubber-cushioned risers to reduce vibration..
Broad, low-slung seat with detachable passenger section..
Stylish 14-litre fuel tank..
Brilliant 60/55-watt halogen headlight..
Large custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn indicators..
Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked..
1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty
2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9,240 USD
745cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
Bore And Stroke
79mm x 76mm
PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 34mm throttle body
Digital transistorized with electronic advance
SOHC; three valves per cylinder
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
180mm drum, ABS
34° (Caster Angle)
161mm (6.3 inches)
573 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
3.7 gallons, including 0.9-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.
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: $8,999 CDN
Liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
Bore & Stroke
79 mm x 76 mm
Chain-driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
41 mm fork; 117 mm (4.6 in.) travel
Dual shocks with adjustable spring preload, 89 mm (3.5 in.) travel
120/90 – 17 front; 160/80 – 15 rear
Front single 296 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear drum
660 mm (26 in.)
1,640 mm (64.6 in.)
262 kg (578 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
14 litres, including 3.5-litre reserve
Indy Grey/Pearl Fadeless White
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2014 Honda Shadow Aero ABS VT750CSE/CA – Totalmotorcycle.com UK/European Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP
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