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2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT Review
2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Righteous Look. Right Price…
You don’t kick back and relax in a suit and tie. When you want to take it easy, you slip into something more comfortable, a little more your style. Same with a motorcycle. And time is the test of style. So when you want to go for a nice, relaxed ride, you want a bike that fits you like your favorite leather jacket or your old blue jeans, and one that looks just as chill too. And that’s what the Honda Shadow Aero is all about. Our Shadow line of cruisers are some of the most popular bikes on the road, and one look at the Shadow Aero will tell you why. Features like its spoked wheels, full fenders and long, chromed mufflers are all about taking it easy, and looking good while you’re doing it. But the Aero rider also gets some thoroughly modern performance courtesy of this bike’s 745cc V-twin engine, specially tuned for low-revving torque. Maintenance-reducing features like shaft final drive make the Aero easy to own. And best of all, the Aero is a huge bargain, giving you a big-bike ride without the big-bike price.
The Best of Both Worlds: Retro Style, Modern Engineering.
Sure, the Aero looks like a million bucks with its classic cruiser styling cues. But underneath all that eye candy its pure Honda, a bike built for riders who want to get out and ride. That’s tough to pull off with a cruiser, but the Aero does it perfectly, because it’s full of Honda engineering. At first glance the Aero is a beauty, but the closer you look, you’ll see how it’s a motorcycle full of refinement and modern technology.
Options & Pricing
The Shadow Aero may have a cool, retro look, but there’s nothing retro about its performance or technology. Especially when it comes to the Aero’s brakes. We offer the option of our Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on the Aero. It gives you an added level of stopping control in less-than-ideal conditions. Rather have an Aero with our standard brakes? We’ve got you covered there too. The choice is yours, and they’re both great bikes.
Base MSRP $7,499
•745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine
•Classic retro styling at a great price
2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
There’s nothing like a V-twin when it comes to cruising. And the Shadow Aero gets one of our best: a 745cc powerplant that provides plenty of torque and a wide, user-friendly powerband.
The Right Sound
The Aero features a custom two-into-two 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.
Retro Meets Modern
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.
2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Spoked wheels give the Aero a classic look.
If there’s one place you DON’T want retro performance, it’s your brakes. That’s why we gave the Shadow Aero a 296mm front disc for distinctly modern stopping power.
Full Front Fender
Wide metal front fender gives the Aero a classic styling touch.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Aero’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
Chrome highlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, engine sidecovers, brake and clutch-lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, handlebar, rear shock covers and more.
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
Low Seat Height
Skimming the pavement at just 25.9 inches, the Aero’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Aero’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.
2-Into-2 Exhaust System
Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
Broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.
Shaft Final Drive
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7499 USD
745cc liquid-cooled 52 degree 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
34° (Caster Angle)
161mm (6.3 inches)
560 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.
2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda Shadow Aero VT750CT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may 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.