2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS

2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS

2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS

2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS
2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS

2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS Review

2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Retro Style, Modern Functionality…

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 ABS 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 ABS 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.

V-Twin Power

There’s nothing like a V-twin when it comes to cruising. And the Shadow Aero ABS 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.









2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Best Of All, It’s A Honda.

Sure, the Aero looks like a million bucks with its classic cruiser styling cues. But underneath all that eye candy it’s 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.

Shadow Aero

Features & Options
•745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine
•Classic retro styling at a great price

Shadow Aero ABS

Features & Options
•745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine
•Classic retro styling at a great price
•Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)



2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Drivetrain


Ignition with electronic advance offers dependability.

Excellent highway driveability

Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.

Optimum durability

Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance.

Big bike look

Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look.

High efficiency

Three-valve cylinder-head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.

Low-rpm torque peak

The crankshaft features a long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and a low-rpm torque peak.

Impressive power

745 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.

Programmed fuel injection

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 34 mm throttle body.

Chassis / Suspension

Low- maintenance operation

Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.

17” Front tire

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.

Smooth well-controlled ride

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.

Enhanced rigidity

Large 4 mm-thick fork brace mounted under the front fender enhances rigidity.

Responsive handling

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.

Simplicity & strength

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.

Additional Features

Security when parked

Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked.

Attractive design elements

Large custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn indicators.

Brilliant lighting

Brilliant 60/55-watt halogen headlight.

14L Fuel tank

Stylish 14-litre fuel tank.

Customize for one or two

Broad, low-slung seat with detachable passenger section.

Minimal vibration

Handlebar is positioned low and wide for a comfortable feel, and is mounted on rubber-cushioned risers to reduce vibration.

Custom-made look

Solid aluminum footpegs with wide rubber trim bands project a custom-made look.

Abundance of classic chrome

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.

Information at a glance

Tank-mounted speedometer features an attractive chrome instrument housing.

2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer USD

Engine Type 745cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees V-twin
Bore And Stroke 79mm x 76mm
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 34mm throttle body
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder

Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive Shaft

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, ABS
Rear Brake 180mm drum, ABS
Front Tire 120/90-17
Rear Tire 160/80-15

Rake 34° (Caster Angle)
Trail 161mm (6.3 inches)
Wheelbase 64.6 inches
Seat Height 25.9 inches
Curb Weight 573 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 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.

Model Id VT750CS
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Candy Red

One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.























2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $8999 CDN

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type

Liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin


745 cc

Bore & Stroke

79 mm x 76 mm

Compression Ratio


Valve Train

Chain-driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection


Wide-ratio five-speed

Final Drive


Chasis & Suspension


Front Suspension

41 mm fork; 117 mm (4.6 in.) travel

Rear Suspension

Dual shocks with spring preload adjustment; 90 mm (3.5 in.) travel

Dimensions & Additional Information



Front: 120/90 – 17 Rear: 160/80 – 15


Front: single 296 mm disc with triple-piston caliper Rear: 276 mm disc with single-piston caliper.

Seat Height

660 mm (26 in.)


1,640 mm (64.6 in.)

Curb Weight

257 kg (567 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

14 litres


Candy Prominence Red


12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus





2016 Honda Shadow Aero ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)





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