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2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom
2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom
2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom
2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom Review

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Embrace Your Dark Side…

If you want people to listen to you, a whisper can be louder than a shout. That’s the idea here: If you want to stand out in a world full of chrome and bright colors, maybe more chrome isn’t the answer. Maybe less is. Take one look at the Honda Shadow Phantom and you’re going to know that’s true. The Phantom is for riders who want a great bike, who love to ride and who want to make a powerful statement. Its blacked-out 745cc V-twin engine, black rims with matte silver highlights, bobbed fenders, spoked wheels and beefy front fork all set it apart from most of the other customs on the road. The V-twin engine’s throaty exhaust sounds just right. And the Phantom’s slightly more upright seating position is just right for both longer rides and boulevard cruising. Best of all? That has to be the Phantom’s low price tag. It’s time to go over to the dark side—in style, on a Honda Phantom.

There’s No Substitute for V-Twin Power

The Shadow Phantom’s 745cc V-twin engine features Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), ensuring easy cold-weather starting and seamless, all-condition fuel delivery.

The Phantom Look

Black engine, frame, rims and handlebar—all ever-so-perfectly accented with matte silver highlights—that’s the Phantom’s trademark look. It’s a machine everyone is going to take seriously.

Engineered for the Long Run

The Phantom’s durable and virtually maintenance-free shaft final drive ensures smooth, dependable power delivery to the asphalt. No hassles, no grease flying everywhere. Just smooth, quiet power transfer.










2016 Honda Shadow Phantom Key Features

Take a Ride on the Honda Side

Who says that cruisers put style before function? Not a Honda Shadow Phantom. Here’s a bike that is a knockout in terms of style, that’s a fact. But underneath that dark look and the tasteful chrome accents, the Phantom is all Honda. With its torque-rich 745cc V-twin engine featuring the sophisticated ease of Programmed Fuel Injection and three-valve/dual-plug combustion chamber construction serving up heaps of low-, mid- and top-end muscle, the very affordably priced Shadow Phantom is going to be the right bike for hundreds of lucky riders.


2016 Honda Shadow Phantom Features and Benefits

Engine & Drivetrain

Classic street-rod look

Sleek two-into-two exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic street-rod style.

Look cool – keep cool

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

Low emissions

Air-injection system reduces emissions by injecting air into the exhaust ports to ensure complete combustion.

Efficient fuel delivery

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 34 mm throttle body and provides efficient fuel delivery in virtually all conditions.

Light & easy shifting

Wide-ratio five-speed transmission offers light, easy shifting.

High efficiency

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

Reliable operation

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

Low-rpm torque peak

The crankshaft features a long-stroke design along with a high-mass alternator 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.

Chassis / Suspension

Sure-footed stopping

Single front disc brake with dual-piston caliper grips a 296 mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads for sure footed stopping.

Smooth rIde

Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and 89 mm (3.5 inches) of wheel travel for a smooth ride.

Enhanced rigidity

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

Sturdy & responsive

Sturdy and responsive 41 mm front fork features large-diameter matte-finished shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive look, neutral handling and plush 117 mm (4.6 inches) of wheel travel.

Accommodates riders of all sizes

Incredibly low 655 mm (25.8 in.) seat height and upright riding position help riders of all sizes feel comfortable and in control.

Simplicity & strength

Innovative frame design features a large steel-tube-backbone reaching back from the steering head to the rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.

Additional Features

Added security when parked

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

Custom look

Large, custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn indicators complete the custom look.

Brilliant & attractive lighting

Brilliant, 60-/55-watt halogen headlight is attractive and powerful.

Retro-style handlebar design

Handlebar shape enhances “bobber” styling.

Information at a glance

Tank-mounted speedometer features attractive instrument housing.

Excellent in-the-seat mobility

Sleek one-piece gunfighter-type seat.

Sleek and mysterious

Minimal bodywork, bobbed fenders and extensive blacked-out and matte finishes give the Phantom its mysterious look.

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7499 USD

Engine Type 745cc liquid-cooled 52 degrees 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 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
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 120/90-17
Rear Tire 160/80-15

Rake 34 degrees (Caster Angle)
Trail 161mm (6.3 inches)
Wheelbase 64.6 inches
Seat Height 25.8 inches
Curb Weight 549 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and 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.

Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Black, Light Silver Metallic
Model Id VT750C2B

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
























2016 Honda Shadow Phantom – 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 adjustable spring preload; 90 mm (3.5 in.) travel

Dimensions & Additional Information



Front: 120/90 – 17 Rear: 160/80 – 15


Front: single 296 mm disc with dual-piston caliper Rear: drum

Seat Height

655 mm (25.8 in.)


1,640 mm (64.6 in.)

Curb Weight

249 kg (549 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

14 litres


Digital Silver


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





2016 Honda Shadow Phantom – European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)





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