News Ticker

Total Motorcycle Website – 2005 Honda Shadow Aero

You are here: HomeNew Models — 2005 Honda Motorcycle Models

2005 Honda Shadow Aero
Back to 2005 Honda Motorcycle Index Page

Honda Shadow Aero


– 2005 Honda Shadow Aero

The retro Shadow Aero features a powerful 750cc v-twin engine, very low seat height, shaft drive and the full-sized looks and performance of classic cruiser styling from days of old. You won’t find a cruiser with more for less — anywhere.

Big-bike looks and feel await discerning cruiser types who already recognize the Shadow Aero’s retro custom styling, low seat and attractive price.

Features & Benefits

New for 2005

– New Candy Red, Metallic Silver/Pearl White, Black/Metallic Silver and Black/Candy Red colors join Black/Pearl Blue and classic Black.

Unique features

– Big-bike looks and feel at a very attractive price.
– Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.
– Incredibly low, 25.9-inch seat height.
– Classic-retro styling for a distinctive look and feel.
– Classically styled headlight.
– Tank-mounted speedometer features an attractive chrome instrument housing.


– 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
– Crankshaft features long-stroke design along with high-mass ACG to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
– Single 34mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response.
– 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 and is maintenance-free.
– Air-injection system reduces emissions by injecting air into the exhaust ports to ensure complete combustion.
– Sleek two-into-one exhaust system encloses two fully independent pipe and silencer sets in a single long, large-diameter case.
– Innovative frame design features large, steel tube backbone reaching back from massive cast steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.
– Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter chrome steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. Delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush, 4.6-inch wheel travel.
– Large, 4mm-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 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
– Large-section tires mounted on traditional spoked 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.
– Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake features a 180mm drum.
– Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.
– Speedometer is set into the front of the fuel tank for classic retro styling.

Additional Features

– 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 ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers, 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 solo seat with detachable passenger seat.
– Stylish 3.7-gallon 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.
– Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
– Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America(tm) (HRCA(r)). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider(tm) magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (, access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.

Available accessories

– Touring accessories: Custom Windshield, Saddlebag Mounting Brackets.
– Chrome accessories: Backrest with Pad (tall and low), Backrest Trim (tall and low), Rear Carrier (square tube), Lightbar, Spotlight Visors, Front Fender Guard Rail, Rear Fender Guard Rail, Radiator Guard, Front Fender Tip, Front Fender Trim, Rear Fender Trim, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Seat Trim Rail, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Drive Shaft Cover, Master Cylinder Cap (chrome and chrome billet).
– Leather accessories: Saddlebags (plain, studded and fringed), Front Pouch (plain, studded and fringed), Touring Bag (plain, studded and fringed), Tank Belt (plain and studded).
– Additional accessories: Cycle Cover.



Model: VT750
Engine Type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52o V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 79mm x 76mm
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Single 34mm CV
Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 180mm drum
Tires Front: 120/90-17
Rear: 160/80-15
Wheelbase: 64.5 inches
Seat Height: 25.9 inches
Dry Weight: 519.4 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Colors: Candy Red, Black/Metallic Silver, Metallic Silver/Pearl White, Black/Candy Red, Black/Pearl Blue, Black
California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.

About Michael Le Pard 2145 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.