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Old 12-04-2006, 09:13 AM   #1
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Why does every magazine/website all test the same bikes at the same time? It makes for really dull reading.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

I'm afraid that a 750 Shadow test will make dull reading no matter when it's done.



It'd be a nice enough commter bike and something to do errands around town but aside from that all of Pete's best prose can't ever spice up something this pedestrian.



If people like them that's just fine, but for me....zzzzzzz..............
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:29 AM   #3
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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It's called event scheduling. Each bike company will hole these events etc at the same time and invite the press to it... I thought it was pretty obvious but Burns is right i.e. bikers especially cruisers riders aren't mental giants, aren't the sharpest pencils in the stack, etc. Otherwise they wouldn't ride or would ride sport bikes.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

At least they look ok.



I rode the SNOT out of a VLX in high school and the 10-15hp advantage the 750 has over it can't make it any better of a bike for the road.



Why not just get a used 1100 Shadow. It's not like they're very powerful either.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:52 AM   #6
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This is was the first cruiser, my brother in-laws, I have ridden. The HD Sportster was the second. cruiser and only other cruiser I have ridden. After riding it, I was so happy I chose a sportbike for my first bike. After riding the Sporty... I could see why the Honda sold so well. The smooth tranny, shaft drive, reliable, etc. My brother in-law has put ton's of miles going to California and back.. I don't get the whole cruiser thing since I am a leader not a follower (group person).. But you could do a lot worse than this bike..
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:56 AM   #7
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Leader eh?



I just ride what I want and F#CK everyone else.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: First Ride: 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

Check out the 25 year-old pic of the Shadow. A 'HONDA' sticker with the wing on the tank with a small 'Shadow' on the side cover. Now it's a large 'SHADOW' on the tank and I can't really see the word 'Honda' anywhere on the bike without a magnifying glass. I guess they were much prouder of that 25 year old bike than they are of this one. The old one was ugly with a capital "U", but a Harley copy it wasn't. Too bad they can't take the time to think up something really different, or ORIGINAL, other than browsing the Harley model lineup making everything look pretty much like those.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:03 AM   #9
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Nice review and great pictures. I would revise my comments back on the Middleweight cruiser comparo. If I was getting a cruiser for my wife this would be it. Honda reliability and a great nearby dealer.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:06 AM   #10
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"That's right, since 1983 Honda has sold upwards of 243,000 750 Shadow motorcycles. Simple math tells us that just a little over 9,000 units a year -- on average -- were ridden out of the showroom. Impressive, no?" That's almost 25/day That's a lot of black leather fringe and beanie helmets.
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