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2008 Honda Shadow® Aero

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Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,799.00 Find Your Local Honda Dealer
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Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  6
Valves Per Cylinder  3
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  79 / 3.11
Stroke (mm/in)  76 / 2.99
Displacement (cc/ci)  745 / 45.5
Compression Ratio  9.6:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  34
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Chromed  Yes
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  160
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  120/90 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  160/80 R15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.7 / 296
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  7.1 / 180
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.6 / 116.8
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.5 / 88.9
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  64.5 / 1638.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  519.4 / 235.6
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  3.7 / 14
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.9 / 3.4
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.43
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  25.9 / 657.9
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2004
Parent Company  Honda
Display Name  Shadow® Aero
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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Simply a great bike
By Mike Gambino(Owner), Jun. 29, 2009
Pondering several choices in motorcycles, I kept coming back to the aero. It's classic old school look and low seat height made me feel like it was made for me. In just a year I have tallied 8000 miles and have made short jaunts and 6 hour rides. In either situation, I feel just as relaxed afterw... Read Full Review

 

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Love It!
By Ryan C.(Owner), Apr. 15, 2009
This is my first bike. I sat on about 30 different models ranging from the Honda Rebel to the Harley Nighttrain before I made my decision. I kept coming back to the Shadow Aero. The quality, comfort and price made it impossible to pass up! Great first bike. I've quickly become an enthusiest and cant... Read Full Review

 

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It's an eye catcher!!!
By L.M. Hardy(Owner), Mar. 31, 2011
I've had my Aero for a couple of years and love it!!! The ride is great and the sound is solid and throaty without being ear splitting. The candy red is a head turner. I don't know how many times I'd be sitting at a light and some one would drive up, take a look, and comment on how sharp it looks. G... Read Full Review

 

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great bike
By jim edwards(Owner), Dec. 28, 2010
Took it to Vegas and back from Ottawa,Ont Canada it was a 10000km ride and the bike did great. No problems at 10000 miles up in the Colorado mtns. I would recommend it to anyone. I'm taking it across Canada to Victoia this year.......great bike...love it Read Full Review

 

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A Great Value!!!
By Kirk Jenings(Owner), Nov. 26, 2009
I have riden my shadow for over a year now and I am pleased with its performance in all areas. The fuel economy is as advertised. The ride is excellent and the style is traditional yet unique. People constantly ask about my bike and I always give them a thumbs up! Read Full Review

 

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