2005 Honda Shadow® Sabre

2005 Honda Shadow® Sabre pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$8,599
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$8,599
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Parent Company
Honda
Display Name
Shadow(R) Sabre
Year
2005
Make
Honda
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
6
Valves Per Cylinder
3
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
87.5 / 3.45
Stroke (mm/in)
91.4 / 3.6
Displacement (cc/ci)
1099 / 67.1
Compression Ratio
8:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
2
Carburetor Size (mm)
36
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Reverse
No
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Speed Rating
H
Front Wheel Diameter
18
Rear Tire Width
170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Speed Rating
H
Rear Wheel Diameter
15
Front Tire (Full Spec)
120/90 HR18
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
170/80 HR15
Front Brake Type
Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
12.5 / 316
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.9 / 276
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.7 / 119.4
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Steering Control
Handlebar
Wheelbase (in/mm)
64.6 / 1640.84
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
573 / 259.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.2 / 15.9
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
0.6 / 2.3
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.92
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.2 / 691
Number Of Seats
2
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Detachable
No
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Adjustable
No
Fork Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown Material
Aluminum
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Warranty (Months)
12
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Handlebar Lock
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Helmet Locks
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
User Reviews
6 reviews
  • Honda Sabre 1100: Great all-around bike.
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 20, 2016

    Here's what I like the Honda Shadow 1100 Sabre; there's enough power there to carry you and your cargo at highway speeds all day long but still be a comfortable, easy ride aroundown town. The motor is smooth with plenty of torque making it able to run 2nd as slow as 15mph up to 60mph where you'll ...

    What I don't like. The size of the fuel tank is just too small at 3.5 gallons. A gallon or even a half gallon would make a huge difference. Honestly though how far you van rude on a tank is a mute point if you don't replace the stock seat. 30 minutes is about all you'll ride comfortably, longer than an hour and you're more than ready to spend some time out of the saddle. For taller riders, it's almost a must to move the move the controls forward. At 6'3" I moved my 3" forward to put LEDs in a spot were my toes weren't pointing down. The speedometer feels like an afterthought in the design and ruins the sleek lines of the bike.

    Overall, it's a great bike as is for short trips and aroind town, and with a few accommodating modifications,could easily be rode across country.

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  • Ride It Like You Stole It !!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 22, 2015

    My Sabre is my 2nd Honda. My first Honda and first motorcycle was a 450 NightHawk......when I was 18. A few years of riding and 24 additional yrs later I stumbled on a great deal.

    Bought the 2005 Sabre in 2010 with only 112 km on it !! It was stolen and hidden and found 5 yrs. later. ...

    This bike handles like a champ, easy to throw in the corners and I like the forward controls over the standard riding style except for the kite in the wind feeling you get when your in the higher speeds. 1100 ran pretty decent against my buddies on a 99 Fatboy and 07 Superglide although they had me on top end. Will be jetting carb and putting on shotgun pipes to see if I can get a few horses out of it.Bike is light and decent on gas. May want to get a windshield if you plan on touring or the wind will beat the crap out of you with the riding position.

    Wanting to get a bigger bike now with more luxuries and power but thinking I will keep the Honda cause it is reliable and looks cool although a Harley owner may try to tell you different.

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  • Best Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 02, 2011

    Bought a used 2005 Sabre that was locally available and attractively priced. It was not what I was initially looking for , but I have been pleasantly surprised: This is without exception the best handling motorcycle I have ever driven. Rock steady in the wind and with passing trucks. very ...

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  • Not a bad bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 07, 2010

    I had smaller Honda motorcycles and bigger 2003 Goldwings but this bike is about the perfect compromise for this brand. It is pretty powerful but not as much as other bikes of it size. What this bike has is good looks great mileage of 45 mpg at 65mph and the balence for I drive it in stop and go ...

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  • Great Overall Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 04, 2009

    This bike is great for someone getting back into biking, or someone who has been biking for years. Good looks, Great dependability, good power and lots of bling out there to add to it.

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  • 1100 Fun
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 18, 2008

    Ok I knew I would not be happy with this Bike Dropping from a 1800 VtX to this Bike. But at my age I felt that lighter is better.

    This was a Sharp Bike that drew attention.. It ran fairly well. But top end was 125 mph . Should have been happy but got beat by a moded 1400 Harley Low Rider, ...

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