Friday Forum Foraging: A 40 Year-Old Chrome Delight From Honda

You might be used to seeing Harleys decked out in chrome, but this 40-year-old Honda might have them beat. Feast your eyes on this 1984 Honda VT700C that's up for sale in Salem, Ohio, coming to us from our sister site Hondashadow.net. Admittedly, I don't know much about these bikes so I'm going to go off the seller's listing. Originally a black bike, the chrome tank, side panels, and fender were a factory option – and a rare one at that. Not seen are the gold decals that are also part of the package but are not installed. Those, along with the original black tank, are included in the sale.

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2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Review – First Ride

I just rode two motorcycles with fork gaiters within a one-week period. Nooo, they weren’t vintage 2-stroke MXers. Both were 2024 models, street bikes, cruisers at that. The first was Kawasaki’s new Eliminator, and the second was Honda’s reworked (I refuse to use “updated” and “fork gaiters” in the same paragraph) Shadow Phantom.

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Church Of MO: First Impression: 1997 Honda Shadow VLX Deluxe

It seems like, if you've been riding long enough, you'll have a Honda Shadow story. These seemingly innocuous cruisers are a good gateway into the world of cruisers if you want to dip your toes but can't get your hands on American iron. But what were these bikes like new? Leave it to Billy Bartels to tell you...back from 1997.

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Church Of MO – Honda Shadow A.C.E. V. Yamaha V-Star 1100

Like their sportbike cousins, middleweight cruisers provide nearly as much pleasure as their big-displacement counterparts, but have the benefit of lighter weight and better maneuverability. Two middleweight cruisers that are reliable as a rock, though perhaps a little bland, the Honda Shadow ACE and Yamaha V-Star 1100 are solid mid-displacement cruisers that are just as fine today as they were back in 2004, when we pit the two against each other. On the surface they may look fairly similar, but dig deeper and the two go about cruising in notably different ways. Here’s the MO crew of 2004 to tell you more.  

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