Honda Shadow Reviews from United States of America

2000 Honda Shadow

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2014
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles

Summary:

I'd buy it again

Faults:

1100 Shadow ACE Tourer.

Nothing has gone wrong with this bike except routine wear and tear like tires.

General Comments:

Tires are expensive.

Love the hard bags. Keeps my stuff clean, dry, and secure.

Handles curves or highway equally well.

Handles well in the rain or sun.

I'm a 5'7" tall woman and the bike is comfortable enough to do 10 to 12 hours a day of riding. Original saddle, handlebars, frame, etc. are comfortable for my size.

Well balanced.

Plenty of power, even with a passenger.

Windshield helps with fatigue.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2014

1986 Honda Shadow

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles

Summary:

Perfect starter M/C

Faults:

Speedometer cable fails every 3-4 years.

Dust seals on fork have failed.

General Comments:

Wonderful for a first bike.

Wished for a larger gas tank while on road trips; refueling every 120 miles was a pain.

Super reliable.

Over the years, I have removed much of the plastic flash and hidden wiring.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2013

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews