Honda Shadow Review from United States of America

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


Perfect starter M/C


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: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review