2006 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from United States of America
That silly grin is going to be hard to remove when riding this bike
10% ethanol does not agree with this bike over time. The petcock assembly basically rotted out from it. Not the manufacturer's fault. Dealer knew what to do from the get-go.
This is a great all purpose cruiser for local and highway speeds. You can even go long distances without a lot of discomfort. Saddlebags and trunk bags from US Saddlebag in Mass. and you are ready to go.
I recommend a GearBrake for the rear lights, because when you roll off the throttle, she bleeds speed incredibly fast.
I have gotten 80 MPG on long distances and a reliable 56-60 MPG locally. Just keep in mind that this is a 745cc bike and you are going to have to get your Harley buddies to slow their take off a bit to keep up. 65mph+ it gets a bit buzzy, making you wish that there was a 6th gear or tall 5th.
It is a well mannered, forgiving bike, especially for short guys or women getting their first bike, or guys like me, who are still happy with it after 9 years and 40k miles. The other nice thing is that a new one won't break your wallet, and neither will the maintenance costs.
I would get another one in a heart beat.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th July, 2015