Honda VT750C Shadow Aero Reviews

2004 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from Canada

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired7950 kilometres
Most recent distance12500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KH400 Triple

Summary:

It's a pretty fun bike to ride

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great on the old roads.

Could use a few more ponies.

"Nice Bike" - hear that a lot.

Easy to do oil changes.

Passengers are not too happy on extended rides.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2011

2008 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from Canada

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance1250 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 1200R

Summary:

One of the BEST Hondas I have ever owned

Faults:

What can I say? The bike is BRAND NEW; 0 Kms on it when I picked it up from the dealer. I have only put on 1250 Km.

Nothing has gone wrong as of July 19, 2010.

I just got on June 4, 2010. The dealer still had it in a wooden crate from 2008, and was looking just to get rid of it. VT750C2F Blue 2008.

General Comments:

So far I have had only three small problems.

One the pegs for the passenger was too high and set back too far, So I replaced the pegs with Kuryakyn floorboards, and I lowered them and moved them forward about 2 inches in each direction.

Next, the stock seat was JUNK, just BAD. Honda should be ashamed, so I had to get a Mustang seat for the driver and passenger.

My last problem is finding floorboards WITH, I repeat WITH, a heel and toe shifter. MC makes one, but is out of stock to the end of the year for this bike???

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2010

2007 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda PC800 Pacific Coast

Summary:

Easy on the eyes, wallet and to own, in a word fun fun fun

Faults:

Zero has gone wrong. It's like owning an anvil... It's a Honda.

General Comments:

I'm a sport touring person. I like the upright position and ability to go fast and far. That was then, and now I'm close to 60, years not mph, and the ability to flat foot a bike is paramount with my old knees and replaced hip.

I had a Pacific Coast and wanted to move "up" to an ST1300, but just could not handle the weight of the PC800 or the ST1300. I rode the VT1100 and VT1300's. The 1300 (and 1800) is a big heavy piggy bike. The 1100 to me seemed to have the same speed of the 750 with more weight, so I got the 750.

It's been fun comfortable ride. For a 750 it has a big frame and a long relaxed wheel. Engine cc size is not a good indicator of what a bike will be like. I find the bike fits me good at 5'10"...

I had to put on a Mustang seat as the stock seat stank.

I used to complain that the bike was slow for 2 up touring at high speeds, but my wife got her own bike, and for one it's got plenty of speed. It can run 85 all day, but the wind tears at you even with a windshield. I put a cover on the crashbar and it helps a lot with that. Also wearing dedicated riding boots and tuck your pants in. I never ride without the gear. Full face helmet, boots, padded jacket and at least Draggin jeans with knee and hip pads in them. Dress for the fall.

You would do well with this as your first or last bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2010

2005 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda PC800 Pacific Coast

Faults:

The only thing wrong with this bike has been a loose nut behind the handle bars, seriously nada zip zero, what a bike.

General Comments:

Best bang for the buck out in MC world. I check all the other 750-800s and have to admit I got the Shadow as it was a Honda. The Suzuki seemed faster and handled better.

This is a good bike for the older rider like me or the new rider as the seat is so low. The stock seat for me was horrible, and I got a Mustang and what a difference.

If I'm 2 up with lots of gear, there is some lack of power, but I can cruise up I75 at 80mph and no problem. There's a little buzz at 60 that seems to go away at 70.

If your corner aggressively, you will drag the foot pegs, so watch out till you get the hang of things.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2009

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 6 reviews