2006 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from United States of America

Summary:

That silly grin is going to be hard to remove when riding this bike

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2005 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from United States of America

Summary:

A beautiful, reliable, and comfortable bike a newbie or senior rider can enjoy for years

Faults:

Nothing - except replacing the tires at about 7500 miles.

General Comments:

I'm a 50 something, this is my first bike, and it was love at first sight (and still is). The bike was in perfect condition when I bought it in the spring of 2013, and came with Cobra slash-cut pipes and a Memphis shades windscreen. The first thing I did was to take off the rear seat and sissy bar - I love the "long & low" look of the Aero with its fat front tire and full fenders.

Over the past two years I've installed a set of large black flame bags from US Saddlebag Co., Cobra highway bars, and Kuryakyn ISO Dually pegs.

I ride the bike everywhere for everything - commuting, for fun, on errands around town - and I put 12,000 miles on it the past two years. I've done my own routine maintenance and everything is running perfectly.

The only thing I need now is more horsepower and a little more legroom. When I hit the throttle, it's not so much a hit as a smooth pull - I have no sense the bike is going to run off without me. At 6ft I'm just a little long for this frame and seat height (although the highway bars and pegs help) and the stock solo seat supports my 165lbs fine for most riding, but I must admit that any more than an hour or so and my "saddle" and lower back starts getting a bit sore.

Overall I love the bike, and as another reviewer stated, it's a great bike for a beginner or an older rider. I love the durability of shaft drive, the water-cooled engine, and the renowned Honda reliability.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2015

2004 Honda VT750C Shadow Aero from Canada

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

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