Once it is warmed up, this Shadow Aero performs like a champ. Has excellent acceleration once you are familiar with the gear spread, which is pretty wide compared to other bikes I've known.
Roll on power is good. As wide as the other gears are, 4th and 5th are pretty close. You will want to downshift when passing or taking a hill. 4th leaves you in better stead on the climb. This bike moves along smoothly at 45, but is quite pleased to kick it up to 70 where it is right at home. You will notice some vibration after 60MPH. You wouldn't notice it as much if you add gel padded grips and seat pad.
As for economy, I've gotten 50 - 55 MPG highway and an even 60 on the slower secondary roads. It consumed no oil between changes. Being a Honda, parts and service are readily available.
Braking really likes to be planned in advance. This bike has more stopping power in the rear drum than in the front disc. I can't say that every Shadow Aero is like this, but mine sure is. It takes real effort to stop this one fast.
This cruiser needs space to handle. Those who are used to standard, sport or off-road bikes will fell like they are driving a bus in comparison. The longer wheel base makes for a more comfortable ride, but the handling suffers.
The Shadow Aero is a heavy machine for being a 750. You will appreciate the weight when you're hit by the wind wake of a passing semi. You will be equally impressed at the way the little V-Twin pushes this machine along.
The Shadow Aero is a style winner. Looking a lot like a vintage glide, from a distance I didn't know what it was. I was quite surprised to find it was a Honda. If you like to do custom, this Aero is open to so many possibilities.
This bike has the look, performance, economy and possibilities. There's not much out there that can deliver all those things at the price. New or pre-owned, you get a lot of bike for the buck!