2018 Honda Shadow Aero 750 ABS


There are lots of imaginative, high-tech ways to cook. But sometimes you want to go traditional—like a big, thick steak grilled over some hardwood coals. Same with your motorcycle. The latest and greatest is right for some, but there are plenty of riders who enjoy a traditional, relaxed experience when it comes to their bike. And that’s precisely why we build the Honda Shadow Aero.

Our Shadow cruisers are some of the most popular bikes on the road, and one look at the Shadow Aero will tell you why. Features like its spoked wheels, full fenders and long, chromed mufflers are all about taking it easy and looking good while you’re doing it. But the Aero rider also gets some thoroughly modern performance courtesy of this bike’s 745 cc V-twin engine, specially tuned for low-revving torque. Maintenance-reducing features like shaft final drive make this motorcycle truly easy to own. Plus, the Aero is a huge bargain, giving you a big-bike ride without the big-bike price.


  • V-TWIN ENGINE: Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Aero’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI): Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow's fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
  • FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION: Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
  • 2-INTO-2 EXHAUST SYSTEM: Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
  • FRONT-DISC BRAKE: If there’s one place you DON'T want retro performance, it’s your brakes. That’s why we gave the Shadow Aero a 296 mm front disc for distinctly modern stopping power. Additionally, our ABS model comes with Honda's Anti-Lock Brake System.
  • SHAFT FINAL DRIVE: Clean, efficient, proven, low-maintenance. Shaft final drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the road. And an added plus: it helps keep your bike cleaner, too.
  • SPOKED WHEELS: Spoked wheels give the Aero a classic look.
  • COMFORTABLE SADDLE: Broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: Skimming the pavement at just 25.9 inches, the Aero’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Aero’s narrow seat / tank junction makes it feel even lower.
  • THREE-VALVE, DUAL PLUG COMBUSTION CHAMBER: It's the best of both worlds: the three-valve combustion chambers used on many of our V-twin cruisers feature two intake valves and one exhaust, helping them breathe efficiently to boost both horsepower and torque.
  • CHROME HEADLIGHTS: Chrome headlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, engine sidecovers, brake and clutch-lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, handlebar, rear shock covers and more.
  • FULL FRONT FENDER: Wide metal front fender gives the Aero a classic styling touch.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model Shadow Aero 750 ABS
Model Code VT750CSJ
Color Pearl Stallion Brown



Front - Single 296 mm disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Rear - 180 mm drum, ABS


Front - 120/90-17

Rear - 160/80-15


Length 96.8 in.
Height 44.3 in.
Width 36.2 in.
Weight 573 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel - ready to ride.)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 64.6 in.
Seat Height 25.9 in.


Transmission Wide-ratio 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft


Engine 52° V-twin SOHC; 3 valves per cylinder
Displacement 745 cc
Bore x Stroke 79 x 76 mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System PGM-FI with automatic enrichment, 34 mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal. including 0.9 gal. reserve
MPG Rating 56
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Clutch Multiplate wet
Cooling Liquid


Starting Electric

Front - 41 mm fork, 4.6 in. travel

Rear - Dual shocks with 5-position spring-preload adjustability, 3.5 in. travel

Rake 34°
Trail 6.3 in. (161 mm)


Warranty 1 year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty

MSRP excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446- 9227. Shadow Aero® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.