2016 Honda Shadow Phantom

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Embrace Your Dark Side.

If you want people to listen to you, a whisper can be louder than a shout. That’s the idea here: If you want to stand out in a world full of chrome and bright colors, maybe more chrome isn’t the answer. Maybe less is. Take one look at the Honda Shadow Phantom and you’re going to know that’s true.

The Phantom is for riders who want a great bike, who love to ride and who want to make a powerful statement. Its blacked-out 745cc V-twin engine, black rims with matte silver highlights, bobbed fenders, spoked wheels and beefy front fork all set it apart from most of the other customs on the road.

The V-twin engine’s throaty exhaust sounds just right. And the Phantom’s slightly more upright seating position is just right for both longer rides and boulevard cruising. Best of all? That has to be the Phantom’s low price tag. It’s time to go over to the dark side—in style, on a Honda Phantom.

Standard Features

  • V-TWIN ENGINE: Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Phantom’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 Phantom a 296 mm front disc for distinctly modern stopping power.
  • SPOKED WHEELS: Spoked black wheels and hubs feature a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complete the overall custom look.
  • SHORTY FRONT FENDER: Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow Phantom a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
  • STYLISH FINISH: Bobber-inspired styling with extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: Skimming the pavement at just 25.7 inches, the Phantom’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Phantom’s narrow seat / tank junction makes it feel even lower.
  • GUNFIGHTER SADDLE: Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat is comfortable and looks great too.
  • WARRANTY: One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model Shadow Phantom
Model Code VT750C2B
Stock Number N/A
Color Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single 296 mm disc with 2-piston caliper

Rear - Drum

Tires

Front - 120/90-17

Rear - 160/80-15

Dimensions

Weight 549 lbs.
Wheelbase 64.6 in.
Seat Height 25.8 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission Wide-ratio 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft

Engine

Engine 52° V-twin, SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Displacement 745cc
Bore x Stroke 79 x 76 mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 34 mm throttle body
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal. including 0.9 gal. reserve
MPG Rating 56
Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, 2 spark plugs per cylinder
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Suspension

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)

Other

Additional Colors Light Silver Metallic