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Old 03-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Honda 750 Shadow Spirit & Aero

Boy they look appetizing.....They are on sale at a dealer for $5327.0 in Va where a buddy bought a bike last year!!
How do you guys like your Shadows?
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:15 AM   #2
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I don't like the shadow, not particularly because of any thing it IS, more of the things its not. Its NOT a vstar. The v-star is nicer and same price to cheaper. You lose nothing and gain some nice yamaha-ness and its a prettier bike (liquid cooling is for fuel injected 4 cylinders). Yammy even gets metal fenders (think still) in the classic. Honda's a fine ride, but not all that the v-star is.

I have found that the honda seems to look worse after a few years than the V-star, but there's probably a better chance of someone caring for a v-star than a honda. Just a few more people buying the yammy that really care about the design etc.
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Pick the one you like and go for it. Gasoline isn't getting any cheaper.

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Which V Starr are you referring to? Been surfing the net on the Yamaha 650 V Star 'Classic' also. I had....several years ago...a 650 Special...nice dependable bike but had some vibrations. The V Star Classic is a V twin and shaft....how comfortable are they on long rides....They are also a sharp looking bike....
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I agree, the V Stars are great bikes. I've had both the 650 Classic and the 1100 Custom, and they are both awesome. Great ride, plenty of power for street riding, and super cool looks. I took the back seat off my 650 Classic and it gave it a sweet 1950's look.
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I don't like the shadow, not particularly because of any thing it IS, more of the things its not. Its NOT a vstar. The v-star is nicer and same price to cheaper. You lose nothing and gain some nice yamaha-ness and its a prettier bike (liquid cooling is for fuel injected 4 cylinders). Yammy even gets metal fenders (think still) in the classic. Honda's a fine ride, but not all that the v-star is.

I have found that the honda seems to look worse after a few years than the V-star, but there's probably a better chance of someone caring for a v-star than a honda. Just a few more people buying the yammy that really care about the design etc.
All opinion....cheaper is for a reason,usually an inferior product.Would rather have "plastic" fenders anyway...less costly to replace etc.FI is for anything it's engineered for.And yes, you would be missing Honda quality....Yam. does not afford this.
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Boy they look appetizing.....They are on sale at a dealer for $5327.0 in Va where a buddy bought a bike last year!!
How do you guys like your Shadows?
I had an 07 shadow 750 spirit, and I didn't like it. not a lot of power and wasn't comfortable at highway speeds. IMO get a 1300 if you can.
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This is the bike that I'm buying......for better or worse


http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/photog...VStar950-1.jpg
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Im not a huge fan of the look, but you wont be let down by a star bike. Actually looking at it again, its not bad, I just don't like a cruiser on cast aluminum or magnesium wheels. Spokes for me thanks. On any other kind of bike though, they're fine.
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The VStar is a good looking bike. I understand that price range doesn't exist in American made iron- and that's a shame.
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