2022 Honda Shadow Aero Features & Benefits

More timeless than a leather jacket, Honda’s retro Shadow Aero is highlighted by classic cruiser touchstones like a large front fender, chrome headlights, low-slung seat, spoke wheels and of course a V-twin engine with swept-back twin exhausts. At the same time, it benefits from sensible elements including programmed fuel injection, available ABS, a shaft final drive, an affordable price and Honda’s legendary reliability. The combination honors tradition and style while still prioritizing performance and ease of ownership.


  • 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
  • Crankshaft features long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.
  • Custom two-into-two exhaust system, flowing into bullet-style mufflers provides soul-stirring sound that's classic V-twin cruiser.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation.


  • Chrome highlights throughout provide classic styling.
  • Wide metal front fender adds to the bike’s classic appearance.
  • Sturdy 41mm fork features large-diameter chrome-steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look, and delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
  • Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is a disc type on the ABS version, drum type on the standard.
  • Low 25.9-inch seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze.
  • Narrow seat/tank junction makes adds to the low seat height to make flat-footing even easier
  • Tank-mounted speedometer on a stylish 3.7-gallon fuel cell for classic retro styling.
  • Large, custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn-signal indicators.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

  • Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
  • Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

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