SHADOW/REBEL 2008 SHADOW AERO SHADOW SPIRIT 750 REBEL THERE ARE LOTS OF REASONS TO RIDE, BUT ONE STANDS ABOVE ALL THE REST: FREEDOM. The freedom to go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. To feel the cool morning BIKES YOU WANT TO RIDE What would you air, or that noon sun beat down on your back. think if you saw a cowboy walking down the street, Maybe it’s the open road. Maybe it’s the boulecarrying his horse on his back? That’s what we think when we see a streetbike on a trailer. Didn’t vard. Maybe you don’t know exactly where yet. you buy that thing to ride it? At Honda, we build Wherever it is, we’ll see you out there. bikes you’ll want to ride, like our Shadow ® and Rebel ® cruisers. Bikes that are comfortable, that don’t need a ton of maintenance and, most important, are reliable. Of course, they look great too—you can see that for yourself. But nothing works like a Honda, and nothing lasts as long with as few headaches. Because we think that motorcycles are for riding, and that you should enjoy that ride. Want a garage ornament? Fine. But we’ll be out on the road. 2008 SHADOW AERO SHADOW AERO SHADOW AERO The first thing most people notice when they see a Shadow Aero ® is how good it looks. Then they discover that it’s a 750 and they can’t believe it. And then they look at the price tag, and their jaw really drops. Because at a time when most cruisers require a second mortgage, a Shadow Aero is a monster bargain. Like all our 750s, you get plenty of power and great handling. The V-twin engine features shaft final drive and tons of low-revving torque. The seating position is comfortable and relaxed. This year we’ve added a sleek new two-into-two exhaust system, and we offer five great color schemes. SHADOW AERO REBEL What’s the best entry-class cruiser on the planet? Easy: the Honda Rebel. Choose the Rebel and you get a 250-class cruiser with plenty of style THREE-VALVE HEADS and performance. It features a dependable four- On our Shadows, a pair of SHADOW SPIRIT 750 Looking for one of the best all-around cruisers on the road? Then check out the Shadow Spirit™ 750. Big enough to cruise the highway with a passenger but easy to maneuver around town, the Spirit 750 features a liquid- lighter intakes jump off the stroke, twin-cylinder engine that gets terrific gas seats fast and flow more mixture for more power. mileage. An electric starter makes getting going a snap, and you’ll never have to worry about finding a cooled, 52-degree V-twin powerplant, so the bike is narrow and has a low center of gravity. Like every Honda engine, it’s built to last. And just check out the chassis: A 21-inch front wheel gives the Shadow Spirit 750 a lean, mean look up front. Seat height is a pavement-skimming 25.7 inches, making it easy to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots. The instruments sit in SHAFT FINAL DRIVE parking space. The Rebel is a great choice for a cool, chromed tank pod. There’s even a special, limited-production color available this year, with a silver tank and blue Another Honda Shadow feature anyone who wants to ride, and look stylish doing it. that just makes sense: Shaft flames. The Shadow Spirit 750: a whole lotta bike, and a great value, too. final drive lowers maintenance requirements, and it’s cleaner. REBEL REBEL / SHADOW SPIRIT 750 SHADOW AERO Black Candy Dark Red Metallic Silver/Black Black/White Candy Dark Red/White SHADOW SPIRIT 750 SHADOW AERO SHADOW SPIRIT 750 REBEL Model VT750 VT750C2 CMX250C Engine 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin 234cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder Bore & stroke 79.0mm x 76.0mm 79.0mm x 76.0mm 53.0mm x 53.0mm Compression ratio 9.6:1 9.6:1 9.2:1 Fuel system Single 34mm constant-velocity carburetor Single 34mm constant-velocity carburetor Single 26mm diaphragm-type constantvelocity carburetor Ignition CD with electronic advance; two spark plugs per cylinder CD with electronic advance; two spark plugs per cylinder CD Transmission Wide-ratio five-speed Wide-ratio five-speed Five-speed Final drive Shaft Shaft O-ring-sealed chain Front suspension 41mm fork; 4.6-inch travel 41mm fork; 4.6-inch travel 33mm fork; 4.6-inch travel Rear suspension Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 2.9-inch travel Front brake Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper Single disc with twin-piston caliper Rear brake Drum Drum Drum Wheelbase 64.5 inches 65.0 inches 57.1 inches Metallic Silver Seat height 25.9 inches 25.7 inches 26.6 inches Curb weight* 553 lbs 536 lbs 331 lbs Fuel capacity 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve 2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve Honda Genuine Accessories™ (Partial listing) Custom windscreen, chrome backrest w/pad, chrome rear carrier, chrome light bar, chrome solo rider rear carrier Chrome backrest w/pad, chrome rear carrier, leather saddlebags, custom windscreen * ** Candy Dark Red/Flame REBEL Ultra Blue Metallic/ Flame Black Metallic Silver/ Flame (special color**) Black Silver Metallic Honda Genuine Accessories (over 50 available) CHROME HEATED GRIPS BACKREST DIGITAL AUDIO SYSTEM These are the perfect accessory for winter riding—or just for those frosty commutes. If you carry a passenger, treat them like royalty, and add to your cruiser’s looks, too. Take music on the road by connecting your MP3/audio player to the 20W+20W system. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride. Limited-production color. genuineaccessories.honda.com ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT At Honda, we believe in performance and leadership. That’s why we’re taking a leadership position when it comes to the environment, in our products and in all other aspects of our business as well. Visit powersports.honda.com/ the_story/environment to find out more. PROGRAMS THAT PERFORM There’s more to your new Honda than all its great features. Just log on to powersports.honda.com/programs and you’ll discover all the great programs available to you, including things like the Honda Rider's Club of America,® financing, rider training and Honda Protection Plans. BE A RESPONSIBLE RIDER Remember, always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing whenever you ride. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and never use the street as a racetrack. Inspect your motorcycle before riding and read your owner’s manual. Check your HRCA® guide or the HRCA website (hrca.honda.com) concerning reimbursement through the Honda Rider’s Club of America for MSF rider training. Obey the law, use common sense, respect the rights of others when you ride, and make sure you have a proper license when riding on public roads. Operating your motorcycle with a modified engine, exhaust system or noise-control system may be illegal. For more information visit powersports .honda.com. A2921 honda.com Specifications, programs and availability subject to change without notice. See your Honda Dealer for details on all programs. All specifications in this brochure—including colors, warranty terms, HRCA, etc.—apply only to models sold and registered in the United States. California versions may differ slightly due to emissions equipment. Rearview mirrors are standard equipment on all Honda streetbikes; passenger seat is standard equipment on all models in this brochure. Shadow,® Shadow Aero,® Rebel,® Shadow Spirit,™ Honda Genuine Accessories,™ Honda Rider’s Club America,® HRCA® and Performance First® are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ©2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (1/08) Printed in the U.S.A.
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