View Full Version : What about the smaller Honda shadows?

05-16-2005, 04:27 PM

Anyone have any experience? I think the HP is low but the weight is over 450

05-16-2005, 06:18 PM
Check the older forum posts and reviews - one of the forum regulars bought the Honda Aero 750 for his first bike, and I believe his wife did too. The Spirit 750 might be slightly better for a new rider, a bit taller but lighter weight. The VLX would be an excellent choice, very light weight.

The older ACE are common first bikes, although what I would consider a "gray area" bike - a bit heavy, like the Volusia I started on.

Best Wishes,

05-16-2005, 06:40 PM
I think the Shadow Spirit 750 is a hair shorter than the A.C.E. (I could be wrong though -- it's been known to happen now and again. :) )It's definitely a gray area beginner bike. If you like the Shadow family, the Shadow VLX is the 600 cc version of the family and from what I hear, it's an excellent beginner bike.