Motorcycle Maniac: 2013 Honda Shadow Phantom
2013 Honda Shadow Phantom: Embrace The Dark Side
Honda is certainly making a mark with its most recent Shadow
lineup. The manufacturer is rolling out several 2013 models of the
bike, and the Shadow Phantom has already staked its claim as the
one to keep an eye on among the selection.
[caption id="attachment_27029" align="alignright" width="200"] The centerpiece of the 2013 Honda Shadow Phantom is its motor - Photo: Mark McIntyre[/caption]
Engine And Chassis
The centerpiece of the 2013 Honda
Shadow Phantom is its motor. With a displacement of 745cc, the
liquid-cooled, V-Twin engine is capable of providing you with
plenty of power for the open road. The four-stroke engine works
seamlessly with the wide-ratio five-speed transmission and offers
enough to torque to successfully maneuver in and out of any
One of the best parts of the engine is that you won't have to put in a lot of maintenance to keep it in top shape. The blacked-out motor is relatively hassle-free, allowing you to enjoy the deep hum of the machine without so much as a second thought. Once you're riding the Shadow Phantom, you'll also notice the excellent suspension, which features a 41mm fork at the front and dual shocks in the rear.
The Shadow Phantom was undoubtedly made with comfort in mind. As
soon as you sit on the machine, you'll notice how the low seat
height, customized foot rests and angled handlebars come together
to form a relaxed position that riders will appreciate. You won't
have any trouble cruising down the open road for hours on the Honda
motorcycle, especially with the help of the 4-gallon fuel tank that
gets an average of 56 miles to the gallon. Special
accessories like a backrest, saddlebags and custom
rider seats are also available to outfit the machine for longer
trips without sacrificing the unique style of the bike.
Final Thoughts - An Intense Style
[caption id="attachment_27031" align="alignright"
width="300"] You won't have any trouble cruising down
the open road for hours on the Honda motorcycle - Photo: Fran
As its name implies, the 2013 Honda Shadow Phantom rolls of the assembly line in a sleek and sophisticated dark black. The all-black engine, rims, frame and handlebar create a unique appearance that you won't be able to tear your eyes from, and the silver accents give you a complete and polished look that is reminiscent of the classic style of bikes.
The Shadow Phantom has a very minimal overall design. You won't find excessive details or decorations on the exterior of the machine - instead, your focus will be drawn to the superior riding experience and quality of the motorcycle.
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