Honda’s understated cruiser returns for 2020 but without any form of changes or upgrades. Under normal circumstances, a lack of upgrades can be frustrating for fans of a brand, but in the case of the legendary Shadow Phantom, no news is good news. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
The 2020 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 features the same 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin engine, as usual, offering easy-access torque and manageable power that appeals to a wide range of riders, from casual cruisers to highway veterans.
The Shadow Phantom offers a few quirks that many riders have to come to love over the years, from the reliable shaft driven final drive to Honda’s reluctance to upgrade the Shadow Phantom’s rear drum brake to a disc variant. Still, the bike is not without advanced technology, featuring a programmed fuel injection system that offers reliable performance throughout the rev range.
For those looking for a modern cruiser with old-school touches, the Honda Phantom Shadow is worthy of your time. With spoked wheels, bobber-inspired fenders, black rims, and a low-profile ride experience that’s accompanied with a throaty exhaust note, the 2020 Honda Phantom Shadow 750 should tick all the right boxes.
The 2020 model is available in Black, or Matte Pearl White finishes.
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PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 34mm throttle body
41mm fork; 4.6 inches of travel
Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5 inches of travel
Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 L (3.7 US gal.)
Black, Matte Pearl White
Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
1640 mm (64.6 in.)
655 mm(25.8 in.)
249 kg (549 lb.)
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®
2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Features
Nothing pumps out the torque like a bold V-twin. The Phantom’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
Bobber-inspired styling with extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
SHORTY FRONT FENDER
Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow Phantom a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
Spoked black wheels and hubs feature a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complete the overall custom look.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT
Skimming the pavement at just 25.8 inches, the Phantom’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Phantom’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.
Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat is comfortable and looks great too.
SHAFT FINAL DRIVE
Clean, efficient, proven, low-maintenance. Shaft final drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the road. And an added plus: it helps keep your bike cleaner, too.
2-INTO-2 EXHAUST SYSTEM
Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION (PGM-FI)
Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
THREE-VALVE DUAL-PLUG COMBUSTION CHAMBER
It’s the best of both worlds: The three-valve combustion chambers used on many of our V-twin cruisers feature two intake valves and one exhaust, helping them breathe efficiently to boost both horsepower and torque.
If there’s one place you don’t want retro performance, it’s your brakes. That’s why we gave the Shadow Phantom a 296mm front disc for distinctly modern stopping power.