The Bobber-inspired Honda Shadow Remains Unchanged For 2020

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.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Honda Shadow Phantom in one place.

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: Est $7,899
  • Key Features:
    • Low seat height
    • Spoked wheels
    • Shaft final drive

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
  • Power:
  • Curb Weight: 549 lbs
  • Seat height: 25.8 Inch

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2020 Honda Shadow Phantom


2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Power
Bore x Stroke 79mm x 76mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, one 34mm throttle body
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Multiplate wet
Transmission 5-Speed
Final Drive Shaft

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 41mm fork; 4.6 inches of travel
Suspension Rear Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5 inches of travel
Brakes Front Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Brakes Rear Drum
Tires Front 120/90-17
Tires Rear 160/80-15
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 L (3.7 US gal.)
Color Black, Matte Pearl White

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Wheelbase 1640 mm (64.6 in.)
Ground Clearance
Seat Height 655 mm(25.8 in.)
Curb Weight 249 kg (549 lb.)

WARRANTY

Warranty One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®

2020 Honda Shadow Phantom


2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Features

V-TWIN ENGINE

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.

STYLISH FINISH

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 WHEELS

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.

GUNFIGHTER SADDLE

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.

FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION

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.

FRONT-DISC BRAKE

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.


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