2022 Honda Shadow Aero [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Honda Shadow Aero

2022 Honda Shadow Aero: Cruising Through the Ages

Do you love the look of Indian Motorcycle’s Chieftain; but are a new rider looking for a capable cruiser with similar styling that won’t break the bank? Honda’s Shadow Aero provides the perfect balance of price and cruiser pazazz to bring an added layer of intro-priced luxury to their 2022 model lineup.

Although it shares the same platform as the Shadow Phantom, the Aero takes a different approach to the Phantom name and provides a classically-styled chrome-clad cruiser with the same features and tech.

From a purely visual standpoint, it is easy to point out the style direction that Honda has taken with this Shadow variant. The large front and rear fenders are a blatant callback to cruisers of the past; and when you pair that with the elegantly spoked rims and ‘chrome everywhere’ attitude it is easy to recognize that this motorcycle is modeled after legendary relics of the past.

The Shadow Aero ABS comes packaged with the staple Shadow engine; a 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine the comfortable torque figures thanks to its long-stroke crankshaft and programmed fuel injection system for improved efficiency and response.

The bike rides as good as it looks, and for riders seeking a classic riding experience with all of the modern features you would come to expect from a Japanese cruiser being sold in 2022; the Shadow Aero is a great option that should not be overlooked by new or intermediate riders.

The 2022 Honda Shadow Aero starts at $7,799 USD / $9,983 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Honda Shadow Aero in one place.

2022 Honda Shadow Aero


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: Starting at $7,799 USD / $9983 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Fuel Injection
    • Low Seat height
    • ABS available
    • New color option for 2022

Main Specs

  • Engine: 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
  • Power: Not provided by manufacturer
  • Torque: Not provided by manufacturer
  • Wet Weight: 560lbs (254 kg)
  • Seat Height: 25.9 in (657.8 mm)

2022 Honda Shadow Aero


2022 Honda Shadow Aero Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin
Power Not provided by manufacturer
Bore x Stroke 79mm x 76mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Induction PGM-FI, 34mm throttle body
Starter
Valve Train SOHC; three valves per cylinder

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission Wide-ratio five-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 180mm drum
Tires Front 120/90-17
Tires Rear 160/80-15
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Color Ultra Blue Metallic

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Ground Clearance
Trail 161mm (6.3 inches)
Wheelbase 64.5 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 34°
Seat Height 25.9 inches
Curb Weight 560 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)

WARRANTY

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

2022 Honda Shadow Aero


2022 Honda Shadow Aero Features

PERFORMANCE

V-TWIN ENGINE

Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Aero’s power makes it perfect for around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.

STYLE

2-INTO-2 EXHAUST SYSTEM

Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and the 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
CHROME HIGHLIGHTS

Chrome highlights include cylinder-head covers, air-cleaner cover, engine sidecovers, brake and clutch-lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, handlebar, rear shock covers and more.
FULL FRONT FENDER

Wide metal front fender gives the Aero a classic styling touch.
SPOKED WHEELS

Spoked wheels give the Aero a classic look.

COMFORT

COMFORTABLE SADDLE

Broad, low-slung solo seat features a detachable passenger seat.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT

Skimming the pavement at just 25.9 inches, the Aero’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Aero’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.

DRIVETRAIN

FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION

Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you to 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.
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.
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.

ENGINEERING

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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