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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom First Ride Photo Gallery

All decked out in black matte silver, the 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom may put this smaller cruiser back on the map. Read what our MotoUSA Correspondent had to say after the 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom First Ride.

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At the heart of the beast is a 745cc V-twin fed by an 34mm fuel injected throttle body.
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The styling cues of the new 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom include subtle uses of chrome.
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The dual rear shocks have five-position spring-preload adjustibility.
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The Honda Shadow Phantom is available in only one color - black.
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The gages are centered and big so they are easy to read.
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A gunfighter style seat graces the Honda Shadow Phantom and with a seat of heighth of 25.7 in. makes it appealing.
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom's 745cc motor is water cooled.
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The 41mm non-adjustable forks didn't offer enough stiffness for my 225 lb. frame
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom
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Bringing the Honda Shadow Phantom to a stop is a single 296mm disc with a two-piston caliper.
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The Honda Shadow Phantom drew looks and comments everywhere I went.
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom engine is the same as used in the Shadow Aero and Spirit.
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom looks even better in motion.
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One doesn't need to be a contortionist to ride the Honda Shadow Phantom, seating position is upright with legs slightly forward.
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom
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The 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom reminds me of how much fun one can have on a smaller cruiser bike.
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom is one sweet ride.
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The folding footpegs did scrape ground occassionally during the test ride.
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Rear tire is a 160/80-15. Plenty of tread for flying through the corners.
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom looks killer just standing still.
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The Honda Shadow Phantom reminds me of the hot rodding days gone by where most everything was finished in matte black.
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The 3.9 gal. fuel tank has a single opening with big easy to read gages in your face.