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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom lines up against three other cruisr competitors in our 2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout.

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Adam: That's my old house dude.
Bart: No way.
Adam: Way.
- 2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout
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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom Dyno Numbers
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2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout Horse Power Dyno Chart: Honda Shadow Phantom 35.6 hp @ 5600 rpm (lowest)
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2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout Torque Dyno Chart: Honda Shadow Phantom 39.8 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm (lowest)
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The Phantom's look constrasts even its own Shadow siblings, with the blacked out look getting rave reviews from our test riders
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A 745cc V-Twin powers the Phantom, one of two liquid-cooled designs in our comparison.
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Riders on the storm. The heavens colluded with the blacked out look of the Honda and company - 2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout
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While not as skinny as the H-D, the Honda makes the Kawi and Star feel bulky.
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The saving grace of the Honda’s engine is its surprisingly stout exhaust sound.
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The Shadow shields riders from bumps well, sucking up minor undulations without trouble. We were riding on the rumble strips at first just for kicks, it was that nice. Unfortunately the soft suspension can’t keep up at higher speeds, with a wallowing feel the result.
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The Phantom's analog speedo is easy to read.
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Divvying out the Shadow’s modest power, a super smooth transmission slides through the five-speed gearbox without issue.
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Honda deserves credit for incorporating the radiator into the design too, it actually aids in the blacked out feel.
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The Honda sported the only wire-spoked wheels
in the shootout.
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The burly look of the Phantom gives it a quite different attitude than some it its Shadow kin - like the Spirit and Aero.
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Ground clearance on the Honda was better than some of its rivals, though the suspension felt a little soft for an elevated pace.
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The Honda Shadow Phantom's made for an comfortable ride, even if the ergos were a little small for our test riders.
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Divvying out the Shadow’s modest power, a super smooth transmission slides through the five-speed gearbox without issue.
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Braking is another area where the bikes are all close, but the Shadow stands out as the weakest binders of the lot.
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The Honda Shadow Phantom delivers burly styling in an easy-to-ride package.
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On the plus side, the Honda delivers the best ground clearance, along with the Kawasaki. It’s also deceptively easy to turn, with a relatively wide 120 front tire.
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One more literal bright spot for the Shadow, its headlamp shined brightest when viewed from the front, lighting up the front well for the rider too.
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While not as skinny as the H-D, the Honda makes the Kawi and Star feel bulky