Yup, believe your eyes those are higher-set footpegs and shorter, more upright bars. So, how can this be a Shadow cruiser, you ask? Oh it’s all Shadow, just with a heavy dose of old-school roadster thrown in you don’t have to look too hard to see the classic flat-track influences in the peanut-shaped fuel tank and flatter seat. It all adds up to an amazing motorcycle that’s just as much at home on a favorite back road as it is prowling on a Saturday night. And that means fun, with a capital “F.”
Great Ideas Never Go Out of Style.
The 2011 Honda Shadow RS VT750-RS is proof that classic ideas never go out of style. Agile and responsive, this V-twin roadster has crisp, uncluttered lines and standard-style riding ergonomics that deliver comfort and cool and plenty of fun in one distinctive package. The bike’s higher pegs improve ground clearance when cornering, while its sophisticated, PGM-FI fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine makes every ride an unforgettable pleasure.
The Shadow RS is no stranger to power or torque, thanks to its brawny, liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin. Cruise cross-town or hit the highway this machine can handle both, and sound really good doing it.
We Don’t Want Any Trouble.
And you won’t get any with the 2011 Honda Shadow RS VT750-RS’s fuel-injection system, which delivers trouble-free starting in almost any condition, and better performance to boot.
Higher pegs, more upright bars, and a plush, low, but slightly flatter saddle add up to cruiser comfort with a sporty feel. Which, when you think about it, is exactly how it should be with a machine this versatile.
745cc V-twin Engine The Shadow RS's liquid-cooled, 745cc V-twin produces impressive, perfect-for-cruising-or-commuting power across the entire rpm range, while its long-stroke crankshaft design helps create a brawny V-twin pulse and low-rpm torque.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
Fuel Injection Fuel Injection ensures optimal fuel delivery, and thus performance, utilizing sensors for intake-port pressure, engine-coolant temperature, intake-air temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Chain Final Drive Some riders just think a classic cruiser needs a chain. The Shadow RS hears you there. The chain is light and efficient—and best of all, it just looks right, and helps set your Shadow RS apart.
Upright Seating Position With the Shadow RS, you sit low, but a bit more upright, and the footpegs are a little further back. The result? A bike that offers all day long comfort, and one that's practical too, letting you see what's going on around you.
Handlebar-Mounted Instruments Putting the speedometer and the other instruments up on the handlebar in a single, uncluttered gauge gives the RS a sporty, purposeful, super-clean look. It also makes them easy to read.
Honda Genuine Accessories
Boulevard Screen (smoke), Backrest (tall/low), Backrest Trim (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/"V" design/neo-retro), Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/"V" design/neo-retro), Saddlebags, Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Liner Set, Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded), Cycle Cover
2011 Honda Shadow RS VT750RS - United States of America Specifications
USA MSRP - $TBA USD
Engine Type: 745cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 79mm x 76mm
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment, one 34mm throttle body
Ignition: Digital with 3-D mapping, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension Front: 41mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear: Dual shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Tires Front: 100/90-19
Wheelbase: 61.5 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 32° 30'
Trail: 134.0mm (5.3 inches)
Seat Height: 29.4 inches
Fuel Capacity: 2.8 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy**: 56 mpg
Curb Weight*: 507 pounds
Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel ready to ride.
Honda's fuel-economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride; how you maintain your vehicle; weather; road conditions; tire pressure; installation of accessories; cargo, rider and passenger weight; and other factors.
Meets current EPA standards.
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.