Current version of Honda Shadow Phantom dates from 2015, and it will be actual model until 2017. Then, we can see new bike coming out the factory. Nevertheless, no radical changes are coming with 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom. Only slight tuning could happen, but bike will get same engine and will look almost exactly as its predecessor. However, few details are going to make it better. Also, modifications in entire driving systems are certain. From drivetrain and wheels, to suspension and brakes. Designers have a task to bolster impression of a ride, by making it smoother, quiet and more economical.
2017 Honda Shadow Phantom engine
New cruiser will ride on the 745 cc engine, with liquid cooling system. This unit is set again on 52 degrees, with bore and stroke of 79 x 76 mm. The V-twin drivetrain has programmed fuel injection. Also, induction gets automatic enrichment circuit. Furthermore, digital with 3-D mapping is ignition, and there are two spark plugs per every cylinder. On the other hand, SOHC valve train offers three valves per cylinder. Fork on the front, and dual shocks are on the back for suspension.
2017 Honda Shadow Phantom styling
Curb weight of the 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom, with all fluids and standard equipment is 550 pounds. This includes 3.7-gallon tank. From that volume, 0.9 gallon is reserve. Light bike can go 56 mpg with suitable maintenance. However, optimal mileage is slightly worse. Bike uses 120/90 front tire and 160/80 rear one. Rear brake is drum, and 296 mm disc is on front wheel. Overall length of the wheelbase is 65 inches, and seating position is set at 26 inches.
2017 Honda Shadow Phantom price and competition
The 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom will cost $7,500 at its arrival. This is the same price for current model. On the other hand, there could be few more options and price could jump. Main competitor of new Shadow Phantom is Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. It is not easy to battle products of famous company, so new Honda’s bike will get on line with Suzuki Boulevard C50 B.O.S.S.