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2010 Honda Shadow RS

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An all-rounder with attitude

Honda is proud to introduce an exciting addition to its line-up in 2010. The new Shadow RS combines easy
handling, comfort and satisfying power with styling that stands apart. The clean simplicity of its silhouette and
the deep rumble of its V-twin engine have an immediate appeal. This is combined with the smooth performance of a thoroughly contemporary machine.

All kinds of riders, including relative newcomers, will appreciate its proportions and light, confidenceinspiring
handling. The Shadow RS also packs enough punch to keep more experienced riders entertained and is versatile enough for a range of uses that encompass commuting, quick weekend blasts and light touring. Its streetwise stance cannot fail to impress in any setting. The Shadow RS is built for good times and is always fun to ride.

Development concept

The Shadow RS was developed to deliver all-round riding enjoyment to a wide range of riders. The seat
and controls are positioned for natural, intuitive operation and its easy handling and low fuel consumption make it an appealing option for everyday transport.

Its engine is equally enjoyable in daily commuting as well as on longer, more leisurely rides, thanks to classic
V-twin power.


The styling of the 10YM Shadow RS integrates elements of a European street-oriented image. Its upright and comfortable riding position is designed for confident control and agile handling. The bodywork is compact, making it easy to manoeuvre through narrow city streets and busy traffic.

It features an impressive V-twin engine with a traditional air-cooled look, luxurious chrome-finished details,
shining wire-spoked wheels and stylish twin mufflers.

The tank shape flows back into a short, neatly chopped tail while the large front wheel creates an imposing
street presence.

The Shadow RS makes its European debut in a grey metallic that enhances the sleek beauty of its bodywork
and the strong impact of its black-painted engine. It creates an impressive contrast with the gleaming dual
exhaust pipes and the chromed headlight cover, grab rail and air cleaner cover that highlight its traditional


  • Heavy Grey Metallic


The Shadow RS is powered by a robust and dependable liquid-cooled V-twin engine that pumps out strong power over a broad rpm range. Easy starting, instant throttle response and smooth, satisfying acceleration are assured by Honda’s PGM Fuel Injection system and an idle air control valve which precisely controls incoming air for smooth idling operation. Fuel flow is also accurately monitored to optimise efficiency, ensuring fuel consumption and emissions are kept low.

Power delivery is focused in the low and mid range, creating a satisfying experience of power that is easy to
control and creates confidence. Close-ratio transmission delivers powerful, exhilarating acceleration from anywhere in the engine’s power range, ensuring plenty of excitement. The engine is compact enough to allow a low seat height and its power is delivered to the rear wheel by a lightweight chain drive.


The Shadow RS chassis is compact and lightweight, with geometry that creates easy, natural handling. It is
based around a strong double-cradle steel frame with a square pipe backbone and forged steel pivot plates.
The 737mm seat height is low enough for shorter riders to place both feet on the ground, but the footpegs and grips are high enough to create a natural, upright sitting position, a reassuring view over surrounding traffic and a controlled ride feel.

A 19" front wheel and sturdy 41mm front forks add to the feeling of precise, responsive control. At the rear,
forward-tilted dual conventional dampers with adjustable spring preload provide smooth, progressive damping. These combine with a fat 150mm rear tyre to deliver excellent comfort, even over long distances or
with a passenger on board. The brakes are also designed for smooth efficient operation. The front wheel is stopped by a large 296mm disc brake with a responsive dual-piston caliper, while the rear features a conventional 180mm drum brake. Together, they supply assured stopping power that complements
the bike’s easy, proficient control.