2010 Honda Shadow RS
An all-rounder with attitude
Honda is proud to introduce an exciting
addition to its line-up in 2010. The new Shadow RS
handling, comfort and satisfying power with styling
that stands apart. The clean simplicity of its silhouette
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,
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
The Shadow RS was developed to deliver
all-round riding enjoyment to a wide range of riders.
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
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
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
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
exhaust pipes and the chromed headlight cover, grab
rail and air cleaner cover that highlight its traditional
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
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.
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.