2009 Honda Shadow Aero®

It's no surprise that the Shadow Aero® has been one of Honda's best selling middleweight cruisers, especially when considering how affordable this stunning Retro Cruiser is. With one look you'll note a slew of features — the 749 cubic-centimeter V-twin, bullet-style mufflers, classic fenders, spoked wheels, a ton of chrome, and five gorgeous new paint schemes — you'd expect on a bike twice this size. For twice the price. The Shadow Aero. Proof that when you choose a Honda quality and value is standard.

Additional Features

  • Speedometer is set into the front of the fuel tank for classic retro styling.
  • Chrome highlights include: cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers and headlight.
  • Broad, low-slung solo seat with detachable passenger seat.
  • Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked.
  • Classically styled and powerful 60-watt / 55-watt halogen headlight.
  • Stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank.
  • Large, custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn-signal indicators.

Chassis / Suspension

  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296 mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake features a 180 mm drum.
  • Sturdy and responsive 41 mm front fork features large-diameter chrome steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. Delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
  • Large-section tires are mounted on traditional spoked wheels with wide chrome rims. The front end features a fat 120/90-17 tire that provides a wide footprint and matches the substantial style of the machine.
  • Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.
  • Innovative frame design features large, steel tube backbone reaching back from massive cast steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.
  • Large 4 mm-thick fork brace mounted under fender enhances rigidity.

Engine / Drivetrain

  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
  • Two-into-two exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic cruiser style.
  • Crankshaft features long-stroke design along with high-mass ACG to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
  • 745 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
  • Single 34 mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response.
  • Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look.
  • Ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
  • Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance.

Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Chrome Accessories: Backrest Trim (Tall and Low styles), Lightbar, Spotlight Visors, Front Fender Guard Rail, Rear Fender Guard Rail, Radiator Guard, Front Fender Tip, Front Fender Trim, Rear Fender Trim, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Seat Trim Rail, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Driveshaft Cover and Master Cylinder Cap (Chrome and Chrome Billet).
  • Touring Accessories: Custom Windscreen, Backrest with Pad (Tall and Low styles) and Rear Carrier (Square Tube).
  • Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover.
  • Leather Accessories: Leather Saddlebags (two styles: Plain and Studded), Synthetic Leather (throw-over style), Front Pouch (three styles: Plain, Studded and Fringed), Touring Bag (three styles: Plain, Studded and Fringed), Studded Tank Belt.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2009
Model Shadow Aero®
Model Code VT750CA9
Stock Number 001258
Color Black / Snakeskin Pattern


Brakes Front: Single 296 mm disc with twin-piston caliperRear: 180 mm drum
Tires Front: 120/90-17Rear: 160/80-15


Wheelbase 64.5 in.
Seat Height 25.9 in.


Transmission Wide-ratio 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft


Engine 52° V-twin, SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Displacement 745 cc
Bore x Stroke 79 x 76 mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Carburetion Single 34 mm CV type
Ignition CD with electronic advance, 2 spark plugs per cylinder
Cooling Liquid-cooled


Suspension Front: 41 mm fork; 4.6 in. travelRear: Dual shocks with 5-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5 in. travel
Rake 34°
Trail 6.3 in. (161 mm)