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Honda unveils new Shadow RS custom bike to rival Harley-Davidson Sportster

Published: 16 November 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

Honda is continuing to give out information on new 2010 models in dribs and drabs with news of a new Honda Shadow RS 750.

Honda claim the Shadow has been developed to deliver all-round riding enjoyment and it takes the 750cc V-twin from the Honda Shadow cruiser but has higher bars and a more upright riding position.

The new Honda Shadow VT750S is a clear shot across the bows of the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 with a low-seat height of 737mm and upright seating position.

With 42bhp and 45ft lb of torque the V-twin should be well up to everyday riding.

Available in just one colour – grey metallic – the engine looks air-cooled but has a radiator and a fuel-injected V-twin.

The friendly riding position is backed up by smooth power delivery and a chassis that has been designed to give predictable handling.

The front wheel is 19inch with 41mm forks and a fat 150-section rear tyre.

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