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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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First Ride: 2010 Honda Shadow RS

First Ride: 2010 Honda Shadow RS

If you're interested in scraping pegs and hightailing out of apexes, you probably don't have much interest in cruisers. While some love the feet-forward, fist-to-the-wind riding position, others are more interested in outright speed and back-road handling. Of course, the average non-enthusiast thinks that the stars of the canceled-and-brought-back Orange Country Coppers were motorcycling's answer to NASA and that their bikes were fantastic machines. To put it nicely, they're wrong.

For the most part, classic cruisers with long forks and hardtail rear ends are neither comfortable nor sporting compared to just about any other class of modern bike. The cynic might generalize that cruisers are for poseurs. So what do we make of the new 2010 Honda Shadow RS, a bike hailed by its maker as a sporting cruiser? Find out after the jump...

Please Honda, stop f'n around with crap like this (and the Fury...) and bring back something FUN and inexpensive. New CB-1 maybe?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 03:12 AM
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that is one ugly ass bike. I like my brothers Shadow Aero but WTF is that thing? Our bike line is TERRIBLE right now, the VFR remodel was a step in the right direction but they have a LONG ass way to go.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 08:08 AM
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one word - blah, harley sportster 883 has way more personality!

and I thought I would never say that, but I would go with HD instead of this nondescript generic motorcycle in this case.

Honda, your cruisers suck ass since the VTX1800
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