It displaces “only” 745cc, but even with that low seat, Honda’s Shadow Phantom just looks bigger than it is. Blacked-out components, fat tires on wire-spoked wheels and a generally lean aesthetic are Honda’s subtle nods to “bobber-inspired style” but the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin is also smooth-running and reliable which explains why the low-profile Shadow Phantom has remained a popular option in Honda’s lineup over the years. It hasn’t changed much in that time either, with the 745cc engine delivering good power over a broad rpm range, and a wide-ratio five-speed transmission making for easy gear changes. The minimalist styling extends to plenty of blacked-out and matte finishes and a low gunfighter-style seat with a shrouded 41mm fork to soak up the bumps up front, and dual-shock rear suspension with five-position spring preload adjustability to manage the rear. You get single brake discs, front and rear.