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Honda guns Harley’s 883

2009-12-17 07:23
Honda has taken the covers off their new 750cc Shadow RS 750, a model that is clearly aiming at robbing Harley-Davidson of some market share for its entry-level Sportster 883.

Compared with the standard Shadow cruiser model, the RS750 has higher handlebars and pegs and a lower riding position, much like the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. The result is a more upright riding position and a bike that is guaranteed to be a hit with shorter riders.

The RS750 is powered by the same 745cc engine (33.5kW/65.1Nm) as the classic Shadow cruiser but it is not yet clear if Honda will change its tuning or output.

Honda hasn’t yet confirmed whether they will be bringing the classic VT750 Shadow Spirit to South Africa either, so at the moment the future of the RS750 is even less certain. We will keep you posted on new developments either way.


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