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Retro tank for 2012 Honda Shadow

Honda inspired by it's past with classic logo on the Shadow cruiser

HONDA have adopted the classic wing logo and a simple colour coordinated stripe to the tank of the Shadow cruiser.

The special edition version will be available in white with either a red or a yellow striple with matching logos on the tank. We join other sites in noting that the some of Honda's range should be treated to white paint, a single stripe and matching wings logo.

Press release from Honda says:

Honda (UK) is pleased to be offering two special edition versions of the classic and retro styled VT750S - the popular machine developed to deliver all-round riding enjoyment to a wide range of riders.

Both special editions feature gleaming ‘Championship White’ body work which enhances the timeless, cool appeal of this stylish model and provides a stunning contrast to its black-painted V-twin engine and luxurious chrome-finished details.

In keeping with the retro look, the tank of the first special edition is adorned with the original Honda wing logo in red, and paying homage to Honda’s racing heritage also features a solid red stripe down its centre, flanked with smaller pin stripes.

The second special edition sports the tank stripes and wing logos in a bold ‘yellow/gold’ colour, reminiscent of Honda models from several decades ago.

Both variants are sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia within those familiar with Honda models from yesteryear, whilst also having strong appeal to younger riders who appreciate the retro styling which is so popular today.

Also available in striking Pearl Heron Blue with Shasta White (Tri-colour) and sophisticated Graphite Black colour schemes, the classic styling of the VT750S is complimented by the smooth performance of a thoroughly contemporary machine. All kinds of riders, including relative newcomers, appreciate its proportions and light, confidence-inspiring handling. The VT750S also packs enough punch to keep more experienced riders entertained and is versatile enough for a range of uses from daily commuting to quick weekend blasts for leisure and light touring.

Each of the special edition colour scheme VT750s are priced at £6,200 OTR, as is the current tri-colour machine, with the Graphite Black version available for £5,950 OTR. All four versions of this popular machine are available to order now from Honda (UK) motorcycle dealers across the country.