Honda VT125 Shadow Bike Overview
Launched in 1999, the Honda VT125 Shadow was in production for eight years, with minor adjustments over the years.
Often matched against the Suzuki GZ125 Marauder and Kawasaki‘s EL 125 Eliminator, the Honda VT125 Shadow is an extremely popular bike for learners, although the VT125 Shadow is more expensive, it’s got better build quality and reliability overall.
Only weighing in at 146kg, Honda’s VT125 Shadow is the perfect first ride for a newbie as well as the lower seat height means it’s a lot easier to maneuver at lower speeds and through traffic.
A lot of motorcyclists opt for the VT125 Shadow as it’s a great base for creating your own custom machine. Starting prices for a second hand Honda VT125 Shadow are around £2,500, it’s a good investment for your first project.
Honda VT125 Shadow Bike Spec
- Seat height680mm
- Engine4v V-twin, 5 gears
- Average fuel consumption52mpg
- Top speed70mph
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Big well padded seat
Can't get better
Great ride but tyres a little narrow and pulls into groves on the road
Pretty powerful for a 125
Pretty easy on fuel
very comfortable bike to ride and be pillion on, probably the best i have ridden to date
Strong and stable bike
great grip, front wheels have discs and the back has drum.
I found the shadow is much easier on corners then my sports bikes.
Great performance all round, easy to start ride.
The bike doesn't cost much to fill up £9 for a full tank and lasts 200-250 miles the Hyosung gtr drank petrol pretty fast compared to this bike