Since its first release in 1983, the Honda Shadow has become one of the coolest and most loved cruiser motorcycles around. The laid-back look, with swept-back handlebars, low seat height, and feet-forward footpegs give it a very relaxed and casual riding position combining comfort with style. And the many aftermarket options available allow owners to modify these even further to suit their tastes, and make their rides unique and personalized.
This is one example of a 1997 Honda Shadow which has received much love and customization by its owner. The theme done by the owner is turning this motorcycle into a “bobber“. For those not familiar with biker lingo, if you don’t know what a bobber is, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the term “chopper”, made famous by the hit TV series American Chopper.
It has been said that the difference between bobbers and choppers doesn’t come down to what’s on the bike and what isn’t. It comes down to whether it has a short front end or a long front end. If the bike has been customized and changed with nothing done to the front end, it is a bobber. If the front end has been stretched out then it is a chopper.
Well then, let’s take a look at this custom 1997 Honda Shadow bobber. Here’s a view of its modified rear end, wherein the rear fender has been completely removed.
A Centerline rear wheel replaces the stock factory unit, giving it a more solid and muscular look. The stock exhaust has also been relpaced with slash-cut stainless steel pipes, which makes it not only look muscular, but sound like it too.
The rear fender has been removed, adding to the macho look. The rear seat has been replaced with a wide aftermarket unit with its own suspension for added comfort.
It has also received other modifications apart from what has been done to its rear end.
Chrome, chrome, and more chrome. The sidemirrors have been replaced with aftermarket teardrop units. The handle grips have received the same treatment, with aftermarket chrome units replacing what came from the factory.
The handlebars have been replaced with mini ape “hangers”. Slightly taller than the stock unit, it changes the overall look and feel of the bike.
This Honda Shadow bobber features the most sought-after look on modified bikes: a thin front wheel, and a large rear tire.
Oh and by the way, the owner of currently putting this baby for sale, as he has to make way for the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. So if you happen to be interested, give him a ring! I’m sure you won’t regret being the next proud owner.
1997 Honda Shadow bobber
Lots of Chrome
Centerline Rear Wheel
Slash-Cut Stainless Steel Pipes (Loud Exhaust)
Aftermarket Side Mirros (Teardrop)
Aftermarket Handlebars (Mini Ape)
Aftermarket Handle Grips
Asking price: P265,000 (neg)
Interested parties can call 8687687 / 0923.243.5353 / 0929.873.2225
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