Honda NV400 / VT400 Shadow: review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1997-2016

Also called: Honda Shadow 400

Related: Honda Shadow 750

Predecessor: Honda NV400 Steed

Models
Honda Shadow 400

(Japan)

1997-2008

Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

(Japan)

2000-2008

Honda Shadow 400 Classic

(Japan)

21 oct. 2008-2016

Honda Shadow NV400 (1997-2008)
Honda Shadow 400 Slasher
Honda Shadow VT400 Classic (2009-2016)
Models
Honda Shadow 400 Custom

(Japan)

21 oct. 2008-2014

Honda VT400S Shadow

(Japan)

2010-2014

Honda Shadow VT400 Custom
Honda VT400S

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1997 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400

Frame: NC34-100XXXX

Code: NV400C2V

1998 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400

Frame: NC34-110XXXX

Code: NV400C2W

1999 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400

Frame: NC34-120XXXX, NC34-125XXXX

Code: NV400C2X, NV400CX

2000 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-140XXXX; NC40-100~, NC40-110~

Code: NV400C2; NV400DCy

2001 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-150~; NC40-120~

Code: NV400C21; NV400DC1

2002 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC40-130~

Code: NV400DC2

2003 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400

Frame: NC34-160~; NC34-230~

Code: NV400C23; NV400C3

2004 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-170~; NC40-140~

Code: NV400C4; NV400DC4

2005 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-180~; NC40-150~

Code: NV400C5; NV400DC5

2006 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-190~; NC40-160~

Code: NV400C6; NV400DC6

2007 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-400~; NC40-170~

Code: NV400C7; NV400DC7

2008 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400; Honda Shadow 400 Slasher

Frame: NC34-410~; NC40-180~

Code: NV400C8; NV400DC8

2009 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic; Honda Shadow 400 Custom

Frame: NC44-100~; NC45-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9; VT400C29, VT400C2F9

2010 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic; Honda Shadow 400 Custom; Honda VT400S

Frame: NC44-100~; NC45-100~; NC46-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9; VT400C29, VT400C2F9; VT400S

2011 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic; Honda Shadow 400 Custom; Honda VT400S

Frame: NC44-100~; NC45-100~; NC46-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9; VT400C29, VT400C2F9; VT400S

2012 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic; Honda Shadow 400 Custom; Honda VT400S

Frame: NC44-100~; NC45-100~; NC46-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9; VT400C29, VT400C2F9; VT400S

2013 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic; Honda Shadow 400 Custom; Honda VT400S

Frame: NC44-100~; NC45-100~; NC46-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9; VT400C29, VT400C2F9; VT400S

2014 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic; Honda Shadow 400 Custom; Honda VT400S

Frame: NC44-100~; NC45-100~; NC46-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9; VT400C29, VT400C2F9; VT400S

2015 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic

Frame: NC44-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9

2016 Japan Name: Honda Shadow 400 Classic

Frame: NC44-100~

Code: VT400C9, VT400CA9

Specifications

Honda Shadow 400: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2455 mm / 96,6 in – Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

2310 mm / 90,9 in – Shadow 400 Slasher

2510 mm / 98,8 in – Shadow 400 Classic

2445 mm / 96,2 in – Shadow 400 Custom

2295 mm / 90,3 in – VT400S

Overall width 945 mm / 37,2 in – Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

795 mm / 31,3 in – Shadow 400 Slasher

920 mm / 36,2 in – Shadow 400 Classic

835 mm / 32,9 in – Shadow 400 Custom

870 mm / 34,2 in – VT400S

Overall height 1105 mm / 43,5 in – Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

1060 mm / 41,7 in – Shadow 400 Slasher

1125 mm / 44,3 in – Shadow 400 Classic

1130 mm / 44,5 in – Shadow 400 Custom

1135 mm / 44,7 in – VT400S

Seat height 695 mm / 27,4 in – Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

645 mm / 25,4 in – Shadow 400 Slasher

660 mm / 25,9 in – Shadow 400 Classic

650 mm / 25,6 in – Shadow 400 Custom

750 mm / 29,5 in – VT400S

Wheelbase 1625 mm / 63,9 in - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher

1640 mm / 64,5 in – Shadow 400 Classic

1655 mm / 65,2 in – Shadow 400 Custom

1560 mm / 61,4 in – VT400S

Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,5 in – Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

130 mm / 5,1 in – Shadow 400 Slasher, Classic, Custom

155 mm / 6,1 in – VT400S

Dry weight 225 kg / 496 lbs - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

217 kg / 478 lbs - Shadow 400 Slasher

Curb (wet) weight 242 kg / 533 lbs - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

232 kg / 511 lbs – Shadow 400 Slasher

255 kg / 562 lbs – Shadow 400 Classic

244 kg / 538 lbs – Shadow 400 Custom

229 kg / 505 lbs – VT400S

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork, 140 mm (5,5 in) – Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

Telescopic fork, 108 mm (4,3 in) – Shadow 400 Slasher

Telescopic fork, 117 mm (4,6 in) – Shadow 400 Classic

Telescopic fork, 115 mm (4,5 in) – Shadow 400 Custom

Telescopic fork, 118 mm (4,6 in) – VT400S

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 90 mm (3,5 in) – Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Classic, Custom, VT400S

Swingarm with twin-shock, 80 mm (3,1 in) – Shadow 400 Slasher

Front tire size 100/90-19 (57H) – VT400S

120/90-17 (64S) – Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Classic

110/80-19 (59S) - Shadow 400 Slasher

90/90-21 M/C (54S) - Shadow 400 Custom

Rear tire size 170/80-15M/C (77S) - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

160/80-15M/C (74S) – Shadow 400 Classic, Custom, Slasher

150/80-B16 M/C (71H) – VT400S

Front brake Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 14,0 l / 3,7 US gal (incl. reserve – 3,6 l) - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Classic, Custom

13,0 l / 3,43 US gal (incl. reserve – 4,0 l) - Shadow 400 Slasher

10,0 l / 2,64 US gal (incl. reserve – 2,5 l) – VT400S

Trail 157 mm (6,2 in) - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

152 mm (6,0 in) - Shadow 400 Slasher

161 mm (6,3 in) – Shadow 400 Classic

158 mm (6,2 in) - Shadow 400 Custom

134 mm (5,3 in) – VT400S

Fuel economy 2,94 l / 100 km (60 km/h) - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

2,50 l / 100 km (60 km/h) - Shadow 400 Slasher, Classic, Custom, VT400S

ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders V-twin 45°- NV750 Custom, Shadow 750 (1986)

2 cylinders V-twin 52° - Shadow 750 (1997+)

Bore & Stroke 64,0 x 62,0 mm
Displacement 398 cm³ (24,28 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.8:1 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher

10.3:1 – Classic, Custom, VT400S

Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Max. power 33,0 hp (24,3 kW) / 7500 rpm - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher

31,0 hp (22,8 kW) / 7000 rpm – Classic, Custom, VT400S

Max. torque 34 Nm (3,5 kg*m/min) / 5500 rpm - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher

33 Nm (3,4 kg*m/min) / 3500 rpm – Classic, Custom

32 Nm (3,3 kg*m/min) / 3500 rpm – VT400S

0 to 100 km/h
Top speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin 34 mm - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher

PGM-Fi (fuel injection) – Classic, Custom, VT400S

ID VDD0 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

VDD1 - Slasher

DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher, VT400S

Shaft – Classic, Custom

Primary reduction 2.058
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I


II


III


IV


V

3.166 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher, VT400S; 2.571 – Classic, Custom


2.000 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher, VT400S; 1.631 - Classic, Custom


1.500 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher, VT400S; 1.200 - Classic, Custom


1.173 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher, VT400S; 0.960 - Classic, Custom


1.041 - Shadow 400 (1997-2008), Slasher, VT400S; 0.840 - Classic, Custom

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistor digital ignition
Alternator 345W at 5000 rpm - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

333W at 5000 rpm - Shadow 400 Slasher

346W at 5000 rpm – Classic

390W at 5000 rpm – Custom

399W at 5000 rpm – VT400S

Battery capacity 12V-14Ah - Shadow 400 (1997-2008)

12V-12Ah - Shadow 400 Slasher

12V-10Ah or 12V-11Ah – Classic

12V-11.2Ah – Custom, VT400S

Images

Honda Shadow 400: images, gallery.

Honda NV400 Shadow (1997-2008)
Honda NV400 Shadow (1997-2008)
Honda NV400 Shadow (1997-2008)
Honda Shadow 400 Slasher
Honda Shadow 400 Slasher
Honda Shadow 400 Slasher
Honda Shadow VT400 Classic
Honda Shadow VT400 Classic
Honda Shadow VT400 Classic
Honda Shadow VT400 Custom
Honda Shadow VT400 Custom
Honda Shadow VT400 Custom
Honda Shadow VT400S
Honda Shadow VT400S
VT400S

Videos

Honda Shadow 400: video.

HONDA SHADOW 400
HONDA SHADOW 400 SLASHER
HONDA SHADOW 400 CUSTOM FI
HONDA SHADOW 400 CLASSIC FI

Manuals

Honda Shadow 400: manuals, parts, microfiches.