American Honda Motor Company announced additions for the 2011 model year, which includes three cruisers: the Sabre, Stateline, and Shadow Aero machines. These returning motorcycles cap off a solid lineup for the current year.
With long, low lines that embody the essence of cruising, the Stateline blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward for classic retro flair, yet the rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh, modern look to the class. A wider seat with more relaxed position and a longer, wider handlebar brings a more upright, easy riding stance for a traditional cruiser experience. The blacked-out engine treatment also helps make the Stateline its own machine. Add to that the deep throaty rumble of a big V-twin engine and that Vee power pulse, and there’s no question this machine is all about cruising.
MSRP is $11,799
Sometimes you just want to put out a more aggressive vibe, and that’s what the Sabre is for. The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match. The seat and handlebar yield a forward- leaning position for an aggressive riding stance to match to the Sabre’s custom cool persona. Also, a 21-inch front wheel and 15-inch rear wheel add to the bike’s bare-knuckle looks. Add an impressive 1312cc V-twin engine complete with Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, and you have a bike that’s as tough as it looks.
Back for 2011 as a proven favorite, the Shadow Aero serves as a satisfying ride for a wide range of enthusiasts. Factor in the Shadow Aero’s classic retro styling, low seat height, power-packed V-twin engine now with sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection—at a price that’s right for today’s budgets—and you have the makings of a winner.