Honda’s Shadow Phantom makes a point of standing out by not trying to stand out. In a world of look-at-me noise, its understated, confident style is a perfect match for what this bike is all about: performance, ride quality, practical muscle, and above all straight-up riding fun. Subtle visual highlights include spoked wheels, black rims, bobbed fenders and matte black accents. Then there’s the engine, a blacked-out 745cc V-twin with a throaty twin exhaust, built to deliver the wide torque spread every cruiser rider wants. New colors this year keep it fresh, and the low seat height and pullback handlebar keep it comfortable. Pure Honda, pure performance, pure cool. The Shadow Phantom is exactly what you want from a modern cruiser.