American Honda Introduces New SCL500 and Updated Shadow Phantom

  • New SCL500 pairs retro "scrambler" styling with modern on-road performance
  • Shadow Phantom cruiser receives updates to performance and styling
  • ADV160 receives new engine, replaces ADV150
  • Shadow Aero, PCX and Grom return

American Honda today announced that the new SCL500 "scrambler"-style motorcycle is coming to the U.S. market. The SCL500 is a nod to Honda's rich history, dating all the way back to the 1960s when the CL72 and CL77 were offered. Based on the Rebel 500 platform, the SCL500 combines modern ride quality and comfort with authentic retro styling, and delivers the result at an attractive price.

At the same time, Honda announced the return of several other models, many of which have received notable improvements. The bobber-style Shadow Phantom cruiser benefits from styling and performance upgrades, while its classic cruiser counterpart, the Shadow Aero, returns with a new color. Known for its versatility, the renamed ADV160 scooter delivers even greater capability, with updates focused on power, efficiency and comfort. The category-defining Grom miniMOTO enters its 10th year of production and continues to lead the way with new colors. Meanwhile, the PCX continues to set the bar for scooters, with comfortable, convenient, reliable around-town transportation.

"More than any manufacturer, Honda has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver fun, retro motorcycles that scratch a nostalgic itch while offering the performance and reliability for which Honda is so well known," said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. "That's the case with the all-new SCL500, and we're confident it will be a hit with American customers. We're also pleased to confirm the return of existing cruiser, scooter and miniMOTO models, several of which tout important improvements. Together, this collection of machines serves as a reminder of Honda's versatility in the powersports market."

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