1988 VT800'88 Shadow 800
- It came in one of two color schemes: Black with Candy Glory Red or Candy Wineberry Red with Dry Silver Metallic
- The gas tank was 2-tone
- The side covers were chrome
- The "SHADOW" tank decal was silver on the black bike; but it was gold on the red one
- The engine was a 800cc SOHC 3-valve liquid-cooled V-2 linked to a 4-speed transmission and a shaft drive
- The serial number began 1HFRC320*JA000001.