Honda VT600C

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Honda Shadow 600
Manufacturer: Honda
Production: 1988 – 2008 also made 1,100 in the 20 years
Class: Custom
Engine: 583 cm³
Power: 39 hp (29 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 49 N·m (5.0 m·kgf, 36 ft·lbf) @ 3500 rpm
Length: 2,355 mm (92.7 in)
Width: 840 mm (33.1 in)
Seat height: 690 mm (27.2 in)
Overall height: 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Curb weight: 199 kg (439 lb)
Similar models: Yamaha Virago 535
Yamaha DragStar 650


The Honda Shadow VT600C, also known as the Honda Shadow VLX, is a cruiser motorcycle. It utilizes a 583 cc V-twin engine, a four-speed transmission, 35* rake, chain drive, and a single-shock softail-style rear suspension. The VLX engine is borrowed from the highly popular Honda Transalp.

The VLX name derives from V-Twin, Lowered, eXtended rake.

The VLX is available on the American market in black only. A deluxe model costs more, for which one gets more chrome and a choice of colours.[1]

1988 marked the first year of the Honda VLX. Its history spanned 20 years as Honda VLX disappeared from the Honda motorcycle lineup in 2008.

The Honda Shadow VT600C was also produced in Brazil from 1988 to 2005. Brazilian model Honda Shadow VLX has a five-speed transmission.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motorcyclist March 2006 issue page 72 PRIMEDIA Specialty Group