Honda VT 600C Shadow VLX




Make Model

Honda VT 600C Shadow vlx




Four stroke, 52°V-twin,  OHC, 3 valves per cylinder


583 cc / 35.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 75 x 66 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 9.2;1


2 x Constant Vacuum


CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Starting Electric

Max Power

41 hp / 30.6 kW @ 6500 rpm

Max Torque

51 Nm / 37.6 ft. lb @ 3500 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension

39mmTelescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 145mm / 5.7 in

Rear Suspension

Swing Arm
Rear Wheel Travel 90 mm / 3.5 in

Front Brakes

Single 296mm disc  2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

160mm drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Wheelbase  1600 mm / 63 in

Length 2355 mm / 92.7 in
Width 840 mm / 33.1 in

Height 1120 mm / 44.1 in

Seat Height 690 mm / 27.2 in

Dry Weight

207 kg / 456.4 lbs

Fuel Capacity

11 Litres / 2.9 US gal


Few entry-level customs can boast as many big-bike features as Honda's VLX. Just like its larger stablemates, VLX is powered by a 52-degree V-twin engine. And like the big boys, VLX boasts three-valve cylinder heads for maximum power and twin spark plugs in each combustion chamber for maximum efficiency.

VLX also has the lowest seat height of any of our cruisers for both a comfortable riding position and easy flat-footed stops. Then there's VLX's unique 'hardtail' rear suspension that emulates the 'rigid' look of custom choppers. But thanks to its hidden Monoshock design and seven position preload adjustment, there's 90mm of plush suspension travel.

The Honda Shadow VLX. Light on the wallet. Heavy on the features.

· 583cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm- range.
· Three-valve cylinder head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.
· Coolant-heated carburetor is tuned for excellent power and rideability.
· Finned cylinders enhance appearance.
· Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life.
· Wide-ratio four-speed transmission.
· Dual exhaust system offers a rumbling sound and custom appearance.
· Reliable electric starting system.
· Solid-state ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free.
· Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioners.

· Double-cradle steel frame allows a long wheelbase, and a low seat height of just 650mm.
· 39mm front fork offers a compliant, controlled ride.
· Specially designed swingarm gives the bike a custom, hardtail look.
· Rear shock has seven-position spring preload adjustability.
· Single-disc front brake with twin-piston caliper and a drum rear brake.
· Chrome-plated rims and spokes.
· Massive, 170/80-15 rear tire offers excellent grip and provides a low, custom look.
· Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain.
· Chrome handlebar and forward-mounted footpegs are rubber-mounted for reduced vibration and offer a comfortable riding position.

Additional Features
· Custom-style seat is wide and low in the rear and narrow in the front, with dense foam to provide a comfortable, 650mm seat height.
· Chrome-plated halogen headlight.
· Simple, easy-to-read instrumentation.
· Helmet lock and tool kit.
· Soft, comfortable handgrips.
· Solid aluminum footpegs with wide rubber trim bands project a custom-made look.
· Standard fork lock.
· 12-volt maintenance-free battery.