Honda VT600 Shadow VLX: review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1988-2007

Also called: Honda VT600C

Related: Honda Steed 600

Models
Honda VT600C Shadow

(Europe, North America, Australia)

1988-2007

Honda VT600CD Shadow Deluxe

(North America)

1993-2007

Honda Shadow 600 VLX (1988-2007)
Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe (1993-2007)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1988 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX

Code: VT600CJ

1989 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX

Code: VT600CK

1990 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX

Code: VT600CL

1991 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX

Code: VT600CM

1992 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX

Code: VT600CN

1993 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CP; VT600CDP

1994 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CR; VT600CDR

1995 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CS; VT600CDS

1996 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CT; VT600CDT

1997 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CV; VT600CDV

1998 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CW; VT600CDW

1999 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600CX; VT600CD2X

2000 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2001 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2002 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2003 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2004 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2005 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2006 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

2007 North America Name: Honda Shadow 600 VLX; Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Code: VT600C; VT600CD

Specifications

Honda Shadow 600 VLX: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2310 mm / 90,9 in
Overall width 760 mm / 29,9 in – VT600C (‘88-‘94)

890 mm / 35,0 in – VT600C (‘95-‘98)

880 mm / 34,6 in – VT600C (‘99-‘07)

Overall height 1125 mm / 44,3 in – VT600C (‘88-‘98)

1120 mm / 44,1 in – VT600C (‘99-‘07)

Seat height 680 mm / 26,7 in
Wheelbase 1605 mm / 63,2 in – VT600C (‘88-‘98)

1600 mm / 63,0 in – VT600C (‘99-‘07)

Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,5 in – VT600C (‘88-‘98)

135 mm / 5,3 in – VT600C (‘99-‘07)

Dry weight 196 kg / 432 lbs – VT600C (‘88-‘93)

199 kg / 439 lbs – VT600C (’94-‘98)

205 kg / 452 lbs – VT600C (’99-‘07)

202 kg / 445 lbs – VT600C Deluxe (’94-‘98)

208 kg / 459 lbs – VT600C Deluxe (’99-‘07)

Curb (wet) weight 207 kg / 456 lbs – VT600C (‘88-‘93)

213 kg / 470 lbs – VT600C (’94-‘98)

214 kg / 472 lbs – VT600C (’99-‘07)

216 kg / 476 lbs – VT600C Deluxe (’94-‘98)

217 kg / 478 lbs – VT600C Deluxe (’99-‘07)

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 39 mm, 146,5 mm / 5.77 in – VT600C (‘88-‘96)

Telescopic fork 39 mm, 120 mm / 4.7 in – VT600C (‘97-‘07)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 90 mm / 3.5 in
Front tire size 100/90-19 (57S)
Rear tire size 170/80-15 M/C (77S)
Front brake Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum, 160 mm
Fuel capacity 9,0 l / 2,37 US gal (reserve – 1,9 l) – VT600C (‘88-‘93)

11,0 l / 2,90 US gal (reserve – 3,4 l) – VT600C (‘94-‘07)

Trail 164 mm (6,45 in) – VT600C (‘88-‘98)

161 mm (6,3 in) – VT600C (‘99-‘07)

Fuel economy 5,88 l / 100 km (40 mpg)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders V-twin
Bore & Stroke 75,0 x 66,0 mm
Displacement 583 cm³ (35,57 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Max. power 41,0 hp (30,15 kW) / 6500 rpm – VT600C (‘88-‘94)

39,0 hp (28,68 kW) / 6500 rpm – VT600C (‘95-‘07)

Max. torque 51,0 Nm (5,2 kg*m/min) / 3500 rpm – VT600C (‘88-‘94)

48,8 Nm (4,9 kg*m/min) / 3300 rpm – VT600C (‘95-‘07)

0 to 100 km/h 8,34 sec
Top speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin 34 mm – VT600C (‘88-‘98)

Carburetor, 1x Keihin 34 mm – VT600C (‘99-‘07)

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 4-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.888
Final reduction 2.750
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV


2.571

1.700

1.227

0.931

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistor
Alternator 345W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Honda Shadow 600 VLX: images, gallery.

Honda Shadow VT600CD VLX (Deluxe)
Honda Shadow VT600CD VLX (Deluxe)
Honda Shadow VT600CD VLX (Deluxe)

Videos

Honda Shadow 600 VLX: video.

2003 HONDA VT600 SHADOW 600 VLX DLX

Manuals

Honda Shadow 600 VLX: manuals, parts, microfiches.