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Segment: Custom/Cruiser

Classically-styled and still benefiting from Honda's acclaimed bike-making excellence, the 2006 VT600C Shadow VLX is a great first step into the world of middleweight cruisers.

The low seat reassures shorter riders that they can get a strong foothold at low speed or when stopped, while the forward-mounted controls provide decent leg room.

Punchy, but easily maneuverable, the 583cc v-twin can deliver plenty of low-end torque, being fun and engaging, while the wide-ration 4-speed gearbox offers all-round convenience and smooth running. And with two saddlebags and a windscreen, the 2006 VT600C Shadow VLX is also ready to tour.

HONDA VT600C Shadow VLX 2006 - 2007
HONDA VT600C Shadow VLX (2006 - 2007)

HONDA VT600C Shadow VLX 583

engine specs
Type
4-stroke liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin, single pin crank
Displacement
583 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.0x2.6 in OR 76 mm
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Horsepower
0/- KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Single 34mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox
4 Speed, manual, wide ratio
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain
chassis specs
Frame
Double-cradle steel frame
Front Suspension
39mm fork; 5.7-inch travel
Rear Suspension
Single-shock with seven-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.5-inch travel
Front Brake
Single-disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake
Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
25.6 in OR 650 mm
Weelbase
63 in OR 1600 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
452 lbs OR 205 kg
Fuel Capacity
2.9 gallons OR 11.0 L
tyres specs
Front
100/90-19
Rear
170/80-15
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