Here you will find specs for the tail end of the First Generation and the Second Generation Honda Shadow VLX VT600 model motorcycle from 1995 to 2007. These specs apply to the standard VT600C and the Deluxe VT600CD which had additional decorative chrome pieces and special paint options. See the model specs here including horsepower and torque ratings.
Here you will find specs for the the First Genration Honda Shadow VLX VT600 motorcycle from 1988 up until 1994. Cosmetically the first generation continues until 1998 but EPA environmental regulations led to core changes in 1994. These specs apply to the standard VT600C and the Deluxe VT600CD which had additional decorative chrome pieces and special paint options. Earlier model Shadow VLX utilize dual carburetors. Here you will find specs including horsepower and torque ratings.
Manufactured from 1988 to 2007, VLX production was stopped around the 25th anniversary of the Honda Shadow line of motorcycles with no explanation. Many changes have occured over its lifetime some large and some small but the VLX has always utilized a 583cc SOHC liquid cooled 52 degree V-Twin Engine and remained ultimately the same. There are two generations of the VLX the first generation were narrower, had dual carburetors and a fuel pump, and a single rear fender seat cowl with the tail light mounted on top. The second generation was wider, had a single carburetor with a gravity fed fuel system, a lower seat height, side covers and a different rear fender with an underside tail light. Torwards the end of the first generation some changes such as the fuel tank size and handle bar changes created a gray area but the core of each bike remains true to its generation.