VLX Specs (1988 - 1994)

1998 to 1994 VT600C/CD Factory Specifications:

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.

The VT600 is more commonly known as the Honda Shadow VLX. The term VLX is an acronym for: V-Twin, Lowered, eXtended rake.  Introduced in 1988 the VLX is the only Honda Shadow model to utilize a four speed transmission and a single shock "softail-style" rear suspension.

VT600C/CD SPECS:

     

Years Made:

1988 - 2007

 Stock Power Ratings

 

Engine Type:

1988-1994: 583cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

 Horsepower:

1988-1994: 41HP @ 6500RPM

Bore and Stroke:

75mm x 66mm

 Torque:

1988-1994: 37.6 ft lbs @ 3500RPM

Compression Ratio:

9.2:1

 Dyno Results (Stock): 

 

Valve Train:

SOHC; 3valves per cylinder  Horsepower: 36HP @ 5500RPM

Carburetion:

Dual Piston Valve type  Torque: 42 ft lbs @ 3000RPM

Ignition:

CD with electronic advance
    two spark plugs per cylinder
 Rev Limiter RPM: 8000 RPM

Transmission:

Wide-ratio Four-speed    

Final Drive:

O-ring-sealed chain

 Guides by Year:

 

Battery:

YTX9-BS

Standard

1989  1990  1991 1992

 

1993  1994

Suspension:

Front: 39mm fork;
5.77 inches travel
Rear: Single Shock, Seven-Position preload adjustment;
    3.5 inches travel
   

Brakes:

Front: Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: 160mm Drum

 VT600 VLX Buyers Guide:

Buyers Guide

Tires:

Front: 100/90-19                 Rear: 170/80-15    

Wheelbase:

63.2 inches

 Stock Handlebar Rise and     PullBack:

 Rise: "    Pullback: "   

Rake (Caster Angle):

35°

 

 

Trail:

164mm (6.5 inches)

   

Seat Height:

27.2 inches

   

Dry Weight:

1988-93: 432lbs

1994 (C / CD): 439 lbs / 445

   

Fuel Capacity:

1988 - 93: 2.4 gallon* / .5gal reserve

1994: 2.9 gallon* / .9gal reserve

*including reserve

   

 

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