VLX Specs (1995 and up)

VT600C/CD VLX Factory Specifications:

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.

The VT600 is more commonly known as the Honda Shadow VLX. The term VLX is an acronym for: V-Twin, Lowered, eXtended rake.  Introducted in 1988 the VLX had a 20 year run in the U.S. The VLX is the only honda Shadow model to utilize a four speed transmission and a single shock "softail-style" rear suspension. The 600 engine that was used in the VLX came from the Honda Transalp XL600V dual sport bike made in Japan.

VT600C/CD SPECS:

     

Years Made:

1988 - 2007

 Stock Power Ratings

 

Engine Type:

1995-2007: 583cc liquid-cooled 52° V-twin

 Horsepower:

1995-2007: 39HP @ 6500RPM

Bore and Stroke:

75mm x 66mm

 Torque:

1995-2007: 36 ft lbs @ 3300RPM

Compression Ratio:

9.2:1

 Dyno Results (Stock): 

 

Valve Train:

SOHC; 3 valves per cylinder  Horsepower:  

Carburetion:

Pre 1998: Dual CV diaphram type w/ Fuel Pump

After 1998: Single 34mm CV diaphragm-type carb w/ accelorator pump

 Torque:  

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:

1995  1996  1997  1998

1999  2000  2001  2002

2003  2004

2005  2006

2007

Suspension:

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

Deluxe:

2000  2004  2005  2006  2007

 

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:

Pre 1998: 63.2 inches

After 1998: 63.0 inches

 Stock Handlebar Rise and     PullBack:

 Rise: "    Pullback: "   

Rake (Caster Angle):

35°

 

 

Trail:

Pre 1998: 164mm (6.5  inches)

After 1998: 161mm (6.3 inches)

   

Seat Height:

27.2 inches

   

Dry Weight:

(Pre 1998 / After 1998):

VT600C: 439 / 452 lbs

VT600CD: 445 / 458 lbs

   

Fuel Capacity:

2.91 gallon, (including .9gal reserve)

   

 

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