Honda Shadow VT 600

Honda Shadow VT 600
The Shadow VT 600, also known as the VLX 600, is a strong yet smooth V-twin cruiser-type motorcycle. Its huge following is well deserved; this is a great bike for long distances. This reliable, classy-looking motorcycle will take you far, and its pleasant, throaty rumble will stick in your mind. The Honda Shadow 600 is a serious machine that remains well within the capabilities of a beginning rider.

Under the Seat

The Honda Shadow VLX 600 features a powerful, liquid-cooled 583cc V-twin engine which generates 39hp and 36ftlbs of torque. Its home is in the 65mph-and-above range, cruising nicely at 70mph. The seat height is a fairly low 27.2”, accommodating for riders both short and tall. These features make the bike not only great for beginners but also demands to be taken seriously.

Background on the Bike

The Shadow line has maintained a large fan base ever since its introduction in 1983, the second Honda V-twin (the famous CX series was the first). The VT600 came along in 1988, introducing a double-cradle steel frame to the series.

Silver Screen Cameos

This motorcycle appears in Bob Roberts and Batman and Robin.

Video Of The Honda Shadow VT 600

Rider Comfort
Passenger Comfort
Luggage Capacity
Technical Details
DC Powerport No
Displacement 600 cc
Engine Liquid Cooled V Twin
Fuel Capacity 3.6 gallons
Fuel System Carbonated
Luggage Rack No
Miles per Gallon 45 Hwy / 35 City
MP3 Port No
Navigation System No
Passenger Yes
Backrest No
Radio/CD Player No
Seat Height 26.6 inches
Saddlebags No
Storage No
Transmission 5 Speed
Weather Channel No
Weight 425 lbs
Windshield No