Honda® Shadow VT 600
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
|Engine||Liquid Cooled V Twin|
|Fuel Capacity||3.6 gallons|
|Miles per Gallon||45 Hwy / 35 City|
|Seat Height||26.6 inches|
Good,but not great unless you customise it. But that's the point of owning a cruiser isn't it?
Very nice cruiser for up to 6 feet tall riders and even smaller passengers at the back. The transmission is 4 gear, so there is a mistake in the description on this website! It's very easily customisable and there is plenty of bobber converted shadows out there. First customisation would be a new K&N air filter and Vance & Hines exhaust system + re-jetting the carbs, because the stock engine and exhaust sounds like a 125cc bike. It really is one of the worse cruiser sounds out there, but on the contrary one of the most comfortable and easily manageable bikes with low centre of gravity and enough oooumph to get you around the town. Highway riders may want to invest in a 40 tooth rear sprocket, new chain and perhaps 10% stiffer clutch springs. Once in there, you would want to change the timing 4% (there is a good DIY youtube video). There is plenty of bags, engine guards, peg extensions etc for this bike available online so if you are happy to get your hands dirty you will be rewarded with a great machine that will probably outlast other cruisers and maybe even us, that's how well it's build, simple, but efficient! Perhaps that should have been the title of this review. Keep it up and have fun!