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honda vlx600 shadow

Honda VLX600 Shadow

With Screen & Hard Side Luggage included.  Please note - No top box available.


Number of days:PeakShoulder
15 to 21$139.00$119.00
6 to 14$149.00$129.00
2 to 5$169.00$145.00

Bond: $2,500.00 or $500.00*

*Add $25 per day to the hire rate for this bond rate to apply. Minimum hire 7 days to be eligible.
Includes Tax, Insurance & Unlimited Kilometres (4+ days only)

Engine Type: 583cc liquid-cooled 52o V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 75mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Single 34mm diaphragm-type constant-velocity
Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Wide-ratio four-speed
Final Drive: O-ring- sealed chain
Suspension: Front: 39mm fork; 5.7 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with seven-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Brakes: Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Drum
Tires: Front: 100/90-19; Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 63.0 inches / 1600 mm
Rake (Caster Angle): 35o
Trail: 6.3" / 161mm
Seat Height: 25.6" / 650 mm
Dry Weight: 452 pounds / 205 kgs (VT600C) & 458 pounds / 207 kgs (VT600CD)
Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve / 10.9 lt including 3.4 reserve
Colors: VT600CD: Light Pearl Blue Metallic, Candy Dark Red; VT600C: Black

Cruiser fans looking for classic styling, an incredibly low seat height and a readily affordable price can find it all in the Shadow VLX and VLX Deluxe.


First introduced in 1988 and produced until 2007 the Shadow VLX 600 is a great all around entry level bike boasting big bike features, a low seat height, innovative symmetric cosmetics and flowing lines that all motorycle cruisers came to emulate. This comfortable and easy to ride midsized cruiser is not too big and not too small making it a great choice for beginners and experieinced riders. Perfect for the city with lots of acceleration and zip but still capable of freeway riding despite its smaller sized V- twin engine.

The VLX 600 has proven to be incredibly reliable but better yet fully customizable making it a revolutionary member of the Honda Shadow line of motorcycles. The VLX 600 has seen a handful of changes over the years some big, some small. As seen listed above, there have been three model designations used o er the VLX's lifetime but  primarily there is the Standard VLX and the VLX Deluxe model. Specific years marked the changes to each generation of the VLX 600 including the switch from dual 34mm carburetors to a single 34mm carburetor in 1999. In the United States all VLX models differ from the other Honda Shadow line in that it utilizes a 4 speed transmission and a hidden single shock "soft-tail" style rear suspension. European VLX models have a 5 speed transmission but theu have the same top gear as the U.S. model 4 speed so not much was gained from the 5 gears, the additional gear was created by splitting one of the middle gears into two, most likely 3rd gear. Asian models are referred to as the “Steed” and offer a VLS with a Springer front end.

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