2001 Honda VT600C Shadow VLX

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2001 Honda VT600C Shadow VLX
2001 Honda VT600C Shadow VLX

 

– 2001 Honda VT600C Shadow VLX

The best value in customs boasts an incredibly low, 25.6-inch seat height and a spirited look. The 2001 Shadow VLX and Shadow VLX Deluxe are a pair of aces.

Engine
· 583cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm- range.
· Three-valve cylinder head design utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.
· Coolant-heated carburetor is tuned for excellent power and rideability.
· Finned cylinders enhance appearance.
· Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life.
· Wide-ratio four-speed transmission.
· Dual exhaust system offers a rumbling sound and custom appearance.
· Reliable electric starting system.
· Solid-state ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free.
· Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioners.

Chassis/Suspension
· Double-cradle steel frame allows a long wheelbase, and a low seat height of just 650mm.
· 39mm front fork offers a compliant, controlled ride.
· Specially designed swingarm gives the bike a custom, hardtail look.
· Rear shock has seven-position spring preload adjustability.
· Single-disc front brake with twin-piston caliper and a drum rear brake.
· Chrome-plated rims and spokes.
· Massive, 170/80-15 rear tire offers excellent grip and provides a low, custom look.
· Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain.
· Chrome handlebar and forward-mounted footpegs are rubber-mounted for reduced vibration and offer a comfortable riding position.

Additional Features
· Custom-style seat is wide and low in the rear and narrow in the front, with dense foam to provide a comfortable, 650mm seat height.
· Chrome-plated halogen headlight.
· Simple, easy-to-read instrumentation.
· Helmet lock and tool kit.
· Soft, comfortable handgrips.
· Solid aluminum footpegs with wide rubber trim bands project a custom-made look.
· Standard fork lock.
· 12-volt maintenance-free battery.
· Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty.

Available Accessories
· Cruiser windshield.
· Backrest with pad.
· Chrome lever set.
· Chrome oil filler cap.
· Gold backrest emblem.
· Chrome backrest emblem.
· Air-cleaner cover emblem.
· Rear carrier rack, round tube.
· Rear carrier rack, square tube.
· Chrome sidecovers.
· Chrome front fender.
· Chrome footpegs.
· Chrome backrest trim.
· Chrome radiator guard.
· Chrome headlight visor.
· Cycle cover.

 

Specifications:

Engine
583cc liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twin, single pin crank

Bore and Stroke
75mm x 66mm

Compression Ratio
9.2:1

Valve Train
SOHC; three valves per cylinder

Carburetion
Single 34mm diaphragm-type CV

Transmission
Wide-ratio four-speed

Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension
39mm fork; 145mm travel

Rear Suspension
Single shock with seven-position preload adjustability; 90 travel

Front Brakes
Single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brakes
Drum

Front Tires
100/90-19

Rear Tires
170/80-15

Wheelbase
1605mm (63.2 in.)

Seat Height
650mm (25.6 in.)

Dry Weight
202kg (445.3 lbs.)

Fuel Capacity
12 litres (2.7 Imp. gal.)


Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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