The Honda Shadow VT600C, also known as the Honda Shadow VLX, is a cruiser motorcycle. It utilizes a 583 cc V-twin engine, a four-speed transmission, 35* rake, chain drive, and a single-shock softail-style rear suspension. The VLX engine is borrowed from the highly popular Honda Transalp.
The VLX name derives from V-Twin, Lowered, eXtended rake.
The VLX is available on the American market in black only. A Deluxe model costs more, for which one gets more chrome and a choice of colours.
1998 marked the first year of the Honda VLX. It's history spanned 20 years as Honda VLX disappeared from the Honda motorcycle lineup in 2008.
The Honda Shadow VT600C was also produced in Brazil from 1998 to 2005.
- Motorcyclist March 2006 issue page 72 PRIMEDIA Specialty Group