Sunday, April 3, 2011

Honda Shadow VLX 600 - 2001

Honda Shadow VLX 600 - 2001
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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.

· 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.

· 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.


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

Bore and Stroke
75mm x 66mm

Compression Ratio

Valve Train
SOHC; three valves per cylinder

Single 34mm diaphragm-type CV

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

Front Tires

Rear Tires

1605mm (63.2 in.)

Seat Height
650mm (25.6 in.)

Dry Weight
202kg (445.3 lbs.)

Fuel Capacity
12 litres (2.7 Imp. gal.)

1 comment:

  1. I had the pleasure of owning one of these awesome bikes. The Honda Shadow VLX VT600 is a very under rated cruiser compared to say the over rated Yamaha XVS650 or XV535. These were actually quite fast for what they were up until 70MPH or 120km/h that is... Plenty of custom parts available online. Single monoshock gives it that hard tail look. Side covers made to look like a fake oil tank works well. I added a Cobra Shotgun exhaust to my old VLX you can see it on my blog I will post sounds of it some other time. But I can tell you, man it sure makes a NICE difference!!!