2006 Honda Shadow VLX/VLX Deluxe Features

5/31/2005 5:42:23 PM

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.

Features & Benefits

New For 2006

  • New Light Silver Metallic and Candy Dark Red colors adorn the Shadow® VLX Deluxe model.
    Unique Shadow VLX Deluxe Feature
  • Brilliant chrome finish on cylinder-head covers, right and left engine covers, and left-rear engine cover.


  • 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.
  • CD 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 25.6 inches.
  • 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 25.6-inch 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 warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership for an individual in the Honda Rider's Club of America™ (HRCA®). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year of Honda Red Rider™ magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com) and access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.

Available Accessories

  • Touring Accessories: Cruiser Shield, Backrest with Pad, Magnetic Tank Bag (Black), Rear Carrier Rack (Round Tube) and Rear Carrier Rack (Square Tube).
  • Chrome Accessories: Oil Filler Cap, Backrest Emblems, Footpegs, Backrest Trim, Radiator Guard, Lever Set and Air Cleaner Cover Emblem.

(Accessory availability and specifications subject to change without notice.)