Honda Shadow VLX600 Review from United States of America

2006 Honda Shadow VLX600

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5900 miles
Most recent distance6200 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KZ400


Great "Re-emergent Rider" Bike!


So far, nothing has gone wrong with the motorcycle.

General Comments:

I am a "re-emergent" rider, and have not ridden since the late '70's, so I wanted a "forgiving" motorcycle, but one that still had comfort and style. This 600 Shadow VLX fits my needs perfectly.

It is fun to ride and has just enough power for me. It is also a great looking bike. I ride with the Patriot Guard Riders, and the Shadow fits right in with all the larger HD's and other cruisers.

The only upgrade will be a Corbin seat next summer to improve the riding comfort.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2013

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 1 review