Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki EN500
Also called EN500 (reduced effect), EN 500 (reduced effect), EN500 Vulcan, EN 500 Vulcan, EN 500
Production 1990 - 2002
Class Road
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 74.0mm x 58.0mm
Top Speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Horsepower 45.06 HP (33.6 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 28.77 ft/lbs (39.0 Nm) @ 4200RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Battery 10.2:1
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-s19
Rear Tire 140/90-s15
Wheelbase 62.8 inches (1595 mm)
Seat Height 28.15 inches (715 mm)
Weight 438.72 pounds (199.0 Kg) (dry), 214.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 0.49 liters/100 km (204.1 km/l or 480.04 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki EN500 was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1990 and 2002. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Max torque was 28.77 ft/lbs (39.0 Nm) @ 4200 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 45.06 HP (33.6 KW) @ 7000 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 74.0mm bore x 58.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 499.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission.


It came with a 100/90-s19 front tire and a 140/90-s15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The EN500 was fitted with a 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 438.72 pounds (199.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 62.8 inches (1595 mm) long.

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