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
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)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
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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