Kawasaki VN1600B Mean Streak: review, history, specs

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Kawasaki VN1600B
Also called Mean Streak
Production 2004 - 2008
Class Cruiser
four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Horsepower 72.95 HP (54.4 KW) @ 5300RPM
Torque 92.2 ft/lbs (125.0 Nm) @ 2800RPM
Fuel System Electronic Injection
Air Filter K&N KA-1596 `04-05[1]
Spark Plug NGK DPR6EA-9 04-08
Battery YUASA YTX16-BS 04-08
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Twin shock, air-adjustable preload, 4-way adjustable rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic discs
Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 130/70-R17
Rear Tire 170/60-R17
Wheelbase 67.09 inches (1704 mm)
Length 94.88 inches (2410 mm)
Width 33.5 inches (851 mm)
Seat Height 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Weight 289.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Related Suzuki VZ1600
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki VN1600B was a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves Cruiser motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 2004 to 2008. Max torque was 92.2 ft/lbs (125.0 Nm) @ 2800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 72.95 HP (54.4 KW) @ 5300 RPM. It was essentially identical to the Suzuki VZ1600 which was shared between Kawasaki and Suzuki due to their model sharing agreement.

2004 VN1600-B1[edit]




  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.