Kawasaki VN750A Vulcan 750: history, specs, pictures
|Kawasaki Vulcan 750|
|Also called||Vulcan VN750A|
|Production||1984 - 2006|
|Bore / Stroke||84.9mm x 66.2mm|
|Top Speed||125 mph (201 km/h)|
|Horsepower||65.98 HP (49.2 KW) @ 7500RPM|
|Torque||47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM|
|Fuel System||carburetor. keihin cvk34 x 2|
|Air Filter||K&N KA-7586 `86-06|
|Spark Plug||NGK DP7EA-9 '85-06 |
|Battery||YUASA YB14L-A2 '85-06|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear: air-assisted dual shocks with 4-way rebound damping / 3.5 in.
|Brakes||Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
|Front Tire||100/90-19 '85-06|
|Rear Tire||150/90-15 '85-06|
|Wheelbase||62.2 inches (1580 mm)|
|Length||90.39 inches (2296 mm)|
|Width||33.5 inches (851 mm)|
|Height||48.19 inches (1224 mm)|
|Seat Height||28.9 inches (734 mm)|
|Weight||483.03 pounds (219.1 Kg) (dry), 219.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Capacity||4.0 L (4.2 US qt)|
|Oil Filter||K&N KN-204|
|Recommended Oil||K-tech 10W-40|
|Fuel Capacity||3.6 Gallon (13.62 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||4.90 liters/100 km (20.4 km/l or 48.00 mpg)|
|Competition||Suzuki VS750, Honda VT700C|
|Manuals||File:1989 Kawasaki VN750A owners.pdf|
The Kawasaki VN750, also known as the Vulcan 750, is a 750 cc class cruiser-style motorcycle build from 1985 to 2006. The Vulcan 750 was Kawasaki's first cruiser and first V-twin engine introduced in late 1984 as the 1985 model Kawasaki introduced the 750 cc class Vulcan worldwide in 1985. Due to tariff restrictions in the United States on bikes over 700 cc imported from Japan, the initial US spec model was limited to 699 cc and called the Kawasaki Vulcan 700. The tariff was lifted in 1986, and all bikes from then until the production run ended in 2006 were 749 cc. The US name was changed to Vulcan 750 to reflect this The VN750 remained largely unchanged throughout its 22-year production run with only minor adjustments to the components and varying paint schemes. The VN750 was unique in its class by featuring a more reliable engine usually found on larger cruisers.
The bike also featured a liquid cooled V-twin engine producing 66 horsepower and a flat 47 ft-lbs of torque throughout most of the rpm range, although the engine was underrated and commonly produced 8-10% more than the advertised power in dynomometer testing. The bike was configured to support an upright riding position with a king/queen seat and a factory installed backrest.
The VN750 also featured adjustable air shocks front and rear, with Showa 4-way valving on the rear.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet.
It came with a 100/90-x19 front tire and a 150/90-x15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in. while the rear was equipped with a air-assisted dual shocks with 4-way rebound damping / 3.5 in.. The Vulcan 750 was fitted with a 3.6 Gallon (13.62 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 483.03 pounds (219.1 Kg). The wheelbase was 62.2 inches (1580 mm) long.
|Make Model||Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan|
|Year||1986 - 90|
|Engine Type||Four stroke, V-Twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.|
|Displacement||749 cc / 45.7 cu-in|
|Bore X Stroke||84.9 x 66.2mm|
|Cooling System||Liquid cooled|
|Induction||34mm Keihin CVK34 carburetor|
|Max Power||66 hp / 48.1 kW @ 7500 rpm|
|Max Power Rear Tire||59.1 hp @ 7500 rpm|
|Max Torque||6.5 kgf-m / 64.7 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Dual shocks, air-adjustable preload and 4-position rebound damping|
|Front Brakes||2x 226mm discs 2 piston calipers|
|Trail||130 mm / 5.1 in|
|Wheelbase||1580 mm / 62.2 in|
|Seat Height||730 mm / 28.9 in|
|Dry Weight||219 kg / 483 lbs|
|Wet Weight||226 kg / 498 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity||13.5 Liters / 3.6 US gal|
|Consumption Average||15.2 km/lit|
|Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0||13.9 m / 43.8 m|
|Standing ¼ Mile||13.5 sec / 153.2 km/h|
|Top Speed||176.3 km/h / 109.5 mph|
- 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.
- 1989 Kawasaki VN750A owners manual. Kawasaki.