Kawasaki VN750A Vulcan 750: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Also called Vulcan VN750A
Production 1984 - 2006
Class Cruiser
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.9mm x 66.2mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
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[1]
Ignition electronic
Spark Plug NGK DP7EA-9 '85-06 [2]
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '85-06
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: wet
Final Drive Shaft `85-05[3]
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[1]
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)
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Manuals File:1989 Kawasaki VN750A owners.pdf
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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 engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 84.9mm bore x 66.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 749.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


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.


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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
Compression 10.3:1
Induction 34mm Keihin CVK34 carburetor
Ignition Electronic
Starting Electric
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
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Dual shocks, air-adjustable preload and 4-position rebound damping
Front Brakes 2x 226mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 150/90-15
Rake 32°
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


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 1989 Kawasaki VN750A owners manual. Kawasaki. 
  3. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.