Kawasaki VN800A Vulcan 800: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki VN800A
Manufacturer
Also called Vulcan 800
Production 1998
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Kawasaki VN750A
Successor Kawasaki VN900
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Top Speed 109 mph (175 km/h)
Horsepower 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 3300RPM
Spark Plug NGK CR7E '95-03
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '95-03
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Final Drive Chain: 520x114
Front Sprocket 17T
Rear Sprocket 42T
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 80/90-21 '95-03
Rear Tire 140/90-16 '95-03
Seat Height 27.95 inches (710 mm)
Weight 496.04 pounds (225.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki VN800A was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Kawasaki in 1998. It could reach a top speed of 109 mph (175 km/h). Max torque was 47.21 ft/lbs (64.0 Nm) @ 3300 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The bike weighed just 496.04 pounds (225.0 Kg).


1995[edit]

1995 Kawasaki VN800-A1



  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Candy Cardinal Red (L1), Pearl Greenish Black (RL)
  • VIN No. - JKBVNCA1vSA000001
  • F No. - VN800A-000001
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0395,
    • (EUR) 99917-1654-07, (AU) 99917-1655-06
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1716-01,
    • (AU) (EUR) 99922-1732-01,
    • (DE) 99923-1390-01, (FR) 99947-1164-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05

1996[edit]

1996 Kawasaki VN800-A2


  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Canary Yellow (1G), Metallic Nocturne Blue (C6), Candy Cardinal Red (L1), Pearl Greenish Black (RL), Ebony/Metallic Graystone (J4)
  • VIN No. - JKBVNCA1vTA030001
  • F No. - VN800A-030001
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0395, (EUR) 99917-1654-07,
    • (AU) 99917-1655-06,
    • (JP) 99911-1275-02 & 99911-1275-52
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1763-01,
    • (AU) (EUR) 99922-1767-01,
    • (DE) 99923-1415-01, (FR) 99947-1192-01,
    • (JP) 99921-1550-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05,
    • (JP) 99925-1136-01 & 99925-1142-51

1997[edit]

1997 Kawasaki VN800-A3



  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Luminous Peacock Blue (35), Candy Cardinal Red (L1), Pearl Greenish Black (RL), Ebony/Metallic Graystone (J4)
  • VIN No. - JKBVNCA1vVA050001
  • F No. - VN800A-050001
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0395, (EUR) 99917-1654-07,
    • (AU) 99917-1655-06,
    • (JP) 99911-1275-02 & 99911-1275-52
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1830-01,
    • (AU) (EUR) 99922-1841-01,
    • (DE) 99923-1465-01, (FR) 99947-1226-01,
    • (JP) 99921-1620-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05,
    • (JP) 99925-1136-02 & 99925-1142-51

1998[edit]

1998 Kawasaki VN800-A4



  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Ebony/Candy Persimmon Red (2N), Candy Persimmon Red (A5), Ebony (H8)
  • VIN No. - (US) JKBVNCA1vWB500001,
    • (AU) (CA) JKBVNCA1vWA063001
  • F No. - VN800A-063001
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0395,
    • (EUR) 99917-1654-07, (AU) 99917-1655-06
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1851-01,
    • (AU) (EUR) 99922-1879-01,
    • (DE) 99923-1478-01, (FR) 99947-1239-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05


1999[edit]

1999 Kawasaki VN800-A5



  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Firecracker Red (B1), Ebony (H8)
  • VIN No. - (US) JKBVNCA1vXB501401,
    • (CA) JKBVNCA1vXA075001,
    • (EUR) JKBVN800AAA075001
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0395, (EUR) 99917-1842-01
  • Owner's Manual No. - (CA) (US) 99920-1984-01, (EUR) 99922-1934-01,
    • (DE) 99923-1501-01, (FR) 99947-1260-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05

2000[edit]

2000 Kawasaki VN800-A6



  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - KMM. Ebony/Galaxy Silver (1X)
  • VIN No. - JKBVNCA1vYB503301
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (US) 99961-0484
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99920-1921-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05

2001 VN800-A7[edit]

2001 Kawasaki VN800-A7



  • 805 mL
  • 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - KMM. Metallic Dark Bronze/Candy Persimmon Red (YI)
  • VIN No. - JKBVNCA1v1B505601
  • Engine No. - VN800AE000001
  • Parts Catalog No. - (US) 99961-0484
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99920-1981-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1183-05


1997 VN800-A3[edit]

1997 Kawasaki VN800-A3 in Pearl Green Black
1997 Kawasaki VN800-A3 in Pearl Green Black


2002 VN800-A8[edit]

2002 Kawasaki VN800-A8 in Black/Maroon
2002 Kawasaki VN800-A8 in Black/Maroon
2002 Kawasaki VN800-A8 in Black/Maroon


2003 VN800-A9[edit]

2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800-A9) in Black
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800-A9) in Black
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800-A9) in Black
2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800-A9) in Black




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