Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic
Manufacturer
Production 1996 - 2009
Class Cruiser
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 102.0mm x 90.0mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Horsepower 63.97 HP (47.7 KW) @ 4700RPM
Torque 84.6 ft/lbs (114.7 Nm) @ 2800RPM
Fuel System injection. dfi with dual 36mm keihin throttle bodies
Ignition tcbi with digital advance
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Suspension Front: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear: twin shocks, with five-way adjustable preload / 3.4 in.
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 130/90-16
Rear Tire 150/80-16
Wheelbase 65.59 inches (1666 mm)
Length 98.58 inches (2504 mm)
Width 39.21 inches (996 mm)
Height 44.88 inches (1140 mm)
Seat Height 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Weight 658.96 pounds (298.9 Kg) (dry), 299.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 5.0 Gallon (18.92 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1996 and 2009. Max torque was 84.6 ft/lbs (114.7 Nm) @ 2800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 63.97 HP (47.7 KW) @ 4700 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 102.0mm bore x 90.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1470.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-16 front tire and a 150/80-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in. while the rear was equipped with a twin shocks, with five-way adjustable preload / 3.4 in.. The Vulcan 1500 Classic was fitted with a 5.0 Gallon (18.92 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 658.96 pounds (298.9 Kg). The wheelbase was 65.59 inches (1666 mm) long.

1996 - 1998 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic[edit]

1996 - 1998 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 1996 - 1998 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Named after the Roman god of fire and metalworking, the Kawasaki Vulcan models have been on the road for over 20 years. The 1500 Classic is just one of the variants.


1999 - 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic[edit]

1999 - 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Named after the Roman god of fire and metalworking, the Kawasaki Vulcan models have been on the road for over 20 years. The 1500 Classic is just one of the variants.


2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic[edit]

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Named after the Roman god of fire and metalworking, the Kawasaki Vulcan models have been on the road for over 20 years. The 1500 Classic is just one of the variants.