2001 VULCAN™ 1500 CLASSIC FI
1,470cc OHC V-Twin
85 foot-pounds of torque at 2,500 rpm
Dual valve springs on all valves
Includes temp warning light
Auxiliary fan keeps things cool, even in traffic
Four Valves per Cylinder
Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on minimum 90 octane fuel
Hydraulic Valve Lash Adjusters
Keep valves quiet with no maintenance, no adjustment required
Digital Fuel Injection
Provides excellent engine response and power with less fuel consumption
Two different systems are switched and used automatically according to engine load for accurate fuel injection control
16-bit electronic control unit processes information faster for better engine response
Dual Throttle Bodies
Dual 36mm throttle bodies use one injector for each cylinder
Separate intake tract for each throttle body for smoother engine operation
Four nozzles at the tip of each injector, with two nozzles aimed at each intake valve
Dual Plug Digital Ignition
Microprocessor controlled timing, never needs adjustment
Two spark plugs in each combustion chamber cut detonation for extra durability
Gear-Driven Engine Balancer
Counter-rotates at engine speed to cancel vibration
Allows use of single-pin crankshaft without the heavy vibration So why is a single pin crank good? Go find out at:
Five-Speed Transmission With Positive Neutral Finder
Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time
A Kawasaki exclusive
Hydraulic Clutch Release
Full 5-gallon capacity
Large Diameter Reflector Beam Headlight
Chrome-Plated Wire Spoke Wheels
Fat tires front and rear on sparkling chrome 16-inch wheels make a classic styling statement
Engine type 4-stroke V-Twin, SOHC, 8-valve
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 90.0mm
Induction Mitsubishi Digital Fuel Injection with dual 36mm throttle bodies
Ignition Digital with Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC
Frame High tensile steel, double cradle
Rake/trail 32 degrees/6.5 in.
Suspension, front 41mm hydraulic fork
Suspension, rear Dual hydraulic shocks
Suspension adjustments, rear 4-way adjustable rebound damping/air adjustable preload
Wheel travel, front 5.9 in.
Wheel travel, rear 3.7 in.
Tire, front 130/90x16
Tire, rear 150/80x16
Brakes, front/rear Dual hydraulic disc/Disc
Overall length 98.6 in.
Overall width 39.2 in.
Overall height 44.9 in.
Ground clearance 4.9 in.
Seat height 27.6 in.
Dry weight 659 lbs.
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Wheelbase 65.6 in.
Color Luminous Vintage Red/Metallic Cremona Olive
On the left, is the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Limited (only 500 of these bad boys built). The Vulcan 2000 is THE largest production V-Twin cruiser in motorcycling history. Period. It has two thunderous liquid-cooled cylinders on a 52-degree single-pin crank. The bore is over 102 mm (4 inches) wide and the forged slipper pistons power through a nearly 127 mm (5-inch) long stroke. When you press the starter button to bring this enormous fuel-injected engine to life, you’ve got to have comfortable gloves on, because with massive engine torque and dual primary balancers canceling vibration, you’re going to want to ride all day. The Vulcan 2000 makes it easy with its stretched-out ergonomics, refined suspension and super-low seat height. While a quiet belt drive and a huge 200mm wide rear tire ensure maximum rider confidence.
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