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Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Specs

The Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic model is a Custom / cruiser bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 1999 , the dry weight is  and it is equiped with a V2, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 64.00 HP (46.7 kW) @ 4700 RPM and a maximum torque of 112.00 Nm (11.4 kgf-m or 82.6 ft.lbs) @ 3000 RPM . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 164.0 km/h (101.9 mph) . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic have a  frame with front suspension being  and in the rear suspension it is equiped with  . Stock tire sizes are 130/90-16 on the front, and 150/80-16 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic braking system includes Single disc size 300 mm (11.8 inches) at the front and Single disc size 270 mm (10.6 inches) at the rear. 

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic 
Year 1999 
Year 1999 
Category Custom / cruiser 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type  
Seat details  
Wheelbase 1,660 mm (65.4 inches) 
Length  
Width  
Height  
Seat Height 705 mm (27.8 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance  
Trail size  
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/90-16 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 150/80-16 
Front brakes Single disc 
Rear brakes Single disc 
Front Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 300 mm (11.8 inches) 
Rear Brakes Dimensions - Disc Dimensions 270 mm (10.6 inches) 
Curb Weight (including fluids) 313.0 kg (690.0 pounds) 
Dry Weight  
Front Percentage of Weight 43.0 
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio :  
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.00 litres (4.23 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity  
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension  
Front Suspension Travel 150 mm (5.9 inches) 
Rear Suspension  
Rear Suspension Travel 87 mm (3.4 inches) 

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders V2, four-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system  
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 1471.00 ccm (89.76 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 90.0 mm (4.0 x 3.5 inches) 
Compression Ratio 8.6:1 
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration  
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 64.00 HP (46.7 kW) @ 4700 RPM 
Maximum torque 112.00 Nm (11.4 kgf-m or 82.6 ft.lbs) @ 3000 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM  
Cooling system Liquid 
Lubrication system  
Engine oil capacity  
Exhaust system  
Gearbox 5-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Shaft drive (cardan) 
Clutch type  
Driveline  

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Performance

Top Speed 164.0 km/h (101.9 mph) 
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) 5.400 seconds 
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)  
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear 18.000 seconds 
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency 0.62 litres/100 km (161.3 km/l or 379.39 mpg) 
CO2 emissions 14.4 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) 
Emissions  

Kawasaki VN 1500 Classic Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type  
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Electric 
Instruments  
Lights