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Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter Specs

The Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter model is a Custom / cruiser bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 2001 , the dry weight is 304.0 kg (670.2 pounds) 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 113.00 Nm (11.5 kgf-m or 83.3 ft.lbs) @ 2800 RPM . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 182.0 km/h (113.1 mph) . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter have a  frame with front suspension being  and in the rear suspension it is equiped with  . Stock tire sizes are 130/90-H16 on the front, and 150/80-H16 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter 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 Drifter General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter 
Year 2001 
Year 2001 
Category Custom / cruiser 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type  
Seat details  
Wheelbase 1,655 mm (65.2 inches) 
Length  
Width  
Height  
Seat Height 730 mm (28.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance  
Trail size  
Wheels details  
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions 130/90-H16 
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions 150/80-H16 
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)  
Dry Weight 304.0 kg (670.2 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 0.2105 HP/kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity 19.00 litres (5.02 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity  
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension  
Front Suspension Travel 150 mm (5.9 inches) 
Rear Suspension  
Rear Suspension Travel 100 mm (3.9 inches) 

Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders V2, four-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system Injection 
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  
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration  
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower 64.00 HP (46.7 kW) @ 4700 RPM 
Maximum torque 113.00 Nm (11.5 kgf-m or 83.3 ft.lbs) @ 2800 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM  
Cooling system  
Lubrication system  
Engine oil capacity  
Exhaust system  
Gearbox 5-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Shaft drive (cardan) 
Clutch type  
Driveline  

Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter Performance

Top Speed 182.0 km/h (113.1 mph) 
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph)  
Acceleration 0 to 400m (1/4 mile)  
Recuperation 60 to 140 km/h in highest gear  
Fuel Consumption - MPG - Economy - Efficiency  
CO2 emissions  
Emissions  

Kawasaki VN 1500 Drifter Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type  
Electrical Details  
Starter Type  
Instruments  
Lights