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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Specs

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic model is a Custom / cruiser bike manufactured by Kawasaki . In this version sold from year 2008 , the dry weight is 298.9 kg (659.0 pounds) and it is equiped with a V2, four-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of  and a maximum torque of 114.71 Nm (11.7 kgf-m or 84.6 ft.lbs) @ 2800 RPM . With this drive-train, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of  . Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic have a High-tensile steel, double cradle frame with front suspension being 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in. and in the rear suspension it is equiped with Twin Shocks, with five-way adjustable preload / 3.4 in. . Stock tire sizes are 130/90-16 on the front, and 150/80-16 on the rear. As for stopping power, the Kawasaki Vulcan 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 Vulcan 1500 Classic General Information

Brand Kawasaki 
Model Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 
Year 2008 
Year 2008 
Category Custom / cruiser 
Factory Warranty (Years / miles)  

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Dimensions, Aerodynamics and weight

Frame type High-tensile steel, double cradle 
Seat details  
Wheelbase 1,666 mm (65.6 inches) 
Length 2,504 mm (98.6 inches) 
Width 996 mm (39.2 inches) 
Height 1,140 mm (44.9 inches) 
Seat Height 701 mm (27.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. 
Alternate Seat Height  
Ground Clearance  
Trail size 165 mm (6.5 inches) 
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)  
Dry Weight 298.9 kg (659.0 pounds) 
Front Percentage of Weight  
Rear Percentage of Weight  
Weight-Power Output Ratio :  
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.92 litres (5.00 gallons) 
Reserve Fuel Capacity  
Carrying Details and Capacity  
Front Suspension 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in. 
Front Suspension Travel  
Rear Suspension Twin Shocks, with five-way adjustable preload / 3.4 in. 
Rear Suspension Travel  

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Engine and Transmission Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders V2, four-stroke 
Engine details  
Fuel system Injection. 32 degrees / 6.5 in. 
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity 1470.00 ccm (89.70 cubic inches) 
Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 90.0 mm (4.0 x 3.5 inches) 
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 
Number of valves per cylinder
Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration OHV 
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower  
Maximum torque 114.71 Nm (11.7 kgf-m or 84.6 ft.lbs) @ 2800 RPM 
Engine Maximum RPM  
Cooling system Air 
Lubrication system  
Engine oil capacity  
Exhaust system  
Gearbox 5-speed 
Transmission type, final drive ratio Shaft drive (cardan) 
Clutch type  
Driveline  

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Performance

Top Speed  
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 Vulcan 1500 Classic Electrical Systems, Ignition and Equipment

Ignition Type TCBI with Digital Advance 
Electrical Details  
Starter Type Electric 
Instruments  
Lights