2008 Kawasaki VULCAN 1500 CLASSIC
VULCAN 1500 CLASSIC
- 1470cc / 90 cu. in.
- SOHC, 50° V-Twin
- 84.6 lbs.-ft. of torque at 2,800 rpm
- Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during prolonged use
- Auxiliary fan ensures low operating temperatures, even in traffic
Four Valves per Cylinder
- Compact combustion chamber decreases engine detonation with today's low-octane gasoline
- Boosts low-end torque
- Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
Electronic Fuel Injection
- Produces easy starting, smooth running, optimum performance and reduced exhaust emissions
Gear-driven Engine Balancer & Rubber-mounted Engine
- Counter-rotates at engine speed to cancel vibration
- Allows use of single-pin crankshaft without the heavy vibration
- Engine is rubber-mounted to all but eliminate vibration at all speeds
- Five-speed transmission combines great around-town acceleration with relaxed highway cruising
Positive Neutral Finder
- Allows easy shifting from first gear to neutral after coming to a stop, every time
- Reliable, quiet and low-maintenance
Chrome-plated Wire Spoke Wheels
- Wide front and rear tires on sparkling 16-inch chrome wheels
- Engine Type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve per cylinder, 50° V-twin
- Displacement: 1,470cc / 90 cu.in.
- Bore & Stroke: 102.0 x 90.0 mm
- Maximum Torque: 84.6 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
- Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
- Fuel Injection: DFI with dual 36mm Keihin throttle bodies
- Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
- Transmission: 5-Speed
- Final Drive: Shaft
- Rake/Trail: 32 degrees / 6.5 in.
- Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
- Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Twin Shocks, with five-way adjustable preload / 3.4 in.
- Front Tire Size: 130/90-16
- Rear Tire Size: 150/80-16
- Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
- Front Brake Type: Single 300mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
- Rear Brake Type: Single 270mm hydraulic disc
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.0 gal.
- Seat Height: 27.6 in.
- Dry Weight: 659 lb.
- Overall Length: 98.6 in.
- Overall Width: 39.2 in.
- Overall Height: 44.9 in.
- Color: Ebony, Two Tone: Candy Cardinal Red / Pearl Crystal White
- Warranty: 12 months
- Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
- Engine Type
- Four-stroke, SOHC, four-valve per cylinder, 50° V-twin
- 1,470 cc (90 ci)
- Bore and Stroke
- 102.0 x 90.0 mm
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel System
- DFI with dual 36 mm Keihin throttle bodies
- TCBI with Digital Advance
- Front Suspension
- 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork; Wheel travel: 5.9 in.
- Rear Suspension
- Twin Shocks, with five-way adjustable preload; Wheel travel: 3.4 in.
- Front Brakes
- Single 300 mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
- Rear Brakes
- Single 270 mm hydraulic disc
- Front Tire
- Rear Tire
- 65.6 in.
- Seat Height
- 27.6 in.
- 6.5 in.
- Fuel Capacity
- 5.0 gal
- Dry Weight
- 659 lbs
- Final Drive
- Ebony, Two Tone: Candy Cardinal Red / Pearl Crystal White
- 12 months; Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months