Kawasaki EN450 Vulcan (454 LTD): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1985-1990

Also called: Kawasaki Vulcan 454 LTD, EN450A

Related: Kawasaki GPZ900 / Ninja 900

Successor: Kawasaki EN500 (Vulcan 500 LTD)

Model
Kawasaki EN450 Vulcan / 454 LTD

1985-1990

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki EN450 Vulcan / 454 LTD

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1985 Europe, USA Name: Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Code: EN450-A1

1986 Europe, USA Name: Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Code: EN450-A2

1987 Europe, USA Name: Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Code: EN450-A3

1988 Europe, USA Name: Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Code: EN450-A4

1989 Europe, USA Name: Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Code: EN450-A5

1990 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Code: EN450-A6

Specifications

Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2205 mm / 86,8 in – US-models

2210 mm / 87,0 in – UK-models

Overall width 820 mm / 32,3 in
Overall height 1220 mm / 48,0 in
Seat height 745 mm / 29,3 in
Wheelbase 1485 mm / 58,5 in
Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,12 in
Dry weight 180 kg / 396 lbs – US-models

180,5 kg / 397,1 lbs – US-models (California)

181 kg / 398,2 lbs – UK-models

Curb (wet) weight 202 kg / 445 lbs – US-models

202,5 kg / 446 lbs – US-models (California)

203 kg / 447,5 lbs – UK-models

FRAME Type Steel
Front suspension, travel 36 mm telescopic fork, 150 mm / 5,9 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 100 mm / 3,9 in
Front tire size 100/90-19
Rear tire size 140/90-15
Front brake Single disc, 300 mm, 1-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum, 180 mm
Fuel capacity 11,0 l / 2,9 US gal
Trail 139 mm / 5,47 in
Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 72,0 x 55,0 mm
Displacement 454 cm³ (27,68 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 50 hp (36,8 kW) / 9500 rpm
Max. torque 35,3 Nm (3,6 kgf*m) / 8500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 5,5 sec
Top speed 162 km/h
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK34
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction 2.952
Final reduction 2.720
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.571

1.777

1.380

1.125

0.961

0.851

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistor
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-12AH

Images

Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD: images, gallery.

Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD
Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD
Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Videos

Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD: video.

Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD

Manuals

Kawasaki EN450 / 454 LTD: manuals, parts, microfiches.