Kawasaki VN2000 (Vulcan): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 2004-2010

Also called: Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

Models
Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan

2004-2005

(North America, Asia, Europe)

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic

2006-2010

(North America, Asia, Europe)

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

2006-2010

(North America, Asia, Europe)

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan
Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic
Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2004 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan

Code: VN2000-A1, VN2000-A1H

2005 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan

Code: VN2000-A2, VN2000-A2H, VN2000-D1

2006 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Limited

Code: VN2000A6F, VN2000D6F, VN2000E6F, VN2000F6F

2007 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

Code: VN2000A7F, VN2000E7F, VN2000F7F

2008 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

Code: VN2000G8F, VN2000H8F, VN2000J8F

2009 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

Code: VN2000G9F, VN2000H9F, VN2000J9F

2010 All markets Name: Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic, Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

Code: VN2000HAF, VN2000JAF

Specifications

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2535 mm / 99,8 in
Overall width 1025 mm / 40,3 in
Overall height 1155 mm / 45,5 in
Seat height 680 mm / 26,8 in
Wheelbase 1735 mm / 68,3 in
Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in
Dry weight 340 kg / 750 lbs
Curb (wet) weight 371 kg / 817 lbs
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 49 mm, 150 mm / 5,9 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 100 mm / 3,9 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load

Front tire size 150/80-16M/C 71V
Rear tire size 200/60-16M/C 79V
Front brake Double disc, 300 mm, 4-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 320 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 21,0 l / 5,5 US gal
Trail 182 mm / 7,17 in
Fuel economy 5,7 l / 100 km (41 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, V-twin
Bore & Stroke 103,0 x 123,2 mm
Displacement 2053 cm³ (125,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 103,0 hp (76 kW) / 4800 rpm
Max. torque 177 Nm (18,05 kgf*m) / 3200 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 4,8 sec
Top speed 203 km/h (126 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type DFI (Digital Fuel Injection), 2x 46 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction 1.500
Final reduction 2.744

2.455 – VN2000 (Europe)

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.550

1.629

1.218

0.939

0.729

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 38A at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-18Ah

Images

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

Videos

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan: video.

2006 KAWASAKI VN2000 VULCAN 2000 CLASSIC LT

Manuals

Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan: manuals, parts, microfiches.