Kawasaki VN750 (Vulcan): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1984-2006

Also called: Kawasaki VZ750 (Japan), Kawasaki VN750 Twin

Successor: Kawasaki VN800 (Vulcan), Kawasaki VN900 (Vulcan)

Model
Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (VN750 Twin)

1984-2006

(Europe, North America, Japan)

Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (VN750 Twin)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1984 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 700

Code: VN700-A1

1985 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A1

1986 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A2

1987 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A3

1988 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A4

1989 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A5

1990 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A6

1991 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A7

1992 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A8

1993 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A9

1994 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A10

1995 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A11

1996 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A12

1997 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A13

1998 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A14

1999 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A15

2000 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A16

2001 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A17

2002 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A18

2003 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A19

2004 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A20

2005 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A21

2006 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Code: VN750-A6F

Specifications

Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2310 mm / 90,9 in
Overall width 860 mm / 33,8 in
Overall height 1235 mm / 48,6 in
Seat height 750 mm / 29,5 in

735 mm / 28,9 in – Vulcan 750 (North America)

Wheelbase 1585 mm / 62,4 in
Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in

150 mm / 5,9 in – Vulcan 750 (North America)

Dry weight 223 kg / 491 lbs

219 kg / 483 lbs – Vulcan 750 (North America)

Curb (wet) weight 241 kg / 531 lbs

236 kg / 520 lbs – Vulcan 750 (North America)

FRAME Type Tubular double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 38 mm, 150 mm / 5,9 in

Telescopic fork 38 mm (pneumatic), 150 mm / 5,9 in – VN700-A1, VN750-A1-A4

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 90 mm / 3,54 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load

Front tire size 100/90-19 57H
Rear tire size 150/90-15 74H
Front brake Double disc, 226 mm, 1-piston calipers
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 13,5 l / 3,56 US gal
Trail 127 mm / 5,0 in
Fuel economy 4,8 l / 100 km (49 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, V-twin
Bore & Stroke 84,9 x 66,2 mm
Displacement 749 cm³ (45,7 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with rocker arms)
Max. power 66,0 hp (48,5 kW) / 7500 rpm - basic

68,0 hp (50,0 kW) / 7500 rpm – Canada, South Africa

50,0 hp (36,8 kW) / 7500 rpm - Germany

Max. torque 64,7 Nm (6,6 kgf*m) / 6000 rpm - basic
0 to 100 km/h
Top speed 180 km/h (110 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK34
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 2.428
Final reduction 2.454 – basic

2.522 – North America

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.250

1.600

1.230

1.000

0.858

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Videos

Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750: video.

1996 KAWASAKI VN750 VULCAN 750

Manuals

Kawasaki VN750 Twin / Vulcan 750: manuals, parts, microfiches.