Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter (1999-01)

The Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter was produced between 1999 and 2001. It has a four-stroke, 50-degree V-twin engine with liquid cooling and a capacity of 1470cc. The compression ratio is 9.0:1, and it features digital fuel injection with dual 36mm throttle bodies. The maximum power output is 64hp at 4700rpm, and the maximum torque is 112Nm at 3000rpm. The transmission is five-speed, and the final drive is via a shaft. The frame is made of high-tensile steel, and the front suspension is a 41mm cartridge fork with 150mm of wheel travel. At the back, there are dual air-assisted shock absorbers with 4-way rebound damping adjustability and 100mm of wheel travel. The bike is equipped with 2x 320mm front discs and a single 270mm rear disc for braking. The VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter has a wheelbase of 1655mm and a dry weight of 302kg, and it can hold 18.9 liters of fuel. The bike has an average fuel consumption of 14.2km/lit and can complete a standing 1/4 mile in 14.2 seconds. It has a top speed of 177 km/h.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter

Year: 1999 – 01

Engine: Four stroke, 50 degrees V-Twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 1470 cc / 89.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 102 x 90 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Induction: Digital Fuel Injection with dual 36mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 64 hp / 46.7 kW @ 4700 rpm
Max Torque: 112 Nm / 82.6 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: High-tensile steel, double cradle
Front Suspension: 41mm cartridge fork
Front Wheel Travel: 150 mm / 5.9 in

Rear Suspension: Dual air assisted shock absorbers with 4-way rebound damping adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel: 100 mm / 3.9 in
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm discs 6 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 270mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 130/90R-16
Rear Tyre: 150/80R-16
Rake: 32.0 degrees
Trail: 177 mm / 6.9 in
Wheelbase: 1655 mm / 65.2 in
Seat Height: 739 mm / 29.1 in
Dry Weight: 302 kg / 668 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 18.9 Liter / 5.0 US gal
Consumption Average: 14.2 km/lit
Standing 1/4 Mile: 14.2 sec
Top Speed: 177 km/h

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