Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter (2002-05)

The Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter was manufactured from 2002-05. It has a four-stroke, 50-degree V-twin engine with a capacity of 1470cc, producing 64 hp and 112 Nm of torque. The bike comes with Digital Fuel Injection and digital ignition, with an electric start. The transmission is 5-speed, with a final drive of a shaft. The frame is built with high-tensile steel, double cradle, and has a front suspension with a 41mm cartridge fork and a rear suspension consisting of dual air-assisted shock absorbers with 4-way rebound damping adjustments. The front brakes are 2x 320mm discs with six-piston calipers and the rear brakes are single 270mm discs with two-piston calipers. The bike has additional features such as a 130/90R-16 front tire and a 150/80R-16 rear tire, a rake of 32.0 degrees and a trail of 177 mm/6.9 in. The wheelbase is 1655 mm/ 65.2 in, seat height is 739 mm/29.1 in, and it weighs 302 kg/668 lbs. The bike also comes with an 18.9 liter/5.0 US gallon fuel capacity and has an average consumption of 14.2 km/lit. Its standing 1/4 mile is 14.2 sec and the top speed is 177 km/h.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Drifter

Year: 2002 – 05

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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