Kawasaki VN1500 Valcan (1999-03)

The Kawasaki VN1500 Vulcan Classic motorcycle was produced from 1999 to 2003. It has a four-stroke, 50 degree V-twin engine with a capacity of 1470cc and a liquid cooling system. The compression ratio is 9.0:1 and it has digital fuel injection with dual 36mm throttle bodies. The ignition is digital and it has electric starting. The motorcycle can reach a max power of 64 hp at 4700 rpm and a max torque of 112 Nm at 3000 rpm. It has a five-speed transmission and a shaft final drive. The frame is high-tensile steel, double cradle and the front suspension is a 41mm cartridge fork with a front wheel travel of 150mm. The rear suspension is dual air assisted shock absorbers with 4-way rebound damping adjustment and a rear wheel travel of 100mm. The front brakes are 2x 320mm discs with six piston calipers and the rear brake is a single 270mm disc with two piston caliper. The front tyre size is 130/90R-16 and the rear tyre size is 150/80R-16. The rake is 32.0 degrees and the trail is 177mm. The wheelbase is 1661mm and the seat height is 696mm. The dry weight of the motorcycle is 292kg and the wet weight is 313.0kg. The fuel capacity is 18.9 litres or 5.0 US gallons.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

Year: 1999 – 03

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: 1661 mm / 65.4 in
Seat Height: 696 mm / 27.4 in
Dry Weight: 292 kg / 643.7 lbs
Wet Weight: 313.0 kg / 690.0 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 18.9 Litres / 5.0 US gal

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