Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan

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Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan Classic LT

Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan was first introduced in 2004 and was produced until 2010. The introduction of this model to the market was driven by Kawasaki's desire to make the largest cruiser with the most powerful engine, but with the control of a typical classic cruiser. So the Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan was born.


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The main feature of the motorcycle is a 2-cylinder liquid-cooled 2053cc V-engine, issuing 103 hp. power and 177 Nm of torque at 3200 rpm. The motor has electronic fuel injection, dual throttle valves, forged pistons and connecting rods, and valve clearance lifters. Despite the significantly larger displacement, the Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan engine practically does not differ in appearance from the engine [[[Kawasaki_VN1600_Vulcan | Kawasaki VN 1600 Vulcan]] - the difference in size is literally a couple of millimeters.

Other important features of the Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan include a headlight with three additional projection bulbs (on models up to 2006), a duplex alloy steel frame, a rear mono-shock absorber (instead of a double one, as on classic cruisers), powerful disc brakes as in the front , and at the rear, as well as a belt drive to the rear wheel.


  • Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan is a regular version of the motorcycle. It was the only modification from 2004 to 2005. inclusive.
  • Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan Classic - the classic version of the motorcycle. Replaced the previous modification since 2006.
  • Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan Classic LT (Light Tourer) - the version is similar to the Classic, but with a windshield, a more comfortable seat for the passenger, a backrest and leather side trunks.
Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan


Specifications Kawasaki VN 2000 Vulcan:

Model Kawasaki VN2000 Vulcan
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 2004-2010
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 2053 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 103.0 x 123.2 mm
Compression ratio 9.5: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system DFI injector, 2x 46 mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 103.0 h.p. (76 kW) at 4800 rpm
Maximum torque 177 Nm (18.05 kgf * m) @ 3200 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type belt
Front tire size 150 / 80-16M / C 71V
Rear tire size 200 / 60-16M / C 79V
Front brakes 2 discs, 300 mm, 4-piston caliper
Rear brakes 1 disc, 320 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension 49mm telescopic fork, 150mm travel
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 100 mm
Motorcycle length 2535 mm
Motorcycle width 1025 mm
Motorcycle height 1155 mm
Wheelbase 1735 mm
Saddle height 680 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.8 sec
Maximum speed 203 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 21.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 340 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb) 371 kg