Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan

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Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan

Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan was introduced at the end of 1984 and was sold until 2006.


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Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan was actively exported to the United States and had a good level of sales there. In 1985, the United States imposed increased customs duties on imports of motorcycles over 700 cc. see, which forced Kawasaki to reduce the volume of the Volcano to 699 cubic meters. see and rename it to Kawasaki Vulcan 700 . However, a year later, in 1986, customs restrictions were lifted and the original version with an engine capacity of 750 cc was supplied to the US market. see. Naturally, such changes were also reflected in the name of the model, which was now called the Kawasaki Vulcan 750.

The model may also be called Kawasaki VN 750 Twin.

The main feature of the Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan is a liquid-cooled V-twin 2-cylinder engine that produces 66 hp. power and 65 Nm of torque, which makes it perhaps the most powerful motorcycle in the Cruiser class for its engine size. In addition, the data from the dino-stand shows that the declared characteristics of the motor are underestimated by 8-10% of the real values ​​of power and torque. This fact indicates that either Kawasaki did not have enough experience in building classic cruisers, and therefore, out of habit, created a motorcycle with sporty characteristics (the "red zone" of the engine starts at 8500 rpm), or this step was deliberate, and the appearance of such a powerful bike was due only to the desire to bypass competitors, but then it looks illogical to underestimate the real characteristics of the motor.


  • Kawasaki VZ 750 is the Japanese name for a motorcycle.
  • Kawasaki VN 750 (Vulcan 750) is the name of the motorcycle for the US market.

Other features of the Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan include a steel frame, cardan drive, dual disc brakes in the front and rear drum, hydraulic lifters and simple suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork in the front and a double shock absorber in the rear.

The model was produced until 2006, after which it was discontinued. In 1995, the Kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan entered the market as a replacement for the obsolete Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan, although the latter also continued to be sold in parallel, particularly in the US market.



Specifications Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan:

Model Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (VN750 Twin)
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 1984-2006
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 749 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 84.9 x 66.2 mm
Compression ratio 10.3: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK34
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 66.0 h.p. (48.5 kW) @ 7500 rpm - basic version

68.0 h.p. (50.0 kW) @ 7500 rpm - Canadian and South African versions

50.0 h.p. (36.8 kW) @ 7500 rpm - German version

Maximum torque 64.7 Nm (6.6 kgf * m) @ 6,000 rpm - basic version
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 100 / 90-19 57H
Rear tire size 150 / 90-15 74H
Front brakes 2 discs, 226 mm, 1-piston calipers
Rear brakes drum
Front suspension 38mm telescopic fork, 150mm travel

38 mm telescopic fork (pneumatic), 150 mm travel - VN700-A1, VN750-A1-A4

Rear suspension linkage with two shock absorbers (adjustable preload), stroke - 90 mm
Motorcycle length 2310 mm
Motorcycle width 860 mm
Height 1235 mm
Wheelbase 1585 mm
Saddle height 750 mm

735 mm - North American version

Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed 180 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 13.5 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 223 kg

219 kg - North American version

Motorcycle weight (curb) 241 kg

236 kg - North American version