Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan




Make Model

Kawasaki VN 750 Vulcan


1997 - 01


Four stroke, V-Twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


749 cc / 45.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 84.9 x 66.2mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 10.3:1


34mm  Keihin CVK34 carburetor


 Starting Electric

Max Power

66 hp / 48.1 kW @ 7500 rpm

Max Power Rear Tyre

59.1 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

6.5 kgf-m / 64.7 Nm @ 6000 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Dual shocks, air-adjustable preload and 4-position rebound damping

Front Brakes

2x 226mm discs 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes


Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake 32°
Trail 130 mm / 5.1 in
Wheelbase 1580 mm / 62.2 in
Seat Height 730 mm / 28.9 in
Dry Weight 219 kg / 483 lbs

Wet Weight

 226 kg / 498 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

13.5 Litres / 3.6 US gal

Consumption Average

15.2 km/lit

Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0

13.9 m / 43.8 m

Standing ¼ Mile  

13.5 sec / 153.2 km/h

Top Speed

176.3 km/h / 109.5 mph

Vulcan® 750 is an economically priced, mid-size cruiser that can hold its own on the boulevard. From its torquey V-twin engine to its chrome-encrusted bodywork to its low-slung riding position, the stylish 750 is an attention-getter, no doubt. And, because a barrage of touring accessories are available for the bike via Kawasaki’s Fire & Steel™ line, the versatile Vulcan 750 cruiser even passes muster on the touring circuit.

Powered by a liquid-cooled, double-overhead-cam 749cc V-twin, the Vulcan 750 is simultaneously powerful and low-maintenance. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically keep the eight-valve cylinders at optimum adjustment, thus eliminating unwanted valve noise. Liquid cooling increases overall engine durability, and the frame-mounted radiator is unobtrusive and doesn’t detract from the cruiser’s appearance. The engine itself is rubber-mounted within the double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame to help stave off vibration at the handlebar and footpegs.

A low-maintenance shaft drive conveys power from the five-speed transmission to the beefy 15-inch rear wheel. Plus, the easy-shifting gearbox is endowed with Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which allows for easy and accurate shifting from first into neutral while stopped. Air-assisted rear shocks with four clicks of rebound damping adjustment offer a smooth and controlled ride, while dual front discs provide reliable stopping power. Full instrumentation, including both coolant-temperature and fuel-level gauges, and a centerstand are standard fare.