Kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan

 

 

 

Make Model

Kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan

Year

2001 -03

Engine

Four stroke, V-Twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

805 cc / 49.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 88 x 66.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Induction

Keihin CVK36 carburetor

Ignition

Digital K-TRIC 
 Starting Kick

Max Power

56 hp / 40.8 kW @ 7000 rpm 

Max Power Rear Tyre

50.9 hp @ 7100 rpm

Max Torque

64 Nm / 47.2 lb-ft @ 3300 rpm

Transmission

5 Speed
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

41 mm. hydraulic telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Uni-Trak with 7 way cam-type preload adjuster

Front Brakes

Single 300mm disc 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

180mm Drum

Front Tyre

80/90-21

Rear Tyre

140/90-16
Rake 34°
Trail 150 mm / 5.9 in
Dimensions Length  2360 mm / 92.9 in
Width   825.5 mm / 32.5 in
Height  1171 mm /  46.1 in
Wheelbase 1,625 mm / 64 in
Seat Height 712 mm / 28.0 in
Ground Clearance 160 mm / 6.2 in

Dry Weight

225 kg / 496 lbs

Wet Weight

239 kg / 527 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15 Litres / 3.9 US gal

Consumption Average

19.4 km/lit

Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0

14.1 m / 42.8 m

Standing ¼ Mile  

13.7 sec / 151.2 km/h

Top Speed

179.6 km/h

By introducing the KZ900 LTD in 1976, Kawasaki was an early metric leader in what has become today’s cruiser movement. When the Vulcan® 750 cruiser debuted 10 years later, it was Kawasaki’s first V-twin-powered cruiser and featured high-tech items such as liquid cooling, double overhead cams, shaft drive, dual disc front brakes and mag wheels. In 1995, Kawasaki unveiled the Vulcan™ 800, one of the industry’s first V-twin metric cruisers to feature modern cruiser styling.

The Kawasaki cruiser lineup is 10 models strong and ranges from the entry-level Eliminator® 125 to the brand-new Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak. The venerable Vulcan 500 LTD, Vulcan 750 and Vulcan 800 models retain the stylish characteristics that have made them popular, and are now available in new hues.

Also available this year are the Vulcan Classic and Drifter™ models. The Classics include the 800, 1500 and 1500 Fi, and provide a choice in both displacement and technological advancement without sacrificing style. Similarly, the Drifter 800 and Drifter 1500 provide a stylish retro appearance, but in both the mid- and heavyweight-cruiser genres.

In addition to the bikes, a key element to the cruiser lifestyle is customizing the motorcycle to fit individual design tastes and performance needs. Fortunately, Kawasaki offers its own extensive line of genuine Fire & Steel™ accessories. Motorcyclists can choose from literally hundreds of parts to customize their Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycles, and in doing so, make their own bold statement. Customers can find Fire & Steel accessories at their local Kawasaki dealer or shop online at buykawasaki.com.