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2005 Kawasaski Vulcan 800 Classic
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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
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- 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic

With the pulse of a 805cc V-twin engine, valanced fenders and chrome wire wheels, the Kawasaki Vulcan® 800 Classic motorcycle features the style and unlimited customizing potential of its 1500 Classic sibling.

The heart of the Vulcan 800 Classic is the 805cc V-twin engine, which features a single-pin crankshaft and a gear-driven balancer to reduce vibration. Finned cylinders and four-valve heads are liquid cooled for optimum thermal control. Concealed automatic cam chain tensioners preserve the engine’s clean lines, while simultaneously allowing maintenance-free, precise cam timing. A spin-on oil filter also helps keep maintenance at a minimum.

A 36mm Keihin carburetor equipped with an accelerator pump gives the Vulcan 800 Classic its quick throttle response. To take advantage of the engine’s broad torque curve, the five-speed transmission enhances the strong acceleration and creates a relaxed engine pace at highway speeds. The transmission also features Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which simplifies finding neutral while at a standstill.

The single-backbone, double-cradle frame gives the Vulcan 800 Classic stability at highway speeds and maneuverability on city streets. At the rear of the frame, a sleek, triangular steel swingarm and hidden Kawasaki UNI-TRAK® linkage rear suspension system provide a smooth ride while maintaining the look of a hard-tail cruiser. Up front, the 41mm fork aids handling and offers a wide stance for the classic cruiser look.

Features & Benefits

V-Twin 805cc Engine with Gear-Driven Balancer
- Torque from idle to redline
- Balancer allows use of single-pin crankshaft without the heavy vibration

Four Valves Per Cylinder
- Better breathing for more power and low end torque
- Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical

Liquid and Air Cooling
- Finned cylinders and heads combine with liquid cooling to maintain consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
- Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic

Five-Speed Transmission
- Ratios designed for great acceleration and relaxed highway cruising
- Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder

36mm CVK Side Draft Carburetor
- Equipped with an accelerator pump for quick throttle response
- Two-stage air intake with paper air filter element

Double-Cradle Frame
- Right down-tube unbolts for easy engine access
- High tensile steel for strength and light weight

Low Stepped Seat
- Confidence inspiring, both-feet-on-the-ground stability

Tank-Mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
- Compact and modern instrument cluster with nostalgic style

Transistor Controlled Breakerless Ignition with Digital Timing Advance (TCBI)
- A hot spark at all engine speeds for easy starting, smooth running and good fuel economy

41mm Front Fork
- Excellent rigidity and 5.9 inches of travel
- Wide fork pitch for classic look

Disc Front Brake
- A single 300mm disc with hydraulic caliper keeps the front end lean while providing sure stops

48-Spoke Custom Wheels
- Chromed steel rims and spokes with “spool-style” polished aluminum front hub

UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
- Single shock absorber with seven-way cam-type preload adjuster

Sleek Swingarm Design
- Triangulated, steel swingarm provides “hard tail” appearance
- Engineered for rigidity, provides more precise handling with good tire and chain life




Engine: Four-stroke, SOHC, V-twin, 8 valves

Displacement: 805cc

Starting: Electric

Bore x stroke: 88 x 66.2mm

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Cooling: Liquid

Carburetion: Keihin CVK36

Ignition: Digital

Transmission: Five-speed

Frame: High-tensile steel, double cradle

Rake / trail: 32° / 4.8 in.

Suspension, front: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork

Suspension, rear: UNI-TRAK® single shock system with seven-way preload adjustment

Wheel travel, front: 5.9 in.

Wheel travel, rear: 3.9 in.

Tire, front: 130/90 x 16 tubeless

Tire, rear: 140/90 x 16 tubeless

Brakes, front / rear: Hydraulic disc / Mechanical drum

Overall length: 93.5 in.

Overall width: 36.6 in.

Overall height: 44.5 in.

Ground clearance: 5.3 in.

Seat height: 27.8 in.

Dry weight: 516 lbs.

Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal.

Wheelbase: 63.0 in.

Colors: Pearl Luster Beige, Candy Persimmon Red

MSRP: $6,549