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– 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad Fi
With the introduction of the 2000 Vulcan 1500 Nomad F.I. V-twin touring cruiser, Kawasaki continues to strengthen its Vulcan cruiser line-up. The heavyweight cruiser’s revamped powerplant takes advantage of the same advanced engineering technology that earned the 1999 Vulcan 1500 Drifter such great performance reviews, including digital fuel injection for all-around improved performance and better fuel economy.
The 90 cubic-inch V-twin engine with digital fuel injection is tuned for greater low-end torque, increased power, smoother operation, and significantly better fuel economy for greater cruising range. New pistons bump up compression from 8.6:1 to 9.0:1 for more power, the piston pin offset was reduced to make the engine even quieter, new cam timing increased power from the mid-range to the top-end, cartridge fork provides more damping control, dual piston rear brake caliper, new rear brake pedal is positioned at a flatter angle and is lower for a more comfortable braking operation and new front brake pads. All fuel injected Nomad’s now have a catalyzer in the pre-muffler, which allows the engineers to tune the engine for maximum performance while meeting all emission requirements. New stainless steel windshield hardware, 12V-18Ah battery, multi-plane reflector headlight, LED warning light signals low-fuel; fuel petcock is eliminated and a new speedometer face is black with off-white numerals.
Vulcan 1500 Nomad
89.7 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke
102 x 90 mm.
SOHC, 8 valves
Digital Fuel Injection
5-speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail
32 degrees / 7.4″
41 mm. cartridge-type telescopic fork
Dual air-assisted shocks with 4-way rebound damping
Dry Weight 739 pounds
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.