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– 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
With a nostalgic look of the ’50s, the Vulcan 800 Classic features deep valanced fenders and a big, fat front tire on the spoked front wheel. Chromed covers enhance the fork downtubes and are topped off by a large chromed headlight housing. Two-tone paint graces the fuel tank while a tank-mounted speedometer gives it a custom look. The low-stepped seat adds to the low cruiser look and provides feet-on-the-ground comfort and stability when stopped.
2001 KAWASAKI VULCAN™ 800 CLASSIC
Style, image and a great value!
The Kawasaki Vulcan™ 800 Classic motorcycle provides all the attitude and image one expects from a classic-styled cruiser motorcycle. Add modern performance features and a great price and this V-twin cruiser is one of the best values in its class.
With a nostalgic look of the ’50s, the Vulcan 800 Classic features deep valanced fenders and a big, fat front tire on the spoked front wheel. Chromed covers enhance the fork downtubes and are topped off by a large chromed headlight housing, while a tank-mounted speedometer gives it a custom look. The low-stepped seat adds to the low cruiser look and provides feet-on-the-ground comfort and stability when stopped.
Powering the Vulcan 800 Classic is a rubber-mounted 805cc V-twin engine, featuring a single-pin crankshaft with 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 and allow precise cam timing without maintenance. A spin-on oil filter helps make maintenance a quick and easy job.
The 36mm Keihin carburetor is equipped with an accelerator pump for quick throttle response. To take advantage of the engine’s broad torque curve, the five-speed transmission produces strong acceleration and a relaxed engine pace at highway speeds. The transmission also features Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which simplifies finding neutral while at a stop.
The single backbone, double cradle frame design gives the Vulcan 800 Classic stability at highway speeds and maneuverability on city streets. At the rear of the frame, a sleek, triangulated steel swingarm and hidden Kawasaki UNI-TRAK® linkage rear suspension system provide a smooth ride while maintaining the look of a hard tail cruiser. A 41mm front fork adds to the handling and offers a wide stance for the classic cruiser look.
By combining modern performance and handling with the styling of a classic V-twin cruiser, the Vulcan 800 Classic does more than make a statement about style; it’s a value that lets the good times roll.
2001 VULCAN™ 800 CLASSIC FEATURES
V-Twin 805cc Engine with Gear-Driven Balancer
Torque from idle to redline
Smooth and reliable
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 provide exceptional thermal control
More consistent running temperatures mean no “power fade” on hot days and longer engine life
Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic
Includes temperature warning light
Designed to handle the engine’s unique power characteristics
Ratios designed for great acceleration and relaxed highway cruising
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
Laid-back riding comfort for two
Tank-Mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
Compact design complements the bike’s clean look
Clean-design locking gas cap
Modern instrument cluster with nostalgic style
Push-to-Cancel Turn Signals
No fumbling, just a simple push on the switch cancels the turn signals
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
Mechanical Drum Rear Brake
Provides smooth stopping power and the right look
UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension
Single shock absorber with 7-way cam-type preload adjuster
Sleek Swingarm Design
Triangulated, steel swingarm looks like a “hard tail”
Engineered for rigidity, provides precise handling with good tire and chain life
New for 2001:
Candy Wine Red
Metallic Nocturne Blue
Bore x Stroke
88 x 66.2 mm.
SOHC, 8 valves
Uni-Trak with 7 way cam-type preload adjuster
single 300mm disc with hydraulic caliper
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.