2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

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2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD
2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD
2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD
2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD


– 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

Kawasaki Vulcan® Cruisers

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.

For 2002, 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.



Engine Type
4-stroke In-Line Twin

498 cc.

Bore x Stroke
74 x 58 mm.

Compression Ratio

Valve System
DOHC, 8 valves

Keihin CVK32 x 2

Digital Electronic


6-speed with Positive Neutral Finder

Final Drive O-ring chain
Frame type
Double cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake / Trail
33 degrees / 5.9″


Suspension, Front
41 mm. hydraulic telescopic fork

Suspension, Rear
Dual shocks with 5-way preload adjustment

Tire Front

Tire Rear

Brakes, Front

Brakes, Rear

Seat Height

Fuel Capacity
4.0 gallons

Dry Weight
439 pounds

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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