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Vulcan® 750 is an economically priced, mid-size cruiser that can hold its own on the boulevard. From its torquey V-twin engine to its chrome-encrusted bodywork to its low-slung riding position, the stylish 750 is an attention-getter, no doubt. And, because a barrage of touring accessories are available for the bike via Kawasaki’s Fire & Steel™ line, the versatile Vulcan 750 cruiser even passes muster on the touring circuit.
Powered by a liquid-cooled, double-overhead-cam 749cc V-twin, the Vulcan 750 is simultaneously powerful and low-maintenance. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically keep the eight-valve cylinders at optimum adjustment, thus eliminating unwanted valve noise. Liquid cooling increases overall engine durability, and the frame-mounted radiator is unobtrusive and doesn’t detract from the cruiser’s appearance. The engine itself is rubber-mounted within the double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame to help stave off vibration at the handlebar and footpegs.
A low-maintenance shaft drive conveys power from the five-speed transmission to the beefy 15-inch rear wheel. Plus, the easy-shifting gearbox is endowed with Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which allows for easy and accurate shifting from first into neutral while stopped. Air-assisted rear shocks with four clicks of rebound damping adjustment offer a smooth and controlled ride, while dual front discs provide reliable stopping power. Full instrumentation, including both coolant-temperature and fuel-level gauges, and a centerstand are standard fare.
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.
Bore x Stroke
84.9 x 66.2 mm.
DOHC, 8 valves
Keihin CVK34 x 2
5-speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Final Drive Shaft
Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail
32 degrees / 5.0″
38 mm. hydraulic telescopic fork
Dual air-assisted shocks with 4-way damping rebound
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.