2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Review

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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic


2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Review

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Sparkling appearance and long, sleek design isn’t fooling anyone – underneath all that chrome is 1470cc of pure muscle…

Cruiser enthusiasts put a high premium on customizing their machines, and Kawasaki puts the same high standard on building a motorcycle to serve as the perfect platform for building a custom ride. Enter the Kawasaki 2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic. Straight off the showroom floor, the 1500 Classic stands out from the crowd, but add in the options available through Kawasaki’s Fire & Steel accessory line and this heavyweight cruiser takes on a personality all its own.

The Vulcan 1500 Classic’s big V-twin engine produces incredible low-rpm torque that’s perfect for city streets or the open highway. This advanced, liquid cooled, SOHC design displaces 90 cubic inches and shines with elegantly sculpted cylinders and polished cooling fins, while the large radiators are tucked from view between the frame downtubes.


 

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Key Features

 


 

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $8,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length 98.4 in.

Height 43.3 in.

Width 38.0 in.

Weight 644 lbs.

Ground Clearance 4.9 in.

Wheelbase n/a

Seat Height 27.6 in.

ENGINE
Engine Four-stroke, 50-degree V-Twin, SOHC, 8 valves, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 1,470cc

Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 90.0mm

Compression Ratio 8.6:1

Carburetion Keihin CVK40

Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal.

Ignition Digital with Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC)

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Shaft

BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES
Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Rear: Disc

Tires Front: 130/90 x 16
Rear: 150/80 x 16

OPERATIONAL
Frame High tensile steel, double cradle

Suspension Front: 41mm hydraulic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear: Dual hydraulic shocks; 5-way preload adjustments; 3.4 in. travel

OTHER
Colors Ebony/Sunbeam Red
Pearl Boulogne/Pearl Alpine White


Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

 

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