2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad Review

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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad


2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad Review

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad

Upscale touring.

The 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad represents the epitome of cruiser design and function. With its fresh styling and advanced, performance-enhanced V-twin engine, this motorcycle is made for touring comfort. It’s also nice to know that, in an upscale marketplace overflowing with brands and models that offer touring capability, the 2004 Vulcan 1500 Nomad costs thousands of dollars less than the competition.

The Nomad’s 90 cubic-inch V-twin engine generates incredible torque with its high-compression pistons and performance-oriented cam timing. There are four valves per cylinder actuated by single overhead cams. Hydraulic lash adjusters automatically maintain valve clearance for smooth engine performance, reduced noise and minimal maintenance, and automatic cam chain tensioners keep cam timing accurate and provide greater reliability with virtually no upkeep.

The Nomad features all the styling elements befitting a class-leading cruiser, including twin chrome exhaust pipes, chrome engine guards, rider and passenger floorboards, and polished alloy wheels. Equally important, however, are the touring accessories, such as an adjustable windshield, plush air-assisted rear suspension, a sculpted seat for one- or two-up long-distance riding, ergonomic controls and adjustable levers. Distinctively streamlined hard saddlebags provide generous storage capacity for those hard-to-resist overnight rides.



 

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad Key Features

 


 

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $12,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length 98.8 in.

Height 56.3 in.

Width 38.6 in.

Weight 743 lbs.

Ground Clearance 5.3 in.

Wheelbase 65.6 in.

Seat Height 28.3 in.

ENGINE
Engine 4-stroke V-twin, SOHC, 8-valve, Liquid-cooled

Displacement 1,470 cc

Bore x Stroke 102.0 x 90.0 mm

Compression Ratio 9.0:1

Carburetion Digital Fuel Injection

Fuel Capacity 5.0 gal.

Ignition Digital

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission Five-speed

BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES
Brakes Front: Dual Hydraulic Discs
Rear: Disc

Wheel Colors Metallic Dark Bronze
Metallic Nocturne Blue/Metallic Phantom Silver

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

OPERATIONAL
Frame High-tensile Steel, Double Cradle

Suspension Front: 41 mm Hydraulic Fork
Rear: Dual Hydraulic Shocks
Rear Adjustments: Air Adjustable, 4-way Rebound Damping

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

 

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