2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Review

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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Review

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

There is no substitute for cubic inches…

In the cruiser category bigger is definitely better, and the super-macho new Vulcan 2000 is the largest displacement V-Twin in the world. This high-powered flagship machine is unlike anything in the cruiser category and completely redefines Kawasaki’s brand DNA in this important market. Complementing the engine’s massive size and impressive power output is an attractive style that mixes modern and traditional design elements in a streamlined, highly integrated package. Centrepiece of the Vulcan 2000’s remarkable styling is the streamlined headlight nacelle enclosing a “gatling” projector-beam headlamp.

Engine displacement is an incredible 2,053 cc, making the Vulcan 2000 the largest displacement production V-Twin in history. Not only does this muscular power plant produce massive amounts of torque and horsepower, it is also one of the best-looking VTwin engines in the world, with the huge gracefully tapered cylinders attractively accentuated by the long pushrod tubes and curvaceous engine covers.

The “stretched” low-and-long chassis is just as impressive. As the top model in Kawasaki’s cruiser line-up, every detail expresses the high quality, superb comfort and feeling of trustworthiness customers expect from a flagship machine.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 motorcycle represents a major breakthrough for the cruiser world, because this big Kawasaki literally redefines the cruiser genre. And not just because it’s powered by the biggest OEM V-twin engine on the market. In every detail, the Vulcan 2000 exudes the highest quality of craftsmanship and design, offering technology and style that is unmatched by the competition.

Displacing a massive 2,053 cubic centimeters, the Vulcan 2000 V-twin engine is the first in a production motorcycle to feature a 103mm bore. According to Tom Orbe, vice president of marketing at Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., “It will accelerate harder in any one of its five gears than any existing V-twin cruiser on the market. Just as important, it’s made to look better than any other cruiser. People will simply be astounded when they see this new Kawasaki Vulcan.”


2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Key Features



2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $14,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Weight 750 lbs.

Wheelbase 68.3 in.

Seat Height 27.2 in.

Engine Four-stroke V-twin, dual cams, 8 valves, Liquid Cooled plus cooling fins

Displacement 2,053cc

Bore x Stroke 103 x 123.2mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, 46mm throttle bodies

Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal.

Ignition Digital

Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive Belt

Brakes Front: Dual 300mm discs with four-piston calipers
Rear: 320mm disc with dual-piston caliper

Tires Front: 150/80R16
Rear: 200/60R16

Frame Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone

Suspension Front: 49mm telescopic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear: Steel pipe swingarm w/direct-action single shock; fully adj. spring preload, 8-way rebound damping; 3.9 in. travel

Colors Pearl Glacial Blue
Metallic Sorcerer Purple Prism
Metallic Majestic Red

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


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