2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD Review

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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD Review

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD

The Vulcan 500LTD offer the perfect blend of Ninja power and cruiser style…

A cruiser is more than just a type of motorcycle; it’s a lifestyle. And for those just beginning their journey, Kawasaki continues to build the 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD. This entry-level cruiser combines the style, fit and finish, and laid-back riding position of a larger cruiser with a versatile, powerful engine that has just the right amount of torque to inspire confidence in any newly licensed rider.

The 2004 Vulcan 500 LTD gets its power from a 498cc parallel-twin, based on the same engine that powers the Ninja 500R sportbike. Liquid cooling helps this cruiser maintain consistent operating temperatures for longer engine life and sustained power. The engine has also been tuned to deliver power as suited to boulevard cruising as it is to more spirited riding. The six-speed transmission, complete with Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, allows riders to use the engine to its full potential.

As for style, the 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD’s nod to the custom crowd includes a stepped seat, bobbed rear fender, tank-mounted speedometer and chrome-plated wire-spoke wheels. Admire it as is, or select enhancements from Kawasaki’s Fire & Steel accessory line.

Equally user-friendly is the chassis, the backbone of which is a long, low steel frame that contributes to the 500 LTD’s classic cruiser looks. Providing support for a saddle that’s just 28 inches from the ground, it puts just about any size rider at ease.

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD Key Features




2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $4,699 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 91.3 in.

Height 44.3 in.

Width 32.7 in.

Weight 439 lbs.

Ground Clearance 4.7 in.

Wheelbase 62.8 in.

Seat Height 28.1 in.

Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve parallel twin, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 498cc

Bore x Stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm

Compression Ratio 10.2:1

Carburetion Keihin CVK32 x 2

Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.

Ignition Digital TCBI

Transmission Six-speed

Final Drive Chain

Brakes Front: Hydraulic disc
Rear: Mechanical drum

Tires Front: 100/90 x 19
Rear: 140/90 x 15

Frame Double cradle, steel

Suspension Front: 41mm hydraulic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear: Dual hydraulic shocks; 5-way adjustable spring preload adjustments; 3.9 in. travel

Colors Metallic Ruby Red

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


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