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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic Review

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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic Review

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic

Boulevard cruising awaits you…

With its fat tires, chrome back-swept exhaust pipes and stepped seat, the 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic motorcycle conjures up friendly images of cool evenings on a small-town boulevard or the sound of its V-twin engine softly rumbling through the leaves of a tree-lined country road. It is confidence inspiring, yet stylish. Affordable – but all cruiser, from its tear-drop tank to its valanced fenders and chrome wire wheels.

A 36mm Keihin carburetor equipped with an accelerator pump gives the Vulcan 800 Classic its quick throttle response. To take advantage of the engine’s broad torque curve, the five-speed transmission enhances the strong acceleration and creates a relaxed engine pace at highway speeds. The transmission also features Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which simplifies finding neutral while at a standstill.

The pulse of the 2004 Vulcan 800 Classic comes from its rubber-mounted, 805cc, V-twin engine, which features a single-pin crankshaft and a gear-driven balancer to reduce vibration. Finned cylinders and four-valve heads are liquid cooled for optimum thermal control. Concealed automatic cam chain tensioners preserve the engine’s clean lines, while simultaneously allowing maintenance-free, precise cam timing. A spin-on oil filter also helps keep maintenance at a minimum.


2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic Key Features



2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $6,499 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 93.5 in.

Height 44.5 in.

Width 36.6 in.

Weight 516 lbs.

Ground Clearance 5.3 in.

Wheelbase 63.0 in.

Seat Height 27.8 in.

Engine Four-stroke, SOHC, V-twin, 8 valves, Electric Start, Liquid Cooled

Displacement 805cc

Bore x Stroke 88 x 66.2mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Fuel System Keihin CVK36

Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.

Ignition Digital

Transmission Five-speed

Final Drive n/a

Brakes Front: Hydraulic disc
Rear: Mechanical drum

Tires Front: 130/90 x 16 tubeless
Rear: 140/90 x 16 tubeless

Frame High-tensile steel, double cradle

Suspension Front: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear: UNI-TRAK® single shock system with seven-way preload adjustment; 3.9 in. travel

Colors Metallic Nocturne Blue
Metallic Canyon Silver

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


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