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Kawasaki Vulcan 750


– 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

The mid-size Kawasaki Vulcan® 750 motorcycle may live in a world full of heavy-weight cruisers, but it is never outgunned. With its easy-to-ride nature, comfortable stepped seat, torquey liquid-cooled V-twin engine, modern technology and affordable price tag, it embodies the essence of the original “metric cruiser.”

Powered by a liquid-cooled, double overhead cam 749cc V-twin engine, the Vulcan 750 is powerful and low-maintenance. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters ease maintenance and liquid cooling increases overall engine durability. Plus, the engine itself is rubber-mounted within the double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame to reduce vibration at the handlebar and footpegs.

A low-maintenance shaft drive transmits power from the five-speed transmission to the beefy 15-inch rear wheel. Plus, the easy-shifting gearbox features Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which allows for easy and accurate shifting from first into neutral when stopped. Air-assisted rear shocks with four clicks of rebound damping adjustment offer a smooth and controlled ride, while dual front discs provide reliable stopping power. Full instrumentation, including both coolant-temperature and fuel-level gauges, and a centerstand are standard fare.

Features & Benefits

V-twin Engine with Gear-driven Balancer

– Optimum torque from idle to redline

– Smooth, reliable and easy to maintain

– Allows use of single-pin crankshaft without the heavy vibration

Four Valves Per Cylinder

– Better breathing for more power at high rpm

– Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines

– Boosts low-end torque

– Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow

– Hydraulic lash adjusters keep valves quiet with no adjustment required

Liquid Cooling

– Consistent operating temperatures, resulting in longer engine life

– Allows closer engine tolerances for more horsepower

– Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic

– Includes temperature gauge

Dual-stage Quiet Cam Chain

– Dual-stage design allows more compact cylinder heads

– Runs quietly, reliably

Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner

– Maintains precise timing without maintenance

– Assures greater reliability

Rubber-mounted Engine

– All but eliminates engine vibration

Five-speed Transmission

– Designed to handle the engine’s unique power characteristics

– The engine’s broad torque curve only needs five speeds for great acceleration and relaxed highway cruising

Positive Neutral Finder

– Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to easily find neutral

– A Kawasaki exclusive

Dual 34mm CVK Carburetors

– Precise fuel metering facilitates uniform power delivery at all engine speeds

– Quick throttle response

Handlebar-mounted Choke

– Hassle-free starting and warm-up

Air-assisted Rear Shocks with 4-way Rebound Damping

– Adjustable for a wide range of rider and passenger weights

– Assure a smooth and well-controlled ride

– Integral adjusters make it easy to tune the suspension for a particular riding style or road conditions

Shaft Drive

– Reliable and quiet, low-maintenance system

Dual Front Disc Brakes

– Reliable stopping power under demanding conditions

Speedometer and Instrument Cluster with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps

– Provides important information at a glance

– Compact design complements the bike’s clean look

Transistor Controlled Breakerless Ignition (TCBI) with Electronic Timing Advance

– A hot spark at all engine speeds for easy starting, smooth running and good fuel economy



Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve V-Twin

Displacement: 749cc

Starting: Electric

Bore x stroke: 84.9 x 66.2mm

Compression ratio: 10.3:1

Cooling: Liquid

Carburetion: Keihin CVK34 x 2

Ignition: Electronic

Transmission: Five-speed

Final drive: Shaft

Frame: Double cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake / trail: 32° / 5.0 in.

Suspension type, front: Hydraulic telescopic fork

Suspension type, rear: Air-assisted dual shocks

Suspension adjustments, rear: 4-way rebound damping

Wheel travel, front: 5.9 in.

Wheel travel, rear: 3.5 in.

Tire, front: 100/90 x 19 tubeless

Tire, rear: 150/90 x 15 tubeless

Brakes, front / rear: Dual discs / Drum

Overall length: 90.4 in.

Overall width: 33.5 in.

Overall height: 48.2 in.

Ground clearance: 5.9 in.

Seat height: 28.9 in.

Dry weight: 483 lbs.

Fuel capacity: 3.6 gal.

Wheelbase: 62.2 in.

Color: Ebony/Metallic Phantom Silver

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