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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

– 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000


Muscle-bound cruiser cuts a dashing figure. BIGGEST OF THE BIG V-TWIN CRUISERS
With effortless and surging acceleration, go big with the VN2000 Classic.

Fascinating V-twin lines, big power and just a touch of modern convenience enables the Vulcan® 2000 cruiser to cut a stylish swath through the pack. Its ideal blend of old and new delivers more of everything riders expect from a cruising motorcycle.

The Vulcan 2000’s innovative style begins right away with a smooth nacelle wrapping around the powerful four-bulb, projector-type headlight. The flowing, slippery avant-garde image continues back from the fork and its upper covers, painted lower legs and inner brake discs. The speedometer and air cleaner covers maintain this appealing fluidity as the Metallic Titanium color contrasts with subtle matte black frame that binds the pieces together with an eye-satisfying balance.

This liquid style flows through a roomy cockpit. A stylish and informative instrument panel features LCD display and warning lamps mounted in a V-shaped panel and a large-face speedometer and sits atop the stretched flange-free fuel tank. Seamlessly integrated with the tank is the shapely bucket-type saddle complete with a locking sleek, low profile passenger seat, both providing all-day riding comfort.

Moving beyond the stunning looks, it’s the Vulcan’s massive 2,053cc V-Twin heart that really gets the blood pumping. The fuel-injected engine has a 103 x 123.2mm bore and stroke, forged pistons, alloy-steel connecting rods, a huge 220mm flywheel, and dual cams located within the one-piece crankcase.

Right-side pushrods actuate four valves per cylinder and help reduce the 125 cubic inch engine’s height; allowing a low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain zero valve clearance and provide a smoother, quieter operation.

Parallel to the Vulcan 2000 frame, matte black finishing on the cylinders provides a dramatic contrast to the polished cooling fins, which manage the temperatures for the bottom three-quarters of the engine. The top quarter of the V-twin engine is liquid cooled. Further cooling assistance comes via the oil and water pumps incorporated in the engine and transmission – which also serves as the oil tank.

Feeding the big V-twin is a fuel injection system with dual 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttle valves all managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). Combined with an iridium spark plug ignition system, the sub-throttle valves and fine atomizing injectors deliver a sharp throttle response, big power and optimum fuel economy in a smooth, linear powerband. That classic V-twin rumble from the Vulcan’s dual polished mufflers – thanks to its single-pin crankshaft – will delight cruiser enthusiasts. Vibration dampening dual counter balancers and rubber engine mounts will broaden their smiles even further.

The engine is utilized as a member of the Vulcan’s steel, double-cradle frame, which has a large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone. A simple but elegant rear steel tube swingarm suspension with a direct-action single shock provides 3.9 inches of travel, and includes spring preload and rebound adjustment. Up front, a large 49mm fork provides more precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel.

A 150/80 front radial tire and a huge, 200/60 rear radial tire on bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels is how the Vulcan 2000 rolls. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with a two-piston caliper deftly handle the stopping duties.

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2,053cc, 52° V-twin Four-stroke Engine
– 125 cu. in. engine produces massive torque across the entire rpm range
– Strong and light forged pistons and alloy connecting rods
– Huge 220mm flywheel smoothes power delivery
– Push-rod valve actuation contributes to lower engine height, low center of gravity and relatively low seat height
– Hydraulic valve adjusters reduce maintenance
– Liquid and air cooling combination maintain consistent operating temperatures
– Engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, reducing the number of parts and weight
– Single-pin crank provides the desirable power-pulse feel and classic V-twin sound

Electronic Fuel Injection
– Electronic Control Unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection and digital ignition system for optimized throttle response
– Fuel injection system features sub throttle valves for a smooth, linear power band
– Fine atomizing injectors in the fuel injection system deliver ultra-fine fuel/air mixture for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy
– Center spark plugs enhance combustion for smooth, consistent power and reduced emissions

Transmission / Final Drive
– Gear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends data to the ECU, further optimizing fuel injection and ignition performance
– Smooth, quiet, reliable and low maintenance belt drive

Frame and Suspension
– Steel double-cradle frame features large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone for strength
– Utilizing the engine as a stressed member of the frame minimizes chassis weight
– Steel tube swingarm is simple and elegant
– Large 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel
– Direct-action single shock features spring preload and rebound damping adjustment with 3.9 inches of travel for a smooth ride

Wheels and Tires
– 7-spoke, 16-inch cast aluminum wheels complement the Vulcan 2000’s high-quality look
– 200/60R series rear tire puts the power to the ground
– Radial tires enhance handling and supply a firm, “planted” feel

– Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single rear disc brakes provide smooth, powerful stops

Additional Features
– Stylish black chrome headlight nacelle enhances the Vulcan 2000’s classic look
– Powerful, four-bulb projector-type headlight brightens the road for nighttime rides
– Sleek 5.5-gallon fuel tank allows long-distance road trips
– Chrome instrument panel with a large-face speedometer, LCD display and warning lamps provides riders the crucial information at-a-glance
– Bucket-type front seat and sleek passenger seat provide all-day rider comfort in style



2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 – USA Specifications
MSRP: $14,599

Engine: Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves
Displacement: 2,053cc/125ci
Bore x Stroke: 103mm x 123.2mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Torque: 141 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 46mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Five-speed
Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Rake / Trail: 32 degrees / 7.2 in.
Suspension, Front / Wheel Travel: 49mm telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Suspension, Rear / Wheel Travel: Triangulated steel tube swingarm with direct-action single shock, fully-adjustable spring preload, eight-way rebound damping / 3.9 in.
Front Tire: 150/80-16
Rear Tire: 200/60-16
Brakes, Front Dual 300mm discs with four-piston calipers
Brakes, Rear: 320mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Overall Length: 99.8 in.
Overall Width: 40.4 in.
Overall Height: 45.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
Seat Height: 26.8 in.
Wheelbase: 68.3 in.
Curb Weight: 837.9 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Color: Metallic Titanium
MSRP: $14,599
Warranty: 12 Months


2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 – Canada Specifications

Model not available in Canada


2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 – UK Specifications

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement 2,053 cm3
Bore x stroke 103.0 x 123.2 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve/Induction system OHV, 4 valves per cylinder
Maximum power 69 kW (94 PS) / 4,400 rpm
Maximum torque 166 Nm {16.9 kgf·m} / 3,000 rpm
Fuel system Fuel injection: f46 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 5-speed, return
Final Drive Belt
Primary reduction ratio 1.500 (48/32)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.550 (51/20)
Gear ratios: 2nd 1.630 (44/27)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.219 (39/32)
Gear ratios: 4th 0.939 (31/33)
Gear ratios: 5th 0.730 (27/37)
Final reduction ratio 2.455 (48/44 x 72/32)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 32º/182 mm
Suspension, front 49 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Swingarm with mono-shock (non-link type).
Rebound damping: 8-way.
Spring preload: Fully adjustable.

Wheel travel, front 150 mm
Wheel travel, rear 100 mm
Tyre, front 150/80R16M/C (71V)
Tyre, rear 200/60R16M/C (79V)
Brakes, front Dual 300 mm discs.
Calliper: Dual 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 320 mm disc.
Calliper: Twin-piston.
Steering angle, left / right 37º / 37º
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,535 mm x 1,025/1,155 mm x 1,735 mm
Wheelbase 135 mm
Ground Clearance 680 mm
Fuel capacity 21 litres
Curb Mass 380 kg

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

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