2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic

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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic

– 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic


Dazzling torque and classic good looks

If Kawasaki’s Vulcan® 2000 has the size and performance you seek, but traditional “cruiser” styling stirs your soul, then the Vulcan 2000 Classic is the motorcycle for you. Starting with same brawny chassis and engine found on the Vulcan 2000, the Classic is fitted with a traditional-style headlight, “buckhorn” handlebar bend, a plush passenger seat for increased comfort, and other special details.

Complimenting its time-honored good looks is the 2,053cc V-Twin fuel-injected adrenaline pump. The muscular engine sports 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 2000 Classic’s 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 2000 Classic’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.

Finishing off the Vulcan 2000 Classic’s visual tour-de force are its bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels with a 150/80 front radial tire and a wide, 200/60 rear radial tire. Two beefy 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with a two-piston caliper bring this show to smooth, powerful stops.

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2,053cc, 52° V-twin Four-stroke Engine
– The 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 Vtwin 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
– A gear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends signals 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
– 16-inch cast aluminum wheels add to the Vulcan 2000 Classic’s visual appeal
– Fat 200/60R series rear tire enhances the muscular appeal of the Vulcan
– Radial tires enhance handling and give a firm, “planted” feel

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

Additional Features
– Classic-style headlight
– “Buckhorn” style handlebar bend for increased rider comfort
– Thick passenger seat for great comfort
– Etched insignia on right side airbox cover
– Distinctive speedometer face
– Ignition key located on top of fuel tank



2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic – USA Specifications
MSRP: $13,899

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 with positive neutral finder
Final drive: Belt
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 pipe 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.
Colors: Candy Diamond Red / Metallic Titanium
MSRP: $13,899
Warranty: 12 Months
Wholesale Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
9950 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 770-0400


2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic – Canada Specifications


2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic – 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
Automatic Headlights On (AHO) n/a
Complies to EU emission limit –

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

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