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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan1600 Nomad
2005 Kawasaki Vulcan1600 Nomad

– 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan1600 Nomad

2005 Kawasaki Vulcan1600 Nomad

The first word on the new Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 and first photo of it as a pre-release…

All-new Vulcan 1600 Nomad to arrive soon!

One of Kawasaki’s most popular models gets more chrome, more comfort and more cubic centimeters for 2005.

The new Vulcan® 1600 Nomad™ retains the elegant style of the Vulcan 1500 Nomad, but features more chrome, enhanced passenger comfort, and the big V-twin engine’s displacement has been boosted to 1,552cc to give it an even keener powerband

The displacement has increased from 1,470 cm3 to 1,552 cm3. VN1500L exhaust characteristics are maintained; fuel injection settings are changed accordingly. The greater displacement substantially increases power feeling.

Chassis Updates
Frame is essentially the same as that of the VN1600A with reinforced gusseting in the middle section.

Fork offset of 15 mm (5 mm less than that of VN1600A) results in ideal handling for this model.

Engine guard mounted to the downtube protects the engine in the event the bike falls over.
Pannier guards prevent damage to the panniers in the event the bike falls over.

Styling/Ergonomic Updates
In addition to the windscreen and panniers from the VN1500L, the new Classic Tourer receives a number of new features designed to increase passenger comfort. These include the addition of a backrest, passenger grab rails and a change from pillion footpegs to footboards.
Backrest tailored to fit pillion’s body provides high-comfort support for long-distance rides.
Elegantly crafted aluminium die-cast grab rails replacing the seat band of the VN1500L are shaped to fit the pillion’s hands. In addition to providing additional passenger security, their chrome-coated finish contributes to the improved high-quality appearance.

Pillion footboards give passengers more choice of foot position, which translates to greater comfort.

Reshaped rear seat complements the backrest and grab bars and contributes to the increased passenger comfort.

New seat construction features leather seat covers bonded to urethane for high-quality surface finish.

Revised front emblem and an emblem added to the rear of the bike contribute to the enhanced quality.

Other Updates
Newly developed metallic particles used in the paint of the new Metallic Ocean Blue colour give an even more brilliant finish.