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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1500 Classic

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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1500 Classic

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Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,599.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  83 / 112.5
Torque RPM  3000
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  102 / 4.02
Stroke (mm/in)  90 / 3.55
Displacement (cc/ci)  1470 / 89.7
Compression Ratio  8.6:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.5 / 1.59 / 1.19 / 0.97 / 0.78
Reverse  No
Final Drive Ratio  2.62
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Chromed  Yes
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  71H
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  71H
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R16 71H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 R16 71H
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.9 / 149.9
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.4 / 86.4
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.22
Width (in/mm)  39.2 / 995.7
Height (in/mm)  44.9 / 1140.5
Wheelbase (in/mm)  65.6 / 1666.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.9 / 124.5
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  659 / 298.9
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  716 / 325
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 15.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.23
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.6 / 701
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Adjustable  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months)  12
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 1500 Classic
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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Powerful and smooooooth as silk!
By Loyd Smith(Owner), Mar. 24, 2010
My first bike in a long time. I ride my son-in-law's Harley springer soft tail and my son's Kawasaki vulcan 800 that has been retro'd. My SIL took my bike for a ride and said,"That is like riding a Cadillac!" Now, I like the Harley and have put a thousand miles or more on it. This 1500 Vul... Read Full Review

 

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Exceptional Bike
By Bryan Pitt(Owner), Feb. 15, 2010
I purchased this bike last year (2009) and rode it for the season. I live in Vancouver BC, so the season is about 6-8 months long. I have to say it has been a dream to ride.

Shocks are smooth and makes you feel like you are riding on a cloud. The leather seat compliments that. I have left the stock... Read Full Review

 

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2005 vulcan 1500
By mike(Owner), Oct. 21, 2010
I bought my bike with 7000 miles on it and now it has close to 11500 miles and it is an absolute dream machine. the only negative experience i have had was shifting from 1st to 2nd was clunky sometimes. I did an oil Change using full synthetic oil and the pproblem completely stopped. I can not sa... Read Full Review

 

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Excellent low maintenance
By Ron Wendlandt(Owner), Aug. 16, 2011
I bought this June 2008 from a friend who bought it new it's got 50,000 miles have had no problems great bike Read Full Review

 

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Not so Great
By Chris(Owner), Sep. 7, 2010
I've owned this bike from brand new...and it has used oil almost from the day I bought it. This year, it started using oil at a rate of 1.5-2 quarts every 700 miles. Luckily for me, I purchased the extended warranty and the repair was covered. Rides great, but to need new pistons, rings, and seals a... Read Full Review

 

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