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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1500 Classic

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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1500 Classic

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,599.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  85 / 115.2
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
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  36
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Chromed  Yes
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 R16
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  10.6 / 270
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)  65.4 / 1661.2
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  644 / 292.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 15.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.28
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
Chain Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
NADATrimID  22385
Display Name  Vulcan® 1500 Classic
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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Aug. 13, 2013
I have owned a Harley Softtail Deluxe and this bike supersedes it in several categories. I t shifts smoother, rides more comfortable, has less maintenance costs and has better pick up stock. It sits a little higher but that can be changed by lowering the suspension which takes little time. Read Full Review

 

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