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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Nomad

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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Nomad

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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Nomad Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $12,999.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  94 / 127.45
Torque RPM  2700
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  102 / 4.02
Stroke (mm/in)  95 / 3.74
Displacement (cc/ci)  1552 / 94.7
Compression Ratio  9:1
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
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  150
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  170/70 R16
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.7 / 43
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)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  66.5 / 1689.1
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  772 / 350.2
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.01
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  28.3 / 718.8
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Chain Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
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
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  24 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2005
NADATrimID  22388
Display Name  Vulcan® 1600 Nomad™
Mounts:  
Side Case Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  Yes
Height  High
Storage:  
Side Case Material  Vinyl
Number Of Side Cases  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Bag Liners  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Adjustable Handlebars  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard

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One Sweet Ride . . . .
By John Rehob(Owner), Nov. 4, 2008
I recently took my bike on a trip to NJ, 10 hours each way. With only stops for gas along the way, this proved to be one comfortable ride. The bike is made for this kind of long distance touring. Stock saddle is very comfortable, could have ridden a lot longer. Averaged 40 mpg during trip. The bi... Read Full Review

 

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What a bike
By Jerry Moore(Owner), Jul. 26, 2010
went for our first mountain cruze 200 miles, all turns. Two big people and the vulcan had endless power for pulling hills. It handled like a small bike 37.8 mpg in the hills. This is all the bike I need. Read Full Review

 

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Love the Nomad
By Joel Schneekloth(Owner), Jul. 13, 2010
I own a 2006 Nomad and have close to 18,000 miles on it. It has never let me down. The ride is always enjoyable. Best bike I have owned. Averages over 40 mpg. Best tank was 52 mpg. I take it on long rides for multiple days. Plenty of storage. Read Full Review

 

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Continuing the ride . . . .
By John Rehob(Owner), Sep. 21, 2010
Further to my earlier review in 2008, I have been riding my Nomad for four years now, each year on various trips. The bike continues to perform flawlessly. Mileage remains in the 40 mpg range and reliability is without question. Excellent protection from the rain and cold weather via the windscre... Read Full Review

 

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Best bike I have ever had
By Larry(Owner), Jul. 15, 2013
Big and heavy but the best freeway ride out of all the bikes I have had. Not the best for slow speed. I love this bike. Read Full Review

 

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