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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak

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Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $11,099.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  94.3 / 127.9
Torque RPM  2500
Cooling  Liquid / Air
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  9.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  40
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  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  60
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  170/60 R17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.6 / 320
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.8 / 300
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Inverted 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)  3.4 / 86.4
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:  
Length (ft)  7.91
Width (in/mm)  33.5 / 850.9
Height (in/mm)  43.3 / 1099.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  67.1 / 1704.3
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.9 / 125
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  11
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  640 / 290.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.5 / 17
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.42
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.6 / 701
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
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
Tachometer  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
Introduction Year  2004
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak™
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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By R. Blankenship(Owner), Oct. 15, 2008
I have been riding for over 56 years. Covered a lot of miles on Indians, Harleys and assorted other junk. But this Mean Streak is without a doubt the best bike I ever owned or ridden. Great performance, low maintance, and a great buy. More riding time and that is what it is all about. Read Full Review

 

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Sport bike to cruiser
By John Moran(Owner), Jan. 6, 2010
I have had my 08 Mean Streak for eight months (still all stock) and have put about 1600 miles on it. This is my fifth motorcycle after an enduro and three sport bikes. You have probably heard about the good reliability with shaft drive and EFI. You probably also know the handling is better than the ... Read Full Review

 

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Riders vs. People Who Ride (Occasionally)
By Johnny D...(Owner), May. 29, 2015
I've been riding for 20+ yrs.Mostly sport style bikes, and I'm a big guy 6' 280lbs,so nothing under am 883 will do. I wanted to make that "mid-life crisis" type of switch to Harley Davidson from my usual ZX11 Ninja ride. My custom bored out Sportster gave me what I wanted, but fell very sh... Read Full Review

 

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Muscle Cruising At It's Best
By Golf Kahn(Owner), Dec. 4, 2016
After a 40 year absence from 2 wheels, I wanted to get back out into the wind. After obtaining my license, I looked a long time for a late model Indian or Harley I could afford. That market is pretty bleak. Then along came this 2008 bright candy red Mean Streak, just a beautiful Bike to look at. ... Read Full Review

 

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Great bike!
By Winston(Owner), Jul. 16, 2015
I recently bought a Mean Streak 1600 and it has everything i wanted, power, speed, that rummble sound, smooth on the hwy. It will carry 500lb at 80 Read Full Review

 

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