2006 MEAN STREAK
THE VULCAN 1600 MEAN STREAK IS READY TO RUMBLE
One gaze at the low-slung good looks of the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak and its hard to imagine any serious motorcyclist not being interested in this liquid-cooled, fuel-injected power cruiser. It quickly becomes obvious that swinging a leg over this cruiser will open a new world of torque, acceleration, and the admiring looks of other riders. And thats just the way Kawasakis engineers and designers planned it.
The Vulcan 1600 Mean Streaks 1,552cc V-twin engine packs a punch with features such as liquid cooling, electronic fuel injection, dual spark plug digital ignition and four valves per cylinder. It also features hydraulic valve lash adjusters to reduce maintenance and a gear-driven counter balancer to keep everything running smoothly.
The Mean Streaks chassis provides the rider with nimble handling and high-speed stability unmatched by the competition. Sportbike-style 43mm inverted forks and a reinforced swingarm with dual air-assisted hydraulic shocks soak up bumps and other irregularities in the road. Stopping power is provided by dual radial mount front disc brakes with grippy six-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake.
In the cruiser world, appearances and rider comfort are every bit as important as massive power, so Kawasaki polished the valve covers and cooling fins for a bright, high-performance image. The 1600 Mean Streaks bright 17-inch aluminum wheels enhance the bikes high-class image, while high-performance radial tires provide exceptional grip and stability.