2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

  • Year: 2009
  • Color: Metallic Titanium
  • Location: MAUMEE, OH, US
  • Price: $12,699

Product description


KAWASAKIS VULCAN® 2000 DELIVERS MOUNTAINS OF TORQUE WRAPPED IN INNOVATIVE STYLING.


Muscle-bound cruiser cuts a dashing figure.


Fascinating V-twin lines, big power and just a touch of modern convenience enables the Vulcan® 2000 cruiser to cut a stylish swath through the pack. Its ideal blend of old and new delivers more of everything riders expect from a cruising motorcycle.


The Vulcan 2000s innovative style begins right away with a smooth nacelle wrapping around the powerful four-bulb, projector-type headlight. The flowing, slippery avant-garde image continues back from the fork and its upper covers, painted lower legs and inner brake discs. The speedometer and air cleaner covers maintain this appealing fluidity as the Metallic Titanium color contrasts with subtle matte black frame that binds the pieces together with an eye-satisfying balance.


This liquid style flows through a roomy cockpit. A stylish and informative instrument panel features LCD display and warning lamps mounted in a V-shaped panel and a large-face speedometer and sits atop the stretched flange-free fuel tank. Seamlessly integrated with the tank is the shapely bucket-type saddle complete with a locking sleek, low profile passenger seat, both providing all-day riding comfort.


Moving beyond the stunning looks, its the Vulcans massive 2,053cc V-Twin heart that really gets the blood pumping. The fuel-injected engine has a 103 x 123.2mm bore and stroke, forged pistons, alloy-steel connecting rods, a huge 220mm flywheel, and dual cams located within the one-piece crankcase.


Right-side pushrods actuate four valves per cylinder and help reduce the 125 cubic inch engines height; allowing a low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain zero valve clearance and provide a smoother, quieter operation.


Parallel to the Vulcan 2000 frame, matte black finishing on the cylinders provides a dramatic contrast to the polished cooling fins, which manage the temperatures for the bottom three-quarters of the engine. The top quarter of the V-twin engine is liquid cooled. Further cooling assistance comes via the oil and water pumps incorporated in the engine and transmission which also serves as the oil tank.


Feeding the big V-twin is a fuel injection system with dual 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttle valves all managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). Combined with an iridium spark plug ignition system, the sub-throttle valves and fine atomizing injectors deliver a sharp throttle response, big power and optimum fuel economy in a smooth, linear powerband. That classic V-twin rumble from the Vulcans dual polished mufflers thanks to its single-pin crankshaft will delight cruiser enthusiasts. Vibration dampening dual counter balancers and rubber engine mounts will broaden their smiles even further.


The engine is utilized as a member of the Vulcans steel, double-cradle frame, which has a large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone. A simple but elegant rear steel tube swingarm suspension with a direct-action single shock provides 3.9 inches of travel, and includes spring preload and rebound adjustment. Up front, a large 49mm fork provides more precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel.


A 150/80 front radial tire and a huge, 200/60 rear radial tire on bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels is how the Vulcan 2000 rolls. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with a two-piston caliper deftly handle the stopping duties.
2,053cc, 52 V-twin Four-stroke Engine125 cu. in. engine produces massive torque across the entire rpm range
Strong and light forged pistons and alloy connecting rods
Huge 220mm flywheel smoothes power delivery
Push-rod valve actuation contributes to lower engine height, low center of gravity and relatively low seat height
Hydraulic valve adjusters reduce maintenance
Liquid and air cooling combination maintain consistent operating temperatures
Engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, reducing the number of parts and weight
Single-pin crank provides the desirable power-pulse feel and classic Vtwin sound
Electronic Fuel InjectionElectronic Control Unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection and digital ignition system for optimized throttle response
Fuel injection system features sub throttle valves for a smooth, linear power band
Fine atomizing injectors in the fuel injection system deliver ultra-fine fuel/air mixture for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy
Center spark plugs enhance combustion for smooth, consistent power and reduced emissions
Transmission / Final DriveGear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends data to the ECU, further optimizing fuel injection and ignition performance
Smooth, quiet, reliable and low maintenance belt drive
Frame and SuspensionSteel double-cradle frame features large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone for strength
Utilizing the engine as a stressed member of the frame minimizes chassis weight
Steel tube swingarm is simple and elegant
Large 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel
Direct-action single shock features spring preload and rebound damping adjustment with 3.9 inches of travel for a smooth ride
Wheels and Tires7-spoke, 16-inch cast aluminum wheels complement the Vulcan 2000s high-quality look
200/60R series rear tire puts the power to the ground
Radial tires enhance handling and supply a firm, planted feel
BrakesDual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single rear disc brakes provide smooth, powerful stops
Additional FeaturesStylish black chrome headlight nacelle enhances the Vulcan 2000s classic look
Powerful, four-bulb projector-type headlight brightens the road for nighttime rides
Sleek 5.5-gallon fuel tank allows long-distance road trips
Chrome instrument panel with a large-face speedometer, LCD display and warning lamps provides riders the crucial information at-a-glance
Bucket-type front seat and sleek passenger seat provide all-day rider comfort in style
SpecificationsEngine: Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves
Displacement: 2053 cc/125ci
Bore and Stroke: 103.0 x 123.2 mm
Maximum Torque: 141 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 46mm Keihin throttle bodies
Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: 5-Speed
Rake/Trail: 32/7.2 in.
Suspension, Front / Wheel Travel: 49mm telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Suspension, Rear / Wheel Travel: Triangulated steel tube swingarm with direct-action single shock, fully-adjustable spring preload, eight-way rebound damping / 3.9 in.
Front Tire Size: 150/80-16
Rear Tire Size: 200/60-16
Wheelbase: 68.3 in.
Front Brake Type: Dual 300mm Discs with 4-Piston Calipers
Rear Brake Type: 320mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
Seat Height: 26.8 in.
Curb Weight: 837.9 lbs.
Overall Length: 99.8 in.
Overall Width: 40.4 in.
Overall Height: 45.5 in.
Color: Metallic Titanium
Warranty: 12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
NOTES:
Specifications and pricing are subject to change.


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