KAWASAKIS VULCAN® 2000 CLASSIC DELIVERS TRADITIONAL CRUISER STYLING AND MODERN MUSCLE.
Dazzling torque and classic good looks.
If Kawasakis Vulcan® 2000 has the size and performance you seek, but traditional cruiser styling stirs your soul, then the Vulcan 2000 Classic is the motorcycle for you. Starting with same brawny chassis and engine found on the Vulcan 2000, the Classic is fitted with a traditional-style headlight, buckhorn handlebar bend, a plush passenger seat for increased comfort, and other special details.
Complimenting its time-honored good looks is the 2,053cc V-Twin fuel-injected adrenaline pump. The muscular engine sports 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 2000 Classics 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 Vulcan 2000 Classics 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.
Finishing off the Vulcan 2000 Classics visual tour-de force are its bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels with a 150/80 front radial tire and a wide, 200/60 rear radial tire. Two beefy 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with a two-piston caliper bring this show to smooth, powerful stops.
2,053cc, 52 V-twin Four-stroke EngineThe 125 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 DriveA gear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends signals 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 Tires16-inch cast aluminum wheels add to the Vulcan 2000 Classics visual appeal
Fat 200/60R series rear tire enhances the muscular appeal of the Vulcan
Radial tires enhance handling and give a firm, planted feel
BrakesDual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single rear disc brakes provide smooth, powerful stops
Additional FeaturesClassic-style headlight
Buckhorn style handlebar bend for increased rider comfort
Thick passenger seat for great comfort
Etched insignia on right side airbox cover
Distinctive speedometer face
Ignition key located on top of fuel tank
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 with positive neutral finder
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: Candy Diamond Red/ Metallic Titanium
Warranty: 12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Specifications and pricing are subject to change.