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Year
2004
Year
2023
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Generic Type (Primary)
Off-Road
Make
Kawasaki
Make
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan® 1500 Nomad™
Display Name
KX™ 250
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
-
Introduction Year
2004
Photo Gallery
-
Photo Gallery
Standard
Representative Image
-
Representative Image
No
Price
Standard
Price
Standard
MSRP
$12,999
MSRP
$8,499
Warranty (Months)
24
Warranty (Months)
-
Destination Charge
-
Destination Charge
435
Engine
Standard
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
V Twin
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Compression Ratio
9:1
Compression Ratio
14.1:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion Brand
Mitsubishi®
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Bore (mm/in)
102 / 4.02
Bore (mm/in)
78 / 3.07
Stroke (in/mm)
3.55 / 90
Stroke (in/mm)
2.06 / 52.2
Displacement (cc/ci)
1470 / 90
Displacement (cc/ci)
249 / 15.2
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
40
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
44
Speed Governor
-
Speed Governor
No
Transmission
Standard
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Number Of Speeds
5
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
Standard
Weight
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Performance
Standard
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
98.8 / 2510
Length (in/mm)
86.2 / 2189.5
Width (in/mm)
38.6 / 980
Width (in/mm)
32.3 / 820.4
Height (in/mm)
56.3 / 1430
Height (in/mm)
50 / 1270
Wheelbase (in/mm)
65.6 / 1666
Wheelbase (in/mm)
58.5 / 1486
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.3 / 135
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
13.6 / 345.4
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
743 / 337
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
227.6 / 103.2
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5 / 19
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
1.64 / 6.2
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.98
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.09
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
-
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
237.7 / 107.8
Construction
Standard
Construction
Standard
Frame
Steel
Frame
Aluminum
Floor Boards
Standard
Floor Boards
-
Floor Board Location
Driver and Passenger
Floor Board Location
-
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
-
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Fork Guards
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
-
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Optional
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender Trim
Optional
Front Fender Trim
-
Front Fender Rail
Optional
Front Fender Rail
-
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender Trim
Optional
Rear Fender Trim
-
Rear Fender Rail
Optional
Rear Fender Rail
-
Tank Divider
Optional
Tank Divider
-
Stand
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Other Exterior
Optional
Other Exterior
-
Body Material
-
Body Material
Plastic
Foot Pegs
-
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
-
Foot Peg Location
Driver
Adjustable
-
Adjustable
No
Handlebar Pads
-
Handlebar Pads
Standard
Belt Guard
-
Belt Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
-
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Exhaust Guard
-
Exhaust Guard
Yes
Saddle Bag Guard
-
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Side Cover
-
Side Cover
Yes
Pocket
-
Pocket
No
Skid Plate
-
Skid Plate
Standard
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Type
Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Type
Inverted Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.9 / 48
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.9 / 149.9
Front Travel (in/mm)
12.4 / 315
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Rear Travel (in/mm)
12.4 / 315
Front Suspension Brand Name
-
Front Suspension Brand Name
KYB
Rear Suspension Brand Name
-
Rear Suspension Brand Name
UNI-TRAK®
Rear Suspension Material
-
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Air Adjustable
-
Air Adjustable
No
Wheels
Standard
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tires
Standard
Tires
Standard
Front Tire Width
150
Front Tire Width
80
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
100
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Front Wheel Diameter
21
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Width
110
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Wheel Diameter
19
Front Tire (Full Spec)
150/80 R16
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Geomax MX33: 80/100-21 51M
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
150/80 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Geomax MX33: 110/90-19 57M
Tire Brand
-
Tire Brand
Dunlop®
Front Tire Speed Rating
-
Front Tire Speed Rating
M
Rear Tire Speed Rating
-
Rear Tire Speed Rating
M
Front Wheel Width (in)
-
Front Wheel Width (in)
1.6
Rear Wheel Width (in)
-
Rear Wheel Width (in)
1.85
Brakes
Standard
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Dual Disc
Front Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.6 / 270
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.4 / 240
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Material
Vinyl
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Seats
1
Seat Backrest
Optional
Seat Backrest
-
Grab Rail or Strap
Optional
Grab Rail or Strap
-
Seat Height (in/mm)
28.3 / 719
Seat Height (in/mm)
37.3 / 947.4
Backrest Logo Plate
-
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Lumbar Adjustment
-
Lumbar Adjustment
No
Detachable
-
Detachable
No
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
-
Clock
Standard
Clock
-
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
-
Tachometer
Standard
Tachometer
-
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
-
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
-
Hard Side Cases
Standard
Hard Side Cases
-
Location
Left and Right Side
Location
-
Side Case Material
Vinyl
Side Case Material
-
Number Of Side Cases
2
Number Of Side Cases
-
Fork Bag
Optional
Fork Bag
-
Leather Storage
Optional
Leather Storage
-
Lockable Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
-
Rear Rack
Optional
Rear Rack
-
Rear Rack Storage
Optional
Rear Rack Storage
-
Bag Liners
Optional
Bag Liners
-
Storage Cover
Optional
Storage Cover
-
Camouflage Trim
-
Camouflage Trim
No
Type
Halogen
Type
-
Headlight Visor
Optional
Headlight Visor
-
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
-
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
-
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
-
Windshield
Standard
Windshield
-
Tinted
-
Tinted
No
Height Adjustable
-
Height Adjustable
No
Windshield Lowers
-
Windshield Lowers
No
Side Case Mount
Standard
Side Case Mount
-
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Windshield Mounts
-
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Metallic
-
Metallic
No
Decal Kit
-
Decal Kit
Standard
Adjustable
-
Adjustable
No
Adjustable Levers
-
Adjustable Levers
Standard
Satellite
-
Satellite
No