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Year
2005
Year
2024
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Generic Type (Primary)
Sport
Make
Kawasaki
Make
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan® 1500 Classic
Display Name
Ninja® 500 ABS
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
-
Introduction Year
2024
Price
Standard
Price
Standard
MSRP
$9,599
MSRP
$5,699
Warranty (Months)
12
Warranty (Months)
-
Destination Charge
-
Destination Charge
450
Warranty (Months/Condition)
-
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Engine
Standard
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
V Twin
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque RPM
3000
Torque RPM
8000
Cooling
Liquid
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Compression Ratio
8.6:1
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion
Standard
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Torque (Nm)
112.5
Torque (Nm)
43
Bore (mm/in)
102 / 4.02
Bore (mm/in)
70 / 2.76
Stroke (in/mm)
3.55 / 90
Stroke (in/mm)
2.31 / 58.6
Displacement (cc/ci)
1470 / 89.7
Displacement (cc/ci)
451 / 27.5
Horsepower RPM
-
Horsepower RPM
10000
Carburetion Brand
-
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Speed Governor
-
Speed Governor
No
Horsepower (bhp)
-
Horsepower (bhp)
51
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
-
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
32
Transmission
Standard
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Number Of Speeds
6
Overdrive
Yes
Overdrive
-
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Final Drive Ratio
2.62
Final Drive Ratio
-
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)
98.6 / 2504.4
Length (in/mm)
78.5 / 1994
Width (in/mm)
39.2 / 995.7
Width (in/mm)
28.7 / 729
Height (in/mm)
44.9 / 1140.5
Height (in/mm)
44.1 / 1120
Wheelbase (in/mm)
65.6 / 1666.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)
54.1 / 1374
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
4.9 / 124.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.7 / 144.8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
659 / 298.9
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
-
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
716 / 325
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
374.9 / 170
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.2 / 15.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.7 / 14
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.23
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
-
Construction
Standard
Construction
Standard
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Floor Boards
Standard
Floor Boards
-
Floor Board Location
Driver
Floor Board Location
-
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Engine Case Guard
Yes
Engine Case Guard
-
Fork Guards
Yes
Fork Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
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
Belt Guard
-
Belt Guard
No
Chain Guard
-
Chain Guard
Yes
Drive Shaft Guard
-
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Heel Guards
-
Heel Guards
No
Saddle Bag Guard
-
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Pocket
-
Pocket
No
Upper Fairing
-
Upper Fairing
Standard
Lower Fairing
-
Lower Fairing
Standard
Spoiler
-
Spoiler
Standard
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
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 Suspension Material
Steel
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
No
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.9 / 149.9
Front Travel (in/mm)
4.7 / 119.4
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.4 / 86.4
Rear Travel (in/mm)
5.1 / 129.5
Rear Suspension Brand Name
-
Rear Suspension Brand Name
UNI-TRAK®
Wheels
Standard
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Steel
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Chromed
Yes
Chromed
-
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Tires
Standard
Tires
Standard
Front Tire Width
130
Front Tire Width
110
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
71H
Front Tire Speed Rating
H
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Tire Speed Rating
71H
Rear Tire Speed Rating
H
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
130/90 R16 71H
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300: 110/70R17 M/C 54H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
150/80 R16 71H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300: 150/60R17 M/C 66H
Tire Brand
-
Tire Brand
Dunlop®
Front Wheel Width (in)
-
Front Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
-
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4
Brakes
Standard
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Anti-Lock Brakes
-
Anti-Lock Brakes
Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
-
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
12.2 / 310
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
8.7 / 220
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
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
2
Detachable Passenger Seat
Standard
Detachable Passenger Seat
-
Seat Backrest
Optional
Seat Backrest
-
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.6 / 701
Seat Height (in/mm)
30.9 / 784.9
Backrest Logo Plate
-
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Lumbar Adjustment
-
Lumbar Adjustment
No
Seat Tail Cover
-
Seat Tail Cover
Optional
Detachable
-
Detachable
No
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Tachometer
Optional
Tachometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Temperature Warning
Standard
Temperature Warning
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Digital Instrumentation
-
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
-
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
-
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Computer
-
Trip Computer
Standard
Hard Side Cases
Optional
Hard Side Cases
-
Side Storage Mount
Optional
Side Storage Mount
-
Leather Storage
Optional
Leather Storage
-
Rear Rack
Optional
Rear Rack
-
Storage Cover
Optional
Storage Cover
Optional
Saddle Bag (s)
Optional
Saddle Bag (s)
-
Underseat Storage
-
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
-
Lockable Storage
Standard
Camouflage Trim
-
Camouflage Trim
No
Type
Halogen
Type
LED
Headlight Mounting Bar
Optional
Headlight Mounting Bar
-
Headlight Visor
Optional
Headlight Visor
-
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
-
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Windshield
Optional
Windshield
Standard
Tinted
-
Tinted
Yes
Height
-
Height
Low
Height Adjustable
-
Height Adjustable
No
Windshield Lowers
-
Windshield Lowers
No
Saddle Bag Mounts
Optional
Saddle Bag Mounts
-
Side Case Mount
Optional
Side Case Mount
-
Windshield Mounts
Optional
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Other Paint & Finish
Optional
Other Paint & Finish
-
Metallic
-
Metallic
Yes
Adjustable
-
Adjustable
No
Power Outlet
-
Power Outlet
Optional
Satellite
-
Satellite
No