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Model Type
Cruiser
Model Type
-
MSRP
$4,899
MSRP
-
Warranty
12
Warranty
-
Insurance
Insurance
-
Finance
Finance
-
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
1996
Introduction Year
2022
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan(R) 500 LTD
Display Name
Vulcan® S Café
Year
2006
Year
2024
Make
Kawasaki
Make
Kawasaki
Photo Gallery
-
Photo Gallery
Standard
Representative Image
-
Representative Image
No
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
33 / 44.7
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)
-
Torque RPM
6000
Torque RPM
6600
Cooling
Liquid
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Bore (mm/in)
74 / 2.92
Bore (mm/in)
83 / 3.27
Stroke (mm/in)
58 / 2.29
Stroke (mm/in)
-
Displacement (cc/ci)
498 / 30.4
Displacement (cc/ci)
649 / 39.6
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
No
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
Yes
Carburetor
No
Number Of Carburetors
2
Number Of Carburetors
-
Carburetor Size (mm)
32
Carburetor Size (mm)
-
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Engine
-
Engine
Standard
Carburetion
-
Carburetion
Standard
Speed Governor
-
Speed Governor
No
Torque (Nm)
-
Torque (Nm)
62.8
Stroke (in/mm)
-
Stroke (in/mm)
2.36 / 60
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
-
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
38
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Number Of Speeds
6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Transmission
-
Transmission
Standard
Heel Toe Shifter
-
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Wheels Composition
Steel
Wheels Composition
-
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tube / Tubeless
-
Chromed
Yes
Chromed
-
Front Tire Width
100
Front Tire Width
-
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
-
Front Wheel Diameter
19
Front Wheel Diameter
-
Rear Tire Width
140
Rear Tire Width
-
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
-
Rear Wheel Diameter
15
Rear Wheel Diameter
-
Front Tire (Full Spec)
100/90 R19
Front Tire (Full Spec)
-
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
140/90 R15
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
-
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes
-
Brakes
Standard
Brake Brand Name
-
Brake Brand Name
Nissin
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
-
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.8 / 250
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
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)
5.1 / 129.5
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 Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.2 / 81.3
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
Rear Suspension Material
-
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.61
Length (ft)
-
Width (in/mm)
32.7 / 830.6
Width (in/mm)
-
Height (in/mm)
44.3 / 1125.2
Height (in/mm)
-
Wheelbase (in/mm)
62.8 / 1595.1
Wheelbase (in/mm)
-
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
4.7 / 119.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
-
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/ft)
-
Length (ft/in)
7.3
Length (ft/in)
-
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
439 / 199.1
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
-
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4 / 15.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
-
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.13
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
-
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
28.1 / 713.7
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.8 / 706.1
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Seats
1
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Optional
Seat Specifications
-
Seat Specifications
Standard
Detachable Passenger Seat
-
Detachable Passenger Seat
Optional
Seat Backrest
-
Seat Backrest
Optional
Detachable
-
Detachable
No
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Foot Peg Location
Driver
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
Yes
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Belt Guard
No
Belt Guard
-
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Heel Guards
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Side Cover
Yes
Side Cover
No
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Top Crown
-
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
License Plate
-
Construction
-
Construction
Standard
Foot Pegs
-
Foot Pegs
Standard
Exterior Guards
-
Exterior Guards
Standard
Chain Guard
-
Chain Guard
No
Exterior Covers
-
Exterior Covers
Standard
Pocket
-
Pocket
No
Stand
-
Stand
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Digital Instrumentation
-
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
-
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
-
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Computer
-
Trip Computer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
-
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
-
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Temperature Warning
-
Temperature Warning
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Battery Warranty (Months)
-
Price
-
Price
Standard
MSRP
-
MSRP
$8,499
Destination Charge
-
Destination Charge
450
Metallic
No
Metallic
-
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Headlight Mounts
-
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Light Type
-
Type
-
Type
Halogen
Headlight Mounting Bar
-
Headlight Mounting Bar
Optional
Folding
Yes
Folding
-
Rearview Mirrors
-
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Windshield
-
Windshield
Standard
Tinted
-
Tinted
Yes
Height
-
Height
Mid
Height Adjustable
-
Height Adjustable
No
Windshield Lowers
-
Windshield Lowers
No
Handlebar Lock
Standard
Handlebar Lock
-
Adjustable
-
Adjustable
No
Power Outlet
-
Power Outlet
Standard
Adjustable Handlebars
-
Adjustable Handlebars
Standard
Adjustable Levers
-
Adjustable Levers
Standard
Other Convenience
-
Other Convenience
Optional
Dimensions
-
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
-
Weight
Standard
Capacities
-
Capacities
Standard
Performance
-
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
-
Length (in/mm)
90.9 / 2308.9
Width (in/mm)
-
Width (in/mm)
34.6 / 878.8
Height (in/mm)
-
Height (in/mm)
44.5 / 1130.3
Wheelbase (in/mm)
-
Wheelbase (in/mm)
62 / 1574.8
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
-
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.1 / 129.5
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
-
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
502.7 / 228
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
-
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.7 / 14
Wheels
-
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
-
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Chromed
-
Chromed
Yes
Tires
-
Tires
Standard
Tire Brand
-
Tire Brand
Dunlop®
Front Tire Width
-
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
-
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
-
Front Tire Speed Rating
H
Front Wheel Diameter
-
Front Wheel Diameter
18
Rear Tire Width
-
Rear Tire Width
160
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
-
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Tire Speed Rating
-
Rear Tire Speed Rating
H
Rear Wheel Diameter
-
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Wheel Width (in)
-
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
-
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Front Tire (Full Spec)
-
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax D220: 120/70R 18 (59H)
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
-
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax D220: 160/60R 17 (69H)
Side Storage Mount
-
Side Storage Mount
Optional
Rear Rack
-
Rear Rack
Optional
Bag Liners
-
Bag Liners
Optional
Storage Cover
-
Storage Cover
Optional
Camouflage Trim
-
Camouflage Trim
No
Saddle Bag (s)
-
Saddle Bag (s)
Optional
Satellite
-
Satellite
No
Saddle Bag Mounts
-
Saddle Bag Mounts
Optional
Windshield Mounts
-
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
-
Paint
Standard
Metallic
-
Metallic
Yes