2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1500 Drifter

2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1500 Drifter pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$11,549
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$11,549
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
1999
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan(R) 1500 Drifter
Year
2005
Make
Kawasaki
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
102 / 4.02
Stroke (mm/in)
90 / 3.55
Displacement (cc/ci)
1470 / 89.7
Compression Ratio
9:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Mitsubishi(R)
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
36
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Overdrive
Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)
2.5 / 1.59 / 1.19 / 0.97 / 0.78
Reverse
No
Final Drive Ratio
2.62
Wheels Composition
Steel
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Front Tire Width
130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Speed Rating
67H
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Tire Width
150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
80
Rear Tire Speed Rating
71H
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Front Tire (Full Spec)
130/90 R16 67H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
150/80 R16 71H
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.9 / 149.9
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Air Adjustable
Yes
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
8.35
Width (in/mm)
38.6 / 980.4
Height (in/mm)
43.9 / 1115.1
Wheelbase (in/mm)
65.2 / 1656.1
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
4.9 / 124
Length (ft/ft)
8
Length (ft/in)
4.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
670 / 303.9
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
716 / 325
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5 / 18.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.19
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
28.7 / 729
Number Of Seats
1
Frame
Steel
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Adjustable
No
Engine Case Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months)
12
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
Yes
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Folding
Yes
Handlebar Lock
Standard