2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Classic

2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Classic pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$10,599
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$10,599
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2003
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan(R) 1600 Classic
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)
95 / 3.74
Displacement (cc/ci)
1552 / 94.7
Compression Ratio
9:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
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
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Tire Width
130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Tire Speed Rating
67H
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Tire Width
170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Tire Speed Rating
75H
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Front Tire (Full Spec)
130/90 R16 67H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
170/70 R16 75H
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.7 / 43
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)
3.7 / 94
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
8.22
Width (in/mm)
40.9 / 1038.9
Height (in/mm)
44.5 / 1130.3
Wheelbase (in/mm)
66.1 / 1678.9
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.1 / 130
Length (ft/ft)
8
Length (ft/in)
2.6
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
675 / 306.2
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
743 / 337
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5.3 / 20.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.3
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.4 / 696
Number Of Seats
2
Detachable Passenger Seat
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Adjustable
No
Chain Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
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
No
Lockable Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Folding
Yes
User Reviews
5 reviews
  • Reliable and fun to ride.
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 15, 2022

    My vn1600 nomad has given me zero problem's. The odometer has 76578 on it. I put a cobra power commander along with billet cobra exhaust and she's been trouble free. Installed a windshield and handle bar riser's for the stock bars. There's Plenty of power . Very decent Mpg's . Very comfortable to ...

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  • 05 Vulcan 1600
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 25, 2015

    This bike has been incredibly reliable for me. I have put approximately 20 thousand miles on it so far. No major break downs or repairs. It is well balanced and has plenty of power for riding two up. The only problem I have had with it so far is this: I was in a hurry one morning and went to ...

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  • Impressed Me!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 26, 2011

    I bought my 05 Classic brand new in November of 05. Was a little apprehensive since I am not a cruiser type and this was my first cruiser. Honestly, I fell in love with the bike. It has been absolutely trouble free for 38,000 miles. Decent gas mileage as well as good ergonomics allowed me to use ...

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  • Perfect Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 28, 2011

    Just bought a used 2005 Vulcan 1600 Classic. The bike has everything you could want - shaft drive, adjustable clutch and brake grips, comfortable seat, and electronic ignition. Just a super ride. I was fortunate to get mine with a windshield, sissy bar, and hard bags included. Can't go wrong ...

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  • 1600 Classic
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 17, 2009

    I purchased this bike used from a friend with 1,000 miles on it. I was not looking for a Kawasaki. When I compared it to the bike I was looking at it was a no brainer. From the liquid cooled engine, fuel injection, shaft drive to the 5+ gallon tank the ride a balance it beat out the HD that I was ...

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