2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak
Best Bike Ever!By (I am an Enthusiast) on Mar 26, 2021
I love this bike. After riding just about every kind of bike out there I get far more enjoyment from my Meany than anything I have been on.
05 Pearl Magma Red Mean StreakBy (I am an Owner) on Oct 03, 2010
Bought it used in May 2010 with 10,800 mi
It's now Oct and 16,000 miles.
Looked at several,almost bought Yamaha Warrior and Honda VTX. After riding all three I decided on the Mean Streak.Handles exceptionally well,runs very good (had to get rid of the noisy solenoids).Rode to Va and ... back couple of weeks ago (from Atlanta)and no problems whatsoever.Had to change the bulb to a brighter one,stock too dim.
Not as many aftermarket options as the Honda but enough.
Last bike I had was 25+ yrs ago and this one is very comfortable.I'm 5'10 200 lbs.
Ocassionaly have been riding one of my Bro's bikes when visiting prior to this.
I would highly recommend this bike to others.Easy enough to add "extra's"to get the added HP.Love the fuel injection
Drawback? Wish it had a 6th gear.
Installed Mustang seats,way better than stock .Also added V&H Bigshots,look good but not "perfect fit"
Comfort and Value Second to None.By (I am an Owner) on Aug 02, 2010
After 27 years riding bikes and having all models and sizes, this is by far the smoothiest and most comfortable bike ever build. Great price point and the features like the shaft instead of belt, position of handles and foot, for a tall guy like me 6'7", it is like a glove. It is sad that Kawasaki ... stopped producing this model and stayed with more retro looking vulcans. This is the best cruiser your money can buy for under 10K new.