2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 500 LTD
WowBy (I am an Owner) on Jul 16, 2011
This is my first bike, have put about 2500 miles on it since February. I ride the interstates a lot so the 6th gear is a big plus. This bike is pretty fast too, as fast as or faster than some 600-650cc cruisers. It rides at 80mph with ease, I have topped out at 100mph with a lightweight passenger. ... The stock seat gets uncomfortable after an hour of riding. Gets 45-50mpg. I'm 5'9", 195# and have no trouble putting both feet flat on the ground at stops. The balance of this bike is great too, not top heavy at all. From a diy maintenance standpoint it is a simple, low maintenance bike. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase and enjoy riding my 500 vulcan.