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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Classic

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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Classic

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $10,599.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Finance
Engine:  
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:  
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 & Tires:  
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
Brakes:  
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
Suspension:  
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:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
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
Seats:  
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
Exterior:  
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
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months)  12
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2003
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 1600 Classic
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Storage:  
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Glass:  
Folding  Yes

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By Clay(Owner), 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 lo... Read Full Review

 

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By Walt Bianchi(Owner), 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 thi... Read Full Review

 

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By FT Jones(Owner), 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 wit... Read Full Review

 

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05 Vulcan 1600
By Jim Smith(Owner), 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 g... Read Full Review

 

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Reliable and fun to ride.
By GBM68 (Owner), 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 comfor... Read Full Review

 

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