2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 800 Drifter

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan® 800 Drifter pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$7,399
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
Compare with the 2006 Kawasaki Z 1000 2006 Kawasaki Z 1000
Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$7,399
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan(R) 800 Drifter
Year
2006
Make
Kawasaki
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
88 / 3.47
Stroke (mm/in)
66.2 / 2.61
Displacement (cc/ci)
805 / 49.1
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
1
Carburetor Size (mm)
36
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Reverse
No
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Wheels Composition
Steel
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Chromed
Yes
Front Tire Width
130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Tire Width
140
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Rear Wheel Diameter
16
Front Tire (Full Spec)
130/90 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
140/90 R16
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)
4.1 / 104.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Rear Suspension Brand Name
UNI-TRAK(R)
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
8.17
Width (in/mm)
39.6 / 1005.8
Height (in/mm)
44.3 / 1125.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)
63.6 / 1615.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
6.3 / 160
Length (ft/ft)
8
Length (ft/in)
2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
542 / 245.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4 / 15.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.49
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver
Folding
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
29.9 / 759.5
Number Of Seats
1
Frame
Steel
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Fork Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender Rail
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Headlight Visor
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
1 review
  • Mid weight cruiser/HUGE bang and fun for the buck!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jan 05, 2009

    OK, the economy is in shambles it is hard for everybody, so buying a bike may not be in the mind of many, but for gas mileage a bike might be a great choice for some.

    I currently own 5.5 bikes, the 0.5 being a 50cc mini. My latest bike in my stable is the 2006 Kawasaki Drifter 800. I am not ...

    The bike is a single seater which adds to the old look, and it is very comfortable. It is no speed rocket, you will be throwing sparks from sliding the floorboards far before hitting the traction limit of the tires while going through turns, and with a windshield added you might be able to get up to 90mph, with a tailwind. But that is not the point of this bike, it is a cruiser and what it does, it does very well. It is extremely easy to ride, while sitting comfortably the bikes handles easily, has a good amount of torque from stop and has great brakes. People constantly ask what it is, many are confused and thinks it "looks like a Harley" since Harley is the only large American cruiser to be around for so long. Personally, I think it looks like what it is a tribute to, an Indian Chief. It is such an easy bike to ride, it is the only bike in my stable I would let an inexperienced rider friend take for a spin, my other bikes all require years of riding experience to handle. I find myself drawn to this bike when I grab a set of keys for a ride. The looks stand out, but the bike is also amazingly functional, it's biggest problem is keeping the chain oiled, with the large fenders you can see very little of the chain. However, that being said, it is quite a tribute to say it's only problem is keeping the chain maintained!

    If you want a cruiser, make sure you find one of these Drifter 800s to look at and ride first, you will probably forgo a larger cruiser once you take a spin on one of these.

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