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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Nomad

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Nomad

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Nomad Specifications

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Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $12,999.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  24
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  94 / 127.4
Torque RPM  2700
Cooling  Liquid / Air
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  9.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  36
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  150
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 R16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  170/70 R16
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)  1.6 / 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)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.25
Width (in/mm)  40.9 / 1038.9
Height (in/mm)  59.3 / 1506.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)  66.5 / 1689.1
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  772 / 350.2
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.01
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  28.3 / 718.8
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Chain Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
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/Condition)  24 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2005
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  Vulcan® 1600 Nomad™
Side Case Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Folding  Yes
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  Yes
Height  High
Side Case Material  Vinyl
Number Of Side Cases  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Bag Liners  Standard
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Adjustable Handlebars  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard
Handlebar Lock  Standard

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By Andy McAlpin(Owner), Oct. 2, 2008
I bought my 2008 1600 Nomad 3 months ago today. I have logged in over 9,600 miles in that time. I just finished a 3K trip thru the western states and this bike has it all. From the cruising comfort of doing 500 mile days (3 in a row) and feeling no pain...even my wife who was with me felt the same w... Read Full Review


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By Raul Rios(Owner), Nov. 13, 2008
Traded my 800 classic for the 1600 Nomad, WHAT A RIDE!. Best bang for the buck, little is needed to customize it since it came with everything already. It's a head turner, I get compliments everwhere I ride. Got it in August logged 2500 miles and every time I get on it it's a new thrill to be enjoye... Read Full Review


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as good as it looks
By roger lafortune(Owner), Sep. 5, 2008
It s my first motorcycle, and when the salesman gave me the keys outside the front door of the dealersstore ,the 830 pounds beast was quite impressive...

this is not a peewee bike treat the monster gentlelly!

What a nice engine sound smooth and grommeling like a tiger grrrrrrr!

slow speed handl... Read Full Review


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Love My Vulcan Nomad 2008
By CajunCowboy(Owner), Jun. 24, 2009
I replaced my 2007 900 vulcan classic lt with the 2008 Vulcan Nomad. As of today 06-24-09 I have over 32,000 miles on it. "Really" I ride it everywhere. I have replaced the rear tire twice and the front tire once. Its the red and black one and it rides so good. Its an amazing bike. Read Full Review


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By Rick(Owner), Nov. 11, 2008
Bought my Nomad in August as a surprise while my wife was in Germany. Though she was speechless at first, she totally loves riding on it. Very smooth ride, and comfortable for two. Its one of the more beautiful bikes and stylish. After shopping around, I felt this bike had more to offer for the buck... Read Full Review


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