Kawasaki first introduced the Vulcan 500 series back in 1990. These cruiser motorbikes use the same engine from Kawasaki’s Ninja 500R model. The Vulcan 500 LTD model was originally launched to replace the Kawasaki 454 LTD series. The 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD is around 7.6 feet long, 32.7 inches wide, and around 44 inches tall. This cruiser motorbike has around 4.7 inches of ground clearance.
This cruiser motorbike comes equipped with a one-piece seat made of vinyl that is designed to seat a maximum of two people. These cruisers also come equipped with a standard grab rail and foot pegs for both the passenger and driver as well. The recommended maximum weight for this cruiser is around 400 pounds. The seat is nonadjustable for the 2006 Vulcan 500 LTD cruiser motorbike. The front dash of this motorbike features a standard trip odometer, a standard speedometer and a temperature warning light as well.
The frame of these motorbikes is made of steel. Many riders feel the 2006 Vulcan 500 LTD is one of the best choices for a starter bike for novice riders. Riders typically prefer the liquid-cooled engine of the Vulcan 500 LTD compared to air-cooled engines in other bikes. Riders love how powerful the engine for the Vulcan 500 LTD is, this bike easily keeps up with traffic on the interstate. Riders also love the how the Vulcan 500 LTD operates at high speeds due to the assembly of the six-speed manual transmission in this cruiser.
People that own these 2006 Vulcan 500 LTD cruiser motorbikes also love the excellent fuel economy. Riders love the Vulcan 500 LTD on the highway and riding around town. Many riders say driving at slow speeds in a tight space can be somewhat challenging as well. For the most part, motorcycle riders prefer the Kawasaki Vulcan 500 series when compared to other cruisers or other types of motorbikes currently available.
Generally speaking, surveyed riders preferred the 2006 Vulcan over any bike currently available in nearly every category. These riders felt that other bikes had better off-roading, racing track and touring capabilities when compared to the 2006 Vulcan 500. The low repair costs, smooth ride and powerful engine performance are some of the features that make the Vulcan 500 LTD an ideal choice for riders looking for a reliable and fun cruiser to ride around town.