2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

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The 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is one of the bestselling bikes created by Kawasaki, and has been since it was introduced in 1996. The reasons for its popularity are the large, powerful engine and the timeless, classic American styling of the cruiser. When the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic was first launched, it had one of the largest engines found in a mass produced bike. Currently, there are bikes that do have larger engines, such as the Vulcan 1600, but the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic remains a favorite among cruiser riders.

The engine found within the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is a 1470cc, four-stroke, 50 degree, V-twin engine. It is a 90 cubic inch engine and contains four valves per cylinder. Each valve is actuated by a single overhead cam, and it produces a maximum of 84 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. To reduce vibrations, the engine is rubber mounted and features a gear-driven balancer. The sculpted cylinders and polished cooling fins of the engine add to the unique style of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic.

Power is transferred from the engine to the rear wheel from a five-speed transmission through a shaft final drive system. The transmission of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is equipped with the Kawasaki Positive Neutral Finder system, which makes shifting from first to neutral a lot easier. With four gears up and one down, the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic transmission harnesses the power of the V-twin engine for both around town driving, as well as touring on the highway.

The 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is a big bike, with an overall length of 98.6 inches, and a wheelbase of 65.6 inches. It has a very low seat height of 27.6 inches, which not only aids with rider confidence due to being able to place both feet on the ground, but it lowers the center of gravity of the cruiser. Without the addition of a passenger or luggage, the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic has a weight of 659 lbs.

The style of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is that of a traditionally American cruiser. It has a long, low look due to the design of the chassis, and provides an extremely comfortable ride due to the wide handlebar, forward-mounted floorboards, low seat, and plush suspension. The rear suspension contains twin shocks that have five-way adjustable positions to compensate for the additional load of a passenger and luggage. While the traditional design and style of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is popular, there is an extensive line of Kawasaki accessories available that allow each rider to customize his or her bike as much or as little as wanted.

New For 2008
  • The 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is one of the bestselling bikes created by Kawasaki, and has been since it was introduced in 1996. The reasons for its popularity are the large, powerful engine and the timeless, classic American styling of the cruiser. When the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic was first launched, it had one of the largest engines found in a mass produced bike. Currently, there are bikes that do have larger engines, such as the Vulcan 1600, but the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic remains a favorite among cruiser riders.
  • The engine found within the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is a 1470cc, four-stroke, 50 degree, V-twin engine. It is a 90 cubic inch engine and contains four valves per cylinder. Each valve is actuated by a single overhead cam, and it produces a maximum of 84 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. To reduce vibrations, the engine is rubber mounted and features a gear-driven balancer. The sculpted cylinders and polished cooling fins of the engine add to the unique style of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic.
  • Power is transferred from the engine to the rear wheel from a five-speed transmission through a shaft final drive system. The transmission of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is equipped with the Kawasaki Positive Neutral Finder system, which makes shifting from first to neutral a lot easier. With four gears up and one down, the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic transmission harnesses the power of the V-twin engine for both around town driving, as well as touring on the highway.
  • The 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is a big bike, with an overall length of 98.6 inches, and a wheelbase of 65.6 inches. It has a very low seat height of 27.6 inches, which not only aids with rider confidence due to being able to place both feet on the ground, but it lowers the center of gravity of the cruiser. Without the addition of a passenger or luggage, the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic has a weight of 659 lbs.
  • The style of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is that of a traditionally American cruiser. It has a long, low look due to the design of the chassis, and provides an extremely comfortable ride due to the wide handlebar, forward-mounted floorboards, low seat, and plush suspension. The rear suspension contains twin shocks that have five-way adjustable positions to compensate for the additional load of a passenger and luggage. While the traditional design and style of the 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is popular, there is an extensive line of Kawasaki accessories available that allow each rider to customize his or her bike as much or as little as wanted.

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Specs

  • Model: Vulcan 1500 Classic
  • Engine Type: 1470cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve per cylinder, 50 degree V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 102 x 90 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.0:1
  • Valve Train:
  • Induction: DFI with dual 36 mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Single 300 mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 270 mm hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Shocks, with five-way adjustable preload
  • Wheelbase: 65.6 inches
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Trail: 6.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 27.6 inches
  • Curb Weight: 659 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 130/90-16
  • Tires (Rear): 150/80-16

Accessories

  • Gear can be stored in a windshield bag and luggage rack bag, as well as in saddlebags, all designed for easy installation on the Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic.
  • Rider floorboards can be added to improve comfort over those long rides, while maintaining the traditional cruiser style.
  • Both a passenger and adjustable driver backrest are available for added comfort and support, as well as an additional area for passengers to grip.
  • To reduce wind, as well as protecting from flying dirt and debris, and
  • adjustable windshield made from durable polycarbonate can be quickly installed using a side-mounted design.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500

  • 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600

Available Vulcan 1500 Sub Models

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Buyer's Guide 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 84.6
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