Short Shift: Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic

All You Can Eat?

By Mike Seate, Photography by Kawasaki
Tech Spec
Price $13,899
Engine type l-c 52-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 8v
Displacement 2053cc
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed torque 141 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel double cradle
Front suspension 49mm Kayaba fork
Rear suspension Single Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound damping
Front brake Dual four-piston Tokico calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Single two-piston Tokico caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 150/80-VR16 Bridgestone BT020
Rear tire 200/60-VR16 Bridgestone BT020
Seat height 26.8 in.
Wheelbase 68.3 in.
Fuel capacity 5.5 gal.
Claimed wet weight 838 lbs.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
More torque than a Peterbilt served in an all-you-can-eat-sized helping of classic V-twin styling.

By Mike Seate
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