- Four-stroke, air/liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, V-twin
- 1552 L
A mature adaptation of the original Vulcan® 1500 Cruiser’s design, the Vulcan 1600 Classic adds a strengthened frame and extra power to take your rides to the next level.
A low, “stretched” chassis gives it a sleekness all its own. Matching good looks with muscular V-twin power, the 1600 Classic gives its rider an experience that’s hard to forget.
With a 95 cubic inch V-twin engine providing plenty of low-end torque and excellent highway muscle, the Vulcan 1600 Classic has extra power for just about anything its rider chooses to do. Of course, extra power is nice for playtime, but when a trip calls for extended seat-time, the single-pin crankshaft provides a comforting rhythm that isn’t tarnished by harsh vibrations, thanks to the engine’s gear-driven counter balancer.
A large, 41mm telescopic fork works with the stout frame, to provide maximum rigidity for superb steering feel, easy side-to-side transitions and excellent ride quality. Dual rear shocks with four-way adjustable damping deliver exceptional comfort for long days in the saddle. Cast seven-spoke wheels allow the use of large tubeless tires and wide fenders to give the 1600 Classic its tough look.
The design details that make the 1600 Classic a one-of-a-kind American classic include a wide, pullback handlebar, stepped seat, dual slash-cut mufflers, and a multi-reflector headlight. Features of the integrated instrument cluster include an LCD screen, tank-mounted ignition switch, fuel-injection warning lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, tripmeter and clock.
1,552cc / 95 cu. in. SOHC, V-Twin
Tuned for low- and mid-range power to deliver gutsy acceleration in the typical cruising range
Oversquare 102 x 95mm bore and stroke help ensure punchy response and a broad spread of satisfying power
Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
Ring-type cooling fan is quiet and efficient
Four Valves per Cylinder
Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s lower-octane gasoline
Dished piston crowns allow for 9.0:1 compression ratio
Boosts low-end torque
Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
Fuel Injection System
Digital control for maximum accuracy
Produces easy starting, smooth running, high performance and reduced exhaust emissions
Gear-Driven Engine Balancer
Counter-rotates at engine speed to cancel vibration
Allows use of single-pin crankshaft without the heavy vibration
Five-speed transmission combines great around-town acceleration with relaxed highway cruising
Positive Neutral Finder
Just lift the shift pedal from first at a stop to find neutral easily, every time
Easy to operate and maintain
Chamberless Dual Mufflers
Dual slash-cut mufflers give increased power feel
Catalyzers built into each muffler to meet emissions regulations
ECU controls the electromagnetic solenoid valve of the secondary air system to further reduce emissions
Dual alternators provide enough output to power additional electrical accessories
Uses twin 40 x 40mm square cross section tubes to create single backbone
Use of single backbone accommodates larger capacity fuel tank
Long and Low
Overall package is longer and lower than the Vulcan® 1500 Classic
43mm Telescopic Fork
Provides increased rigidity, superb steering feedback and excellent ride quality
Dual Shocks With Four-Way Rebound Damping
Deliver superb comfort and high stability
Dual 300mm diameter discs and 300mm single rear disc provide abundant stopping power
Dished Cast Wheels
Allow the use of tubeless tires
Large tires and wheels give 1600 Classic a tougher look
Integrated Instrument Cluster
Features LCD screen and tank-mounted ignition switch
Incorporate fuel-injection warning lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, tripmeter and clock
Ignition switch mounted on top of instrument cluster
Self-canceling turn signals automatically shut off after eight seconds or traveling 213 feet
Wider fenders enhance style
Chrome-backed mirrors are stylish and corrosion resistant
Locking left-side cover holds tool kit, while providing space for small items
Engine: Four-stroke, air/liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, V-twin
Displacement: 1,552cc / 95ci
Bore x stroke: 102.0 x 95.0mm
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Induction: Digital fuel injection with dual 36mm throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Final drive: Shaft
Frame: High-tensile steel, double cradle
Rake / trail: 32 degrees / 6.6 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm hydraulic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Dual air-assisted shocks / 3.7 in.
Front tire: 130/90x16
Rear tire: 170/70x16
Brakes, front: Dual 300mm hydraulic discs
Brakes, rear: 300mm disc
Overall length: 98.6 in.
Overall width: 40.9 in.
Overall height: 44.5 in.
Ground clearance: 5.1 in.
Seat height: 27.4 in.
Dry weight: 675 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Wheelbase: 66.1 in.
MSRP / Color choices: $10,699 Ebony; $10,899 Two-Tone Candy Cardinal Red / Metallic Phantom Silver