Kawasaki’s Vulcan 2000 Classic combines traditional cruiser style with modern muscle and awesome physical presence.
Earth shaking torque and classic good looks.
Riders looking to harness the awesome size, power and performance of the Kawasaki Vulcan® 2000, but seeking a more traditional “cruiser” style, need look no further than the Vulcan 2000 Classic. A traditional-style headlight, “buckhorn” handlebar bend, a plush passenger seat for increased comfort and several smaller details are coupled with the same brawny features found on the Vulcan 2000.
Complimenting its traditional good looks, the Vulcan 2000 Classic’s massive V-Twin cylinders feature a black matte finish with polished cooling fins that provide a dramatic contrast. A push rod design reduces the 125 cubic inch engine’s height, which directly contributes to the 2000 Classic’s low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Cruiser enthusiasts will appreciate the classic V-twin sound emanating from its dual polished mufflers, thanks to its single-pin crankshaft, while dual counter balancers and rubber engine mounts keep it running smoothly.
Sub-throttle valves and fine atomizing injectors help the Vulcan 2000’s fuel injection provide a smooth, linear power band with increased power and optimum fuel economy.
The Vulcan 2000 Classic rides on bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels with a 150/80 front radial tire and a wide, 200/60 rear radial tire. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with two-piston caliper bring this big cruiser to smooth, powerful stops.
2,053cc four-stroke engine produces massive torque across the entire rpm range
Forged pistons and alloy connecting rods are strong and light
Huge 220mm flywheels smooth power delivery
Push-rod valve actuation contributes to lower engine height, low center of gravity and relatively low seat height
Hydraulic valve adjusters reduce maintenance
Engine Control Unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection and digital ignition system optimize throttle response
Fuel injection system features sub throttle valves for smooth throttle response
Fuel injection system’s fine atomizing injectors deliver ultra-fine fuel/air mixture for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy
Center spark plugs enhance combustion for smooth, consistent power and reduced emissions
Liquid and air cooling maintain consistent operating temperatures
Engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, reducing the number of parts and reducing weight
Single-pin crank contributes to a classic V-twin sound
Transmission / Final Drive
A gear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends signals to the ECU, further enhancing fuel injection and ignition performance
Belt final drive is smooth, quiet, reliable and low maintenance
Frame and Suspension
Steel double-cradle frame features large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone for strength
Engine is utilized as a stressed member of the frame to minimize chassis weight
Steel tube swingarm is simple and elegant
Direct-action single shock features spring preload and rebound damping adjustment with 3.9 inches of travel for a smooth ride
Large 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel
Wheels and Tires
16-inch cast aluminum wheels add to the Vulcan 2000 Classic’s high-quality look
Fat 200/60R series rear tire enhances the muscular appeal of the Vulcan’s styling
Radial tires enhance handling and give the Vulcan 2000 a firm, “planted” feel
Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single rear disc brakes provide smooth, powerful stops
“Buckhorn” style handlebar bend for increased rider comfort
Thicker, reshaped passenger seat for greater comfort
Etched insignia on right side airbox cover
Distinctive speedometer face
Ignition key located on top of fuel tank
Engine: Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves
Bore x Stroke: 103mm x 123.2mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Torque: 141 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Cooling: Liquid, plus cooling fins
Induction: Digital fuel injection, dual 46mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Frame: Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone
Rake / Trail: 32 degrees / 7.2 in.
Suspension, Front / Wheel Travel: 49mm telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Suspension, Rear / Wheel Travel: Triangulated steel pipe swingarm with direct-action single shock, fully-adjustable spring preload, eight-way rebound damping / 3.9 in.
Front Tire: 150/80-16
Rear Tire: 200/60-16
Brakes, Front: Dual 300mm discs with four-piston calipers
Brakes, Rear: 320mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Overall Length: 99.8 in.
Overall Width: 40.4 in.
Overall Height: 45.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
Seat Height: 26.8 in.
Dry Weight: 750 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Wheelbase: 68.3 in.
Colors: Ebony, Candy Fire Red