The grand-daddy of Kawasaki ’s Vulcan line-up definitely pulls no punches as far as it’s performance capability is concerned. Suffice to say and with very little sugar-coating, the Vulcan 2000 is quite arguably the biggest, meanest, and most powerful V-twin cruiser on the market today.
Make no mistake, the Vulcan 2000 comes dressed to impress with its beautiful leather saddlebags, a custom touring saddle, passenger backrest, and a wind-cheating acrylic windshield. There’s also a thick, optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen that provides smooth airflow around the rider and passenger on the road, a bullet-style headlight, and a chrome instrument panel with a large-face speedometer mounted atop the bike’s stretched, 5.5-gallon fuel tank.
But the bike’s true calling card is its engine, a 2.0-liter fuel-injected V-twin engine that produces a peak torque of 141 lb/ft at 2,800 rpm mated to a five-speed positive neutral finder transmission.
Whatever motives you may have as far as interest in the Vulcan 2000 is concerned, one thing you need to remember is that it’s got more power than just about any bike on Kawasaki’s fleet. Whether you’re in it for the power rides or the long-distance cruising, the mere sight of you riding a Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT is enough reason for other bikers to get out of your way.
Find out more about the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000’s specs after the jump.
|Engine||Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves|
|Bore x stroke||103.0 x 123.2mm|
|Maximum torque||141 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm|
|Cooling||Liquid, plus cooling fins|
|Induction||DFI with Keihin 46mm throttle bodies (2)|
|Ignition||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Transmission||Five-speed with positive neutral finder|
|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, with fully-adjustable spring preload, eight-way rebound damping / 3.9 in.
|Rear Tire||- 200/60-16|
|Brakes, Front||Dual 300mm discs with four-piston calipers|
|Brakes, Rear||Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper|
|Overall Length||99.8 in.|
|Overall Width||40.4 in.|
|Overall Height||58.3 in.|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in.|
|Seat height||26.8 in.|
|Curb weight||884.2 lbs.|
|Fuel capacity||5.5 gal.|
|Colors||Metallic Diablo Black/Candy Imperial Blue|