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.

  • 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
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  • Engine:
    Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed with positive neutral finder
  • Torque @ RPM:
    141 lb/ft at 2,800 rpm
  • Displacement:
    2,053cc/125ci L


Engine Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves
Displacement 2,053cc/125ci
Bore x stroke 103.0 x 123.2mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
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
Final drive Belt
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.
Front Tire 150/80-16
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.
Wheelbase 68.3 in.
Curb weight 884.2 lbs.
Fuel capacity 5.5 gal.
Colors Metallic Diablo Black/Candy Imperial Blue
MSRP $15,999
Warranty 24 Months
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