Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI Owner Manual

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 series was produced in the year of 1987–2008

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI
Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

The Vulcan 1500 Classic has a 1,470 cc (90 cu in) liquid-cooled SOHC 50° V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft. It has a 27.6-inch (700 mm) seat height, wide handlebar, forward-mounted floorboards.

The Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak had the same engine. The Vulcan 1500 Drifter ceased production in 2005. The Vulcan 88, with its 1464 cc liquid-cooled V-twin design was produced from 1987 through 1999.

A four speed transmission was blended with the, “large for its time motor” and offered consumers a big-bore metric cruiser that was comfortable and relatively light-weight at just over 600 lbs when “rider ready”. via wiki


Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Suggested base price: $10,799
Standard colors: Red/beige
Standard warranty: 12 mos., unlimited miles
Recommended service interval: 8000 miles


Type: Liquid-cooled 50-degree V-twin
Valve arrangement: SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement, bore x stroke: 1470cc, 102 x 90mm
Compression ratio: 9.0 :1
Carburetion: Digital Fuel Injection, two 36mm throats
Lubrication: Wet sump, 3.7 qt
Minimum fuel grade: 90 octane
Transmission: Wet clutch, 5 speeds
Final drive: Shaft, 2.619:1


Wet weight: 727 lb 55.4% rear wheel
GVWR: 1120 lb.
Overall length: 98.6 in.
Wheelbase: 65.6 in.
Rake/trail: 32 degrees / 6.4 in.
Wheels: Wire-spoke, 16.0 x 3.0 front, 16 x 3.5 rear
Front tire: 130/90-16 Bridgestone Exedra tube-type
Rear tire: 150/80-16 Bridgestone Exedra tube-type
Front brake: Single-action, dual-piston caliper, 11.8-in. disc
Rear brake: Single-action, dual-piston caliper, 10.6-in. disc
Front suspension: 41mm stanchions, 5.9 in. travel
Rear suspension: 2 dampers, 3.4 in.travel, adjustments for air pressure and rebound damping
Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal
Seat height: 27.6 in.
Handlebar width: 33.6 in., 1.0 in. diameter


Charging output: 377 watts
Battery: 12v, 18AH
Forward lighting: 7.5-inch 55/60-watt headlight, position lights
Taillight: Single-bulb taillight, license light
Instruments: Speedometer, fuel gauge, LCD odometer/tripmeter/clock, warning lights for high beam, turn signals, neutral, oil pressure, low fuel


Fuel mileage: 39 to 49 mpg, 42.8 avg.
Average range: 210 miles
200 yard, top-gear acceleration from 50 mph, terminal speed: 71.0 mph
Quarter-mile acceleration: 14.07 sec., 92.6 mph

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI Owner Manual

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