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 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
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The displacement of the Vulcan's newly developed V twin OHV engine was the largest in the world among similar mass-produced engines. Belt drive was employed for superior quietness and design. It was a modern and innovative cruising motorcycle with a classic design that paid special attention to the characteristic headlight nacelle and plated parts shapes, etc.
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Storage location:KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, CONSUMER PRODUCTS SALES DIVISION (1-1, Kawasaki-cho, Akashi-shi, Hyogo-ken 673-8666)
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Year manufactured:2004
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Manufacturer:Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On display (static): not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Kawasaki Vulcan 2000
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Model:VNW00A
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Company name:Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Year manufactured:2004
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Model / Weight
Style:Motor cycle (cruiser)
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Passenger capacity:2
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Weight:371 kg
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Front axle weight:176 kg
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Rear axle weight:195 kg
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Body / Size
Overall length:2535 mm
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Overall width:1025 mm
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Overall height:1155 mm
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Headlamp type:12 V, 65/55 W halogen/projector
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Tire size (front):150/80 R16 M/C 71V
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Tire size (rear):200/60 R16 M/C 79V
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Tube, double cradle
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Suspension type (front):Telescopic
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Suspension type (rear):Swing arm
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Wheelbase:1735 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Bar handle
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Brakes (front):Hydraulic dual disc
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Brakes (rear):Hydraulic single disc
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Damper (front):Oil damper, coil spring, φ49
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Damper (rear):Gas charged, oil damper, coil spring
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Water-cooled 4-stroke, 4-valve
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Cylinder arrangement:V type 2-cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Carburetor:Fuel injection (φ46×2)
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Bore x stroke:103×123.2
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Displacement:2,053 cm³
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Ignition system:TCBI
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Max. power/r.p.m.:85 kW/5000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:191N・m/3000 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Catalyst
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Supercharger:None
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Lubrication method:Semi dry sump
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Start method:Self
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Fuel tank capacity:21 L
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Drive-train
Transmission:5-speed return
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Power transmission method:Belt
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Clutch type:Wet multiple disc
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Performance
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