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Kawasaki EN 500
Kawasaki EN 500

Kawasaki EN 500 Vulcan Classic

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Engine: cooled, four …, twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 per cylinder.

Capacity: 498

Bore x 74. 58 mm

Compression Ratio: 10.2:1

2x 32mm Keihin carbs

Brakes: Single 300mm

Rear Brakes: 180mm

Front Tire. 100/90-19

Tire. 140/90-15

Dry-Weight: 187 kg

Capacity: 15 Litres

Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – m / 36.9 m

Standing ¼ Mile sec / 137.7 km/h

Top Speed160.8

A sporty Engine: in a cruiser? Not Captain. But is it fun? John goes Star Trekkin’ the universe (well Gloucestershire – and enough of the awful Vulcan


The Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan (US is basically an EN500 wearing a badge, as that’s what the call it over there. The was a 1994 (imported to the UK in 1996) 16k on the clock and an asking price of

It looks long and lean, a real “American” feel it. The EN uses the same water motor as the proven GPZ500S, so it be bad.

The bike was pretty immaculate, apart from a corrosion around the Engine: road salt had penetrated the lacquer. The only thing worried me was that there was oil out of a pipe underneath the Engine. turned out to be coming from an air filter sponge. The Kawasaki had had the front discs replaced, and the belt adjusted, which was

Kawasaki EN 500
Kawasaki EN 500

I put the key in the ignition, which was situated behind the radiator, and the lights on, and the indicators glowed at me, this me for a moment. “It’s OK, that’s the seller said (Editorial this is down to it being a US – Stateside regulations require so I fired her up, off I rode with the wheel just leaving the car as I reached the first roundabout. The felt quite nimble but I to be going straight over the as opposed to round it. The bike reached the speed limit, and I knew it, I was approaching another and was struggling to find the brakes and that were somewhere the front of the bike.

The motor was smooth, thanks to the balancer which I am told is the reason why the is a bit lumpy, but I think it gives the a bit more character. I quite the feet forward riding but the bars were adjusted too I am just over 6ft tall, but of the length is in my back. With my foreword and my arms pointing I felt like “The Kid” practising the final winning blow.

The handling is strange at first but a few miles I was leaning further and over. The rear drum took a bit of getting used too as it just didn’t seem to be well at all, but by the end of the journey I was to make allowances in braking to compensate there poor Apart from the bars too low the riding position is really the plush and supportive seat a lot.

Adjusting the belt-drive is an experience. The Vulcan does not with a centre-stand. The hand says to put a 10lb Weight: on the then adjust the belt

To improve rider comfort upping the pace, I had a Highway screen fitted by Tredworth which worked a treat and me safe from the worst the could throw at me.

After six ownership, only had a few minor the lack of a rev counter being one with the bike having 6 it took a bit of getting used to. The itself is another gripe it is a bit especially when it’s but as most cruisers come a shaft drive, you would the same problem.

The Vulcan is a bike to ride, it is economical, around 70mpg in cruise and a bit less on motorways. The bike has a and comfortable seat, for both the and pillion. I have only to cover 70 miles, but I think I go further, at least to the tank which is about 120 miles.

The Vulcan’s motor is quite Its no ball breaking V-Monster, but again, it’s easy to out of the garage unlike some of the big I could mention. But don’t it is powered by the same lump as the (albeit in slightly detuned so you can still have lots of fun at the Light Grand-Prix’.

Because of its or rather the lack of it, the EN500 well, but best not to push the too far on uneven roads as the long and wheel base will not it one bit. You might as well your money on one of those that are always sat outside the the experience will be the same. I the handling would be improved by a new Front Tire. as it’s in an odd shape.

This is due to the steering geometry of bikes, which can make the end feel a bit light, and the Vulcan skipping over road especially on cold tyres.

All in all I was with the Vulcan/EN500, its economical, to insure and tax, being a small Capacity: Engine. the increased interest in road owning a cruiser makes (and licence protecting)

Kawasaki EN 500
Kawasaki EN 500
Kawasaki EN 500
Kawasaki EN 500

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