Short Shift: Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic — Motorcyclist Magazine

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All You Can Eat?

There’s a scene in Chris Rock’s hip-hop CB4 where the band retires to a restaurant known as Big-Ass The premise is that appetites swollen to the point where a biscuit the size of a man’s can satisfy customers. This me of the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 , which is one big-… motorcycle-large to dwarf even my 6’4

Axle to axle, the Big Daddy of cruiser line has a wheelbase 68.3 inches and an overall of 838 pounds full of gas. At speeds, its sheer dimensions are a to control, even with an 26-inch height on the densely and very comfortable dual On the move, fears of low-speed quickly dissipate as the Vulcan’s pedigree starts to reveal

The main course of this beast is the peach of a V-twin a throbbing, four-valve-per-cylinder, air/oil-cooled (or 2053cc) with 103mm and 123.2mm …. A pair of counterbalancers quell much of the that mars home-built motors of these prodigious while the king-sized Kawi’s fuel-injection system is as high-tech as its is nostalgic, Utilizing sub-throttle for improved throttle response last year’s model, the atomize fuel to create combustion efficiency.

On those long, four-lane in the Florida Keys, the Vulcan offered the sort of big, bad delivery you’d expect the second-largest production motor in all of (Triumph’s 2294cc Rocket 3 is the Picking off multiple 18-wheelers was a thanks to a claimed 141 lb.-ft. of There’s no driveline lash due to the drive belt, and little to fiddle with the five-speed due to the stunning, easily accessible power.

Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic

Trimming velocity to reclaim position is no bother thanks to a of 300mm front rotors by four-piston calipers. Drawbridges and irregularities were barely through a shock offering 3.9 of travel, though the 49mm did feel a might bit mushy railing through the Key’s two corners at 80 per.

I’d spent a couple of aboard a Harley-Davidson Road Classic prior to throwing a leg the Vulcan, and it was startling to find the offered superior braking, and less vibration at all speeds. yet, the design team created the Vulcan 2000 so convincingly recreated the voluptuous of an American V-twin cruiser even grizzled chopper waved at me.

I also spent considerable on the $15,199 Vulcan 2000 LT (for luxury tourer), and the leather saddlebags, floorboards enough for my size-14s and adjustable made all-day touring a

The Vulcan 2000 isn’t big; it offers big smiles,

Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic

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