Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

The engine is what makes the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT so popular among experienced riders and we couldn’t understand this aspect better as we’re talking about a 125-cubic-inch (2,053cc), 52-degree V-twin with dual cams and four valves per cylinder. This thing is built for quick acceleration even though it will have to move the 884.2 lbs wet weight of the fully accessorized Vulcan 2000 Classic LT. With a bore and stroke of 103mm x 123.2mm it’s hard to thing that virtually anything else related to that engine even matters, but the great part about it is that it determines all the other systems to grow with it. Take fueling system for example. The Digital Fuel Injection features dual 46mm Keihin throttle bodies in order to supply the engine with the needed amount of gas which sometimes can be in a more than decent quantity.

The simple Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic (which is still stuck in 2009) features more chrome in the engine department, headlight and instruments while the bucket-style seat ensures a smooth pass from the gas tank to the sinuous rear fender. This model is characterized by the Candy Diamond Red / Metallic Titanium color scheme and an even classier look.

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

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