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    For all those cruiser fans...this is one baby that will make u drool..


    Displacing a massive 2,053 cubic centimeters, the Vulcan 2000 V-twin engine is the first in a production motorcycle to feature a 103mm bore. According to Tom Orbe, vice president of marketing at Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., "It will accelerate harder in any one of its five gears than any existing V-twin cruiser on the market."


    Styling cues that put the Vulcan 2000 at the forefront of cruiser design include a powerful four-bulb, projector-type headlight encased in a signature chrome Nacelle headlight the first for a production cruiser. Adding to its high-end status is the chrome instrument panel with its large-face speedometer; mounted on a stretched, 5.5-gallon fuel tank, the V-shaped panel keeps the rider informed with an LCD display and warning lamps. The bucket-type saddle with locking passenger seat complements the Vulcan 2000's long, curving silhouette while providing all-day riding comfort.

    Power for this stylish cruiser comes from a massive V-twin engine featuring a bore and stroke of 103 x 123.2mm, forged pistons, alloy-steel connecting rods, huge 220mm flywheels, dual cams located within the one-piece crankcase and right-side pushrods actuating four valves per cylinder. Notably, Kawasaki engineers chose to utilize a push rod design in order to reduce engine height, which directly contributes to the Vulcan 2000's low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Plus, hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain zero valve clearance for smoother, quieter operation.

    Cruiser aficionados will appreciate the Vulcan 2000's classic V-twin sound thanks, in part, to the single-pin crankshaft, while dual counterbalancers and rubber engine mounts keep it running smoothly.

    To provide sharp throttle response at any rpm, the Vulcan 2000's electronic engine control unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection with its dual 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttle valves, as well as the iridium spark plug ignition system. The sub throttle valves provide the Vulcan 2000 with a smooth, linear power band, while the highly sophisticated fuel injection system's fine atomizing injectors deliver an ultra-fine mist of fuel/air mixture to the cylinders for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy.

    The top quarter of the V-twin engine is liquid cooled, while temperatures for the bottom three-quarters of the engine are managed by stylish and highly functional cooling fins. Plus, the engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, with the transmission also serving as the oil tank.

    The fuel injection system's air cleaner is nestled between the cylinders, which feature a black matte finish, and the cooling fins are polished to a bright metallic shine. Dual exhaust pipes and mufflers emit a distinctive V-twin rumble, and include honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions.

    A Hyvo primary drive chain transfers torque from the big V-twin engine to the five-speed transmission case, which houses a multi-plate wet clutch. To fully benefit from the Vulcan 2000's advanced electronics, a gear position sensor in the transmission sends signals to the ECU, further enhancing fuel injection volume and ignition timing, and thus improving performance. Final drive to the rear wheel is provided by smooth, quiet and low maintenance belt drive.

    The V-twin engine is utilized as a member of the Vulcan 2000's steel, double-cradle frame, which features a large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone. Coupled to the frame is a simple but elegant rear steel pipe swingarm suspension with a direct-action single shock. The rear suspension provides 3.9 inches of travel, and includes spring preload and rebound adjustment. Up front, large 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel.

    The Vulcan 2000 rides on bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels with a 150/80 front radial tire and a huge, 200/60 rear radial tire the biggest stock rear tire on a production V-twin cruiser. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with two-piston caliper bring this big cruiser to smooth, powerful stops.

    Customizing is an important part of any cruiser experience, so Kawasaki has developed a host of accessories for the Vulcan 2000. Windshields, passenger backrests, "fat-foam" seats, passenger foot boards, engine guards and a light bar can be purchased at Kawasaki dealerships. Kawasaki accessories can also purchased online at www.buykawasaki.com.
    PRICE:14,500$ [:0]


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    awww man wt a beauty,now thts wt i call fusion,the mixture of some classic cues with a very fresh modern design,lovely bikeand a whopper of an engine too 2o53 cc just amazing,i also liked those pipes,very neatly put in place!
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    well the major competion is from Honda valkyrie rune...wait till u see that beast..
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    And gentelmen here is the Vulcans biggest competion...and i mean biggest










    ENGINE

    Engine Type 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder

    Bore and Stroke 74.0mm x 71.0mm

    Compression Ratio 9.8:1

    Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder

    Carburetion PGM-FI with automatic choke

    Ignition Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping


    DRIVE TRAIN
    Transmission Five-speed
    Final Drive Shaft

    CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    Front Suspension Trailing bottom link; 3.9-inch travel

    Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link with single shock; 3.9-inch travel

    Front Brakes Dual full-floating 330mm discs with three-piston caliper

    Rear Brake Single 336mm disc with two-piston caliper

    Front Tire 150/60R-18 radial

    Rear Tire 180/55R-17 radial


    DIMENSIONS
    Wheelbase 68.9 inches

    Seat Height 27.2 inches

    Dry Weight 794.0 pounds

    Fuel Capacity 6.1 gallons




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    hmm... tough choice !!

    Vulcan:
    [img] http://www.kawasaki.com/flash/upload...000_02_800.jpg [/img]

    Valkyrie:
    [img] http://powersports.honda.com/assets/...e_large_01.jpg [/img]

    I think I'll go with the Honda.
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    i guess ill stick to a much more conventional design,the vulcan.honda's design is the whackiest i hv seen on a cruiser its pretty good.
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    well its not wackhy to say..its inginuiety...real good work....it has those distinct looks that cannot me mistook or forgotten..
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    RUNE any day !!!

    And the Valkyrie are very very silent beasts. They dont roar much unlike other cruisers. Valkyrie is a form of music which is very soft yet very powerful. The Valkyrie range of bikes are not diffent eiher.

    BTW here is a Valkyrie from Pune...not the Rune though :


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    The Valkyrie looks too radical for my taste. I go with the Vulcan. The headlamp is not to my liking though!
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    Even though I aint a cruiser guy, I'll take the Rune... it looks gorgeous!! and its got a very neat and uncomplicated speedo assembly w/ LED teardrop rear lights... Beautiful!!!
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