2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD
MSRP $5,499

The ranks of first-time motorcycle buyers are swelling just as fast as the price of gas. The Vulcan 500 LTD is Kawasakis answer to motorcyclists yearning to ride into the cruiser lifestyle. A low seat height, friendly power delivery and affordable purchase price make it an excellent entry level motorcycle and an easy platform on which to develop those all-important riding skills.

ModelVulcan 500 LTD
Engine TypeFour-stroke, DOHC, eight-valve parallel twin
Engine Displacement498 cc
Bore Stroke74.0 x 58.0 mm
Compression Ratio10.2:1
Fuel SystemKeihin CVK32 x 2, Carburator
IgnitionDigital TCBI
Starting SystemNA
Final DriveO-Ring Chain
Rake Trail33°, 5.9 in.
Seat Height28.1 in.
Wheelbase62.8 in.
Front Suspension41mm hydraulic fork, 5.9 in. travel
Rear SuspensionDual hydraulic shocks with five-way adjustable spring preload, 3.9 in. travel
Front BrakeHydraulic disc
Rear BrakeMechanical drum
Front Tire100/90-19
Rear Tire140/90-15
Fuel Capacity4.0 gal.
Dry Weight471.9 lb.