Monday, April 25, 2011

2010 Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

We joined some riders in our recent Visita Iglesia activity. We have traveled with our motorcyle appearing to be the oldest, smallest and slowest of all. Since then, I have thought of acquiring a new one and this is what I want:

This is a product of Kawasaki named 2010 Vulcan 2000 Classic LT. It has the following specifications which I also gathered from Kawasaki's website.


Road-tripping style is all about big machines, long distances and luxury. Kawasaki already had the biggest, baddest V-twin cruiser on the street, so it was only natural to add a few special items and create the biggest, baddest traveling bike out there — the Vulcan® 2000 Classic LT. Starting from a 2,053cc fuel-injected V-twin base, Kawasaki equipped the Classic LT with beautiful leather saddlebags, a custom touring saddle, passenger backrest and a wind-cheating acrylic windshield. The world just shrunk. The biggest Vulcan is ready to transport two people and quite a bit of luggage with power and style to spare.

Details & Features

2,053cc, 52° V-twin Four-stroke Engine • The 125 cu. in. engine produces massive torque across the entire rpm range

• Strong and light forged pistons and alloy connecting rods

• Huge 220mm flywheel smoothes power delivery

• Push-rod valve actuation contributes to lower engine height, low center of gravity and relatively low seat height

• Hydraulic valve adjusters reduce maintenance

• Liquid and air cooling combination maintains consistent operating temperatures

• Engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, reducing the number of parts and weight

• Single-pin crank provides the desirable power-pulse feel and classic V-twin sound

Electronic Fuel Injection • Electronic Control Unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection and digital ignition system for optimized throttle response

• Fuel injection system features sub throttle valves for a smooth, linear power band

• Fine atomizing injectors in the fuel injection system deliver ultra-fine fuel/air mixture for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy

• Center spark plugs enhance combustion for smooth, consistent power and reduced emissions

Transmission / Final Drive • A gear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends signals to the ECU, further optimizing fuel injection and ignition performance

• Smooth, quiet, reliable and low-maintenance belt drive

Frame and Suspension • Steel double-cradle frame features large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone for strength

• Utilizing the engine as a stressed member of the frame minimizes chassis weight

• Steel tube swingarm is simple and elegant

• Large, 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel

• Direct-action single shock features spring preload and rebound damping adjustment with 3.9 inches of travel for a smooth ride

Wheels and Tires • 16-inch cast aluminum wheels add to the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT’s visual appeal

• 200/60R series rear tire is the largest stock tire size fitted to a production V-twin cruiser

• Radial tires enhance handling and give it a firm, “planted” feel

Brakes • Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single rear disc brake provide smooth, powerful stops

Styling • Bullet-style headlight

• Spacious, 5.5-gallon fuel tank provides for long-distance road trips

Windscreen • Thick, optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow and cruiser style

• Strong chrome-plated steel supports

• Two-position height

Seat and Passenger Backrest • Detailed with 1/2-inch diameter chrome plated brass studs

• Strong chrome plated steel supports

Saddlebags • Made of reinforced top grain cowhide carefully selected with minimal flaws and deep dyed to prevent scrapping off the finish

• Slant top opening lid, secured with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps with chrome buckles and quick release stealth fasteners

• Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail

• Metal reinforced upper edge so bags hold their shape

• Rolled and riveted top lid minimizes water entry

• One-half inch diameter chrome plated brass stud accents


Engine Four-stroke, 52-degree V-twin, dual cams, eight valves

Displacement 2053 cc/125ci

Bore x Stroke 103.0 x 123.2 mm

Maximum Torque 141 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm

Cooling System Liquid, plus cooling fins

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Induction Digital fuel injection, dual 46mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)

Frame Type Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone

Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance

Transmission 5-Speed with positive neutral finder

Rake/Trail 32°/7.2 in.

Suspension Front / Wheel Travel 49mm telescopic fork / 5.9 in.

Suspension Rear / Wheel Travel Triangulated steel pipe swingarm with direct-action single shock, with fully-adjustable spring preload, eight-way rebound damping / 3.9 in.

Front Tire Size 150/80-16

Rear Tire Size 200/60-16

Wheelbase 68.3 in.

Front Brakes Dual 300mm Discs with 4-Piston Calipers

Rear Brakes Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper

Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal.

Ground Clearance 5.3 in.

Seat Height 26.8 in.

Curb Weight 884.2 lbs.

Overall Length 99.8 in.

Overall Width 40.4 in.

Overall Height 58.3 in.

Color Choices Metallic Diablo Black/Candy Imperial Blue

Warranty 24 months

Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Isn't it just too handsome to display on the road? I am planning to have it repainted with metallic green instead.

I guess with this, we will no longer be left out on our next tour.

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