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About Kawasaki Vulcan 500

If you have ever wondered what you get when you combine the Roman mythological god of fire, Vulcan, with a Japanese ninja, here is your answer: the Kawasaki Vulcan 500. The name Vulcan has been used by Kawasaki since 1984 to describe its custom and cruiser motorcycles. In 1990 they released the 500 series by strapping the engine from a Kawasaki Ninja 500R into an easy-riding frame. Some modifications were made to the 498cc engine to make it more suitable to a middleweight cruiser, but the decent acceleration made this bike instantly popular. Most of the power is in the mid-range, but you can still pull away comfortably in low revs, plus there is decent torque when you get up to the top of the power band. The engine is liquid cooled and the bike has a 6 speed transmission. Production of the Kawasaki Vulcan 500 lasted for almost 20 years. This means you will find plenty of used examples from a vast inventory of on eBay. You can also get parts, including the Kawasaki Vulcan 500 gas tank. Saddlebags and non-standard accessories are also available to help you cruise in style.