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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 500

Street Motorcycle for sale by Engelhart Motorsports Company in Madison, Wisconsin 53713

Engelhart Motorsports Company

Motorcycle Overview

Motorcycle Overview

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 $2,480

Madison, WI RED · 13,153 miles

The Kawasaki Vulcan® 500 LTD is a great, first-time buyer’s bike for those who want to enter the cruiser lifestyle, because its low seat height, friendly powerband and affordability make it easy to develop those all-important riding skills.

The Vulcan 500 LTD gets its power from a 498cc parallel-twin, based on the same engine that powers the Ninja® 500R sportbike. Liquid cooling helps this cruiser maintain consistent operating temperatures for longer engine life and sustained power. The engine has also been tuned to deliver power as suited to boulevard cruising as it is to more spirited riding. The six-speed transmission, complete with Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, allows riders to use the engine to its full potential.

Equally user-friendly is the chassis, which has a long and low steel frame that contributes to the 500 LTD’s classic cruiser looks, and with a saddle that’s just 28 inches from the ground, it puts just about any size rider at ease.

As for style, the Vulcan 500 LTD’s nod to the custom crowd includes a stepped seat, bobbed rear fender, tank-mounted speedometer and chrome-plated wire-spoke wheels. Admire it as is, or select enhancements from Kawasaki’s Fire & Steel™.


Twin-cylinder 498cc Engine
Compact parallel-twin design based on the NINJA® 500R sportbike engine
Special cam profiles and ample flywheel weight boost low-end torque
Liquid Cooling
Keeps operating temperatures consistent, resulting in longer engine life
Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running
Radiator hides between the frame downtubes
Four Valves per Cylinder
Better breathing for more power at high rpm
Compact combustion chamber for less detonation on today’s gasolines
Boosts low-end torque
Digital Ignition
Microprocessor-controlled timing ultra-responsive to engine needs
Waterproof wiring connectors help prevent corrosion
Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner
Maintains precise timing without maintenance
Cam chain runs quietly, reliably
Assures greater reliability
Gear-driven Balancer
Engine vibration is reduced for a super-smooth ride
Six-speed Transmission
Allows engine’s full potential to be utilized
Positive Neutral Finder
When stopped, just lift the shift pedal from first gear to easily find neutral
A Kawasaki exclusive
32mm CVK Semi-flat Slide Carburetors
Quick throttle response
Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds
Handlebar-mounted Choke
Convenient location makes starting and warm-up easier
Straight-flow Exhaust
Designed to boost low and mid-range power
Tuned pipes enhance low-speed pulling power
Single Disc Front Brake
Single piston pin-slide caliper produces quick, sure stops
Disc is drilled for better cooling and reduces unsprung weight
Tank-mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
Gives needed information at a glance
Compact design complements the bike’s clean look
Stepped Seating
Laid-back riding comfort for two
Chrome-plated Wire Spoke Wheels
Narrow 100/90-19 front tire with a beefy 140/90-15 rear tire complement the LTD’s traditional cruiser styling
O-ring Chain
Efficient power to rear wheel
O-rings keep lube in, dirt out for longer chain life


Engine Type: 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4 Valve Cylinder Head, Parallel Twin
Displacement: 498 cc
Bore & Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0 mm
Maximum Torque: 33 lb-ft @6,000 RPM
Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
Carburetor: Keihin CVK32 x 2
Ignition: TCBI wtih Digital Advance
Transmission: 6-Speed
Final Drive: O-Ring Chain
Rake/Trail: 33°/5.9 in.
Front Wheel Travel: 5.9 in.
Rear Wheel Travel: 3.9 in.
Front Tire Size: 100/90-19
Rear Tire Si

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