Kawasaki Vulcan VN1600 Bikes For Sale

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Kawasaki Vulcan VN1600
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Current Prices: £6,350–£4,250
Insurance Costs: 6 of 10

What Is It?

The Kawasaki VN1600 Classic is a cruiser style bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,552 cc (95 cubic inches) V-Twin engine which puts out 65.7 bhp at 4,700 rpm and maximum torque at just 2,700 rpm.

Features include:

  • Shaft final drive
  • Steel tubular frame and swingarm
  • Dual 300 mm discs up front with Tokico two piston calipers
  • 300 mm disc at the rear with Tokico two piston caliper
  • 43 mm fork with 150 mm travel
  • Dual rear shocks with adjustable rebound and 95 mm travel
  • Fuel injection
  • Side stand
  • Analogue / LCD dash
  • 2->2 exhaust system
  • 5 speed gearbox

It builds on the VN1500 with an 82 cc larger engine, 5% more power, 10% more torque, a larger radiator and a switch from spoked to cast wheels.

The 7-spoke 16" wheels take a Bridgestone Exedra 130/90 at the front and a 170/70 at the rear.

Colours: Black, silver, red, orange, blue/silver, green

Specs

Launch RRP: £7,700

Capacity: 1,552 cc (very high)

Power: 66 bhp / 49 kW (average)

Red Line: 5,900 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 115 mph / 185 km/h (high)

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 200 miles / 322 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 5.3 US gallons (high)

Seat Height: 680 mm / 26.8 inches (low)

Dry Weight: 307 kg / 677 pounds

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

Road tax and VED guide

Updates

2004: VN1600 Mean Streak with minimal pillion provision, dual clocks in the usual position, larger 320 mm discs up front, 73 bhp at 5,300 rpm, max torque at 2,800 rpm, smaller 17 litre tank, smaller fenders and standard controls. It weighs 290 kg dry and has a 700 mm seat height. Check out this video review from Srkcycles.

2005: The Nomad / Tourer version includes the screen, panniers, engine bars, fork deflectors, an exhaust either side, pillion floorboards, pillion comfort seat and pillion backrest. It weighs in at 350 kg dry and has a 705 mm seat height. Check out this video review from mark savage.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of low down torque
  • Comfort
  • Reliable
  • Looks

Any Downsides?

  • No gear position indicator
  • Super heavy

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2009
£6,350
£5,100
£4,450
18,200
2008
£6,200
£4,950
£4,350
19,400
2007
£6,000
£4,800
£4,200
20,500
2006
£5,850
£4,650
£4,100
21,500
2005
£5,650
£4,550
£3,950
22,400
2004
£5,500
£4,400
£3,850
23,200
2003
£5,300
£4,250
£3,700
23,900

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2009
4
4
8
3 / month
2008
44
25
69
94 / month
2007
83
31
114
81 / month
2006
81
26
107
82 / month
2005
67
27
94
37 / month
2004
12
9
21
79 / month
2003
15
11
26
Rarely

Source: DVLA

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