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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak Features

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak Features
Engine
- 1,552cc (95 cu. in.) 50° V-twin provides abundant low- and mid-rpm power
- Polished valve covers and cooling fins enhance the bright, custom image, while the Mean Streak Special Edition features a hot rod combination of gloss and matte black surface treatments
Liquid-Cooling
- Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power
- Auxiliary fan keeps things cool, even in traffic
Four-Valve Cylinder heads
- Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation
- Boosts low-end torque and provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
Hydraulic Valve Lash Adjusters
- Keeps valves quiet with no maintenance required
Digital Fuel Injection
- Provides excellent engine response and power with less fuel consumption
- Two different systems are switched and used automatically according to engine load for accurate fuel-injection control
- Compact electronic control unit processes information faster for better engine response
Dual Throttle Bodies
- Dual 40mm throttle bodies use one injector for each cylinder
- Separate intake tract for each throttle body provides smoother engine operation
- Four nozzles at the tip of each injector, with two nozzles aimed at each intake valve
Dual Plug Digital Ignition
- Microprocessor-controlled timing
- Two spark plugs in each combustion chamber cut detonation and add durability
Gear-Driven Engine Balancer
- Counter-rotates at engine speed to cancel vibration
- Allows use of single-pin crankshaft to maximize the power-pulse feeling

Rubber-Mounted Engine
- All but eliminates engine vibration at all speeds
Close-Ratio Five-Speed Transmission with Positive Neutral Finder
- Combines great around-town acceleration with relaxed highway cruising
- Positive neutral finder helps ensure riders can find neutral easily, every time
Shaft Drive
- Reliable, quiet, low-maintenance system
Hydraulic Clutch Release
- Easy to operate and maintain
Suspension
- 43mm inverted fork designed specifically for the Mean Streak
- Swingarm cross bar utilizes two square tubes instead of monocoque design for improved torsional rigidity
Fuel Tank
- Clean, seamless design boasts a 4.5-gallon capacity
- Ignition switch centrally mounted on the fuel tank for easy access
Large-Diameter Reflector Beam Headlight
- Bright, focused beam to light the way
17-inch Aluminum Wheels With Radial Tires
- Radial tires front and rear on 17-inch cast-alloy wheels make a performance statement
- Wide 170 / 60R17 rear tire delivers excellent traction
Brakes
- Radial-mounted four-piston front brake calipers provide sportbike level stopping power and excellent rider feedback
- Dual 320mm semi-floating front discs reduce fade
- Single rear disc brake with twin piston caliper

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