2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD Features
2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD Features
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
- Keeps operating temperatures consistent, resulting in longer engine life
- Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running and more power
- Radiator hides between the frame downtubes
Four Valves per Cylinder
- Better flow for more power at high rpm
- Compact combustion chamber for less detonation with today’s gasoline
- Augments low-end torque
Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner
- Maintains precise timing without maintenance
- Cam chain runs quietly, reliably
Gear-Driven Balancer
- Reduces engine vibration 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
32mm CVK Semi-Flat Slide Carburetors
- Quick throttle response
- Precise fuel metering provides uniform power delivery at all engine speeds
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
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 and beefy 140/90-15 rear tire fits the LTD’s traditional cruiser styling

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