I think from 96 to around 02 could be wrong,what does a tad more "Harley" mean anyhow?Is this a bad thing,after all if Harley hadn't sold so many Sportsters there probably wouldn't be any sporty Japanese v-twin cruisers cruisers .Being a bike snob goes both ways,I don't care if it's a Cushman scooter, I can find something to like about almost any bike.:smiley_thDang, never knew they made such a beast! What years were those things made? Are they significantly faster than a VN750?
It's a tad more 'Harley' than a VN750, but not a whole lot.
To clarify that, the Vulcan 750 is faster than any one of them ....other than the meanie:They're not significantly faster than the 750 in a quarter mile because no cruiser Kawi ever made is. But it'll likely pack the 750's lunch in the long haul having twice the displacement.
Yup, I'd say so. Even the 800's got him beat.To clarify that, the Vulcan 750 is faster than any one of them ....other than the meanie:
1500 Mean Streak 13.76/95.6
800 Classic 14.34/89.9
1500 Drifter 14.56/88.9
1500 Nomad FI 15.49/88.1
800 Drifter 14.56/88.9
1500 Classic FI 14.98/88.7
1500 Classic (carb) 15.03/85.3
So, is the 1500 in the photo is by far, the slowest?
that chart doesn't include the 1500 A,B,C models which were dual carbed and overhead cammed like the 750,shane is probably right about when they were last made,they were 4speeds and 9.1 to 1 compression,as opposed to the 750's around 10to 1 the best info is on the vroc site concerning bubf's^ So that's 4 1500's Kawi makes: the classic, drifter, nomad, and meanie. Interesting.
Yup, I'd say so. Even the 800's got him beat.