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KAWASAKI VN2000

In the cruiser category bigger is definitely better, and the super-macho new VN2000 is the largest displacement V-Twin in the world. This high-powered flagship machine is unlike anything in the cruiser category and completely redefines Kawasaki 's brand DNA in this important market. Complementing the engine's massive size and impressive power output is an attractive style that mixes modern and traditional design elements in a streamlined, highly integrated package. Centrepiece of the VN2000's remarkable styling is the streamlined headlight nacelle enclosing a “gatling” projector-beam headlamp.

Engine displacement is an incredible 2,053 cm 3, making the VN2000 the largest displacement production V-Twin in history. Not only does this muscular power plant produce massive amounts of torque and horsepower, it is also one of the best-looking V-Twin engines in the world, with the huge gracefully tapered cylinders attractively accentuated by the long pushrod tubes and curvaceously shaped engine covers. The "s“retched" low-and-long chassis is just as impressive. As the top model in Kawasaki 's cruiser line-up, every detail expresses the high quality, superb comfort and feeling of trustworthiness customers expect from a flagship machine.

The VN2000's key sales features can be summarised as follows :

•  World's Largest V-Twin Engine – As good looking as it is powerful and smooth, the liquid-cooled, OHV, 2,053 cm 3 V-Twin engine splays its attractively tapered cylinders at 52 degrees. This massive power plant is equipped with an automotive-style fuel injection system and produces category-shattering levels of torque and an incredible power feel, out-accelerating competing cruisers with ease. In addition to the stimulating aural sensation from the twin slash-cut mufflers, the VN2000's engine produces a feel-good V-Twin heartbeat unmatched by any other cruiser on the market today.

•  Styling That Demands Respect – The VN2000's masculine styling with stretched fuel tank and thin, tank-mounted speedometer redefines the classic cruiser image while still remaining true to the cruiser tradition. This concept is also carried through to the rear frame, which looks like a custom rigid but is actually a modern single-shock layout.

•  Confident Handling and Luxurious Ride Quality – Whether manoeuvring at low speeds in a parking area or cruising down the highway, the VN2000's low seat height, quiet belt drive and huge 200mm rear tyre give riders an unmatched feeling of confidence and stability.

VN 2000 SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin

Displacement

2.053 cc

Bore x Stroke

103.0 x 123.2 mm

Compression ratio

9.5:1

Horsepower

T B A

Torque

T B A

Fuel injection

Fuel injection: 46mm x 2

Ignition

Digital

Transmission

5-speed, return

Frame

Double-cradle, high-tensile steel

Rake/trail

32 degrees x 182 mm

Suspension, front

49mm telescopic fork

Suspension, rear

Swingarm with mono-shock (non-link type), Rebound damping – 8-way, Spring preload – fully adjustable

Tyre , front

150/80R16M/C (71V)

Tyre , rear

200/60R16M/C (79V)

Front brake

Dual 300mm discs, Dual 4-piston calliper

Rear brake

Single 320mm disc, Twin-piston calliper

Overall length

T B A

Overall width

T B A

Overall height

T B A

Ground clearance

T B A

Seat height

690 mm

Dry weight

T B A

Wheelbase

T B A

Fuel capacity

21 L

Warranty period

2 years, unlimited mileage

Service intervals

5 000 km

Colors

Metallic Dark Purple Prism