2005 Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak®

Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak®

When gazing intently at the Kawasaki Vulcan® 1600 Mean Streak® motorcycle, the eyes naturally gravitate to the twist-grip throttle and the human brain begins to visualize the torque and acceleration of a true power cruiser. Clearly, Kawasaki named this liquid-cooled, fuel-injected power cruiser “mean” for a reason. The Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak’s 1,552cc V-twin engine packs a punch with features such as liquid cooling, electronic fuel injection, dual spark plug digital ignition and four valves per cylinder. It also features hydraulic valve lash adjusters to reduce maintenance and a gear-driven counter balancer to keep everything running smoothly. The Mean Streak’s chassis provides the rider with nimble handling and high-speed stability unmatched by the competition. Sportbike-style 43mm inverted forks and a reinforced swingarm with dual air-assisted hydraulic shocks soak up bumps and other irregularities in the road. Stopping power is provided by dual front disc brakes with six-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake. In the cruiser world, appearances and rider comfort are every bit as important as massive power, so Kawasaki polished the valve covers and cooling fins for a bright, high-performance image. The 1600 Mean Streak’s bright 17-inch aluminum wheels enhance the bike’s high-class image, while high-performance radial tires provide exceptional grip and stability.