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As i was browsing the details about a bike i planned to buy i noticed something...on Bikez.com which is a uk site the year 2000 Kawasaki was a vulcan and the previous year was a plain en500....the engine output was different too. After 2000 the outputs dropped to 34hp from around 50hp...i always thought EN's and vulcans were all similar!!....the 2000 bike also was lower rated than previous bikes in the range.....it is pertinant because the bike i was looking at was a 2000 bike!
 

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As i was browsing the details about a bike i planned to buy i noticed something...on Bikez.com which is a uk site the year 2000 Kawasaki was a vulcan and the previous year was a plain en500....the engine output was different too. After 2000 the outputs dropped to 34hp from around 50hp...i always thought EN's and vulcans were all similar!!....the 2000 bike also was lower rated than previous bikes in the range.....it is pertinant because the bike i was looking at was a 2000 bike!
Same basic engine detuned.The older 500 & 454 were about 50 HP.The 454 LTD was produced between 85 & 90.It was the R & D bike for the Vulcan & Ninja 500. The one in my avatar is a 89. ;) :)
 

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Those before 1996 have non-spoke wheels, belt drive, speedometer on the handlebar, those after have chain drive, spoke wheels, speedometer on top of the gas tank.
ALL the en500 have the same engine, and close to the same HP. You'll find there wasn't very good records kept about the changes over the years and a lot of places have the info wrong.
Pre-1996 are usually referred to as en500 and after 1996 as en500 LTD.
Both are Vulcans. Up 96 they are en500A, and after 96 they are en500C.
The 500 Vulcan came from the Kawasaki 454. ALL have very similar specs.
 
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