Kawasaki conquers highway cruising with the Vulcan™ 1500 Nomad™, a tour-ready V-twin featuring the unmistakable sound, feel and look of the classic motorcycle cruiser. In fact this model is based on the Vulcan 1500 Classic, which took the cruiser market by storm with its big 1470cc V-twin engine, classic good looks and reasonable price. The Nomad adds touring amenities to make it ready to cruise down the boulevard, out of town and into adventure on the open highway.
Besides the highly stylized hard saddlebags, the Nomad is ready to go the distance with a comfortable upright seating position and ergonomic floorboard location, an adjustable windshield, rear passenger floorboards, wide control levers, reinforced chassis, wide tubeless tires mounted on alloy wheels and dual front disc brakes.
The Vulcan 1500 Nomad retains a classic look centered on its big 1470cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine. The carburetor features the Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC) system that adjusts ignition timing for all throttle settings for excellent engine response. The combination of large airbox connecting ducts and K-TRIC system helps enhance mid-range power and provides better fuel efficiency.
There is also a carburetor heating system for improved cold-weather throttle response. Heated engine coolant is routed through the carburetor when the temperature sensor opens the coolant passage.