Kawasaki Vulcan EN500 Review from United States of America

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan EN500

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance7350 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki cx 500 honda 79

Summary:

Bad Ass Toy

Faults:

Seat bolt vibrated loose, and now lost.

I returned it to the dealer about a week later, because it was backfiring. I even told the mechanic; that the service book says it's more than likely a loose battery. They jacked the carburator, took two days, and said it was fixed. Lie.

So I took it to another Kawasaki dealer. It took the guy 10 minutes to fix it; now it's the carbs going dry at the wrong time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2007

9th Jul 2009, 23:53

Kawasaki EN500's fuel vent line can easily become pinched between frame and seat. After 15-20 minutes on the highway, the bike became starved for fuel. Solution: pull over, pop gas cap, wait 30 seconds, then drive home, and reroute fuel vent line. I used a cable tie and it works fine. Dealer tried to fix it but couldn't.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review