A cruiser is more than just a type of motorcycle; it's a lifestyle. And for those just beginning their journey, Kawasaki continues to build the Vulcan® 500 LTD. This entry-level cruiser combines the style, fit and finish, and laid-back riding position of a larger cruiser with a versatile, powerful engine that has just the right amount of torque to inspire confidence in any newly licensed rider. The Vulcan 500 LTD gets its power from a 498cc parallel-twin, based on the same engine that powers the NINJA® 500R sportbike. Liquid cooling helps this cruiser maintain consistent operating temperatures for longer engine life and sustained power. The engine has also been tuned to deliver power as suited to boulevard cruising as it is to more spirited riding. The six-speed transmission, complete with Kawasaki's exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, allows riders to use the engine to its full potential. Equally user-friendly is the chassis, the backbone of which is a long, low steel frame that contributes to the 500 LTD's classic cruiser looks. Providing support for a saddle that's just 28 inches from the ground, it puts just about any size rider at ease. As for style, the Vulcan 500 LTD's nod to the custom crowd includes a stepped seat, bobbed rear fender, tank-mounted speedometer and chrome-plated wire-spoke wheels. Admire it as is, or select enhancements from Kawasaki's Fire & Steel™ accessory line.