|Production||1986 - 2006|
|Transmission||5-speed, shaft drive|
In 1985 Kawasaki entered the V-twin motorcycle market in the United States by releasing the VN700. During the 1980s the United States had a complicated series of tariffs on imported motorcycles, designed to protect Harley-Davidson, and these tariffs resulted in Japanese Manufacturers producing motorcycles with less than 750cc displacement to avoid one of the main tariff categories. In 1986 Kawasaki sought to circumvent the import tariff and produce a 750cc motorcycle by moving production to an American plant. Thus, the first Vulcan 750 motorcycles were built in Lincoln Nebraska for the 1986 model year.
The Vulcan 750 was produced for twenty years, largely unchanged.
Common technical problems
- "Kawasaki Vulcan 700". Cycle World. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
- Klein, Daniel (12 January 1984). "Taking America for a Ride, the Politics of Motorcycle Tariffs". Cato Institute. Retrieved 24 February 2011.