2006 Kawasaki VN2000 Mild Custom – SN381
UK Registration: Applied For
We purchased this bike from a chap in Fort Myers, Florida who originally purchased this bike with the intention of customising it but never got around to finishing it off. The only thing he managed to do was fit the custom fender and the custom filters but nothing else.
We finally managed to get around to it ourselves during the winter whilst it was quiet and have fitted brand new high rise pull back drag bars, a custom made seat, full custom exhaust and a custom rear fender with a frenched in Vulcan tail light. On top of this we have blacked out the forks and the wheels to tie it all together.
The best place to start with is the engine. It is a massive fuel-injected, SOHC, V-twin with 2,053cc capacity, in fact the pistons used were the biggest ever used in a motorcycle. An absolutely torque monster, pull back the throttle and it can only be likened to being strapped to a rocket launcher… These things certainly can shift!
When first riding it can feel very stable motorcycle and remarkably smooth, you feel controlled and not overwhelmed by sheer force.
That is of course until you pull on the throttle and accelerate, which you can do in any gear with no trouble at all. It seems the bike cares very little for being restricted by what is expected of fourth and fifth gears with acceleration matching that of first and second gears.
All in all a cracking bike and ready to ride!