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KAWASAKI VN II - A SPORTY CRUISER THAT'S TORQUE OF THE TOWN The new VN II is Kawasaki's innovative effort to make cruisers more

sporty. With all the looks and size of its bigger sibblings - The Vuclan, the VN II is powered by a 250cc liquid cooled VTwin torquey engine that packs enough punch and power to make cruising through the twisty country road a breeze and traffic lights to traffic lights dash in the city effortless. The VN IIs low comfortable seating position, the unusually wide rear tyre, chromed engine and fuel tank mounted meter all add to its classic easy rider character. The flare style exhaust and dragster style handle bars give the VN II a sportier appearance than most cruisers, will appeal to both the young and the young at heart. Specially tuned for low-end and mid-range torque, the VN II packs more than enough power to surprise even the most seasoned biker. Weighing in at just 171kg makes the VN II highly maneuverable and easy to ride amongst the city's congested roads

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Features
Awesome Big Bike Looks This easy to ride 250cc motorcycle has all the size and presence you'd expect of a much larger capacity motorcycle.

Smooth, Controllable Power The 249cm3 liquid-cooled, 90 degree V-Twin engine has been specially tuned for smooth low and mid-range power and torque, making it ideal for cruising and city riding.

Six-Speed Transmission Six-speed transmission combines great around-town acceleration with relaxed highway cruising.

Awesome Stopping Power A twin-piston caliper front disc brake provides quick, sure stops. The disc is drilled for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight.

Flare Style Exhaust The sporty straight-flow exhaust system has been designed to further boost the VN II's low and mid-range power.

Kawa Seals the 250 Market

While other main players are focusing on the kapchai market, Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (KMSB) wants to continue heading the above 250cc market.The new VN II seals that segment for KMSB.Currently, KMSB's Ninja 250 is already controlling the market (although its best selling model is the ER6-N) with total combined sales figure of around 3,500 units last year.This year, KMSB is targeting a five per cent increase, which we think is a modest amount as the VN II we test rode last weekend should garner a lot of interest and surely, a lot of sales.

VN, refers to Kawasaki's cruiser line, the Vulcan, while the Roman number II means the engine is a V-twin unit.That Vtwin is a totally new engine, the smallest in the Kawasaki family, and is used solely for this model.The VN II was a Japan only model, but Kawasaki has stopped sales there and handed it over to KMSB, which makes Malaysia the only producer of this model in the world.KMSB replaced the normal launch gambit and instead did a media ride to Malacca for a night's stay at Equatorial Hotel.

Eight media members including us joined the ride and the route was a mix of the highway and the old road.On the Kesas highway from the KMSB office in Glenmarie to Sepang, the bike cruised along with a strong pull.We thought the six-speed tranny has too many ratios for a cruiser. We found that even the sixth gear was a working gear.The engine definitely felt torquey for a 250 and half clutching it made the bike perform better than the Ninja 250.

The suspension was fair and scrapping your peg feelers could be done easily, but we think the VN II is taller than the bigger Vulcan 900.After Sepang, we veered off onto the B-roads, passing Linggi, Port Dickson, Masjid Tanah, Klebang and finally Bandar Hilir.We did a lot of pit stops - a coconut drink in PD, durian session in Linggi, Leman Dawi cendol in Pedas, dinner in the Portuguese Settlement and lunch in Seremban.

That kind of travelling was perfect for the little Kawa cruiser.KMSB is selling the VN II at RM25,989 (sales price), but add RM1,000 and you get the accessories package easily worth more than the asking price. Specifications Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-twin 249ccMax power: 31hp @ 12,500rpmMax torque: 22.2Nm @ 9,500rpmTransmission: 6-speedTyres: 20/89-17 (front); 160/80-15 (rear)Brakes: Single disc (front), drum (rear)Kerb weight: 187kgPrice: RM25,989 nett

Kawasaki VNII - Vulcan 250V

Tunggangan santai dan juga kembara jarak jauh kian mendapat tempat di hati peminat motosikal di negara ini. Samada untuk kegunaan hujung minggu atau sebagai pengangkutan harian ke tempat kerja, genre motosikal kruiser boleh memenuhi kehendak sebegini. Salah satu siri motosikal kruiser yang tidak asing lagi dalam dunia permotoran motosikal ialah siri Vulcan yang dikeluarkan Kawasaki. Mula diperkenalkan sejak tahun 1984 lagi, Vulcan terkenal dengan motosikal berenjin dwi-selinder konfigurasi V, bersesaran 125cc sehinggalah ke model sebesar 2000cc.

Meneruskan legasi Vulcan terkini ialah Vulcan 250 dengan gaya dan penampilan tersendiri. Model ini ditawarkan Kawasaki Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd sebagai model pemasangan tempatan (CKD) dan dikuasai enjin dwi-selinder V bersesaran 249cc.

VNII di perkarangan New World Hotel, Genting Highlands

Enjin sejukan cecair ini mempunyai bilah penyejuk menyerupai enjin sejukan udara, dan mampu menjana 31 kuasa kuda (hp) dengan tork sebanyak 22.2 N-m pada 9,500 pusingan enjin se minit. Enjin

kompak ini menggunapakai profil aci sesondol yang direka khusus untuk memaksimakan kesan tenaga inertia rodaputar untuk meningkatkan kuasa enjin pada rpm rendah. Nisbah mampatan yang tinggi iaitu sebanyak 12.0:1 juga meningkatkan lagi kuasa enjin pada julat operasi enjin yang rendah. Jaket cecair penyejuk yang mengelilingi enjin ini juga bertindak sebagai peredam bunyi untuk menghasilkan operasi enjin yang lebih senyap, dan sistem penyejukan cecair membolehkan penetapan suhu enjin yang lebih sekata, sekali gus mengelakkan kehilangan kuasa yang dialami enjin sejukan udara apabila suhu enjin melebihi suhu operasi optimum.

Ini juga menghasilkan enjin yang lebih lasak dan tahan lama. Bilah penyejuk pada blok enjin dan kekotak gear nya dihiasi krom kilat bermutu tinggi yang menyumbang kepada karektor kruiser motosikal ini.

Hantaran kuasa diagihkan melalui pilihan enam gear untuk disesuaikan dengan kehendak kuasa pada satu satu masa. Dihubungkan kepada enjin melalui sistem klac basah dengan plet berbilang, penukaran gear didapati lancar dan tepat, dan mudah di neutralkan apabila sampai ke persimpangan berlampu isyarat. Ini mampu dicapai dengan mudah melalui bantuan sistem Carian Neutral Positive (Positive Neutral Finder). Penukaran gear juga didapati lancar sewaktu tunggang-uji di laluan Ulu Yam - Awana Genting Highlands, dengan nisbah gear yang agak tepat bagi kelancaran hantaran kuasa yang diperlukan sewaktu pendakian curam. Laluan sebegini amat sesuai bagi ujian nisbah gear, kerana nisbah perbezaan gear yang terlalu jauh antara satu sama lain akan menyebabkan ngauman enjin yang terlampau apabila rpm enjin meningkat terlalu tinggi bagi memenuhi permintaan kuasa yang tidak dapat disambut baik

oleh gear berikutnya. Julat gear VN II ini didapati agak tepat untuk hantaran kuasa yang sekata dan lancar, dengan tork yang mencukupi untuk memacu jentera 171kg ini bagi menghasilkan tunggangan yang mengujakan sewaktu mendaki pusat peranginan tanah tinggi tersebut.

Kerangka VN II ini adalah dari jenis tiub berbentuk dwi-dukungan, dengan lengan ayun belakang yang di dokong suspensi konvensional seperti kebanyakan motosikal kruiser. Bahagian hadapan jentera ini di ampu suspensi cabang teleskopik 41mm, dan dipasang roda aloi aluminium yang menarik. Konfigurasi kerangka dan suspensi ini menghasilkan sebuah jentera yang stabil dan mudah dikawal, dengan meklumbalas roda yang baik. Kawalan kelajuan diyakinkan oleh brek cakera dwi-angkup Tokico di hadapan. Cakera bertebuk ini dibuat sedemikian bagi penyesaran haba yang lebih baik dan juga menyumbang kepada pengurangan berat keseluruhan jentera. Roda belakang dibekalkan brek jenis gelendung untuk melengkapkan sistem pemberhentian jentera ini, yang di dapati menyakinkan tanpa mengalami kepanasan sewaktu menuruni laluan Genting dan juga Bukit Tinggi, sebelum menempuh selekoh curam selepas Genting Sempah sebelum pulang ke ibukota. Tayar hadapan yang bersaiz 120/8017 dengan gabungan tayar belakang 160/80-15 didapati selesa untuk menangani laluan berliku, malah mampu mengujakan mereka yang gemar menyeret pemijak kaki.

Beberapa aksesori juga turut ditawarkan bagi mereka yang ingin menambah sentuhan peribadi kepada jentera ini. Penampan angin hadapan yang dipasang kepada jentera pandu-uji ini menambahkan lagi penampilan kruiser nya dan membantu menyesarkan angin ke belakang sewaktu penunggangan laju dan juga pabila hujan. Keselesaan pembonceng juga mampu ditingkatkan dengan penambahan penyandar belakang yang digabungkan dengan tapak pengikat barangan. Bar pelindung enjin juga boleh ditambah bagi menyerlahkan lagi keterampilan VN II anda.

Pelana dwi-aras nya adalah setinggi 690mm, dengan posisi duduk yang agak menegak dan membolehkan penunggangan seharian tanpa perlu banyak hentian rehat. Maklumat kelajuan penunggangan boleh di dapati dari meter analog yang terletak di atas tangki bahanapi. Lampu isyarat dan juga lampu amaran ditempatkan di antara meter kelajuan dan penutup tangki bahanapi berkunci. Tangki bahanapi ini dikawal tompol pilihan aliran bahanapi yang terletak di sebelah kiri, dengan suis utama juga berada di sisi yang sama. Hendal melintang nya cukup lebar untuk kawalan jentera yang mudah, dengan letakduduk suis kawalan yang mudah dicapai. Lampu utama nya menggunakan mentol kuartz halogen dengan kuasa suluhan 60W yang selesa untuk penunggangan malam hari yang selamat. Ekzos berbentuk menirus berhias krom kilat melengkapkan lagi penampilan jentera santai ini, dengan pemasangan sendeng ke atas. Secara keseluruhan, VN II ini mampu memenuhi kehendak penunggangan yang selesa dan menyeronokkan, bagi kegunaan harian ataupun untuk bersantai malam minggu, mahupun bagi konvoi jarak jauh. Ia mampu memberikan satu gaya hidup yang tersendiri bagi pemiliknya, disamping

menjanjikan sebuah jentera yang selesa dan tahan lasak. Penggunaan bahanapi di anggar menimatkan dengan satu tangki penuh mampu membawa penunggangnya melebihi 200km. Bagi mereka yang inginkan penampilan tersendiri dengan sebuah jentera 250cc, ini merupakan satu lagi keluaran yang perlu dipertimbangkan. Namun bagi peminat jentera kruiser, tentuya ia merupakan sebuah jentera yang diidamkam, apalagi bila ianya merupakan sebuah jentera permulaan yang amat mudah dikendalikan bagi mereka yang kurang berpengalaman dan baru dengan dunia motosikal.

Spesifikasi VN II Panjang Keseluruhan 2 355 mm (92.72 in.) Berat Keseluruhan 775 mm (30.51 in.) Tinggi Keseluruhan 1,075 mm (42.32 in.) Tapak 1,620 mm (63.78 in.) Kelegaan bumi 150 mm (5.91 in.) Tinggi pelana 690 mm (27.17 in.) Berat kering 171 kg (377 Ib)

Berat kasar 187 kg (412 Ib) Kapasiti tangki bahanapi 13.0 L (3.4 US gal) Radius pusingan minima 3.0 m (9.8 ft) Enjin 4-lejang, dwi-selinder V90, DOHC, 4 injap se selinder Sejukan cecair Gerek dan lejang 62.0 x 41.4 mm (2.44 x 1.63 in.) Sesaran 249 cm3 (15.2 cu in.) Nisbah mampatan 12.0 : 1 Kuasa maksima 30.8hp / 23 kW(31.3 PS) @12 500 rpm Tork maksima 22.2 N-m (2.3 kgf-m, 16.4 ft-lb) @9 500 rpm Jenis klac cakera basah berbilang Transmisi: 6-kelajuan, berpanca Nisbah Gear: Pertama 2.857 (40/14) Kedua 1.842 (35/19) Ketiga 1.409 (31/22) Keempat 1.160 (29/25) Kelima 1.038 (27/26) Keenam 0.928 (26/28) Sistem hantaran akhir: Pacuan rantai Kerangka Tiub, dwi-dukungan Saiz Rim: Depan 17 x3.OO Belakang 15 x4.00 Tayar Depan: Tanpa-tiub 120/80-17 M/C 61S Tayar Belakang: Tanpa-tiub 160/80-15 M/C74S Suspensi Depan: Cabang Teleskopik Pergerakan roda: 150 mm (5.91 in) Suspensi Belakang: Lengan-ayun Pergerakan roda: 96mm (3.78 in) Jenis brek: Depan Cakera Belakang Gelendung RM25,989 untuk motosikal standard RM26,989 dengan aksesori lengkap

VN250 - A Smooth operator The Vulcan name has been used by Kawasaki to denote their "custom" or "cruiser" type motorcycles since 1984, using mostly V-twin powered motorcycles ranging from 125cc to 2000cc. The latest offering Kawasaki is the VN II ; a cruiser bike with attitude and style. The VN II has a 249cc Vtwin, liquid cooled engine. The compact V-twin design has special cam profiles which is combined with the flywheel effect to boost low end torque. The 12.0:1 high compression engine generate up to 30.8 horsepower, and delivers 22.2 N-m of torque at 9,500 rpm, enabling smooth low and mid range power delivery. Finning on the cylinders helps provide an air-cooled image, but the water jacket of the liquid cooling system results in even running temperatures, eliminating power fade on hot days, longer engine life, and also insulate engine noise for quieter running. It has a 6 speed gearbox with a well-dispersed

ratios to provide ample power for changing riding needs. A gear for every situation gives better acceleration, and allows engines full potential to be utilised. The traditional "test -track" of Ulu Yam, Awana, Genting Higlands and Bukit Tinggi was negotiated with comfort and exciting speed. Gear change is smooth throughout, and its Positive Neutral Finder helps invaluably for shifting into neutral at light stops. This locally assembled bike is a low rider, with a fairly long wheelbase. It appears to be a great learner's bike, as it is easy to handle, very forgiving, nimble and a joy to ride. With a 249cc displacement, is of no wonder to be concerned with the engine size on the highway, but the smooth 6-speed gearbox really helps with highway cruising and has no problem accelerating above 100-110 km/h, even with a pillion. The wind tends to move it around a bit due to its cruiser appearance, and it is something which is not unexpected. Speeds are being kept checked adequately from its front dual-piston caliper which offer good braking and brake feeling, producing quick, sure stops. The disc is drilled to provide excellent heat transfer for better cooling and reduced unsprung weight. The brake lever is adjustable in four stages, to operate the dualcaliper Tokico brakes. The rear end gets a 160mm drum type brake. The narrow 120/80-17 front tyre with a big beefy 160/80-15 rear tyre complement the VN2 II traditional cruiser styling. Large 41 mm diameter front fork tubes are for precise handling, and provides good road feedback for feel and control. The cast alloy spoke wheels augurs well with the bike's looks, and is signatured with the polished chrome, taper-type exhaust. The seat is comfortable, with a stepped cut for comfort and character. A relaxed laid-back riding posture allows all-day riding for long journeys. Optional backrest for your pillion is available as an accessory, so is the front windsheild to keeps the bugs at bay. Typical cruiser forward control handlebars complement its overall character, as well as for ease of handling. The meter is centrally located on the fuel tank, providing information at a glance, and the fuel tank cap is flush-mounted, blending in to the meter cluster. Switches on the handlebars are logically located to be within easy reach for better control and safety, Riding it around town definitely gets plenty of headturns especially from curious onlookers. If you like the cruiser style, and are after a tough, reliable motorcycle that looks great and performs well, then this is a definite contender. Overall, this is a great bike. This is a 250cc motorcycle that looks more like a 600. This may work great if you need to work within a 250cc engine size restriction, be it due to your official JPJ licensing, or your "ministry of home-affairs".

Penulis bersama dua buah VNII yang ditunggang-uji pihak media ke Melaka

GENERAL INFORMATION General Specifications VN250V (VN II) Dimensions and Weight Overall Length 2 355 mm (92.72 in.) Overall Width 775 mm (30.51 in.) Overall Height 1,075 mm (42.32 in.) Wheelbase 1,620 mm (63.78 in.) Road Clearance 150 mm (5.91 in.) Seat Height 690 mm (27.17 in.) Dry Weight (Mass) 171 kg (377 Ib) Curb Weight (Mass) 187 kg (412 Ib) Fuel Tank Capacity 13.0 L (3.4 US gal)

Performance Minimum Turning Radius 3.0 m (9.8 ft)

Engine Type 4-stroke, 90 V-2 cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Cooling System Liquid-cooled Bore and Stroke 62.0 x 41.4 mm (2.44 x 1.63 in.) Displacement 249 cm3 (15.2 cu in.)

Compression Ratio 12.0 : 1 Maximum Horsepower 30.8hp or 23 kW(31.3 PS) @12 500 rpm Maximum Torque 22.2 N-rn (2.3 kgf-m, 16.4 ft-lb) @9 500 rpm Fuel System Carburetors, Keihin CVKR 32 x 2 Starting System Electric starter Ignition System Timing Battery and coil (transistorized) Advance System Electronically advanced (digital) Ignition Timing /rpm BTDC 15/1 300 ~ BTDC 35/5 000 Spark plugs NGK CR9E or ND U27ESR-N Valve timing: Inlet: Open BTDC 32.5 Close ABDC 67.5 Duration 280 Exhaust: Open BBDC 66 Close ATDC 26 Duration 272 Cylinder Numbering Method Front to rear, 1-2 Firing Order 1-2 Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump)

Engine Oil: API SE, SF or SG Grade API SH, SJ or SL with JASO MA Viscosity SAE10W-40 Capacity 2.1 L (2.2 US qt)

Drive Train Primary Reduction System: Type Gear drive Reduction Ratio 3.440 (86/25) Clutch Type Wet multi disc Transmission:

Type 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift Gear Ratios: 1st 2.857 (40/14) 2nd 1.842 (35/19) 3rd 1.409 (31/22) 4th 1.160 (29/25) 5th 1.038 (27/26) 6th 0.928 (26/28) Final Drive System: Type Chain drive Reduction Ratio 2.933 (44/15) Overall Drive Ratio 9.369 @ top gear

Frame Type Tubular, double cradle Caster 35 Trail 154 mm (6.06 in.) Rim Size: Front 17 x3.OO Rear 15 x4.00 Front Tire: Type Tubeless Size 120/80-17 M/C 61S Rear Tire: Type Tubeless Size 160/80-15 M/C74S Front Suspension: Type Telescopic fork Wheel Travel 150 mm (5.91 in.) Rear Suspension: Type Swingarm Wheel Travel 96mm (3.78 in)

Brake Type: Front Single disc brake Rear Drum brake Electrical System Battery 12 V 6 Ah Headlight: Type Semi-sealed beam Bulb 12 V 60/55 W (quartz-halogen) Tail/Brake Light 12 V 5/21 W Alternator: Type Three-phase AC Rated Output 16 A/14 V @ 12 000 r/min (rpm) RM25,989 standard bike base price RM26,989 fully accessorised
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

AT 8:38 PM LABELS: KAWASAKI VNII, VN250V, VULCAN 250, VULCAN 250V

7 COMMENTS:

Anonymous said... aku sudah jatuh cintaa....dengan vulcan ini. aku rasa sesuai untuk yang budget ciput macam aku ni..
July 2, 2009 11:17 PM

Anonymous said... sebijik macam jaguh....cuma enjin ja yg lain....disk depan terbalik....hurmmmm.....bagi aku la better amek vulcan 800 classic baru mariiiiiiiiiiiiiii
July 5, 2009 3:23 AM

Anonymous said...

Motor ni tak ada meter penunjuk minyak petrol. Saya tak selesa la nak bawa moto ni kalau jalan jauh pasal tak tau minyak cukup lg ke tak. Dan lg susah nak budget moto ni camana pgunaan minyak dia.
July 7, 2009 2:30 PM

Anonymous said... Harga yg ditawarkan tu trlalu mahal sebenarnya, untuk sebuah motosikal yang mempunyai body SAMA seperti Modenas Jaguh atau Kawasaki ELiminator 125. Sila park side by side dgn Jaguh dan ukur kalau tak percaya. Jika dijual dlm lingkungan 15k lebih sesuai, lagipun ini CKD, sedangkan Ninja250 pun boleh dijual lebih murah iaitu sekitar 20k. Harap Kawasaki dapat revise harga kerana harga ini hanya dapat attract riders baru, rider lama lebih rasa berbaloi beli cruiser big cc 2nd hand tahun lewat 90an atau awal 2000an yg lebih murah.
November 9, 2009 2:33 PM

Dragonnette said... Tangkap cinta lah dengan motor ni. Salihin bg komen best giler!!. Nak jual lah motor yang ada. Biar cc rendah, tapi maintainance tak memeningkan kepala. Here I come Vulcan VNII...hujung tahun, pasti confirm aku sambar ini motor. Terus masuk garage bikin american chopper. Nanti boleh join Bike Fest.
November 13, 2009 5:17 PM

Anonymous said... ada sape2 dah beli vn2? ak da bezakan ngan jaguh & vn2, vn2 besar skit dari jaguh je. ak nk cari 2nd nye, tp ssh nk cari.
August 9, 2010 3:49 PM

Anonymous said... Hello bros...Vn2 ni memang superb...I dah pi konvoi a few times ikut cruiser/superbike lagi besar 900 cc ke atas,takde hal nak follow setakat 130-140Kmh for 2-3 hours. Saya nak upgrade VN2 saya..kalu ada sesiapa interested to buy motor saya (May 2010) model,pls email me shanks_tioman@hotmail.com. Ada full accessores,regular maintained and peak performance.
October 22, 2010 11:21 AM