Motorcycle Tyres for Kawasaki VN1500 Motorcycle

Kawasaki’s history goes back far beyond most other motorcycle companies to the founding of the Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard in Tokyo in 1878. Originally specialising in naval vessels, submarines, locomotives and aeroplanes, Kawasaki didn’t produce a motorbike until the 1960s after taking over Meguro motorcycles in 1960 and then creating the B8 125cc two-stroke a year later. Their rise was rapid from 1969 onwards. The real breakthrough worldwide was the Ninja, with its liquid cooled engine and stunning performance. Today’s Kawasaki’s offer exceptional innovation and engineering, superb balance with performance plus enduring reliability.

If cruising down the motorway is your style of riding and you can’t afford a Harley, the Kawasaki VN1500 is a superb alternative. And if taking up plenty of road real estate is important to you, then the VN1500 is a huge beast that really makes a statement. But there’s also plenty of power and performance for a superb touring experience.

Riders who want a bike that’s agile and responsive will tend to look elsewhere, but if you want an incredibly smooth ride over thousands of miles with a forgiving suspension featuring dual air-assisted shock absorbers plus four-way rebound damping adjustment, then this is the motorcycle for you.

The V-twin engine has that perfect rumble and some terrific torque that lets you manoeuvre this massive bike with indecent ease. The initial grunt is more than enough to move you smoothly from the kerb into traffic and then there’s plenty of topline power and speed for effortless cruising at 80mph.

Styling here is all about the retro cruiser look but it disguises plenty of modern technology. Besides that liquid cooled engine, there’s digital fuel injection for optimised engine management and a hefty dry weight of 337kg for effortless stability and safety with good, grippy tyres (130/90R-16 front, 150/80R-16 back).

With enormous power, great handling and some serious comfort, the Kawasaki VN1500 could be the perfect ultimate cruiser.

Choosing the Right Tyres for the Kawasaki VN1500 Motorcycle

When it comes to choosing new tyres for your Kawasaki VN1500 motorcycle rest assured we have a host of options available to you from a number of premium manufacturers for you to make your selection from. Manufacturers include PirelliMetzelerBridgestoneMichelin and Dunlop.

If you're searching for tyres for your Kawasaki VN1500 motorcycle, Protyre can help. With over 100 garages, we're a nationwide network that promises outstanding local service. Our experienced technicians will be pleased to service or MOT your bike, as necessary, as well as discuss your tyre options. With an extensive range of all the top tyre makes in stock, we are able to guarantee same or next day fitting for the majority of the tyre brands that we sell. We also have fully trained motorcycle mechanics.

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