Kawasaki likes it pretty well, too. It quickly became the company's best-selling bike in America and spawned four more models, including this one, and a line of accessories. The Vulcan 1500 Nomad, introduced in 1998, and recently released Nomad FI (fuel injection) were the touring variations of the bike. The Vulcan 1500 Drifter, introduced last year, was the retro rendition. While those models owed much to the original 1500 Classic, each also brought something new to the party. For example, the Nomad introduced a stiffer frame and new steering geometry and many smaller developments. The Drifter brought fuel injection. Appropriate innovations found their ways to the Classic.