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2000 Kawasaki Drifter 800

California, August 31, 2000 Kawasaki believes it has an attractive with its Vulcan Drifter of cruisers. Available in both cc fuel injected and 800 cc carbureted this highly stylized is an aesthetic throwback to the days a full face helmet was face.

Motorcycle Online got the 800 CC to try out, so we took her for a leisurely along the scenic streets of and up into the foothills of some mountains.

Like any good the first step in assessing the is stepping back to take in the Clearly, the Drifter sports a design.

Classic styling is only by a seat that resembles an obese slug leather-wrapped foam. It’s got tubing which stands in contrast to the gleaming chrome and spoked wheels. Plus, Champagne paint with pin-striping, an odd-looking two-passenger and the aforementioned skirt fenders.

The Drifter’s extreme styling is evident parked next to Honda Nighthawk 750, the of understated styling.

Though the engine looks to be of standard UJM Calvin and Minime quickly issue with the quality of the particularly the headlight housing and the which appeared to be plastic.

The 800 cc provides impressive acceleration what it has to push around.

no way, Calvin said.

magically transformed Calvin’s into tangible images,

like a dirt bike, replied.

Throwing a leg over the yielded a bouncy feeling your …. The Drifter is and foremost a cruiser and a softly suspension is standard issue. this will yield a comfortable ride but will handling.

As I dropped my weight on the plush onlookers quickly noticed the rear fender moved in with the rear wheel and The pipe, meanwhile, stays Again, the Drifter exudes a it or hate it vibe.

Hey mister, did kid steal the front fender my Indian? Punk. It took a of minutes to fire up the beast. with the choke on, the engine on my first attempt to get rolling.

was partially due to the fact I’m a but also the unusual clutch

It grabs really quick and it has a narrow range, Minime out. The fact that a dork only exacerbates the Once it got warmed up, the Drifter quite capable in traffic.

not talking monstrous torque, but the effortlessly squirted out of tight with a flick of the wrist. It easily too, with no neutrals.

The brakes, meanwhile, absolutely potent for a cruiser, an exceptionally strong rear

The wide bars, however, lane splitting a chore for For me, it nearly caused a nasty with a panel van. If you like the looks of the Drifter, you can at make an effort to admire the OK?

Overall, the bike was nimble, and functional in real-world driving

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The only times the bike unsettled was over bumps, in curves and especially sweeping with bumps. And it didn’t a lot of effort to scrape the floorboards on the

In the Midwest, the wallowing suspension, and floorboards wouldn’t be an issue. On a twisty ocean side I wished I was on a different bike.

who rode the bike between spots, was not enthusiastic about the

There aren’t many I don’t like, Calvin I don’t hate this but for some reason I don’t it.

Minime offered mixed as well, preferring the Vulcan Classic FI over the Drifter.

Dork, er, Mr. Ratner wrings out the 800 on a mountain road. This kind of dug the 800 Drifter. It’s and low to the ground and therefore super to maneuver in confined quarters.

The was comfortable, with just vibration to know that’s a down there.

The immediate strong brakes and low center of made for worry-free participation in hour traffic.

On the highway, definitely reach for something longer legs. If I wanted to heads at the Rock Store, probably want a real or maybe a Boss Hoss.

But I actually see myself having the 800 as my …, around town and bike. Newer riders or short of stature would dig it too. But as a substitute for a real

No way.

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