2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Comparison

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 is Kawasaki’s entry-level cruiser. the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom to see how Team Green stacks up the rest.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 delivers big cruiser looks, but in a manageable middleweight package. In years Team Green has down its cruiser lineup to two platforms — the 1700 and 900 with the Vulcan 900 now Kawasaki’s entry-level cruiser.

A 903cc V-Twin powers the Vulcan, pumped out the most torque of any in this shootout. And the Kawi can use the power, as it pushes the most Not the quickest off the line, the Vulcan 900 like another gear was on top, especially on the freeway.

response is super smooth, but on the Vulcan. “I found revving up before letting the out to get it to really move off the line,” Sarah.

Comments about how the Vulcan’s feels and sounds vary as as the riders’ who rode it. I heard like “much improved older models” to “more sounding” to “totally enjoyed the rumble and deep sound” to pitched mechanical sound.”

The Vulcan 900 Custom‘s V-Twin produced the most (52 lb-ft) of the comparison.

The Vulcan seems a bit of a strain for smaller Some riders say the clutch stiffer than the others, others find the clutch and smooth.

“Kawasaki has done a job improving this bike but especially with regard to the says Vickie. “There was no in any gear. Riding this makes me want to trade in my Classic for a newer model.”

The Vulcan feels heavier the other bikes, a riding which is confirmed on the scales. At 609 the Vulcan weighs in 65 pounds than the lightest bike in the (Honda Shadow). I think the weight helps at higher when you pass a large or on windy days. The down is that for smaller framed it takes a considerable amount of to move the bike around in circles at parking lot speeds.

my extensive miles on this I can tell you that like else, it does get easier seat time and practice.

The on the Kawasaki is appreciated across the “I was expecting to be jolted I rode over a rough of road, based on my past experience, but I was pleasantly surprised by the on this newer Kawasaki,” Vickie.

The Vulcan 900 Custom’s suspension was rated by our testers, the units a smooth and stable ride.

Our testers had found they a bit in the Vulcan 900 stock seat, the wide perch also some rider’s ability to to the ground.

The taller riders that the brakes on the Kawasaki responsive and easy to apply, but the riders have trouble the forward foot-controlled rear

The Vulcan’s seating position, the stock seat, makes it challenging for smaller bodies to from sliding backwards accelerating or once at speed. is just too far of a stretch for my legs and to reach the controls and be comfortable on a ride,” explains Tania.

I have tried other and can tell you it makes a world of If you find yourself “scooching” to reach the controls, you may want to an aftermarket seat that is to keep your bottom the pocket.”

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Test riders the padding is mostly sufficient for rides and much improved older Vulcan models. A riders note the width of the and how it affects their ability to get foot on the ground.

The dash on the Custom is a hit, earning the top in the instrumentation and features category. The offers the right information and is easy to locate. The gas gauge is a feature, and appreciated by all.

The takes top honors as well in the category. “The Vulcan is a looking bike,” shares

“Straight-out, the Kawasaki beat the group hands-down! The matte paint, combined with the set-up and dimensions of the bike it a clear winner. Simply the bitchinest looking bike!

Can I say adds Vickie.

Our test found the blacked out Vulcan 900 one of the best looking bikes in the

“The black engine and make the bike look right off the showroom floor,” Tania.

Sarah says it way, “The Vulcan was the most wicked looking of the The matte black paint and engine was just barely by a devilish deep red stripe. It was the most extreme seating the drag-style handlebars and way-forward pegs.”

You can’t help but cop an on this bike. I especially how the non-metric riders always to me when I am on this bike. says it all!

I have always thought the 900 line was a winner because you get a displacement bike in what like a big bike package. fit right in at your local night and unless your ride is primarily freeways, have a great time up, too.

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

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