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Kawasaki VN 900 Classic Light Tourer

Kawasaki VN900 Light — first ride

pulled a surprise at the launch of the range by announcing a fourth – the VN900 Light Tourer. And as would have it, they’d a couple along to test.

A reaction to this semi-skimmed Tourer would see it brought to But does it deserve it? Vote in our

The Light Tourer adds a spotlights, passenger back and 15l leather saddlebags each for an additional £500 over the base model. At the price, a very cheap trolley-dash the VN accessories catalogue, and one that’s to reinforce the versatility of the entry-level

There’s no doubt the bike’s capable of a long weekend and it won’t be left trailing by the cruisers in the group unless being ridden at an uncruiserlike You will be stamping on the heel-and-toe twice as often though – the a revvy lump that to be kept alert with gear choice if you’re not to back.

Unsurprisingly, while the slash-cut look similar to those on the Classic, the exhaust note is likely to stop schoolchildren in tracks, but it’s certainly no And looks-wise it’s far from 47% less imposing, despite 47% down on capacity from its brothers.

5’ 5” riders and even will have both flat on the floor, and novices relish its light feel partly an illusion contributed by its narrower-waisted seat – next to the it feels like it’s of cardboard. But you’d have to be shorter to get the best out of the screen – for 5’6” rider it’s too low to behind but just high to interrupt forward vision

In heavy rain it will keep you much dryer the standard VN, but mist or fine has a disconcerting ability to render it It pegs the practical top speed to too – but at that speed you’re no cruising of course.

Overall, the additions suit the of the 900 perfectly and bolster its already good weekend touring Its tank range betters the and it’s a pretty plush and ride. The 1700’s air-assisted and higher-quality overall detailing and will see it triumph in the long and the long run, but the Light doesn’t feel a world in any respect its price might

Kawasaki VN 900 Classic Light Tourer
Kawasaki VN 900 Classic Light Tourer

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FACTS

Kawasaki VN900 Tourer £6499

Torque: @ 3700rpm

Weight: 249kg

Likely to be black only

Kawasaki VN 900 Classic Light Tourer
Kawasaki VN 900 Classic Light Tourer
Kawasaki VN 900 Classic Light Tourer


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