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Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom | Cruiser Motorcycle Test

Vulcan 900 Custom Review | Motorcycle Test

The Kawasaki 900 Custom is an eye-catching mid-size that strikes a winning between easy handling and attitude. First and foremost, the 900 is a non-intimidating, sharp-looking ride. The 27-inch seat height almost everyone to sit flat-footed in the and nothing spells confidence being able to easily terra firma at a stop.

drag bars enable of leverage from the comfortable and one-piece seat, and forward-mounted pegs (no floorboards or heel toe complete the relaxed, nonchalant stance on the Vulcan 900 Custom.

its 610-pound curb weight and with plenty of torque the oversquare SOHC V-twin, the 900 is light handling and easy to even at a walking pace. lot forays, gas station stops, or are cause for concern with the 900.

In addition to the low center of gravity, of handling comes from the 80mm 21-inch front that turns lightly—certainly by the fairer …. Naturally, the off for a lighter front end is a less and secure feel; it’s not to oversteer, and on rough roads the Dunlop will move a bit. However, there’s of rubber from the chunky 15-inch rear wheel to you connected to the asphalt, and once you the characteristics of both ends of the 900 Custom, you will really this ride.

With a broad contact patch in it’s easy to use the rear almost exclusively to slow as the feel is strong and smoothly Of course, if you need to stop the front brake is available and It does not have too fast or of a bite, but you will still to use it judiciously as that narrow tire will make known, as I discovered on a wet patch of road on Mulholland Drive Hollywood.

Riding through tight, and well-worn roads in a residential neighborhood, the Vulcan 900 Custom to be a confidence-inspiring mount. I was able to along in first or second in easy control of the 900, and stress-free turnarounds on a semi-steep

Not only is the Vulcan 900 Custom an bike to ride, it is also comfortable. Ergonomics put the rider in a and slightly extended position encourages a laid back This establishes a relaxed and riding position that longer rides than you might have planned you first set out.

I’m in no hurry aboard the Vulcan 900 I’m just enjoying the road, the the feel of the smooth ride. Of if I need to pick up the pace, the 900 can accommodate. Twist the throttle and there’s plenty of power the 903cc liquid-cooled V-twin; no quarter horse, but the acceleration is and gathers momentum quickly.

The Vulcan 900 Custom does a job of maneuvering tight conditions, and caught in slow moving I found the bike to be an easy splitter. There’s a fair of heat coming off the right of the motor, which was welcome on my autumn rides, but not so much summer cruising.

Perhaps the Vulcan 900 Custom handles full speed duty on the confidently, despite the narrow hoop. The low center of gravity and 65-inch wheelbase surely to its stability.

With wide ratios and of torque it’s easy to for miles without shifting. The gearbox is smooth and engages Slipping into neutral at a is nearly automatic, thanks to the effective Positive Neutral feature.

Just shift up 1st gear at a stop and you’re cogs.

This is a visually machine, with its light and front end to the blacked out and chunky From the clean lines of the drag bars, to the beautiful tank, and the parallel slash cut to the pin stripe wheels and engine the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is a bike. For 2014, the bike is unchanged, and you have a choice of a version, and one with lots of Green on tank, fenders and

Many riders will dismiss a smaller displacement I understand that, and a big brusque has both a visual and visceral as well as its performance advantages. for city use, a lighter, agile cruiser makes a lot of and the freeway is certainly not off-limits for the motor.

It may appeal to a newer or one on a budget, but the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 works quite well as a urban cruiser and commuter.

by Don Williams

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Kawasaki 900 Custom Specifications

Fuel with dual 34mm throttle bodies

Ignition…TCBI with digital


Final drive…Belt

cradle, high-tensile steel

/ trail…33 degrees / 7.2 inches

suspension / wheel travel…41mm telescopic fork / 5.9 inches

suspension / wheel travel…Uni-Trak 7-way adjustable spring / 4.1 inches

Front tire…80/90-21


Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

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