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2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT



2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT Review

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

DO IT ALL...

FULL-SIZE PERFORMANCE IN A MIDDLEWEIGHT CRUISER GIVES YOU THE POWER AND EFFICIENCY TO TAKE ON ROADS OF ALL SIZES–ACROSS TOWN OR ACROSS STATE LINES. ENJOY ALL-DAY COMFORT WITH THE SCULPTED SEATS, SPACIOUS FLOORBOARDS AND A PROTECTIVE WINDSHIELD, AND LET THE POWER OF THE LIQUID-COOLED 903cc V-TWIN ENGINE PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.

•Fuel-injected 903cc V-twin delivers ample roll-on power and excellent fuel economy
•Comfortable seat for rider and passenger with standard passenger backrest
•Studded seat, leather saddlebags and backrest add style and functionality
•Height adjustable windscreen adds comfort by reducing wind fatigue
•Low seat height adds to rider confidence by enabling both feet to be placed on ground at stops

When you want to do it all, the Vulcan 900 Classic LT is the midsize cruiser for the job. Commute all week using surprisingly little fuel, rumble downtown with its big-bike looks and sound, or hit the highway for a weekend tour.

Motorcyclists wanting to hit the open highway on a stylish, powerful, comfortable and dependable touring cruiser should look no further than the Vulcan® 900 Classic LT. This V-twin-powered cruiser, with its distinctive fat 180/70x15 rear tire, has the necessary touring goods to get you to your next destination in comfort and style.

Both rider and passenger will appreciate the large, adjustable windshield, the deep-dyed saddlebags, and passenger backrest. The matching chrome brass studs on the seat, saddlebags and backrest highlight Kawasaki's unmatched attention to detail, the superb engineering and proven dependability of the Vulcan cruiser will provide peace of mind when traveling long distances.

A comfortable seat provides abundant support for the rider, as well as a long, wide seating area for the passenger. The passenger backrest helps to ensure added comfort as the miles tick by.

With its wide handlebar ideally positioned in relation to the seat and floorboards, coupled with roomy passenger accommodations, the Vulcan 900 Classic LT motorcycle is a real joy to ride - whether it's on a run to the store or hauling across the country.

The Vulcan® 900 Classic LT shares all of the attributes of the Vulcan 900 Classic but has all the necessary
touring goods like an adjustable windshield, deep-dye saddlebags and passenger backrest, to comfortably rack
up the miles.

 

 



2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

KEY FEATURES

• TOP-QUALITY LEATHER SADDLEBAGS STANDARD
• PASSENGER BACKREST STANDARD
• WINDSCREEN STANDARD
• 2-TONE PAINT STANDARD
• 24-MONTH WARRANTY STANDARD



 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

TOURING READY
Saddlebags
Made with reinforced top grain cowhide that is carefully selected with minimal flaws and deep dyed so that the finish can't be scraped off.
Slant top opening lid, fastened with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps with chrome buckles and quick release stealth fasteners.
Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail.
One-half inch diameter chrome plated brass stud accents.
Metal reinforced upper edge so bags hold their shape.
Rolled and riveted top lid minimizes water entry.

Seat
Detailed with ½-inch diameter chrome plated brass studs.

Passenger Backrest
Classic tombstone shape.
Strong chrome plated steel supports.
Pad cover detailed with chrome plated brass studs.

Windscreen
Thick, optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow and cruiser style.
Strong chrome plated steel supports.
Adjustable height to fit riders, needs.

Two-Tone Paint
Rich color combinations highlight the elegant fender and tank design.

24-Month Warranty
Vulcan LT models feature a 24-month factory warranty.

903cc V-Twin, SOHC Engine
Tuned to deliver lots of torque from low rpm.
Smooth and reliable.
Gear-driven balancer allows use of single pin crankshaft for that classic V-twin rumble without the heavy vibration.

Liquid and Air Cooling
Finned cylinders and heads combine with liquid cooling to provide exceptional thermal control.
Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power.
Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic.
Includes temperature warning light.

Rubber-Mounted Engine
Eliminates engine vibration at all speeds.

Positive Neutral Finder(KP)
Just lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to select neutral easily, every time.

Digital Fuel Injection (KP)
Dual throttle bodies(KP) with dual throttle valves(KP) provide optimum performance and rideability. The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valve, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI® system retains more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor.
Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for better acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption.

Kevlar-Reinforced Belt Drive
Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action.
More efficient so more power reaches the rear wheel, compared to shaft drive.
Cleaner and lower maintenance than chain drive.

Double Cradle Frame
Large-diameter box section backbone is very rigid, allows use of a larger fuel tank, and helps contribute to high stability and lightweight handling at low speeds.
Triangular swingarm appears to be a hardtail design, but acts on a single shock hidden beneath the seat.
Long and low for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact.
Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds.
Long wheelbase adds to highway stability.


 



 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8999 USD

Power
Engine
4-stroke, 55° V-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement
903cc/55.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke
88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio
9.5:1
Maximum Torque
58.2 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® 34mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission
5-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Kevlar-reinforced belt
Performance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/5.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload/4.1 in
Front Tire
130/90x16
Rear Tire
180/70x15
Front Brakes
Single 300mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes
Single 270mm hydraulic disc
Details
Frame Type
Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail
32°/6.3 in
Overall Length
97.0 in
Overall Width
39.6 in
Overall Height
58.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
Seat Height
26.8 in
Curb Weight
657.1 lb**
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal
Wheelbase
64.8 in
Color Choices
Pearl Meteor Gray/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
24 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months





 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $11199 CAD

ENGINE
Displacement 903cc
Type 4-stroke, V-Twin
Bore and stroke 88.0 x 74.2 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve system SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with dual 34 mm throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
BRAKES
Front: type Single 300 mm disc
Front: calipers 2-piston calipers
Rear: type Single 270 mm hydraulic disc
Rear: calipers 2-piston calipers
DIMENSIONS
Overall length 2,465 mm (97.1 in.)
Overall width 1,005 mm (39.6 in.)
Overall height 1,480 mm (58.3 in.)
Wheelbase 1,645 mm (64.8 in.)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Seat height 680 mm (26.8 in.)
Curb mass** 298 kg (657 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 20 litres (4.4 gal.)
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Final drive Kevlar belt
Primary reduction ratio 2.184 (83/38)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.786 (39/14)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.889 (34/18)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.360 (34/25)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.107 (31/28)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.963 (26/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.063 (66/32)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
FRAME
Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Tire: front 130/90-16
Wheel travel: rear 103 mm (4.1 in.)
Tire: rear 180/70-15
Caster (rake) 32°
Trail 160 mm (6.3 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 38° / 38°
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Power‡ 37 kW {50.0 PS} @ 5,700 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 78 N·m {8.0 kgƒ·m} @ 3,700 rpm
SUSPENSION
Suspension, front 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Uni-Trak with 7-way adjustable preload
DETAILS
Warranty 24 months warranty

 

 


 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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