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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic



2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Review

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Big Twin Styling in an Easygoing, Dependable Package…

The Vulcan® 900 Classic is a midsized cruiser with timeless good looks, a powerful engine and offering a comfortable ride for long journeys. Wrapped in a long, low package and finished in a two-tone Metallic Matte Carbon Gray Pearl and Pearl Flat Crystal White paint scheme, the Vulcan 900 Classic garners attention wherever it goes.

Details like its fat rear tire, spoked wheels, rider floorboards and tank-mounted instrumentation only strengthen the bike’s ties with tradition.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015 KAWASAKI VULCAN 900 CLASSIC
•Smooth 903cc V-twin DFI® engine with excellent fuel economy
•Fat 180mm rear tire
•Comfortable seat for rider and pillion
•Rider floorboards with heel / toe shifter
•Tank-mounted instrumentation on class-leading 5.3-gallon fuel tank
•Efficient low-maintenance belt drive

POWERTRAIN

The 903cc V-twin engine features dual slash-cut mufflers and a heel/toe shifter that stir the soul as you cruise down the boulevard—with eye-catching performance just a throttle twist away.

The fuel tank, at 5.3 gallons, is the largest in its class and adds to the big bike impression from the saddle. Yet beneath it all, the Vulcan 900 Classic is a dependable, modern—yet timelessly styled—motorcycle.

The visual treats continue with curved cooling fins on the big, classic-looking V-twin, which bristles with modern touches inside including four-valve-per-cylinder performance and liquid-cooled reliability. A balancer works in conjunction with the single-pin crankshaft to produce that distinctive V-twin sound and feel, with less of the annoying vibration that plagues lesser engines.

Rugged and reliable belt final drive on the Vulcan 900 cruiser keeps the overall weight down, improves rear-end styling and provides the rider with additional customizing opportunities. Not to mention the widest rear tire in its class, which contributes to the Vulcan 900’s big-twin feel.

ERGONOMICS AND HANDLING

The Vulcan 900 Classic’s low seat height and tapered seat do not discriminate against shorter riders. Comfortable enough for any distance, the seat features abundant hip support for the rider, with a long, wide seating area for the passenger.

The seat flows nicely into the largest capacity fuel tank in its class, and the lower chassis rails provide a narrow shape for an abbreviated reach to the pavement – ideal for getting both feet flat on the ground more easily. A wide handlebar with stabilizer, seat and floorboard layout offers an ideal ergonomic relationship, making for a relaxing ride.

Some of the other features that make the Vulcan 900 Classic appealing to such a wide audience are a fork offset and rake designed for light, effortless maneuvering at low speeds. Equipped with an auto-fast idle system that uses an RPM feedback relay to help ensure a fixed engine speed in all starting conditions, its fuel injection makes low-speed riding surprisingly easy, and the abundant low-RPM torque provides thrilling roll-on acceleration. Around town or on the open road, this motorcycle is built for hour-after-hour of riding pleasure.




 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Key Features
903cc V-twin engine provides an optimal balance of performance and manageability in a stylish package
Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) delivers precise throttle control with improved fuel economy
Seat features good support for the rider and a wider and longer rear section for passenger comfort
Rider floorboards with heel and toe shifter enhance rider comfort and deliver a strong connection to the motorcycle
Class-leading 5.3-gallon fuel tank
Classically styled tank-mounted instrumentation includes fuel gauge
Fat 180-width rear tire is the widest in its class and aids in the big bike feel
Efficient belt drive runs cleaner and with less maintenance than a chain while adding to the timeless style of the drive train




 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

903cc V-twin
Tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low RPM
Smooth and reliable
Gear-driven balancer allows use of single-pin crankshaft without excessive vibration

Four-valve Cylinder Heads
Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, resulting in more power and more low-end torque
Single overhead camshaft design is simple, lightweight and practical
Extremely efficient intake tracts feature ports that narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling and increased torque
Long intake tracts for great low-end response

Liquid and Air Cooling
Exceptional thermal control with finned cylinders and cylinder head, combined with liquid cooling
Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power
Automatic fan keeps things cool in traffic
Includes temperature warning light

Dual Slash-cut Mufflers
Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions

Electronic Fuel Injection
Dual throttle bodies with sub-throttle valves provide optimum performance and rideability
The sub-throttle valves, located behind the main throttle valve, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI® system retains more precise throttle response
Fine-atomizing 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
Very rigid large-diameter box section backbone allows a larger fuel tank, and helps contribute to lightweight handling at low speeds
Triangular swingarm looks like a hardtail design, but acts on a single shock hidden beneath the seat
Long and low for minimal seat height and maximum visual impact
Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds
Long wheelbase contributes to a comfortable highway ride

Comfort Features
Seat features good lumbar support for the rider and a wider and longer rear section for passenger comfort
Ultra-low 26.8″ seat height allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops
Laid-back riding comfort for two

Tank-mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
Provides all the information you need at a glance
Compact design complements the bike’s clean look
5.3-gallon fuel tank is largest in its class

41mm Front Fork
Excellent rigidity and 5.9″ of travel – the most in its class
32-degree rake angle for excellent straight line tracking
Wide fork pitch for classic look

Front and Rear Disc Brakes
The 300mm front and 270mm rear brake discs are gripped by twin-piston calipers for strong stopping power when you need it

Custom Spoke Wheels
Chromed steel rims and spokes
“Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub

Wide Rear Tire
180mm rear tire provides traction while projecting a powerful image
Wider tire than that found on most mid-displacement cruisers
Widest rear tire in its class


 

 


 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,999 USD


Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
Displacement: 903cc / 55.1 cu in
Bore x stroke: 88 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum torque: 58.2 lb-ft @ 3,500rpm
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel Injection: DFI® with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission: Five-speed with positive neutral finder
Final drive: Kevlar-reinforced belt
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 32 degrees / 6.3″
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9″
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Uni-Trak® swingarm / 4.1″
Front tire: 130/90×16
Rear tire: 180/70×15
Front brake / rear brake: 300mm hydraulic disc / 270mm hydraulic disc
Overall length: 97″
Overall width: 39.6″
Overall height: 41.9″
Seat height: 26.8″
Curb weight**: 619.6 lb
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
Wheelbase: 64.8″
Color: Metallic Matte Carbon Gray Pearl / Pearl Flat Crystal White
MSRP: $7,999
Warranty: 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plan (optional): 12, 24, 36, and 48 month plans are available

 

 


 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN

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* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as “Your price” may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.


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