2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT



2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT Review

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Touring in Classic Cruiser Style…

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.

Riders wanting to hit the open road on a stylish, powerful, comfortable and dependable touring cruiser need look no further than the Vulcan® 900 Classic LT. This V-twin-powered cruiser with its distinctive fat rear tire has the necessary touring goods to comfortably reach your next destination.

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

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015 KAWASAKI VULCAN 900 CLASSIC LT
” Smooth 903cc V-twin DFI® engine with excellent fuel economy
” Comfortable seat for rider and passenger with standard passenger backrest
” Chrome-plated brass studded seat, leather saddlebags and backrest
” Height adjustable windscreen
” Tank-mounted instrumentation on class-leading 5.3-gallon fuel tank
” Standard two-tone paint
” Fat 180-width rear tire
” Efficient low-maintenance belt drive
” Generous 24-month factory limited warranty with up to four additional years of optional Kawasaki Protection Plus coverage

POWERTRAIN
The Vulcan 900 Classic LT offers riders as much substance as it does cruising tourer style. The fuel-injected 903cc V-twin engine gives good roll-on acceleration thanks to its ample torque.
Combine the eager engine with an agile chassis, and you’ve got a motorcycle that will out-maneuver larger, heavier bikes. Riders with the itch to travel will find the 900 Classic LT as comfortable on winding rural highways as it is on the interstate, as they set out to mark more destinations off their list.

TOURING AMENITIES
At the core of the 900 Classic LT touring package is the striking, top-grain, reinforced cowhide saddlebags that provide ample storage. The leather is carefully selected and deep-dyed to retain its natural finish during regular use.
The ideally-sized bags feature a slant-top opening, which is held shut by two 1.5″-wide leather straps fitted with chrome buckles and concealed quick-release fasteners.
The rolled and riveted top lids, along with metal-reinforced upper edges on the bags, help maintain shape and keep out unwanted moisture. An embossed Vulcan logo on the reinforced dual-panel lids and chrome-plated brass studs completes the look of these saddlebags.

ERGONOMICS AND STYLING
A comfortable seat features abundant support for the rider, as well as a long, wide seating area for the passenger. The passenger also gets a backrest for added comfort as the miles tick by. Both the seat and backrest are detailed with chrome-plated brass studs to match the saddlebags.
A thick, optically correct, acrylic windscreen diverts the airflow around the rider and passenger, reducing wind fatigue and bug strikes over the course of long rides.
Its low seat and narrow chassis rails blend comfortably into the fuel tank, which translates into plenty of accessibility for the rider who will enjoy greater confidence by being able to place both feet on the ground more easily. Wide handlebars are ideally situated with the seat and floorboards, coupled with roomy passenger accommodations, to make the Vulcan 900 Classic LT a real joy – whether it’s just a run to the store or a haul across the country.
Once they delve deeper into the handsome 900 Classic LT, owners will discover a riding experience that delivers exceptional roll-on acceleration, easy maneuverability, and performance that rivals larger displacement competitors.

TIRES
A low-maintenance belt drive saves weight and helps keep the rear-end rolling in style. And speaking of rear-end styling, the 900 Classic LT sports a wide, 180mm rear tire – the largest in its displacement class. The beefy tire’s appearance augments the classic V-twin rumble courtesy of a single-pin crankshaft. It is this full-size look and sound that make this mid-size motorcycle unique.

COLORS
The Vulcan 900 Classic LT is available in two-tone Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Spark Black to help ensure the Vulcan 900 Classic LT gets noticed by everybody it passes.




 

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

Key Features
903cc V-twin engine provides an optimal balance of performance and manageability in a stylish package
Seat shape offers good support for rider comfort, and an ample seating area for the passenger
Standard passenger backrest for comfort and security
Optically correct windscreen accommodates a wide range of riders through adjustable height
Top quality leather saddlebags have easy-to-use quick-release fasteners and are deep-dyed for long-lasting color
Chrome brass studded seat matches saddlebags and passenger backrest
Luxurious two-tone paint is standard
Stylish tank-top instrumentation includes convenient fuel gauge
Class-leading 5.3-gallon fuel tank
Generous 24-month factory limited warranty can be supplemented with up to four additional years of optional Kawasaki Protection Plus coverage-bumping the total possible warranty to an amazing SIX YEARS!




 

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

903cc V-twin Engine
Smooth and reliable engine tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low RPM
Gear-driven balancer allows use of single-pin crankshaft without excessive vibration
Rubber mounted to reduce engine vibration at all speeds

Four-valve Cylinder Heads
Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, creating more power and low-end torque
Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical
Long intake tracts narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling, increased torque and better low-end response

Liquid and Air Cooling
Finned cylinders and head combined with liquid cooling result in exceptional thermal control
Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power
Automatic fan helps keep things cool
Includes temperature warning light

Dual Slash-cut Mufflers
Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain emission-reducing honeycomb catalyzers

Electronic Fuel Injection
Superb performance and rideability thanks to dual throttle bodies with sub-throttle valves
The ECU controlled sub-throttle valves are located behind the main throttle valve, allowing the DFI® system to provide more precise throttle response
Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for optimal acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption

Kevlar-Reinforced Belt Drive
Lower unsprung weight than a shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action
Efficiently transfers power to the rear wheel
Cleaner and lower maintenance than chain drive


Double Cradle Frame
Very rigid, large-diameter box section backbone allows for a larger fuel tank and lightweight handling at low speeds
Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at low speeds
Long wheelbase contributes to a relaxed highway ride
Triangular swingarm has a hardtail appearance, with a single shock hidden beneath the seat
Long and low chassis for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact

41mm Front Fork
Excellent rigidity and 5.9″ of travel
32-degree rake angle offers excellent straight line manners
Classic look with wide fork pitch

Front and Rear Disc Brakes
The 300mm front and 270mm rear brake discs are gripped by twin-piston calipers for some of the best stopping power in the class

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

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

Tank-mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
Provides riders crucial information at a glance
Compact design matches the bike’s clean look

Windscreen
Robust, optically correct, acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow
Strong chrome-plated steel supports enhance cruiser style
Adjustable height

Saddlebags
Carefully selected top grain cowhide with minimal flaws and deep dyed for a long-lived finish
Slant-top opening lid, with two 1.5″ wide leather straps, chrome buckles and hidden quick-release fasteners
Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail
Half-inch diameter chrome-plated brass stud accents
Metal-reinforced upper edge so bags hold their shape
Rolled and riveted lid minimizes water entry

Seat Features
Seat shape offers abundant lumbar support for abundant rider comfort, and a long and wide seating area for the passenger
Ultra-low 26.8″ seat height allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops
Laid-back riding comfort for two
Detailed with half-inch diameter chrome-plated brass studs

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


 

 


 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,999 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: Double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 32 degrees / 6.3″
Wheelbase: 64.8″
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: Single 300mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
Rear brake: 270mm hydraulic disc
Overall length: 97″
Overall width: 39.6″
Overall height: 58.3″
Seat height: 26.8″
Curb weight**: 657.1 lb
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
Color choices: Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Spark Black
MSRP: $8,999
Warranty: 24 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional): 12, 24, 36, and 48 month plans are available

 

 


 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10,499 CDN

ENGINE
Type 4-stroke, V-Twin
Displacement 903cc
Bore and stroke 88.0 x 74.2 mm
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
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
BRAKES
Front: type Single 300 mm disc
Rear: type Single 270 mm hydraulic disc
Front: calipers 2-piston calipers
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
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
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)
FRAME
Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Wheel travel: rear 103 mm (4.1 in.)
Tire: front 130/90-16
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


* 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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