2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE



2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE Review

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Juxtaposed

The Vulcan 900 Custom is a factory built custom bike that really stands out from the crowd – it is the result of Kawasaki’s pursuit of the essence of a true custom motorcycle. A study in contrasts, its low-set rear, massive rear tire and solid disc wheel are juxtaposed against a clean and lightweight front end.

 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Dual Throttle Valves


Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased.

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of “following the rider’s intention, while providing natural-feeling support.” They are featured on many Kawasaki models.


Fuel Efficient


Vehicles that have a fuel efficiency rating under 5.5L/100km.


 

 


 

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD


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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9,599 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


Rear: type Single 270 mm hydraulic disc
Front: type Single 300 mm disc
Front: calipers 2-piston calipers
Rear: calipers 2-piston calipers


Dimensions


Overall length 2,405 mm (94.7 in.)
Overall width 895 mm (35.2 in.)
Overall height 1,120 mm (44.1 in.)
Wheelbase 1,645 mm (64.8 in.)
Ground clearance 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Seat height 685 mm (27.0 in.)
Curb mass** 277 kg (611 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 20 liters (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 80/90-21
Tire: rear 180/70-15
Caster (rake) 33°
Trail 182 mm (7.1 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 36° / 36°


Performance


Maximum Power‡ 37 kW {50.0 PS} @ 5,700 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 78 N·m {8.0 kgƒ·m} @ 3,500 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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