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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Review

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Custom Attitude…

Right off the showroom floor, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom V-twin has all the style and attitude of a one-of-a-kind build. With its tall front wheel, drag-style chrome handlebars and low-slung seat, the appearance of this Kawasaki V-twin stands in almost stark contrast to its smooth ride and steadfast reliability. Enjoy the dynamic fusion of hand-built design and production quality with the Vulcan 900 Custom.

Classic, Custom and Touring Style

Kawasaki continues the set the bar in the mid-weight cruiser category with its lineup of Vulcan 900 V-twin machines.

Powered by a 903cc V-twin, an engine offering excellent performance, traditional styling and modern dependability, the Vulcan 900 cruiser satisfies the rider by delivering far more substance than anybody would expect.

Note: The 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is also called the 2016 Kawasaki VN900 Custom in Europe:

If you want big custom cruiser style and impact in an easy to manage middleweight package, you’ve found it in the VN900 Custom.



2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Key Features

The Vulcan 900 Custom is an easy motorcycle to like because it is different from the average cruiser. The bike’s custom styling oozes attitude, from its tall front tire to blacked-out mufflers. In addition, the drag-style handlebar, low-slung gunfighter-type seat and forward footpegs put the rider in the perfect position to get the most out of this easy-to-ride, powerful and dependable Kawasaki cruiser.

Kawasaki designers and engineers concentrated on delivering a motorcycle with an appearance typically found only on hand-made custom builds. A massive rear tire, stylish front-end accentuated by a thin 21” cast wheel, and sculpted bodywork are standout features of the Vulcan 900 Custom motorcycle. The front wheel features spokes arranged in pairs, which complements the lightweight appearance of the front-end, while the wide 180mm rear tire on a 15” solid look cast wheel gives the rider the feeling of sitting on a made-to-order motorcycle.

Bridging the visual contrast between the front and rear wheels is a sleek fuel tank. Its flowing lines easily lead the eye along the delicate curves that bring together the highly customized form of this mid-sized cruiser.

Ready for anything, from local streets to interstate highways, the Vulcan 900 Custom motorcycle combines excellent power, easy maneuverability and good looks, making it the cruiser to own.

Colors: Pearl Crystal White / Metallic Carbon Gray


2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Features and Benefits

Modern performance, lean lines

A disc brake mated to a 21 in 18-spoke wheel and slim forks give the VN900 Custom a classic cruiser stance and reassuring stopping power.




There’s only one choice of engine layout for a custom cruiser – a V-twin. This one is liquid-cooled, displaces 903cc and uses precise fuel injection to deliver effortless torque.



Chrome slash-cut stacked silencers define custom style, allowing that unmistakeable V-twin character to come through while meeting stringent Euro III emissions regulations.



Custom lamp, high-rise bars

Compact yet effective headlight and high rise pull-back bars are pure custom.

•Fuel-injected 903cc V-twin delivers ample roll-on power and excellent fuel economy

•Low seat height adds to rider confidence by enabling both feet to be placed on ground at stops

•Wide drag bars enable plenty of leverage from the comfortable and roomy one-piece seat, and forward-mounted footpegs complete the relaxed, nonchalant riding stance

•Low center of gravity for easy handling

•Custom styling with teardrop tank, parallel slash cut pipes, pinstripe wheels and engine fins





A full range of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories is available through authorized Kawasaki dealers, including popular items for the Vulcan 900 models such as a number of windshields, chrome light bars, passenger backrests, gel seats, saddlebags, luggage racks, billet oil caps and much more.



2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8499 USD

4-stroke, 55° V-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled
903cc/55.10 cu in
Bore x Stroke
88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio
Maximum Torque
58.2 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® 34mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves
TCBI with digital advance
5-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Kevlar-reinforced belt
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
Rear Tire
Front Brakes
272mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes
242mm hydraulic disc
Frame Type
Double cradle, high-tensile steel
33°/7.2 in
Overall Length
94.7 in
Overall Width
35.2 in
Overall Height
44.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
Seat Height
27.0 in
Curb Weight
610.8 lb**
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal
64.8 in
Color Choices
Pearl Crystal White/Metallic Carbon Gray
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months





2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN











2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom – European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
903 cm³
Bore x stroke
88.0 x 74.2 mm
Compression ratio
Valve/Induction system
SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system
Fuel injection: ø34 mm x 2 with dual throttles
Forced lubrication, wet sump
Frame type
Double-cradle, steel
33º/182 mm
Wheel travel, front
150 mm
Wheel travel, rear
103 mm
Tyre, front
80/90-21M/C 48H
Tyre, rear
180/70-15M/C 76H
Steering angle, left / right
36º / 36º
Maximum power
35 kW {48 PS} / 5,700 rpm
Limited power version
25 kW
Maximum torque
77 Nom {7.9 kgfom} / 3,700 rpm
5-speed, return
Final Drive
Wet multi-disc, manual
Brakes, front
Single 300 mm disc. Caliper: Twin piston
Brakes, rear
Single 270 mm disc. Caliper: Twin piston
Suspension, front
41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear
Uni-Trak with 7-way adjustable preload
Dimensions (L x W x H)
2,405 x 895 x 1,120 mm
1,645 mm
Ground Clearance
140 mm
Fuel capacity
20 litres
Seat height
685 mm
Curb Mass
278 kg


*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).


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