2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Review

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2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic



2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Review

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

SMOOTH RIDER…

With a presence that’s larger than its name, the Vulcan® 900 Classic out performs many big heavyweight cruisers, while its long, low stance, rich paint and stylish spoke wheels remain true to the traditional classic cruiser.

THE VULCAN® 900 CLASSIC OFFERS CLEAN, FLOWING LINES FOR A LOOK AS SMOOTH AS THE RIDE ON THIS KAWASAKI MID-SIZE CRUISER. POWERED BY A 903cc V-TWIN, THE VULCAN 900 CLASSIC HAS THE MUSCLE TO MATCH ITS BOLD APPEARANCE, WITH A PLUSH BUCKET SEAT AND SPACIOUS FLOORBOARDS FOR ALL-DAY COMFORT.

•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 the ground at stops
•Rider floorboards with heel/toe shifter enhance rider comfort
•Tank-mounted instrumentation on class-leading 5.3 gallon fuel tank
•Adding to the look and feel of the bike, the 180mm rear tire is the widest in its class

When you want to do it all, the Vulcan 900 Classic 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.

The Vulcan® 900 Classic motorcycle is a mid-sized cruiser that offers a comfortable ride in combination with timeless good looks and a liquid-cooled V-twin engine.

The motorcycle features dual slash-cut mufflers and a sound that stirs the soul as it cruises the boulevard. A rugged and reliable belt final drive on the Vulcan 900 Classic cruiser keeps the overall weight down and improves rear-end styling.

The Vulcan 900 Classic motorcycle is equipped with floorboards, white wall tires, classic spoked wheels and blacked-out trim details, giving it a timeless appeal.

Featuring nimble, effortless steering at low speeds, this motorcycle is built for riding pleasure whether you are maneuvering around town or out on the open road.

Additionally, the Vulcan 900 Classic’s low seat height and tapered seat design allow for riders of various statures to feel comfortable and confident. With a wide handlebar and stabilizer placed in the ideal ergonomic relationship to the seat and floorboard layout, abundant hip support in the rider’s seat, and a long, wide seating area for the passenger, the Vulcan 900 Classic is comfortable cruising inner cities or roaming on the back-roads.

Discover the instantly recognisable lines of a legendary cruiser in the VN900 Classic with its slash-cut silencers and spoked wheels.

 

 



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

KEY FEATURES

• LARGEST REAR TIRE IN CLASS
• LARGEST FUEL TANK CAPACITY IN CLASS
• TANK-MOUNTED INSTRUMENTATION
INCLUDING FUEL GAUGE
• LOW SEAT HEIGHT
• BLACK ENGINE COVERS AND CASES, CYLINDERS, VALVE COVERS, AIR FILTER COVER, FORK COVERS,
LOWER FORK LEGS



 

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

903cc V-Twin, SOHC Engine
Tuned to deliver lots of torque from low rpm.
Precise tolerances for strong and reliable performance.
Gear-driven balancer allows use of single pin crankshaft 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.

Rubber-Mounted Engine
Reduces excess 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.
A Kawasaki exclusive.

Digital Fuel Injection (KP)
Dual throttle bodies 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 hard tail 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.

Low Stepped Seat
Ultra-low 26.4-inch seat height allows riders to easily plant both-feet on the ground at stops.
Laid-back riding comfort for two.

Spoke Wheels
Chromed steel rims and spokes, for retro style.
“Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub.

Wide Rear Tire
180mm rear tire provides added stability while projecting a powerful image.
Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers.


 



 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7999 USD

Power
Engine
4-stroke, 55° V-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement
903cc/55.10 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), with sub-throttle valves
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
130/90×16
Rear Tire
180/70×15
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
41.9 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
Seat Height
26.8 in
Curb Weight
619.6 lb**
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal
Wheelbase
64.8 in
Color Choices
Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months





 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9799 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 with
Front: calipers Twin-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 270 mm disc
Rear: calipers Twin-piston caliper
DIMENSIONS
Overall length 2,465 mm (97.1 in.)
Overall width 1,005 mm (39.6 in.)
Overall height 1,065 mm (41.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1,645 mm (64.8 in.)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Seat height 680 mm (26.8 in.)
Curb mass** 281 kg (620 lbs.)
Fuel capacity 20 liters (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
FRAME
Type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 150 mm (5.90 in.)
Tire: front 130/90-16
Wheel travel: rear 103 mm (4.06 in.)
Tire: rear 180/70-15
Caster (rake) 32º
Trail 160 mm (6.3 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 38º / 38º
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 Triangle swingarm with Uni-Trak single shock (7-position spring preload adjustment
DETAILS
Warranty 12 months

 

 


 

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement
903 cm³
Bore x stroke
88 x 74.2 mm
Compression ratio
9.5:1
Valve system
SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system
Fuel injection: Ø 34 mm x 2 with dual throttles
Starting System
Electric
Lubrication
Forced lubrication, wet sump
Brakes & Suspension
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
Performance & Transmission
Maximum power
35 kW {48 PS} / 5,700 rpm
Maximum torque
77 Nom {7.9 kgfom} / 3,700 rpm
Transmission
5-speed
Final drive
Belt
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions
Frame type
Double-cradle, steel
Trail
160 mm
Wheel travel front
150 mm
Wheel travel rear
103 mm
Tyre, front
130/90-16M/C 67H
Tyre, rear
180/70-15M/C 76H
Steering angle, left / right
38° / 38°
L x W x H
2,465 x 1,005 x 1,065 mm
Wheelbase
1,645 mm
Ground clearance
135 mm
Fuel capacity
20 litres
Seat height
680 mm



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