Kawasaki VN900 (Vulcan): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 2006+

Predecessor: Kawasaki VN800 (Vulcan)

Models
Kawasaki VN900 Custom

2007+

(All countries)

Kawasaki VN900 Classic

2006+

(All countries)

Kawasaki VN900 Classic LT

2006+

(All countries)

Kawasaki VN900 Custom
Kawasaki VN900 Classic
Kawasaki VN900 Classic LT

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2006 North America Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

Code: VN900B6F, VN900D6F

2007 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900B7F, VN900D7F, VN900C7F

2008 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900B8F, VN900D8F, VN900C8F

2009 North America and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900B9F, VN900D9F, VN900C9F

2010 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BAF, VN900DAF, VN900CAF

2011 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BBF, VN900DBF, VN900CBF

2012 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BCF, VN900DCF, VN900CCF

2013 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BDF, VN900DDF, VN900CDF

2014 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BEF, VN900DEF, VN900CEF

2015 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BFF, VN900DFF, VN900CFF

2016 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BGF, VN900DGF, VN900CGF

2017 North America, Japan and other Name: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Code: VN900BHF, VN900DHF, VN900CHF

Specifications

Kawasaki VN900 Vulcan: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2405 mm / 95,7 in – VN900C Custom

2465 mm / 97,0 in – VN900B Classic, VN900D Classic LT

Overall width 894 mm / 35,2 in – VN900C Custom

1006 mm / 39,6 in – VN900B Classic, VN900D Classic LT

Overall height 1120 mm / 44,1 in – VN900C Custom

1064 mm / 41,9 in – VN900B Classic

1480 mm / 58,3 in – VN900D Classic LT

Seat height 685 mm / 27,0 in – VN900C Custom

680 mm / 26,8 in – VN900B Classic, VN900D Classic LT

Wheelbase 1646 mm / 64,8 in
Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,5 in – VN900C Custom

135 mm / 5,3 in – VN900B Classic, VN900D Classic LT

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 277 kg / 610,8 lbs – VN900C Custom

281 kg / 619,6 lbs – VN900B Classic

298 kg / 657,1 lbs – VN900D Classic LT

FRAME Type Double cradle, high-tensile steel
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 41 mm, 150 mm / 5,9 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-trak with mono-shock, 104 mm / 4,1 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load, 7-way

Front tire size 80/90-21M/C 48H – VN900C Custom

130/90-16M/C 67H – VN900B Classic, VN900D Classic LT

Rear tire size 180/70-15M/C 76H
Front brake Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 270 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 20,0 l / 5,3 US gal
Trail 183 mm / 7,2 in – VN900C Custom

160 mm / 6,3 in – VN900B Classic, VN900D Classic LT

Fuel economy 4,1 l / 100 km
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, V-twin
Bore & Stroke 88,0 x 74,2 mm
Displacement 903 cm³ (55,1 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 50,0 hp (37 kW) / 5700 rpm – VN900 (2006-2012)

48,0 hp (35 kW) / 5700 rpm – VN900 (2013+)

Max. torque 82 Nm (8,4 kgf*m) / 3700 rpm – VN900 (2006-2012)

78 Nm (8,0 kgf*m) / 3700 rpm – VN900 (2013+)

0 to 100 km/h 5,92 sec
Top speed 169 km/h (105 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Injection, 2x 34 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction 2.184
Final reduction 2.063
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.786

1.889

1.360

1.107

0.963

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 32A at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Kawasaki VN900 Vulcan: images, gallery.

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic (Special Edition)
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Videos

Kawasaki VN900 Vulcan: video.

2011 KAWASAKI VN900 VULCAN 900 CUSTOM
2008 KAWASAKI VN900 VULCAN 900 CLASSIC
2015 Kawasaki VN900 Vulcan 900 Classic LT

Manuals

Kawasaki VN900 Vulcan: manuals, parts, microfiches.