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Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

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4.6
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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Mileage 50,000 km
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Braking
    3.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    4.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    3.0 (1)
  • Handling
    3.0 (1)
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Bonks
BonksPerth, WA
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Nice mid level cruiser.

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Had an 08 for two years. Great little run about, cheap to run, handles as well as one would expect from a cruiser, which is to say, adequately. Easily modified if you're handy with a spanner, I chopped mine up and turned it into a bobber, complete with a rusty Massey Ferguson tractor seat.

Only real issue is that the stator's are cheap and burn out around the 45k mark. Known issue, easily replaced.

Purchased in January 2009.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Just Cruising
Just CruisingMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Great cruiser very well weighted

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I recently bought the 2018 Vulcan 900 classic. The styling of this bike is classic right down to the factory white wall tyres. Handling is fantastic easy to manoeuvre and lay around corners thanks to the great clearance these bikes have. ( I have scrapped a floorboard already ) Love everything about this bike the seat the bars the floorboards and forward controls are all a perfect for me being shorter than most. love getting out on this bike weather it’s crusing the highway flowing through bends in the hills. A fun comfortable all rounder

Date PurchasedOct 2018
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old fart
old fartMurray Region, NSW
  • 6 reviews

the bike is a winner

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the bike is built well,parts are very reasonable,also the bike handles well even with two up,is good on fuel and aftermarket parts are plenetable excellent cruiser a head turner,up grade the exhaust to give more power plenty of chrome to wash and polish.also is needed a belt drive or shaft.

Date PurchasedNov 1999
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Douglas
DouglasNorth Western Region, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 4 likes

My 2nd 900 vulcan in ten years both been great bikes and no issues

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Date PurchasedJune 2014
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Galahguy
GalahguyPerth, WA
  • 15 reviews
  • 11 likes

EXCELLENT CRUISER

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OK

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For a first time rider it may be just ok. Do not reccomend for a veteran rider who wants to have open road high speed crusing. Vibration over 70 mph is terrible and quite uncomfortable for long rides.
This reveiw is for the 2008 vulcan classic. The overall look of the bike is very good. I have put about 1000 miles on the bike have not had a mechanical problem. It sounds good at low rpms.
I have found that after riding for about an hour the seat becomes quite uncomfortable to say the least. I have also found that above 60 mph it feels like a cheap moped that is being over reved. Also found that it`s top comfortable speed for cruising is the same. also disapointed in its lack of horse power

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Keith3
Keith3
  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Great upgrade after 250 learner cruiser

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mine888
mine888

I agree with you there this bike doesnt like corners any corners

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Questions & Answers

Lisa T.
Lisa T.asked

I have a 2009 Vulcan 900 classic, the side box that when unlocked provides access to the seat and battery area, the lock will not engage. I have had a locksmith come and try to open with no success! Any suggestions on how to open this? I need to get to the battery

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old fart
old fart

sorry I can not answer your question I sold my bike years ago.

Alex W.
Alex W.

This has probably been done. It's a cable mech that the lock pulls. Try have someone push the back seat hard as you work key ( pump). If you time it right it will pop. then lube cable and anything that moves.

fred
fredasked

fredg age 68yrs young kawasaki vulcan 900 dont mind compromising a bit of comfort if it makes the bike a bit safer to ride a lot of people got their own ideas on tyre pressures opinions welcome

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Ron Ron
Ron Ronasked

I am a 60 year old guy and planning to buy my first bike.
Have a church friend who is retiring for health reasons and is selling his Vulcan900 2006 with 13,000 miles.
Any direction or help would be most welcome.
Thank you

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Just Cruising
Just Cruising

Only heard good things about the vn 900 I’ve owned mine from new and still enjoying it

Ron Ron
Ron Ron

Thank you.

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CategoryCruiser Bikes
Release dateMay 2007
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