4Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

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4.5

8 reviews · Statistics

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88%13%0%

Mileage 30,262.5 km
Build Quality
4.0 (2)
Value for Money
5.0 (2)
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0 (2)
Noise Level
4.0 (2)
Braking
3.5 (2)
Acceleration / Power
3.5 (2)
Gear Shifting
4.0 (2)
Suspension
4.0 (2)
Fuel Efficiency
5.0 (2)
Comfort
3.5 (2)
Handling
3.0 (2)
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Reviews

8 reviews
Shane
ShaneVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
 
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Bonks
BonksWAPerth, WA9 posts
 

Nice mid level cruiser

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. Show details

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Just Cruising
Just CruisingSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
 

Great cruiser very well weighted

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

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old fart
old fartNSWMurray Region, NSW20 posts
 

the bike is a winner

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.

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Douglas
DouglasNSWNorth Western Region, NSW13 posts
 
Galahguy
GalahguyWAPerth, WA42 posts
 
mvs29715
mvs29715
 

OK

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
Keith3
Keith38 posts
 

Questions & Answers

Lisa T.
Lisa T.

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

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
fred

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

Ron Ron
Ron Ron

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

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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