Great mid size cruiser
Have the candy lime green 2008 custom, had 20000 klm, now has 75000klms. The 21inch wheel makes it so easy to handle at low speeds, feels like a sports bike in the twisties. Heaps of power, and very comfortable changed seat to saddleman touring. I can get around 380 klm out of the 20 lt tank, and easily do over 500 klm in a day and not feel sore. I am 154 cm and weight 59kg so a bit of a shrimp, but I touch ground with both feet and handle bike well. Only con is the stator and rectifier problem with this model. I would recommend this bike for a new rider or an older person. Stay upright friends. Kermit
Needs another gear.
Friends think it looks more expensive that it was. A lot of people seem to think it's a Victory.
Front wheel gets many compliments
Looks and feels bigger than a 900cc.
Cheap on insurance
Fuel economy is about 60 MPG at 50 MPH with a steady hand and drops down to 45 MPG at 75 MPH. It only has 5 gears and really needs a 6th. The bike seems happiest cruising around 50 MPH in 5th gear. Anything over that and it starts to rev quite high even though it still has plenty of power. It's fairly expensive to change the pulley ratio.
The fuel gauge seems to be inaccurate. It drops to empty and only takes about 2.5 gallons to fill its claimed 4 gallon tank. ...Needs a windshield. Without one, the blunt force of the wind tries to throw you off.
Reliable, rides well with cross between cruiser and mid sport. Instrument display is in wrong place for safety. Replace the pipes with Cobras and Voila! A Harley Killer!
Stunning lines and great Kawa reliability. Skim off the tank badges and other junk for that real clean look and it has everyone guessing. Lots of great customizations available now including the awesome fat rear end kit.
A 6th gear is a must! This is a ridiculous oversight for those who like a highway cruise. At anything over 100kmph it's just revving too hard and has the grunt...
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so far very good bike good build quality and good performance,fuel consumption seems to be very good.rear passenger footrests to close to exhauts burn shoe rubber kawasaki should know better .
comfortable and easy to ride bought the black special edition for looks and value for money againt the other Japanese cruisers $12800 ride away
matt black exhauts may have to change for chrome see how they go, done only 800klm
Vulcan 2012 model
Not a bad machine to ride,it is quiet comfortable and not bad at handling,has good lines and looks ok,well all da chicks love this one,bike is not too loud but its loud enough for the cars to hear you coming,i cant stand very loud machines.I hope they continue to make the vulcan in japan(i assume that's where its made),couldn't find a country of origin plate on mine,anyways i hope kawasaki dont skimp on parts and stuff like other manufactures do and go to Thailand to make bikes,i have seen some shocking bikes come from over there.i think kawasa...ki could go the extra distance and make this bike a more up market machine as it is a really neat bike,less plastic and better quality for some things,radiator cap you cant remove as it is under the petrol tank,why put a cap under there?all vehicle owners need access to all fluids while out on the road,bad design putting radiator cap under the petrol tank,to fill up the radiator is gunna take you several hours lol. Price was ok,rides quiet smooth,sounds good looks good. Mine did not come with a sparkplug spanner,also bike was not set up totally correct from dealership,clutch popped out and a couple of other parts were missing.not good when buying a brand new bike mmmmm?
Owned mine for 2 months and love it. (Originally wanted to buy a large capacity bike) Tested the 1600 & 2000 Vulcans. All Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda cruisers oh and a Harley dyna Bob as well. Nothing came close for looks (except for the Harley)and price was amazing, negotiated $11,800 ride away!!!
The flowing lines and fat tank, a magic blue paint job, what a head turner, it just grabs you. The handling, comes with a belt drive front and rear disc's. Handling is smooth and forgiving
Could use 1 more gear. Gearbox a little clunky when shifting but this may only need adjusting at it's first service
i have removed all badges & customiesed the tank & put a formula 1 exhaust,custom pegs,& a big air filter goes faster & sounds great
very good handling,great looks,low cost,easy to customise
a chrome front spoke wheel would be better & a 6th gear,& speedometer up front & not on the tank.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2010 Vulcan 900 b.
It starts and run for app.10 seconds.
Then stops, restarts and does the same over and over,?
tilt over switch ? where would it be,
as I think it may be that it is faulty.
My rear spark plug is more brown than the front plug ..does it run leaner in front than the rear I have a pc3 installed with advanced mapping ..is this normal also when I was running 87 they were white with little brownish after I changed to shell 91 it runs better but I’m not sure about the plugs being that color?
Can Kawasaki vn900 start without battery ?
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