great bike loves to torque
its only a 900 cc but does me for the riding i do i can sit on a 140 no problem ,at a 120 klm if you open the taps the job gets done , love it handles well ,400klms to a tank full it wont beat a sports bike off the mark but a sports wont cruise or look as sexy ,,my opinion i just love my vn900. when i take the twins for a walk i have fun.
Purchased in October 2020 for $5,500.00.
Still LOVE Kawasaki after 40 years
My first love at 17 was a Z250, the feeling of owning a brand new Kawasaki and riding all day long on my birthday to show everyone I could think of my new pride and joy was the best ever. Having Owned many different bikes over 40 years, I now have my second VN900 custom. Fantastic,exciting,great to ride,second to none. The low down grunt is superb, the handling and manoeuvrability through traffic is easy and there is plenty of power for safe overtaking. The handling is secure and has that perfect big bike feel but is easy to ride and manoeuvre,...the back end feels planted and the power though the rear end is effortless. My bike sits in full view at work and many of our customers comment on what a great looking bike she is. Some ask is it a Harley? And I laugh and say"no it's better than a Harley.....it's a Kawasaki ! I have put cobra pipes on the bike to enhance the sound and make it louder, (Louder is safer,Right?) and the tone combined with the sweet rumble from the 903 is just music to my ears. So to say that I love all aspects of my VN900 custom would be an understatement. Thank you Kawasaki, purrfect.......
Purchased in June 2019 for $8,000.00.
Excellent reliable bike
This was my upgrade from my starter bike, 2009 model, to say I’m happy is an understatement, power instantly, easy to handle, 21inch front wheel corners great, stock pipes are quiet, l have recently fitted freedom pipes, and the sound is great, (though load) fuel economy is fine, no problems to mention yet even last owner, only serviced it never caused a drama.
Purchased in March 2019 at The CPAP Clinic Physical store for $4,500.00.
One hell of a bike
I purchased a 2017 Vulcan custom recently and I am so happy I did. I was deciding between a couple of bike's, but as far as handling, comfort and performance, this bike gets the big thumbs up. The looks are fantastic, with lot's of people commenting on the bike. Kawasaki this bike is a winner.
I bought this 2008 model 10 years old and about 46k. Looks great, very comfortable, and pleasantly surprised when I topped up the3 tank the other day - getting something lie 20km per litre (not exact). Not done a long trip yet, but the bike is perfect for me with my replaced knees and hip - low to the ground and comfy.
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Kawasaki Hit A Home Run With This One
Bought a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan custom 5 years ago used with 12000 miles on it.Had not ridden a bike in 25 years. Choose the Vulcan because it I loved the look,was relatively light weight and has a low center of gravity . I feel lucky because the bike turned out to be a total joy to ride, handles like a dream and is well designed and built.This bike is beautiful and has plenty of power at 903 cc. The only negative is a stator issue which I did have to replace at 35000 miles.The design and engineering of the bike is still the same in 2018 as 2009 .Five stars.
Truly enjoy my VN900 custom sport.
After not riding for over 35 years, I decided to purchase an '08 VN900 custom sport. It had 9500 miles and as of today I just turned 19,500 mi. So far had to replace the clutch cable and recently a battery. About to get my second oil change (every 5000 mi.).
I must say that I could not have made a better choice. The bike is lipstick red and the compliments are endless. Lots of chrome, stock pipes, and black engine. SHARP.
The bike handles great with a low center of gravity. I am 67 years old and bought the bike 3 years ago. I needed a bike that I could handle for long time and not worry about it's weight. Go on many long daily rides (250-300 mi.) and the bike runs great.
Thank you Kawasaki.
I owned a 2016 Honda Shadow 750. The motorcycle was great. I was going to take a long trip out west and wanted some extras on my motorcycle. Like a windshield-saddlebags-and floorboards. I had to get them from Honda because nothing else would fit I was told from Honda. Well when they told me the price I almost fell over. I said NO WAY. I started looking around and found the perfect fit for me because I'm only 5 feet and 7 inches tall. The 2017 Kawasaki 900 Vulcan Classic LT with it's low seat was perfect fit and it had a windshield-floorboards-...saddlebags and a sissy bar and priced right. So I ended up with a bigger motorcycle and very well pleased for not as much money as I would have I put all of those extras on that Honda. I am so happy I looked around. Again very happy with my Kawasaki and one more thing it's got a gas gauge and a 2 year factory warranty. 2/5/18. WEREWOLF
The perfect bike to cruise around melbourne.
for somebody who had all his life had sport bikes, I highly recommend it. Cruising in style could not be easier. Longer distance or quick drives, no problem. did a few upgrades but nothing major. Easy on service and maintenance. 21inch front wheel is easy to control. Gears are changing smoothly. Pillion is always happy with an upgraded seat.
More fun than a rattlesnake down your trousers.
Well I've gotta say I "accidentally" bought an '07 VN900 Custom on auction because it was too cheap to pass on. The pipes were rusty so on with Cobra Slash-downs (very awesome, very loud). No point doing that without throwing on a Powerflo air intake and (you can see where this is going) might as well add a fuel controller while I'm at it. Now the clutch needs doing because the power seems rather a lot more (I'm thinking 60HP).
This bike is a ton of fun - it has that "Deuce" look about it and cruises well. More importantly, it has better g...
I highly recommend this bike. I have been ruding for 20 years now and always rode Harley Davidsons. Although i still have a love for them this bike has done just fine. Easy to handle for women riders. 900cc gives you plenty of power. You can dyno tune these with a power pak and new filter which will give you extra power but you dont really need it. Mine has a bobber kit on her and riders always think its a harley by the sound and look. Great take off feels steady around corners and hugs the corners nicely. Riding country roads it climbs to 110 no problem no shaking . Holds great in windy weather and is good on fuel. Hope this helps riders to feel like they made the right choice.
Touring at its best
Done 7000ks,lot of long distance riding.I'm six foot and I fit beautiful with the bike.Also get about 350ks to the tank so its a brilliant tourer.Live in coffin bay,rode originally from adelaide,been the round trip again via york peninsular.Also been to whyalla and back,and up to streaky bay,elliston twice.Get many compliments about the looks
Beats an over priced Harley any day.
I've owned quite a few bikes, but only fell in love with my VN 900 custom after riding it. What a giggle, easy to ride, reliable and what a motor. Whats not to love, my only issue it needs twin disc's up front, i had my brake lines braided. After 150k's a day my hips and knees can get pretty sore. Id like a 25 litre fuel tank. My bike was the 2014 lime green. Vance and Hines pipes, tried the power commander but more problems than its worth. All in all, i had considered buying a Harley wide glide, but why spend all that extra money on a designer label. To close i'd never have know the joy this bike brought me had i not owned one.
Owned this bike now for 2 months and cannot fault it. Good for the long rides and great around town. Miss my temp and tacho guages from when I had my sporty, after market guages can help in that department. But I am still one very happy man. Impressed by smooth motor and ride of the bike.
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan custom Brilliant.
I recently picked up my new 2014 vulcan custom and it is the best bike I have ever owned. It looks great in the bright green and turns head wherever I go. Its got plenty of go when needed but this is the type of bike you just don't need to or want to go fast. Great sound from the V twin motor which will sound even better when I get rid of the factory pipes. Handles well for a cruiser it is suprising how far you can lean it before running out of clearance. Nice slick gearbox and the Kawasaki positive neutral finder is brilliant, finds it everytime. Very comfortable riding position which just soaks up the Km's. Overall couldn't be happier.
I purchased my Vulcan, placed a large wind screen & an "over drive" or "6th gear cog" from "Mean Cycles" [link removed] in Miami, speak with [name removed], he is Brilliant & sooo helpfull. The original exhaust was already de-baffled which gives it an incredible "growl". Looks awesome with a wash & polish.
Fuel economy is brilliant, handles awesome, is very comfy. Performance is excellent with heaps of power & torque. VERY cheap to service & maintain. I looked around for 6 months at the other cruisers in the same range & couldn't go pass the Kwaka.
All in all, Briliant bike.
2013 900 custom. Done 30000 ks in 12 months. Fitted vance and Hines short shots and a sissy bar/rack. Easley get 25 ks per litre. Heaps ofstick for a heavy bike n a heavy rider. I hope to do 100000 ks in 3 years. Looked at all other new cruisers on the market and the Vulcan is the smoothest ride with the most grunt in its class.
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 900
I bought my bike used about 1 year ago. It had only 6,258 mile's on it. It already had the cobra dragster dual's, Power Commander 3, and Memphis Shade's windshield installed. I absolutely love this bike. I have put 12,500 mile's on it with no problem's whatsoever. This is truly the ultimate bike.
Beautiful bike, easily the best in its class. I also test rode a Suzuki M50 which handled nicely but lacked a bit of torque and scraped pegs too easily, and a Yamaha XVS950 which sounded like a tractor and handled like a pig. The Vulcan is a stunning looker (no photos do it justice) and handles better than any other cruiser I've ridden. My previous bike was a CBR600F and at all sensible speeds above walking pace the Vulcan handles just as well although with a little more arm effort. The skinny front tyre means turn-in is surprisingly quick. The...small contact patch at the front means you can get a little bit of 'tramlining' on bad roads, and coming to a stop the front wheel wants to 'flop' to one side, especially if you're on an uphill slope, but they're not major issues. Brakes are good though not stunning; I tend to to use around 60:40 front:rear effort, as opposed to around 80:20 on a sportsbike. Stock exhaust won't turn heads if that's your thing but it's loud enough for the rider to hear and has a very nice, authentic single-crankpin tone. Windblast isn't too bad -- I think the sloping tank and the instrument panel keep some of it off -- but a small windshield would help. Tank range is excellent, I've managed to get over 340km before the light comes on and then you've still got 4L left. The only thing I don't like is that there's no safe way of carrying luggage without adding accessories, but otherwise I'm entirely happy with the Vulcan. I resisted 'going cruiser' for years; now I wish I'd done it sooner. Beautiful, handles surprisingly well, great tank range, nice tone Needs accessories to take luggage
Fantastic bike easy to ride and looks the part. My first bike in 15 years and I will be keeping for years to come. Wife loves it as well.
Real head turner. Easy to customise and parts a plenty. Very smooth ride and a smile you cant wipe.
Rear pegs to close to exhaust spent 1 hour cleaning rubber off the chrome.
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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