2011 Kawasaki MotorcycleWith its versatile 903cc liquid-cooled motor, the variations on the Vulcan 900 theme have been quite impressive for a smaller mid-size cruiser.
For 2011, the Classic SE gets whitewall tires and a faux brushed-metal graphic that flows from the front of the tank to the tip of the rear fender.Laced wheels enhance the classic look, while EFI throttle bodies lurk surreptitiously under the air filter cover.A single shock is hidden from view for a perceived hardtail look, while the 41mm front forks have a wide pitch and stylish slider covers.2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: SOHC V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 88mm x 74.2mm
WHEELBASE: 64.8 inches
RAKE: 32 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 26.8 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 620 pounds
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