2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom specs
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Raked out and pushing a tall 21-inch front wheel in contrast with the low-riding 15-inch rear, the 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom establishes a big bike appearance.

With blacked out wheels, air cleaner, engine cases, handlebar, headlight, and rear fender struts, this is a showstopper at any parking lot or stoplight. A faux-hardtail look hides a single shock rear suspension, and the long forks aren’t just show—they have nearly six-inches of travel.

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 55-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 903cc (55 cubic inches)
  • Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 74.2mm
  • Maximum torque: 58.2 ft/lbs @ 3500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ dual 34mm throttle bodies w/ sub-throttle valves
  • Ignition: TCBI w/ digital advance
  • Transmission: 5-speed w/ positive neutral finder
  • Final drive: Kevlar-reinforced belt
  • Suspension
  • Front: 41mm forks; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Rear: Linkage-assisted shock/4.1 inches of travel
  • Tires
  • Front: 80/90 x 21
  • Rear: 180/70 x 15
  • Brakes
  • Front: 272mm disc w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear: 242mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
    ABS: Standard
  • Frame: High-tensile steel
    Rake: 33 degrees
  • Trail: 7.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 64.8 inches
  • Overall length: 94.7 inches
  • Overall width: 35.2 inches
  • Overall height: 44.1 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Seat height: 27.0 inches
  • Curb weight: 611 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Colors:

  • Pearl Crystal White/Metallic Carbon Gray

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Price:

  • MSRP $8499

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