Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom | Buyer’s Guide

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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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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