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

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Wearing its vintage appearance proudly, the Vulcan 900 Classic features fat whitewall tires, valanced fenders, chrome where appropriate and a roomy sculpted flowing fuel tank that holds 5.3 gallons of regular.

Adding a dash of the modern, the 55-degree V-twin had an overhead cam above each cylinder, as well as water-cooling. The seat is dished, giving the Classic an approachable seat height below 27 inches.

The relaxed rake and low swingarm, with the hardtail-looking rear end, means the Vulcan 900 Classic is easy to ride. A 300mm disc brake slows down the 130mm front tire.

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2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic 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
  • Front suspension: 41mm forks; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted shock/4.1 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 130/90 x16
  • Rear tire: 180/70 x 15
  • Front brake: 272mm disc w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 242mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Frame: High-tensile steel
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Trail: 6.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 64.8 inches
  • Overall length: 97.0 inches
  • Overall width: 39.6 inches
  • Overall height: 41.9 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.3 inches
  • Seat height: 26.8 inches
  • Curb weight: 620 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Colors:

  • Metallic Imperial Red/Metallic Graphite Gray

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Price:

  • MSRP $7999

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 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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