Wearing its vintage appearance proudly, the 2016 Kawasaki 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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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.