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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

The Kawasaki Vulcan series of tourer bikes have become an industry standard of sorts and the whole line of Vulcan bikes are expected to carry over with a new set of models for the company’s 2011 line-up.

One of the Vulcan offerings that have been released this year is the 900 Classic LT. This motorcyle comes dressed with all the customary touring design touches that one would expect in a tourer - stylish saddlebags, a chromed brass studded seat that matches the passenger backrest, an adjustable windscreen, and passenger backrest that will keep your favorite person happy. These features are combined with an impressive powertrain, making the Vulcan 900 Classic LT a no-frills cruiser that has a bite as potent as its bark.

Speaking of its design, the Classic LT’s touring package features top-grain, reinforced cowhide saddlebags that have been carefully selected to minimize flaws and deep-dyed to prevent scraping off the finish. These bags feature a slant-top opening held shut by two 1.5" wide leather straps fitted with chrome buckles and stealth quick-release fasteners. The rolled and riveted top lids, along with metal reinforced upper edges on the bags, help maintain shape and keep unwanted moisture out of the bags. An embossed Vulcan logo on the reinforced dual-panel lids and chrome-plated brass studs finish off their look.

When it comes to the bike’s powertrain, the Vulcan 900 Classic LT doesn’t carry peanuts to go with its stylish design. What it does have is the same engine the Vulcan 900 Classic possesses: a 903cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-cylinder V-twin engine that rolls out 58 lb/ft of torque at 3,500 rpm.

Anybody who thinks that the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is just an iteration of the Vulcan line-up is sorely mistaken. The bike has an identity of its own, and it’s an identity that you’d be best served recognizing.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT’s specs after the jump.

Specifications

EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
Displacement903cc / 55.1 cu. in.
Bore x stroke88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Maximum torque58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
CoolingLiquid
Fuel injectionDFI with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with electronic advance
TransmissionFive-speed
Final driveBelt
FrameDouble cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail32 degrees / 6.3 in.
Wheelbase64.8 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelUni-Trak® swingarm / 4.1 in.
Front tire130/90x16
Rear tire180/70x15
Front brakeSingle 300mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper
Rear brake270mm hydraulic disc
Overall length97.0 in.
Overall width39.6 in.
Overall height58.3 in.
Seat height26.8 in.
Curb weight657.1 lbs.
Fuel capacity5.3 gal.
Color choicesMetallic Nocturne Blue / Candy Imperial Blue,Ebony / Metallic Titanium
Warranty24 months


1 comments:

With gas prices fast approaching $5 a gallon, consideration for buying a commuter/cruiser motorcycle is an affordable option.
If this model came with a 6 speed, it might just be the perfect economy, commuter/touring midsize available.

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