2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE

Special edition packages are not exclusive to cars. Their two-wheeled counterparts are also into the whole special edition craze and one company in particular, Kawasaki , is well-versed in that regard with the introduction of the Special Edition package for the Vulcan 900 Classic.

Apart from the all the styling features included in the standard Vulcan 900, the special edition version adds a couple of new details, including an old brushed metal graphic that enhances the long, loping lines of the 900 Classic, flowing from the front fender to the tank and ending on the rear fender.

A fat 180-series rear tire – the largest in its class – adds a complementary touch to the bike’s overall look, as does the whitewall tires that make for a completely retro-inspired finish. On top of all the aesthetic enhancements, the Vulcan 900 Classic Special Edition also comes with a low seat height and tapered seat that’s comfortable enough for riders of different sizes. The front bucket seat flows nicely into the largest capacity fuel tank in its class, and the lower chassis rails provide a narrow shape for an abbreviated reach to the pavement – ideal for shorter riders. Meanwhile, there’s also rear pillion pad makes it painless to share the two-wheeled experience while the wide handlebars, seat and floorboard layout offers an ideal ergonomic relationship, making for a relaxing mount.

The Vulcan 900 Classic Special Edition is powered by a 903cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-cylinder V-twin engine that makes for the perfect riding companion anywhere and anytime.

Full specifications after the jump.

Specifications

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE
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
FrameSemi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail32 degrees / 6.3 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 brake / rear brake300mm hydraulic disc / 270mm hydraulic disc
Overall length97.0 in.
Overall width39.6 in.
Overall height41.9 in.
Seat height26.8 in.
Curb weight619.6 lbs.
Fuel capacity5.3 gal.
Wheelbase64.8 in.
Color choicesEbony
Warranty12 months

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