2014 Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition

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Big, mean and imposing, the Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition is a classic crusier built for demanding riders.

In terms of style, the Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition features traditional wire-spoke wheels, slash cut pipes, custom graphics and shrouded forks.

At the heart of the motorcycle sits a liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8 Valves, 4-stroke V-twin engine with a displacement of 903 Cm³. The unit is brought to life by an electric starter and rewards you with a maximum power of 35 KW (48 PS) at 5,700 rpm and 77 Nm (7.9 KgfM) of torque at 3,700 rpm. The engine’s power is transferred to the ground by means of a five speed transmission.

The bike rides on 130/90-16M/C 67H front and 180/70-15M/C 76H rear tyres.

You also get front and rear disc brakes, a 20 liters fuel tank and automatic headlights.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition.

Overview

Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition

Displaying sassy Stateside style, the VN900 Classic Special Edition has the glitz and glamour of a cool custom. Take to the streets and cruise knowing you have the classiest ride in town.

2014 Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition Key Features:

Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition

New meets old

Traditional wire-spoke wheel meets a disc brake with modern performance.

Slash cut pipes

Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition

Despite stringent noise and emissions regulations, Kawasaki engineering can still deliver compact custom slash cut pipes.

Slimline front end

Shrouded forks mated to the wire-spoke wheel enhance the VN900’s Classic classic lines.

More from the engine room

Kawasaki VN900 Classic Special Edition

Many factory custom cruisers are big on promise and low on delivery. No such compromise with the VN900 Classic Special Edition.

Custom graphics

Traditional wire-spoke wheel meets a disc brake with modern performance.

Dual Throttle Valves

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider’s intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement903 cm³
Bore x stroke88.0 x 74.2 mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Valve/Induction systemSOHC, 8 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø 34 mm x 2 with dual throttles
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
Maximum power35 kW (48 PS) / 5,700 rpm
Maximum torque77 N•m (7.9 kgf•m) / 3,700 rpm
Transmission5-speed, return
Frame typeDouble-cradle, steel
Rake/Trail32° / 160 mm
Wheel travel, front150 mm
Wheel travel, rear100 mm
Tyre, front130/90-16M/C 67H
Tyre, rear180/70-15M/C 76H
Steering angle, left / right38° / 38°
Brakes, frontSingle 300 mm disc, twin-piston
Brakes, rearSingle 270 mm disc, twin-piston
Suspension, front41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rearUni-Trak with 7-way adjustable preload
Wheelbase1,650 mm
Fuel capacity20 litres
Curb Mass282 kg
Automatic Headlights On (AHO)Yes
Complies to EU emission limitEURO 3
ColorEbony / Metallic Graphite Gray

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