2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

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The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is a modern cruiser packed with a comprehensive list of tasty features designed to make your ride as comfortable as possible. Among them you’ll find an adjustable windshield, a comfy seat, spacious saddlebags and a useful passenger backrest.

The motorcycle is equipped with a 903cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-Twin engine. The unit puts out a maximum torque of 58.2 Lb.-Ft. at 3,500 Rpm and transfers its power to the rear wheel through a 5-Speed transmission.

The engine is housed by a rigid, large-diameter box section frame which is paired with a triangular swingarm.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is available in Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Spark Black and Candy Cardina Red/Metallic Graphite Gray paintjobs.

The 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is offered with a base price of a base price of $8,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT.

Overview

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

Touring in Classic Cruiser Style for an Affordable Price

Riders wanting to hit the open road on an affordably priced touring cruiser need look no further than the Vulcan® 900 Classic LT. This V-twin cruiser has the necessary touring goods to comfortably rack up the miles. Both rider and passenger will appreciate the adjustable windshield, the deep-dyed saddlebags, and passenger backrest. The matching chrome brass studs on the seat, saddlebags, and backrest highlight Kawasaki’s attention to detail, while the Vulcan’s superb engineering and dependability record provide peace of mind when traveling.

The Vulcan 900 Classic LT offers riders as much substance as it does cruising tourer style. The fuel-injected 903cc V-twin engine gives good roll-on acceleration thanks to its ample torque. Combine the eager engine with an agile chassis, and you’ve got a motorcycle that will out maneuver larger, heavier bikes. Riders with the itch to travel will find the Classic LT as comfortable on winding rural highways as it is on the interstate as you set out to mark more destinations off your list.

At the core of the Classic LT cruiser’s touring package are striking, top-grain, reinforced cowhide saddlebags that provide ample storage. The leather is carefully selected to minimize flaws and deep-dyed to prevent scraping off the finish. The ideally sized bags feature a slant-top opening held shut by two 1.5-inch 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 the look of these bags.

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT Key Features:

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

• 903cc V-twin provides an optimal balance of performance and manageability in a stylish package

• Seat shape offers lumbar support for rider comfort, and an ample seating area for the passenger

• Standard passenger backrest for comfort and security

• Optically correct windscreen accommodates a wide range of riders through adjustable height

• Top quality leather saddlebags have easy-to-use quick-release fasteners and are deep-dyed for long-lasting color

• Chrome brass studded seat matches saddlebags and passenger backrest

• Luxurious two-tone paint is standard

• Stylish tank-top instrumentation includes convenient fuel gauge

• Class-leading 5.3-gallon fuel tank

• NEW seat features improved lumbar support for the rider and a wider and longer rear section for passenger comfort

• 24 month factory warranty is the longest in its class, and can be supplemented with up to four additional years of Kawasaki Protection Plus™ coverage—bumping the total possible warranty to an amazing SIX YEARS!

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

903cc V-twin

• Smooth and reliable engine tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low rpm

• Gear-driven balancer allows use of single-pin crankshaft without excessive vibration

• Rubber mounted to reduce engine vibration at all speeds

Four-valve cylinder head

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

• Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, creating more power and low-end torque

• Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical

• Long intake tracts narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling, increased torque and better low-end response

Liquid and air cooling

• Finned cylinders and head combined with liquid cooling result in exceptional thermal control

• Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power

• Automatic fan helps keep things cool

• Includes temperature warning light

Electronic Fuel Injection

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

• Superb performance and rideability thanks to dual throttle bodies with sub-throttles

• The ECU controlled sub-throttles are located behind the main throttle valve, allowing the DFI® system to provide more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor

• Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for optimal acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption

Kevlar-reinforced belt drive

• Lower unsprung weight than a shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action

• Efficiently transfers power to the rear wheel

• Cleaner and lower maintenance than chain drive

Double cradle frame

• Very rigid, large-diameter box section backbone allows for a larger fuel tank and lightweight handling at low speeds

• Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at low speeds

• Long wheelbase contributes to a relaxed highway ride

• Triangular swingarm has a hardtail appearance, with a single shock hidden beneath the seat

• Long and low chassis for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact

Windscreen

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

• Robust, optically correct, acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow

• Strong chrome-plated steel supports enhance cruiser style

• Adjustable height

Saddlebags

• Carefully selected top grain cowhide with minimal flaws and deep dyed for a long-lived finish

• Slant top opening lid, with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps, chrome buckles and hidden quick release fasteners

• Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail

• Half-inch diameter chrome plated brass stud accents

• Metal reinforced upper edge so bags hold their shape

• Rolled and riveted lid minimizes water entry

Seat features

• Seat shape offers increased lumbar support for improved rider comfort, and a longer and wider seating area for the passenger

• Ultra-low 26.8-inch seat height allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops

• Laid-back riding comfort for two

• Detailed with half-inch diameter chrome plated brass studs

Passenger backrest

• Classic tombstone shape

• Strong chrome plated steel supports

• Pad detailed with chrome plated brass studs

Specifications

Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
Displacement903cc / 55.1 cu.in.
Bore x Stroke88 x 74.2 mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Maximum Torque58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
Cooling SystemLiquid
Fuel SystemDFI® with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI with Electronic Advance
Transmission5-Speed
Final DriveBelt
Rake/Trail32°/6.3 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelUni-Trak® swingarm, 7 way adjustable spring preload / 4.1 in.
Front Tire Size130/90-16
Rear Tire Size180/70-15
Wheelbase64.8 in.
Front Brakes / Rear BrakesSingle 300mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper / 270mm hydraulic disc
Fuel Capacity5.3 gal.
Seat Height26.8 in.
Overall Length97.0 in.
Overall Width39.6 in.
Overall Height58.3 in.
Curb Weight657.1 lbs.
Color ChoicesMetallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Cardina Red/Metallic Graphite Gray
Good Times™ Protection Plan12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Warranty24 Months
FrameDouble cradle, high-tensile steel
Ground Clearance5.3 in.
Price$8,999

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