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2016 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / 900 Classic LT / 900 Custom

2016 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / 900 Classic LT / 900 Custom
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  • Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / 900 Classic LT / 900 Custom
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    2016- 2018
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  • Engine:
    V-Twin
  • Displacement:
    903 cc
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    7999
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A Healthy Dose Of Americana In Every Bite

Kawasaki created its Vulcan line back in 1984 in an attempt to capture a slice of the American cruiser market, and it is still alive and kicking in 2018. The family includes a trio of models from the boulevard bruiser “900 Classic” to the heritage-style “900 Classic LT” and the home-cooked “900 Custom.” A 900 cc, V-twin mill and 600-plus pound curb weight put the range firmly in the mid-size cruiser category and give it the mass one expects to find an American cruiser.

Continue reading for my review of the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Vulcan 900 Classic LT and Vulcan 900 Custom.

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2016 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / 900 Classic LT / 900 Custom

2016 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / 900 Classic LT / 900 Custom

A Healthy Dose Of Americana In Every Bite

Kawasaki created its Vulcan line back in 1984 in an attempt to capture a slice of the American cruiser market, and it is still alive and kicking in 2018. The family includes a trio of models from the boulevard bruiser “900 Classic” to the heritage-style “900 Classic LT” and the home-cooked “900 Custom.” A 900 cc, V-twin mill and 600-plus pound curb weight put the range firmly in the mid-size cruiser category and give it the mass one expects to find an American cruiser.

Continue reading for my review of the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Vulcan 900 Classic LT and Vulcan 900 Custom.

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2016 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S / S Cafe / S SE

2016 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S / S Cafe / S SE

Ninja-Derived Power In A Mid-Displacement Cruiser

As the lightest bike in the Kawasaki cruiser lineup, the Vulcan S appeals to a variety of riders with adjustable footpegs and options for seat height and handlebar position. New from 2016, Kawasaki introduced the Vulcan S Café and the Vulcan S SE to round out its cruiser stable. Carrying the same low and lean profile of the bigger Vulcan cruisers, the S and its siblings combine Ninja-derived power and handling with the comfort and personalization capabilities of Kawasaki’s Ergo-Fit components

Continue reading for my review of the Kawasaki Vulcan S, Vulcan S Café and Vulcan S SE.

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2015 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero / Vulcan 1700 Voyager

2015 - 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero / Vulcan 1700 Voyager

A Muscular V-Twin With Plenty Of Roll-On

The Vulcan 1700 series from Kawasaki launched in 2009 replacing the the existing 1600 series and carried forward the Vulcan family that started in 1984. The Vaquero and the Voyager — a bagger and full dresser, respectively — both come with ABS and, as the name suggests, the 1700 cc engine in the V-twin configuration with liquid cooling and a six-speed transmission. Ready for a cruise around town or hitting the open road, the Vulcan 1700s are well fitted and all-around solid.

Continue reading for my review of the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero and Vulcan 1700 Voyager.

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

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Cruiser Style with Complete Touring Credentials.
While any motorcycle can be ridden long distances if the rider is determined, only a special few truly deserve to be called a touring cruiser. The Vulcan® 1700 Voyager® ABS motorcycle is one of those rare machines. It offers a stylish alternative to run-of-the-mill V-twin tourers, combining Kawasaki reliability with the performance, V-twin feel, comfort and amenities that a long-distance touring rider and passenger demand.
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Harley Softail Breakout vs the Vulcan 900 Custom

Harley Softail Breakout vs the Vulcan 900 Custom

Rigid-looking frames are nothing new, and many manufacturers have followed Harley-Davidson into this cruiser/dragster sub-genre. Kawasaki is one such competitor, and its entry for the 2015 model year is the Vulcan 900 Custom. Since it so closely resembles the H-D Softail Breakout, I wanted to see how these two stacked up against each other. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Continue reading for my comparison of the Softail Breakout versus the Vulcan 900 Custom.

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Kawasaki adds to its Vulcan 900 lineup with the 2015 Vulcan 900 Custom. Think of this as the sibling with a recessive “mean gene” that the 900 Classic and Classic LT didn’t get. The Custom shuns the family-friendly, boulevard cruiser look of its brothers in favor of something a little more sinister with – and I mean this in the best possible way – much less in the way of social value. If “edgy and dark” are attributes that you are looking for in a motorcycle, this ride has it in spades, and may be the bike for you.

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The folks I know that have Kawasaki bikes are loyal fans of the brand, and I can see why. Kawasaki’s 2015 Vulcan 900 Classic, which is the "base-model" of the Vulcan 900 series, comes across as more than just a mid-size cruiser. It almost hints at being a baby bagger, just without the bags. With more than a couple of claims to "most in its class," I want to look at the Vulcan 900 Classic to see what the hubbub is about.

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Video: Kawasaki Gives The Low-Down On The Ergo-Fit Concept

Video: Kawasaki Gives The Low-Down On The Ergo-Fit Concept

Innovative technology is prevalent in the world of motorcycles. Kawasaki has pioneered its fair share of technologies and it’s no surprise that one of the Japanese company’s new offerings, the Ergo-Fit Concept, is getting a lot of love and attention from media folks like us.

The Ergo-Fit Concept, which can be seen on Kawasaki’s newest cruiser, the Vulcan S, is a system that allows riders to have the seats of their Vulcan S bikes personally tailored to their specific body type. It sounds pretty simple when you take it on face value, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. A lot more.

For starters, availing the Ergo-Fit Concept involves more than just slapping a new seat like it’s some kind of bike kit. To get the concept fitted into the bike, riders will have to track down a participating Kawasaki dealership at the time of purchase. From there, Kawasaki engineers will get to work re-configurating the bike’s seating position, doing so by moving pegs, adjusting bars, and in some instances, replacing the seat altogether with a modified version that can move the rider closer to or further away from the handlebars. Not so simple now, is it?

The Ergo-Fit Concept is a unique feature of the Vulcan S, a cruiser that Kawasaki released specifically for the young and hip market who prefer their bikes to have equal doses of style, power, and new technology. The Vulcan S offers all three in buckets, none more obvious than the Ergo-Fit Concept.

Check out the video and watch Kawasaki properly explain why the Ergo-Fit Concept is a must-have for anybody who wants to tide the Vulcan S.

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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

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.

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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero SE

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero SE

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero SE is a massive cruiser designed for those who love long journeys and strong machines.

It is powered by a four stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° v twin unit with a displacement of 1,700 cc. The engine is paired with a six speed transmission with overdrive and delivers a maximum torque of 108 Lb-Ft at 2,750 rpm.

Like any respectable cruiser, the 2014 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero SE does its best to offer a comfortable riding experience. Therefore, once on board, you are met by a modern instrument layout with large round dials, a classy looking radio/stereo unit, a multi function LCD display and analog displays that include speedometer, tachometer and coolant temperature gauge.

The 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero SE is offered with a starting price of $ 18,699.

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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

Kawasaki revealed its 2014 Vulcan 1700 Voyager. This Japanese cruiser represents a pretty good alternative for those who are looking for a cheaper alternative to the American cruisers.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder, fuel-injected 1,700cc 52-degree V-twin engine that is combined with semi-dry sump, electronic throttle, digital injection and cruise control.

The unit delivers a maximum torque of 108 Lb-Ft at 2,750 Rpm and is mated to a six speed transmission with overdrive.

The stopping power is assured by a modern co-active ABS braking paired with dual 300 mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a two-piston rear disc brake for sure, powerful stops.

The 2014 model year comes with improved ergonomics and better whether protection. The Voyager also features a large frame-mounted fairing, lots of storage places and a high-fidelity sound system.

The 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS comes with a base price of $19,399 and is offered in Metallic Warm Gray/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Fire Red/Metallic Warm Gray.

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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad looks like a blast from the past, featuring a classic style combined with a lot of vintage elements. However, under the classic skin you’ll find a lot of contemporary technologies such as ABS, electronic cruise control or fully electronic throttle actuation system. The bike is also fitted with air-adjustable rear shocks, coactive-braking, adjustable windscreen and lockable saddlebags.

At the heart of the 2104 Vulcan 1700 Nomad lies a modern 1,700cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52-degree v-twin engine that puts out 108 Lb-Ft of torque at 2,750rpm. The engine is kept in leash by a six speed transmission and is fed by a 5.3 gallons fuel tank.

Once on board you are met by spacious touring seats, comfy handlebars and ergonomically placed foot pegs.

The 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad ABS is available in two-tone Flat Ebony / Pearl Flat Crystal White with a starting price of $17,499.

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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

With its low slung stature, fat, tyres and the classic design language the 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic continues to be a tasty midsized cruiser that has a lot to love.

With unique details such as rider floorboards, old-school fenders or tank-mounted instrumentation the motorcycle has the potential to draw attention everywhere it goes. The 2014 model year is also fitted with a completely new seat that features improved lumbar support for the rider and a wider and longer rear section for passenger.

The motorcycle is built around a 904cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder, V-twin engine which is fed by the largest fuel tank in the class (5.4 gallons). Fire up the engine and it will reward you with a peak torque of 58.2 Lb.-Ft. available at 3,500 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a modern five speed transmission.

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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Kawasaki revealed the 2014 version of its Vulcan 900 Custom. The new model year continues to impress us with its bullet proof built quality, top notch performances and faultless ergonomics.

With its custom looks, fat rear tire, and the thin 21 inch cast front wheel, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 has the potential to break a lot of hearts. Not to mention about the stylish tank-top instrumentation, the chromed finishes and the one-piece “gunfighter” style seat that work together to enhance the custom appearance of the motorcycle.

The 2014 Vulcan 900 Custom sports a fuel-injected 903cc, V-twin Four-Stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine that puts out a maximum torque of 58.2 Lb.-Ft. at 3,500 Rpm. The engine is fed by a 5.3 gallons fuel tank and is linked to a 5-speed transmission.

The 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is offered with a base price of $8,499.

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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

Equipped with various features designed to improve your riding experience, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero is a stylish tourer ready to follow you in your longest adventures. At the heart of this beauty lies a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin, 1700 cc engine. The engine is mated on a six speed transmission and cranks out a peak torque of 108 lb-ft at 2,750 rpm.

Among the numerous comfort features offered by the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero you’ll find a sculpted seat that offers an upright riding position and a large, wide fairing with abbreviated windscreen and integrated lowers. You also get dual adjustable rear air-shocks and a 45mm hydraulic fork that work togheter to offer a fairly comfortable ride.

In terms of style the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero features Metallic Flat Spark Black paint, a sculpted tank and a curvaceous bodywork. You also get various chrome accents and a blacked-out engine.

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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is a bold cruiser especially developed to reward you with a unique riding experience.

It is also fairly good looking and features a classic design language that evokes the style of its ancestors. We especially like the fuel tank’s twin valley design that gives the entire motorcycle a distinctive feel. The same twin valley design can be also found at the rear fender. The front fender, on the other hand, features a minimalist style underlining the old-school look of the bike. You also get lots of chrome, a clean headlight design, a straight style handlebar and forward-mounted footpegs.

The motorcycle is equipped with a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin engine with a displacement of 903cc. The engine delivers a maximum torque of 58.2 lb.-ft. at 3,500 rpm and is mated on a five speed transmission.

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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT was born for the pleasure of riding. Its low slung stance make it perfectly suited for long journeys while the modern technologies help it offer first class performances.

As far as practicality is concerned, the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is packed with stylish saddlebags, an adjustable, acrylic plastic windshield and a lean back handlebar. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle features a new, more comfortable seat that comes with additional lumbar support for the rider and a longer seating area for the passenger.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is propelled by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin engine with a displacement of 903 cc. The engine rewards you with a maximum torque of 58.2 lb.-ft. available at its peak at 3,500 rpm.

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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad is a modern motorcycle equipped with anything you’d expect from a capable tourer. Among the long list of features offered by the Vulcan 1700 Nomad you’ll find a large windshield, floorboards and hard saddlebags. You also get a fairly spacious saddle that comes with a comfy backrest for the rear passenger.

At the heart of this mechanical beast lies a 1,700cc engine that features liquid cooling, a 52-degree V angle, overhead cams, high compression and a long-stroke design. The engine features redesigned mufflers and cranks out more than enough torque (108 lb-ft @ 2,750rpm) to help you deal with highway ridding effortless.

The Nomad rides on nine-spoke cast wheels wrapped in tubeless tires that measure 130/90 up front and 170/70 out back.

The stopping power is assured by dual 300mm front disc brakes with twin-piston calipers and a 300mm rear disc brake with a two-piston caliper.

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2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

The Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is aimed at sport touring riders that are searching for a reliable and modern motorcycle.

As far as ergonomics are concerned, the Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is equipped with a comfortable saddle, a modern handlebar, easy to read controls, a top-shelf sport-tourer and a pair of big waterproof saddlebags.

The Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is propelled by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four with VVT engine with a displacement of 1,352cc. Fire up the engine and you’ll be assaulted by 102.0 lb-ft of torque available at 6,200 rpm.

As far as suspensions are concerned the Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is equipped with a front 43mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload, and a rear tetra-lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster.

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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is a modern cruiser equipped with a long list of features designed to make your long journeys as comfortable as possible.

The motorcycle is equipped with a 1700 cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin engine that puts out a maximum torque of 108 lb-ft at 2,750 rpm. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission with overdrive.

The bike rides on big 16 inch wheels wrapped in 130/90 front and 170/70 rear tubeless tires.

As far as practicality goes, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS comes with a large 13.2-gallon lockable trunk, top-opening side cases with a total volume of 20 gallon and front lockable glove boxes.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is available at a starting price of $19,349.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad shares the same features with the standard Kawasaki Vulcan 1700. The bike is powered by a V-Twin, four-stroke, SOHC engine with four valves per cylinder and a 1,700 cc displacement. Power is sent to the ground via a revised six-speed transmission with quieter and more positive shifting action features overdriven 5th and 6th gears.

You also get a convenient electronic cruise control system which can be easily operated from the right handlebar, and can be engaged at any speed between 30 and 85 mph in any of the top four gears.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad rides on a front 43 mm hydraulic fork and a rear swingarm suspension with twin-ski and 4-way rebound damping.

The breaking power is assured by front and rear dual disc brakes grabbed by dual twin-piston brake calipers.

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

Put your helmet on, jump on the saddle and grab the gorgeous handlebars. As you fire up the engine you start to hear its mighty roar filling your ears and then a rush of blood starts pumping through your heart making you feel like the king of the road. This is exactly how the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic makes you feel.

Its four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 52-degree V-twin engine doesn’t reward you only with a spectacular sound, but is also one of the most powerful units in its class, developing a maximum torque of 108 lb.ft at 2250 rpm.

Then, there is the bad-boy design language which has all it needs to take your breath away. The slightly raised handlebar, the custom looking fuel tank and refined saddle are combined with a set of front 130/90x16and rear 170/70x16 tires mounted on classy 16 inch wheels.


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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

With its ergonomic design and practical character, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT was especially designed for those who search for a big yet affordable tourer.

Among the comfort features offered by the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT are an adjustable windshield, a passenger backrest and the stylish saddlebags. Talking about saddlebags, they are carefully crafted 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.

As far as power goes, the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT is packed with the same fuel-injected 903cc engine as the Vulcan 900 Classic. The engine rewards you with a maximum torque of 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and is mated on a five speed transmission.

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero puts practicality and comfort on the first place. The motorcycle features an aggressive and muscular style and is powered by a strong 1,700cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin engine. The engine’s features include an overhead cam design, high compression and a long-stroke dimensional design. The unit rewards you with a maximum torque of 108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm and is mated on a six speed gearbox with overdrive and positive neutral finder.

Apart from its powerful engine, the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero is also offered with a tasty exterior design which includes blacked-out detail, a beautiful Candy Plasma Blue paint on the abbreviated fairing and a sculpted tank. Moreover, the luxurious chrome accents provide a beautiful counterpoint to the glossy paintwork.

The bike is kept in check by front dual 300mm discs grabbed by dual twin-piston calipers and a rear single 300mm disc combined with a twin-piston caliper.

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

The old motorcycles continue to inspire today’s designers and one of the models that offers a perfect blend of classic and contemporary lines is the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom.

As far as styling goes, the 2012 Vulcan 900 Custom features a flat handlebar, forward footpegs and stylish cast wheels, including a solid-look rear wheel. Moreover, the motorcycle also comes with the 180-series rear tire which is the largest in its class.

The Vulcan 900 Custom is not only a shiny good looking motorcycle. It’s also packed with one of the most capable engines in its class, a fuel-injected 903cc unit that cranks out 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and is paired with a five speed gearbox. Though, the really good news is that the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is offered at a pretty affordable price tag ($8,309).

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2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager Custom

2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager Custom

Kawasaki’s VN1700 Voyager Custom is equipped with a long-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve 1,700 cm3 V-Twin engine that rewards you with a maximum output of 73 PS at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 136 Nm at 2,750 rpm. Like the standard version, the Custom model features a fully electronic throttle actuation system which enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine.

Other features of the Custom model include a short-style smoked wind deflector, a muscular front cowling, chromed headlamp cover, louvre-style fog lamp covers and generous side Bags. Furthermore, there is also a high-spec audio system which features twin 40 W speakers, radio and compatibility with an iPod, XM tuner or CB radio unit.

Another useful feature offered for the 2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager Custom is the Electronic Cruise Control which can be conveniently controlled from the right handle. The system can be activated between 47 km/h and 137 km/h in 3rd gear or above.

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2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager

2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager

The Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager was especially developed for long journeys. The bike is equipped with a strong 1700cc V-Twin, long-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve 1,700 cm3 engine which cranks out 73 hp at 5,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 2,750 rpm.

To keep the engine’s performances to a high level, Kawasaki uses its first fully electronic throttle actuation system which enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. The engine is paired with a six speed transmission. The 6th gear is an overdrive gear, contributing to better fuel economy when cruising at motorway speeds.

Another interesting feature offered by the Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager is its K-ACT ABS system which offers a strong stopping power regardless of the road conditions.

As far as practicality goes, the bike is equipped with a 50 litre lockable topox, 38 litre sealed top-opening panniers and lockable glove boxes.

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2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer

2012 Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer

Kawasaki revealed the complete details on its 2012 VN1700 Classic Tourer. The bike features Kawasaki’s first fully electronic throttle actuation system that will enable the ECU to manage the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) brought to the engine. This system improves the engine’s response and also makes it significantly smoother.

Talking about the engine, the bike is propelled by a long-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve 1,700 cm3 V-Twin unit which cranks out 73 PS @ 5,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 2,750 rpm.

The Kawasaki VN1700 Classic Tourer features a classic design built with comfort in mind. Thereby it comes with a perfect seat height, an ergonomic handlebar position and a practical handlebar-mounted windscreen. To further protect you from the wind, the bike is also fitted with a sub-windscreen and deflectors.

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 has been bestowed the designation of ’classic’ for a reason: it draws on styling cues from days when everybody who was anybody had a muscle car, 8-tracks pumped out the tunes, and a low-slung motorcycle turned heads. Essentially, that’s the Vulcan 900 in the modern setting; it’s an all-business bike that certainly doesn’t play around.

The Vulcan 900 Classic definitely gets noticed, especially when its offered with a classic profile, combined with an improved rear-end styling, a low seat height and a tapered front bucket seat that’s easily suited for riders of all shapes and sizes. The Vulcan 900’s design is the personification of comfort, with the front bucket seat flowing 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. The rear pillion pad makes it painless to share the two-wheeled experience whereas the wide handlebars, seat, and floorboard layout offer an ideal ergonomic relationship.

The Vulcan 900 is also a bike that means serious business. It’s powered by a 903cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that offers excellent performance and smooth roll-on acceleration. Its easy-to-control fuel injection makes for ultra-low-speed riding surprisingly easy and comfortable while the abundant low-rpm torque provides thrilling roll-on acceleration, anywhere and anytime. The Vulcan 900 Classic is also equipped with an auto-fast idle system that uses an rpm feedback relay to help ensure a fixed engine speed in all starting conditions.

When it comes to a no-compromise, in-your-face classic cruiser, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic does not apologize for being one of the best in the market. After all, it’s been blazing trails for years and doesn’t figure to slow down anytime soon.

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

Anybody that has had the itch to just strap on their helmets and heed the call of the open road, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager is the perfect bike to scratch it.

Complete with all the full-dress amenities that have become necessary to keep riders and passengers comfortable on long journeys, the 1700 Voyager blends muscle car-inspired styling with a powerful engine that helps eat up the miles, delivering a memorable experience that riders always crave in an all-powerful touring bike.

As far as it’s design, the 1700 Voyager is the picture of aggressive functionality, featuring a large frame-mounted fairing, beautifully integrated luggage that stows a week’s worth of gear, a comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control, a high-fidelity sound system, and an optional K-ACT anti-lock/integrated braking system, among other things.

Giving the 1700 Voyager the perfect design balance with its up-standard performance characteristics, Kawasaki fitted the touring bike with a smooth and torquey 1,700cc V-twin engine that features liquid cooling, four-valve cylinder heads, and a single overhead cam that’s been setup for big-time mid-range power. The Voyager also has a fuel injection and exhaust systems that have been tuned to deliver peak torque and horsepower at slightly higher rpm than the Classic models, which is optimal for an open-road tourer.

Additional touring functionality for the 1700 Voyager is provided by the Voyager’s beefy but easy-to-squeeze clutch, which features six damping springs and progressive three-stage engagement for easier shifting under hard acceleration.

Technological features are also a big part of the touring bike’s overall package, including a fully electronic throttle valve system, which works in concert with the Voyager’s Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system to enhance engine response without dulling the big Vee’s distinctive throb.

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad is a touring bike that embodies just about everything you’d want in a classic, American cruiser. Especially one that satisfies your cravings and comes with a look and attitude that tells everyone that it’s as happy cruising downtown as it is running out for the long haul.

In terms of its design, the Vulcan 1700 Nomad is packed with plenty of unique features that highlight the bike’s flexibility and versatility. The classic styling of the bike lends itself to its neo-retro look. It has lockable hard saddlebags that set it apart from its Vulcan 1700 brethren and also feature top-opening side cases that are beautifully integrated and offer bountiful storage (10 gallons each (38L)). It also has front and rear guards to help protect the bike’s engine and saddlebags in case of a tip-over. The Vulcan 1700 Nomad sports deluxe seats sculpted to provide additional support for all-day rides, which come with a special backrest with integrated grab bars and floorboards for both the rider and passenger to contribute to the Nomad’s long-distance abilities. Meticulous attention to detail are also hallmarks for the Vulcan 1700 Nomad, with the engine covers, bodywork design, and side cases being built with remarkable precision.

In terms of it performance, the Vulcan 1700 Nomad is powered by a beastly 1,700cc power plant that features liquid cooling, a 52-degree V angle, overhead cams, high compression, a long-stroke design and all the latest technology for prodigious power and torque spread over a shockingly wide rpm range.

Put all of these traits together in one package and you have a bike that has traditional styling, sophisticated technology, and touring refinement.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT

Saddle up and hit the road, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT is ready to rumble and take you and your companion for a ride.

That’s what you’ll probably hear from the sales team at your local Kawasaki dealerships, and for the most part, they’re not smoking anything up their you-know-whats.

The Vulcan 1700 Classic LT is the epitome of a two-person cruiser that offers more than just a good ride. Excellently combining up-standard looks with excellent handling and powerful performance capabilities, the Classic LT makes for one of the best cruiser rides on the market today.

Whether you’re enjoying the freedom of cruiser-ridin’ by your lonesome or you’ve got a companion to enjoy it with you, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT has all the goods to make for an outstanding cruiser purchase.

There’s no going around it, either: The bike is indeed ready to rumble.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT’s specs after the jump.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

The touring bike segment isn’t complete without an offering from Kawasaki. In the years that it has been around, the Japanese motorcycle brand has produced nothing short of some of the best tourers on the market, including the original Voyager and the sport-touring Concours models.

As recently as 2009, Kawasaki introduced a new member to its touring family, one that comes with all the bells and whistles of a fully loaded bike. Classical design meets new-school technology - that’s the package being offered by the Vulcan 1700 Voyager.

As the flagship of the Vulcan 1700 family, the 2011 Voyager boasts all the stuff you’ll need for such adventurous treks: a smooth and shockingly torquey 1,700cc V-twin powerplant, large frame-mounted fairing, beautifully integrated luggage that stows plenty of gear, a comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control, high-fidelity sound system, optional K-ACT anti-lock/integrated braking system, and the sort of design acumen and dependability Kawasaki is renowned for.

Really, what more can you ask for in a touring bike?

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS

Kawasaki is no stranger to top-shelf touring bikes that can hit long-distance rides as easy as they cross the block. That’s why the new Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is such a stand-out bike for the Japanese motorcycle company. It’s the classic tourer that is capable of whisking you and a passenger away in total comfort and classic style.

As the flagship of the Vulcan 1700 family, the 2011 Voyager boasts all the stuff you’ll need for such adventurous treks starting with a smooth and shockingly torquey 1,700cc V-twin powerplant and a large frame-mounted fairing. The Kawasaki throws in beautifully integrated luggage that stows a week’s worth of gear, a comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control, a high-fidelity sound system, and an optional K-ACT anti-lock/integrated braking system.

There’s no question in anyone’s mind the stature of Kawasaki in the industry. So when they release a full-fledged touring bike with all the bells and whistles, you know that you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

The grand-daddy of Kawasaki’s Vulcan line-up definitely pulls no punches as far as it’s performance capability is concerned. Suffice to say and with very little sugar-coating, the Vulcan 2000 is quite arguably the biggest, meanest, and most powerful V-twin cruiser on the market today.

Make no mistake, the Vulcan 2000 comes dressed to impress with its beautiful leather saddlebags, a custom touring saddle, passenger backrest, and a wind-cheating acrylic windshield. There’s also a thick, optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen that provides smooth airflow around the rider and passenger on the road, a bullet-style headlight, and a chrome instrument panel with a large-face speedometer mounted atop the bike’s stretched, 5.5-gallon fuel tank.

But the bike’s true calling card is its engine, a 2.0-liter fuel-injected V-twin engine that produces a peak torque of 141 lb/ft at 2,800 rpm mated to a five-speed positive neutral finder transmission.

Whatever motives you may have as far as interest in the Vulcan 2000 is concerned, one thing you need to remember is that it’s got more power than just about any bike on Kawasaki’s fleet. Whether you’re in it for the power rides or the long-distance cruising, the mere sight of you riding a Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT is enough reason for other bikers to get out of your way.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000’s specs after the jump.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

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.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE

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.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

When talking about custom motorcycles, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is right there on top of every rider’s list.

Combining back-in-the-day styling and up-to-date imagery, the Vulcan 900 Custom draws from both current and classic styling influences that lends itself to one unique and mouth-watering package. An aggressive flat handlebar and forward footpegs place the rider in a stylish profile that enhances the overall visual appeal.There’s also a sleek and subtle fuel tank that features flowing lines that easily lead the eye along the careful and delicate curves, blending together to give the bike a highly-customized form. A matte black frame provides an understated framework for the Kawasaki artistry that is both appealing and gutsy, as are the massive rear tire, light-looking front end accentuated by a thin 21-inch cast wheel, and overall sculpted bodywork. The aforementioned front wheel features spokes arranged in pairs for a special visual appeal while the wide rear 15" cast wheel gives the rider the feeling of sitting on a one-of-a-kind, made-to-order motorcycle.

Powering the bike is a 903cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC four-cylinder V-twin engine that produces as much as 58 lb/ft of torque at 3,500 rpm.

As far as custom bikes go, the Vulcan 900 Custom’s design versatility and premium performance capability makes it one custom bike that both owners and aftermarket tuning companies have all fallen head over heels for.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic

The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic doesn’t have the panache of the Vaquero and Nomad versions, but it nevertheless offers plenty of upside for a cruiser bike. Featuring the perfect combination of classic Kawasaki design engineering with the most up-to-date two-wheeled chassis and engine technology, the Kawasaki 1700 Classic is a definite man’s bike. No glitters and pizzazz here; just a straight up, heads-all-over cruiser.

The stunning raked-’n’-retro front end complements the huge V-twin design of the fat-tendered backside. Add a powerful four-stroke, 1700cc, SOHC V Twin engine inside, coupled with advanced technology and staggering functionality, and you have a cruiser bike whose bite is every bit as good as its bark.

There’s plenty to like about the newest Kawaski Vulcan 1700 Classic. As with all classic cruisers, riders will have an terrifyingly great time running around with the Vulcan 1700 Classic.

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2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

As with all of the top cruiser bikes in the world, the name of the game has always been building a long, low, and wide bike with high-end custom touches and powerful performance figures to boot. For Kawasaki, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero fits that bill to a tee - and then some.

With the word ’vaquero’ originating from a Spanish word meaning “cowboy” or “herdsman", the Vulcan 1700 is the perfect bike for the rugged and the adventurous. Its got a profile that’s undeniably cool and stylish and more than that, the extensive detail that came with the production of the bike’s overall performance system is unparalleled in the business, one that ensures the Vulcan 1700 of high-level awesomeness that other cruiser bikes would understandably be looking up to.

Looks, power, technology, and a general sense of bad-assery. That’s what you get with the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero. It’s exactly what bikers would want on a new cruiser bike.

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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

There’s nothing like riding a large displacement tourer and when it comes to this, the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT is not only one of the best representatives of its class, but also the one featuring the biggest bore and stroke. So for 2010, the massive Vulcan designed for the long haul enhances its visual and makes sure that the engine is delivering power even smoother than before. Meanwhile, the simple Vulcan 2000 and the Vulcan 2000 Classic remain 2009 model years.

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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700

After getting rid of the over passed Vulcan 1500 and coming up with an entire 1700cc lineup composed of classic, classic tourers and touring models offering riders the possibility to find the ideal model without going in another manufacturer’s dealership, we’re now talking about the amazing all-new Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 which concludes under the Classic, Classic LT, Nomad and Voyager, all 2010 model years.

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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

The 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 model range takes the best from the world of cruisers and adjusts it to match the size, experience and demands of riders who are just starting out. Each of the three models, Classic, Classic LT and Custom are set to offer a different kind of riding experience and the new Special Edition version derived from the Custom model follows the trend towards Dark Custom motorcycles that Harley-Davidson started.

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Kawasaki VN900 Police Bike

Kawasaki VN900 Police Bike

There’s nothing quite like combining work with relaxation and during our short trip to Constanta, Romania we happen to come across a Kawasaki VN900 Police Bike, which simply couldn’t miss from our vacation picture album. I started sharing impressions about the bike with the policeman and then asked him if he was kind enough to let us get a few pics of the bike that he was so proudly riding and he was ok with it.

Apart from Harley-Davidson, we didn’t happen to see any cruiser type police bikes so this Kawi got our complete attention before another police officer radioed in a hazardous situation and our point of admiration hit the road with the sirens on.

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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

It’s long been known that when beginning riders want to approach the cruiser style, Kawasaki offers a greatly balanced package under the Vulcan 500 LTD model name. We’re glad to find that in 2009, at least things haven’t changed for the worst as the bike carries on with a simple color scheme change that refreshes the overall look, helps the low seat stand out and corresponds with the attractive engine performance.

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 is, without a doubt, one of the best Japanese cruisers ever built. In order to deliver such a great product, Kawasaki created their biggest V-twin motor, tuned it finely in order to deliver the best of power and torque, and it than gave the bike its modern styling.

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600

A Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 is THE machine for a rider to get on and remain hooked forever. It works her magic by providing a comfortable riding position, awesome torque, and easy steering. Just check it out!

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2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

With the Vulcan 900, Kawasaki establishes a unique balance between imposing styling and middleweight finesse. This guarantees the bike’s success as cruiser riders have long craved for such a machine.

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