2016 - 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic / 900 Classic LT / 900 Custom
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 2019. 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.
2015 - 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero / Vulcan 1700 Voyager
Kawasaki’s Vulcan 1700 line is well established with 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.
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2016 - 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan S / S Cafe / S SE
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. Carrying the same low and lean profile of the bigger Vulcan cruisers, the S stable combines Ninja-derived power and handling with the comfort and personalization capabilities of Kawasaki’s Ergo-Fit components
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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