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.

  • 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE
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  • Engine:
    our-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
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  • Displacement:
    903cc / 55.1 cu. in. L


2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE Exterior
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Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
Displacement 903cc / 55.1 cu. in.
Bore x stroke 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum torque 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Injection DFI with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission Five-speed
Final drive Belt
Frame Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail 32 degrees / 6.3 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel Uni-Trak® swingarm / 4.1 in.
Front tire 130/90x16
Rear tire 180/70x15
Front brake / rear brake 300mm hydraulic disc / 270mm hydraulic disc
Overall length 97.0 in.
Overall width 39.6 in.
Overall height 41.9 in.
Seat height 26.8 in.
Curb weight 619.6 lbs.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Wheelbase 64.8 in.
Color choices Ebony
Warranty 12 months
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