2016 - 2022 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.
The arrival of the Kawasaki Vulcan S was a big coup of sorts for the Japanese manufacturer. Long saddled without an entry-level cruiser to call its own, the Vulcan S was able to finally fill that slot while also giving consumers the treat of enjoying a bike that’s a lot more powerful than you’d think.
But if we just stopped at the bike’s power and performance, I wouldn’t be doing the Vulcan S the justice it deserves. That’s because this bike is more than just about its performance numbers. A lot more.
Once you dive into the specifics of the bike, you’ll realize that Kawasaki really took the time to create the Vulcan S as a fully customizable machine that can cater to a wide range of riders. It doesn’t matter how big or tall you are; the Vulcan S can be customized depending on your size. You’ve no idea how much that means to vertically challenged folks like me.
With the cruiser market continuing to grow, the Vulcan S arrived at just the right time for Kawasaki. It’s got everything you need and want in a cruiser and it’s pretty affordable, too. Can’t get any better than that, can it?
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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.
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about Aston Martin’s financial troubles and whether or not the brand will manage to survive on its own. Reports suggested at some point that the Brits might receive financial backing from various companies., but while that scenario didn’t come to fruition, Aston Martin buckled up and launched an all-new vehicle nevertheless. Dubbed Vulcan and described as "something very special," Aston Martin’s new project turned out to be a track-focused supercar in the vein of the Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Brits unleashed the Vulcan for the whole world to see, and, as it turns out, Gaydon’s new baby is as special as it gets.
Skeptics that expected to see a beefed up, race-spec Vantage were in for quite a surprise, as the Vulcan was brand-new not only in design, but under the hood as well. What’s more, it arrived with its own racing program and the kind of exclusivity only Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren were able to deliver until then. There’s a lot of PR talk coming with all-new vehicles nowadays, but Aston Martin nailed it when it described the Vulcan as the "brand’s most intense and exhilarating creation to date." Keep reading to find out why.
Updated 08/22/2016: A very cool 2016 Vulcan failed to sell at a Mecum auction during the 2016 Monterey Car Week. Check the "Prices" section to see why and the "Pictures" tab for some shots taken at the event.
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2018 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
After years of struggle and maintaining a lineup consisting mainly of old designs, Aston Martin unveiled the Vulcan in 2015. Although it wasn’t the first limited-edition model to have a unique styling, the Vulcan was the first supercar to wear the British badge. It was powerful, fast, radically different from any other Aston Martin, and built in limited numbers. It was also a track-only vehicle, which made it even more exotic. Two years later and the Vulcan returns, this time with an AMR Pro upgrade that makes it even more aerodynamic.
Launched in early 2017, AMR is the company’s new performance brand that basically brings the technology seen in Aston Martin Racing competition cars to customer vehicles. Essentially a body kit upgrade to the already potent Vulcan, the AMR Pro package makes the supercar more aerodynamic and quicker at the race track. At the same time, it moves Aston Martin closer to the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren, companies that have solid customer racing programs and highly customizable products thanks to bespoke high-performance divisions.
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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.
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.
Seeing Seven Aston Martin Vulcans All Together Is Too Much For Our Sensibilities: Video
There are only 24 Aston Martin Vulcans in existence, so the thought of seeing a group of them all together is as improbable as seeing a unicorn galloping in the sky. Well, shake off that pixie dust because the improbable just happened at the Circuit of the Americas. The Aston Martin Vulcan was in attendance at the race track recently and there wasn’t just one Vulcan there. There weren’t even two or three. There were seven of them, each dressed in different colors and looking the part of a bonafide $2 million supercar.
The carbon fiber-bodied track machine made the trip to Austin, Texas to participate in an event put together by Aston Martin. The specifics of the event is unclear, but the presence of these seven Vulcan track cars made all of it irrelevant. These cars are what the people at the Circuit of the Americas came to see and by the looks of it, nobody came home disappointed. It’s not often that an 820-horsepower supercar carrying a naturally aspirated V-12 engine is seen in the flesh and in its natural track habitat, dressed to impress and roaring like the beat that it is. But to see seven of them together showcasing their capabilities for people to go crazy over? That doesn’t happen very often, if ever. Aston Martin made it happen though, and we all win because of it.
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For the 2007 model year, the popular VulcanÂ® 2000 Classic LT makes its return to Kawasaki’s growing line of cruisers populating America’s back roads and highways. The Vulcan 2000 Classic LT is the bike that responds to consumer interest in an off-the-showroom floor dressed-up cruiser-one that comes with features designed to complement the overall 2000 styling, yet add a flavor all its own.