2014 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic

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$6,599.00
Was $7,999.00


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Year
2014
Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model
Vulcan® 900 Classic

Overview

Description

The name may be Vulcan® 900 Classic, but you should hear “definitive.” This midsized cruiser has the timeless goods wrapped in a long, low package with a presence that’s larger than its name. From its two-tone ebony and metallic gray paint scheme to its spoked wheels, this Vulcan garners attention wherever it goes. Details, like rider floorboards and tank-mounted instrumentation that includes a handy fuel gauge and an easy-to-read analog speedometer, only strengthen the bike’s ties with tradition.





Key Features

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

• Digital fuel injection delivers precise throttle control with improved fuel economy

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

• Rider floorboards with heel and toe shifter enhance rider comfort and deliver a stronger connection to the motorcycle

• Class-leading 5.3-gallon fuel tank

• Classically styled tank-mounted instrumentation includes fuel gauge

• Fat 180-series rear tire is widest in class and aids in the big bike feel

• Efficient belt drive runs cleaner and with less maintenance than a chain while adding to the timeless style of the drive train





903cc V-twin

• Tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low rpm

• Smooth and reliable

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





Four-valve Cylinder Head

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

• Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical

• Extremely efficient intake tracts feature ports that narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling and increased torque

• Long intake tracts for great low-end response





Liquid and Air Cooling

• Exceptional thermal control with finned cylinders and cylinder head, combined with liquid cooling

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

• Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic

• Includes temperature warning light









Dual Slash-cut Mufflers

• Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions





Positive Neutral Finder

• Just lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to easily find neutral, every time





Electronic Fuel Injection

• Dual throttle bodies with sub-throttles provide optimum performance and rideability

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

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





Kevlar-Reinforced Belt Drive

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

• More efficient so more power reaches the rear wheel compared to shaft drive

• Cleaner and lower maintenance than chain drive





Double Cradle Frame

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

• Triangular swingarm looks like a hardtail design, but acts on a single shock hidden beneath the seat

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

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

• Long wheelbase contributes to a comfortable highway ride





Comfort Features

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

• 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





Tank-mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps

• Gives you the information you need at a glance

• Compact design complements the bike’s clean look

• 5.3-gallon fuel tank is largest in its class





41mm Front Fork

• Excellent rigidity and 5.9-inches of travel – the most in its class

• 32-degree rake angle for excellent straight line tracking

• Wide fork pitch for classic look





Front and Rear Disc Brakes

• The 300mm front and 270mm rear brake rotors are gripped by twin-piston calipers for some of the best stopping power in the class





Custom Spoke Wheels

• Chromed steel rims and spokes

• “Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub





Wide Rear Tire

• 180mm rear tire provides added traction while projecting a powerful image

• Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers

• Widest rear tire in its class

Specifications
  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
  • Displacement: 903cc / 55.1 cu.in.
  • Bore x Stroke: 88 x 74.2 mm
  • Maximum Torque: 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Cooling System: Liquid
  • Fuel System: DFI® with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with Electronic Advance
  • Transmission: 5-Speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
  • Rake/Trail: 32 deg./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 Size: 130/90-16
  • Rear Tire Size: 180/70-15
  • Wheelbase: 64.8 in.
  • Front Brakes / Rear Brakes: 300mm hydraulic disc / 270mm hydraulic disc
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.
  • Seat Height: 26.8 in.
  • Overall Length: 97.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 39.6 in.
  • Overall Height: 41.9 in.
  • Curb Weight: 619.6 lb.
  • Color Choices: Ebony / Metallic Graphite Gray
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
  • Warranty: 12 Months

Specs

Engine

Engine Type
Four-stroke, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
Displacement
903cc (55.1 cu. in.)
Bore and Stroke
88 x 74.2 mm
Cooling
Liquid
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Fuel System
DFI® with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI with Electronic Advance

Chassis

Front Suspension
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Uni-Trak® swingarm / 4.1 in. travel
Front Brakes
300mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes
270mm hydraulic disc
Front Tire
130/90-16
Rear Tire
180/70-15

Dimensions

Wheelbase
64.8 in.
Seat Height
26.8 in.
Rake
32 deg.
Trail
6.3 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 619.6 lb.

Transmission

Transmission
5-Speed
Final Drive
Belt

General

Colors
Ebony / Metallic Graphite Gray
Warranty
12 Months

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