2016 VULCAN 900 CLASSIC

Timeless Classic Cruiser

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 stylish 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.


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Key Features of the Vulcan 900 Classic

  • 903cm³ 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
  • The Classic seat features lumbar support for the rider and a wide and long 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 20 litre fuel tank
  • Classically styled tank-mounted instrumentation includes fuel gauge
  • Fat 180-series rear tyre 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
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Strong, Usable Power

The Vulcan 900 Classic’s 903cm³ V-Twin engine boasts the highest power and torque output in the mid-sized class. Utilising a single-pin crankshaft for that meaty V-twin sound and feel, it delivers smooth, usable power throughout the low to mid rev-range.

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

• Smooth and reliable

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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.

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Cool Cruising

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

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Classic Looks and Comfort

Rider footboards and heel-toe shift give the look and style of the Classic Cruiser.

The seat features improved lumbar support for the rider and a wider and longer rear section for passenger comfort.  the ultra-low  seat height allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops. Laid-back riding comfort for two.  
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Lots of Genuine Kawasaki Accessories Available for the Vulcan 900 Classic; saddlebags, sissy bars, optional seats, screens, ligh bar, rear luggage rack, etc.
Belt Drive

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
 

Easy to read

The instrument panel gives you the information you need at a glance in a compact design complements the bike’s clean look.  20L fuel tank is made for those days where you just want to keep on riding.
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Smooth front end

41mm front forks provide excellent rigidity and 150 mm of travel – the most in its class. 32-degree rake angle for excellent straight line tracking while having a low and solid look. Wide fork pitch for classic cruiser feel.
 

Stopping

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

 Slick and Wide

Chromed steel rims and spokes with “Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub.  The 180mm rear tyre provides added traction while projecting a powerful image. Wider tyre than that found on most large-displacement cruisers.

 

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Engine

Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin
Displacement 903 cm³
Bore and Stroke 88.0 x 74.2 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve system SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 34 mm x 2 with dual throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed, return
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction ratio 2.184 (83/38)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.786 (39/14)
  2nd 1.889 (34/18)
  3rd 1.360 (34/25)
  4th 1.107 (31/28)
  5th 0.963 (26/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.063 (66/32)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame

Type Double-cradle, steel
Wheel travel: front 150 mm
  rear 103 mm
Tyre: front 130/90-16M/C 67H
  rear 180/70-15M/C 76H
Caster (rake) 32°
Trail 160 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 38° / 38°

Suspension

Front: Type 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear: Type Uni-Trak
  Spring preload 7-way

Brakes

Front: Type Single 300 mm discs
  Caliper Twin-piston
Rear: Type Single 270 mm disc
  Caliper Twin-piston

Dimensions

Overall length 2,465 mm
Overall width 1,005 mm
Overall height 1,065 mm
Wheelbase 1,645 mm
Ground clearance 135 mm
Seat height 680 mm
Curb mass 281 kg Includes full fuel tank
Fuel capacity 20 litres

Performance

Maximum power 37 kW {50 PS}/ 5,700 rpm
Maximum torque 78 N⋅m {8.0 kgf⋅m} / 3,700 rpm

Available Colours

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Metallic Matte Carbon Gray/Pearl Flat Crystal White with White Wall tyres

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

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Accessories for VN900BGF 2016 VULCAN 900 CLASSIC

BACKREST PAD PLAIN

391560187MA More info Find a Dealer

* Plain Pad for fitment to certain Passenger Backrest Kits

BACKREST PAD STUDDED

391560118MA More info Find a Dealer

* Studded Pad for fitment to certain Passenger Backrest Kits (Plain Pad Shown)

BACKREST PASSENGER

K999940066A More info Find a Dealer

* Strong chrome steel backrest supports with 13" high riser and all required installation hardware Order studded pad (39156-0118-MA) or plain pad (39156-0187-MA) and Vulcan logo plate (56052-0852) separately * Backrest Collar Kit is supplied for spacing VN900 backrest when not installing the saddlebag supports. Laggage Rack K53020-375 is sold separately.

BACKREST VULCAN EMBLEM

560520852 More info Find a Dealer

* Chromed Vulcan emblem for use on Passenger Backrests

COVER MOTORCYCLE

K99995874 More info Find a Dealer

* Keep your Vulcan out of the weather with this durable cover made from breathable 600 denier Sur Last fabric * Features a softened interior surface to keep the surfaces of your motorcycle clean and scratch free * Tailored specifically to fit Vulcans * Fits with or without accessories * Metallic silkscreened logos * Heat shields are sewn to the inside

EMBLEM - WINDSHIELD

560520851 More info Find a Dealer

Emblem only.

ENGINE BRACKET CHROME

K321900229 More info Find a Dealer

Replaces stock black painted bracket with a triple plated chrome bracket.

ENGINE GUARD

K32000044 More info Find a Dealer

* Made from durable 1 1/4" steel tubing, these triple chrome coated engine guards are made to go the distance * WARNING: This guard may provide limited leg and cosmetic vehicle protection under unique circumstances (fall over while the motorcycle is stopped) * It is not manufactured nor intended to provide protection from bodily injury in a collision with an automobile or any other object.

FLOORBOARD PASSENGER

K46000426 More info Find a Dealer

* Brushed aluminium finish

GEN 2.5 PLAIN SADDLEBAGS

K53000275 More info Find a Dealer

Top grain cowhide leather lids with quick-release chrome metal buckles provide essential cruiser style. Metal reinforced frame holds shape even when empty. Pre-drilled ABS backing plate ensures an easy installation. Requires model-specific saddlebag supports (999940171 for VN1700 Classic & Classic LT) & (K999940069A for VN900 Classic, Classic LT & Custom).

GRIPS RIBBED

K53020226A More info Find a Dealer

* Give your controls that clean, custom look with these ribbed handlebar grips featuring a chrome-plated shell and an integrated rubber liner * Package quantity: 1 Pair

RACK REAR

K53020375 More info Find a Dealer

* Chromed rectangular steel bar construction * Measures: 7.5" x 7" (Passenger Backrest 99994-0161 is required for the VN1700 Classic. 999940189 is required for the VN900 Classic & Custom. Both parts are sold separately).

REFLECTOR REPLACEMENT PART

280121088 More info Find a Dealer

Replacement reflector. The flanged nut may also need to be purchased: (92210-0007. PRICE NOT INCLUDED). The chrome Brackets are also needed to be used. Part # 11054-0809 x 1 left hand side and part # 11054-0810 x 1 right hand side.

REGULATOR COVER

K140910639 More info Find a Dealer

* Replaces stock black painted cover with a triple plated chrome cover

SADDLEBAG SUPPORTS

K999940069A More info Find a Dealer

Powder coated steel with all required hardware included. When mounting Saddlebags with K999940066A Backrest, you must relocate the rear reflectors.If any of the parts from the reflectors are lost you may need any of the following items: 110540809 (REFLECTOR LH) x (1), 110540810 (REFLECTOR RH) x (1), 280121088 (REFLECTOR-REFLEX) x (2), & 922100007 (NUT,FLANGED,5MM) x(2).

SADDLEBAGS - CUSTOM SE

K53000276 More info Find a Dealer

Top grain cowhide leather lids with quick-release flat black metal buckles with embrossed perforated look. Metal reinforced frame holds shape even when empty. Pre-drilled ABS backing plate ensures an easy installation. Requires K99994-0069A saddlebag supports for mounting (SOLD SEPARATELY)

TURN SIGNAL REPLACEMENT

K32001001R More info Find a Dealer

Replacement turn signal for K32001-010 Light Bar.

VISOR HEADLIGHT LARGE

K53020121 More info Find a Dealer

* Triple chrome plated * Visor mounts to the headlight

WINDSHIELD KIT

999940058 More info Find a Dealer

* Thick, optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow and cruiser style * Strong chrome plated steel supports and all installation hardware included * 26" overall height in low position with 2" additional height adjustment * Order Emblem (56052-0851) separately

WINDSHIELD LOWERS

K46001334 More info Find a Dealer

Windshield Lowers proide additional wind protection for lower body. Chrome plated steel brackets and trim with hard-coated clear polycarbonate wings. Includes all installation hardware.