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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
  • White-wall tyres highlight the Classic's overall styling
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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.
Top of Tank
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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.


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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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


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


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°


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


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


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


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 Graphite Gray / Ebony 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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