Its long wheelbase and lazy steering deliver stable handling. The low seat height makes the Vulcan 900 accessible to shorter riders and its tapered and studded seat flows comfortably into the fuel tank and lower chassis rails and provides a narrowed shape, which makes it comfortable for all riders. General Comments: Great bike, the only one complaint I have is that it was too top heavy. It had been well maintained, and I've enjoyed it immensely. The seat makes the top half of my butt numb I have put 7100 mil on it will the seat get better with age? I love the sound, just the right amount of cool. I've learned a lot from every one.
Streamlined hard saddlebags provide generous storage for those hard-to-resist overnight rides. Our efficient ads are free. This slow steering also helps contribute to the impression that this is a big motorcycle. They provide plenty of warning of impending doom lest you push too far. So far all I hear about that bike is good things. The matching studded saddlebags are cowhide, quite attractive, and offer quick-release squeeze to open nylon buckles hidden behind the traditional buckle. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain valve clearance for smooth engine performance, reduced noise and low maintenance while automatic cam chain tensioners keep cam timing accurate.
This bike handles very well and has plenty of power even to pull myself and a passenger along. It is extremely easy to handle even with major wind and it quickly gets out of the way of the many inattentive drivers. I will add Hard crome pipes and some other items as they become availabe. The design details that make the 1600 Classic a one-of-a-kind American classic include a wide, pullback handlebar, stepped seat, side covers that proudly display the Kawasaki logo and a multi-reflector headlight. It's now ready to sit for the winter. With a 32-degree rake and 6.
Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Today, it had the first service 600 Miles. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. The milage started out at about 35 mpg with me getting into it. The change from chain to belt final drive is a positive, as a belt is lighter, quieter and essentially maintenance free-other than a very occasional adjustment. Especially at low rpm the sound is throaty and has just that right amount of rumble.
The hydraulically actuated clutch provides progressive torque absorption to help ensure smooth and precise power delivery to a reliable, quiet shaft drive that requires minimal maintenance. This design permits the use of a larger fuel tank and a detachable right-side downtube allows the engine to be removed more easily. I get about 300 kms. Have fun, Mike Just got my new ebony Vulcan 900 Classic Friday. They make great desktop images. Cast seven-spoke wheels allow the use of large tubeless tires and wide fenders to give the 1600 Classic its tough look.
I really have no complaints. One stylistic change is that the cylinder barrels now have more rounded fins for a classic look. I've owned many motorcycles of all types, and this one is a definite keeper. A crack of the throttle punches out smooth acceleration while a large alternator provides enough output to power electrical accessories. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
This is an overall excellent machine that continues to give typical Kawasaki reliability. Let out the clutch in first gear and the Vulcan takes off with a minimum of slippage, courtesy of its newfound torque. I don't recommend changing these, just to keep the oil off the garage floor, but it is annoying at such few miles. Climb aboard, and the view forward features a clean, brushed-look upper triple clamp, a very wide chromed handlebar on short risers and clean, chromed clamps. For 2006 the new figures are 68.
From dirt bikes to sport bikes to cruisers. The heel-and-toe shifter allows the Vulcan to shift among its five gears with little effort and but a light touch on the cable-actuated clutch. The more I rode, the more I got the impression that Kawasaki was performing a sleight of hand with the Vulcan 900. In our opinion the classic-look nacelle, which is similar to what Kawasaki has done in the past, is becoming a bit dated. It put a lot of people on two wheels, and you can bet that its successor-which is a completely new bike-will do likewise. Handles excellent, rides excellent, good power, sounds good and looks good.