Description
Specs
Standard Features
Options
Color

Description

Complete with Street Swagger

Inspired by the streets, inspired by history. The Vulcan® 900 Custom and Custom Special Edition both draw from the styling cues from back in the day and modern times. There’s plenty to like about the Custom’s styling profile, from its aggressive flat handlebar to forward footpegs. The stylish cast wheels, including a solid-look rear wheel, give it a distinctive appearance. And the 180-series rear tire is the largest in its class, highlighting its big bike style. And its affordable price tag makes the Custom an even more appealing ride.

The Vulcan 900 Custom’s appeal is more than just paint-deep. It has a fuel-injected 903 cc engine that produces exceptional roll-on acceleration rivaling the get-up-and-go of much larger motorcycles – yet it’s wrapped in a nimble chassis that lets it turn and handle like no heavyweight motorcycle can.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2012
Model
Vulcan® 900 Custom
MSRP
 $8,699.00*

Dimensions

Length
94.7 in.
Height
44.1 in.
Width
35.2 in.
Weight
Curb: 610.8 lbs.
Wheelbase
64.8 in.
Seat Height
27 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, V-twin
Displacement
903 cc (55.1 ci)
Bore x Stroke
88 x 74.2 mm
Torque
58.2 ft. lbs. @ 3,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Carburetion
DFI with (2) 34 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.3 gal.
Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-speed
Final Drive
Belt

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: 300 mm hydraulic disc
Rear: 270 mm hydraulic disc
Tires
Front: 80/90 x 21
Rear: 180/70 x 15

Operational

Frame
Double cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension
Front: 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear: Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload; 4.1 in. travel
Rake
33°
Trail
7.2 in.

Body

Colors
Pearl Purplish Black Mica, Candy Sparkling Orange (see Options for color pricing)

Standard Features

Key Features
 903 cc liquid-cooled V-twin offers the optimal balance of performance and maneuverability  
 Stylish cast wheels – solid-look rear and “twin-spoke” front  
 Forward-mounted foot controls for laid-back riding position  
 Fat 180-series rear tire is largest in class  
 Stylish instrumentation includes convenient fuel gauge  
 5.3-gallon fuel tank is largest in class  
 Efficient and stylish belt drive for long life  
 Digital fuel injection for precise throttle response and improved fuel economy  
903 cc V-twin SOHC Engine
 Smooth and reliable engine tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low rpm  
 Gear-driven balancer allows the use of a single-pin crankshaft without excessive vibration  
 Rubber mounted to reduce engine vibration at all speeds  
4-valve Cylinder Head
 Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, creating more power and low-end torque  
 Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical  
 Long intake tracts narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling, increased torque and better low-end response  
Liquid and Air-cooling
 Finned cylinders and heads combine with liquid cooling for exceptional thermal control  
 Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power  
 Automatic fan helps keep things cool  
Dual Slash-cut Mufflers
 Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain emission reducing honeycomb catalyzers  
Positive Neutral Finder
 Just lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to easily find neutral, every time  
Electronic Fuel Injection
 Superb performance and rideability thanks to dual throttle bodies with sub-throttles  
 The ECU-controlled sub-throttles are located behind the main throttle valve, allowing the DFI® system to provide more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor  
 Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for optimal acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption  
Double Cradle Frame
 Very rigid, large-diameter box section backbone allows space for a larger fuel tank, and offers high stability and lightweight handling at low speeds  
 Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds  
 Long wheelbase contributes to highway stability  
 Triangular swingarm has a hardtail appearance, but utilizes a single shock hidden beneath the seat  
 Long and low chassis for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact  
Belt Drive
 Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action  
 Low maintenance and low noise  
41 mm Front Fork
 Offers excellent rigidity and 5.9 inches of travel  
 33 degrees of rake and 7.2 inches of trail for excellent straight line stability  
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
 A 300 mm front and 270 mm rear disc are both gripped by twin-piston calipers for some of the best stopping power in the class  
Custom Cast 21-inch Front Wheel
 The wheel’s 18 “spokes” are arranged in pairs  
 Tapered and flanged in two directions, every line and surface of each 3D spoke is exquisitely curved  
Wide Rear Tire
 180 mm rear tire provides added stability while projecting a powerful image  
 Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers  
 Custom cast 15-inch rear wheel contrasts the “light,” tall front wheel  
Tank-mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
 Provides riders crucial information at a glance  
 Compact design matches the bike’s clean look  
Sculpted Bodywork
 Fuel tank features a twin valley design, with a dynamic tension and presence all its own  
 Designed to be pleasing to both the eye and to the touch, the tank is composed exclusively of curves with constantly varying radii; the twin valley design theme continues to the rear fender and its hand-sculpted contours  
 Bottom of the rear fender features a relatively straight cut, to balance the lines of the motorcycle  
Custom Features
 Chromed headlamp, headlamp mount, lower triple clamp and turn signals as well as footpegs, shift lever and rear brake lever  
 Clean headlight design is compact and isolated without a central fork cover or headlamp bar  
 Small, minimalist fender and lack of front fork covers also contribute to the slender appearance of the front end  
 Sporty, straight-style handlebar adds to the bike’s custom styling; instead of handlebar clamps, twin tubes elegantly curve back from the upper triple clamp; both the handlebar and twin tubes are completely chromed  
 Forward-mounted footpegs instead of floorboards add to the custom image and improve rider control  
 One-piece “gunfighter” style seat is designed for comfortable rider and passenger accommodation and a custom-style look  
 Matte black frame emphasizes the chrome finishing  
 Standard toe-operated shift lever instead of a heel-toe shifter complements the forward footpegs for a more open rider position  
Special Edition
 Black-out treatment on air cleaner, engine cases, handlebar, headlight and rear fender struts  
 New for 2012, solid black wheels enhance black-out look  

Options

 Color Pricing
 Pearl Purplish Black Mica $8,699  
 Candy Sparkling Orange $8,999  

Color


Pearl Purplish Black Mica

Candy Sparkling Orange
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer vehicle freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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