Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic


SPECIFICATIONS:

Engine: 4-Stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-valve per cylinder, V-twin
Displacement: 903cc / 55.1 cu.in.
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Torque: 60.8 lb.-ft. @ 3,700 rpm
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel Injection: EFI with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission
: Five-speed
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail: 32 degrees / 6.3 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear suspension
/ wheel travel: Uni-Track® swingarm / 4.1 in.
Front tire: 130/90x16
Rear tire: 180/70x15
Front brake / rear brake: 272mm hydraulic disc / 242mm hydraulic disc
Overall length: 97.0 in.
Overall width: 39.6 in.
Overall height: 41.9 in.
Seat height: 26.8 in.
Dry weight: 557.9 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Wheelbase: 64.8 in.
Color choices: Ebony
Candy Cardinal Red
Candy Caribbean Blue
Metallic Titanium
MSRP: $7,349

15 comments:

Thom said...

another yawner. LOL

Dr.John said...

Two pictures . Wow! but too much information in between.

jen laceda said...

That's a lot of info I don't really understand, but love the look of the motorcycle, though!

Canajun said...

Now there you go - 903 ccs. I didn't have to find the calculator under all the crap on my desk this time.

Another good looking bike, but stats are only that - stats. You need to listen to your heart and your butt. If both are happy, it's the ride for you - and don't ever let anyone tell you different.

scunnert said...

Off topic - whadaya think?

http://tinyurl.com/2cmf2y

Baron's Life said...

Canjun...great that you didn't have to use your calculator this time...come to think of it...I wouldn't know how to use one... Agree with your comment...it has to feel right..I'm looking for a ride that looks good and chunky but easy to handle...I will keep you posted for sure.
My Brother Jerry in Montreal who retired last year just got himself a honda Jazz to screw around on and go to the Depanneur sorta thing.
I' am leaning towards a Honda but haven't made up my mind yet. I do not like drive belts in principle. I like my hardware to have a real chain and sprocket...old fashioned guy.
Thanks for the support brother.

Baron's Life said...

Scunnert, Thanks for the link...yes I'm fully aware of this but do we really have any choice... You'll remember that a couple of months ago two Russian bombers came too close to our Northern Border, just too close for comfort. The F18's were promptly sent up and the Russian turned back...but in reality who is kidding whom here when we say we will defend our borders...? Anyway, you are a learned man and I believe, you having lived here, know where I'm coming from.
We do not have much of a choice when our submarines are British rejects put on the block for inadequate performance...and which we bought for a so called basement bargain price..I think we got screwed by the Limeys....as they screwed us back then,in the front lines in WWII, by knowingly sending our troops in harm's way...it is documented, but that's my personal opinion... Again, we had no choice there or did we?
All in all, we have to let bygones be bygones and look forward to the future and make sure our alliances flourish and that we look after each other.

Danny said...

I like the Vulcan 900 Custom better, but still a sharp bike. Good luck on your shopping trip for a new bike. Wish I could go on one of my own.

Baron's Life said...

Danny I haven't decided yet on any one particular model...but I think in the end a real chain, as opposed to a belt drive and a real sprocket will probably clinch the deal for me...

mq01 said...

shopping can be soooo much fun... :)

Baron's Life said...

mq01...or very stressful...lol

Thom said...

pffft...i don't even get a response to my well thought out comment...i'm crushed :( ROFLMAO

Baron's Life said...

Thom...you were yawning...and I didn't want to accidentally wake you up.

JOHN A.K.A. SNAPSHOT said...

It's a good little bike. I got one last January(08). I have 27,674 miles on it and not one problem yet. When I get back to Texas,(currently in Michigan on it now), I am trading her in on a new Harley Heritage Softail Classic to see if Harley has indeed improved on the mechanics and performance from my last Harley (chain drive FLH). If not, I will sell it and get me another Vulcan clone..a great bike for the money...

Baron's Life said...

Thanks for the comment John, to be honest with you...I tried one last Thursday eve at the local dealer on Newstminster Hihgway and I thought it was a pretty good and responsive bike....haven't made up my mind yet though...not sure which way to go...I still want to try the Honda...as my Hondas never gave me any trouble in years of service. Will keep you posted...Ride safe in Michigan for they know not a bike if they saw one... You're quite a long ways from home buddy...I've been reading your posts and enjoyed all your pictures and narration...very friendly and nice blog...you have there bud.
Travel safe.