2009 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic

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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic


Big V-twin power and style with rider-friendly handling and economy

Graceful flowing lines, clean looks and robust engine combine to give the Vulcan® 900 Classic an appeal that will charm a wide variety of riders, from new students of the motorcycling life, to experienced veterans seeking a practical and stylish cruiser. After all, what’s not to love about a motorcycle that offers the look and feel of a larger V-twin, minus the steep price and inseam-challenging height?

It’s a win-win for 900 Classic owners; they get a fuel-injected 903cc engine which delivers exceptional roll-on acceleration and a nimble chassis with classic cruiser style. This Vulcan’s winning combo will please entry-level riders and anyone seeking class leading power and torque, but wanting more agility than a large-displacement machine.

Blessed with plenty of charisma and class-leading ergonomics, the Vulcan 900 matches its powerplant and chassis prowess with equally stunning bodywork. Graceful fenders and fuel tank accentuated by a polished chrome-accented air cleaner and chrome headlight give it the classic cruiser curves. A subtle matte black frame balances the stylish modern flair in its bodywork, low-slung seat, and LED tail light.

Keeping with its cruiser roots, the visual treats continue with curved engine fins on the big, V-twin that features ride-enhancing, modern touches inside – four valves per cylinder performance, liquid-cooling reliability, and a vibration-reducing engine counter-balancer.

A belt drive on the Vulcan 900 keeps the overall weight down, improves rear-end styling and provides the rider with additional customizing opportunities. A single-pin crankshaft, which helps produce that distinctive guttural, classic V-twin sound, and the beefy rear tire, the largest in its class, contributes to the Vulcan 900’s big bike feel.

The Vulcan 900’s low seat height and tapered seat doesn’t exclude any rider. Comfortable enough for any distance, the front bucket seat flows nicely into the large capacity fuel tank, and lower chassis rails provide a narrowed shape for an effortless reach to the pavement – ideal for shorter riders. The rear pillion pad makes it painless to share the two-wheeled experience. The wide handlebars, seat and floorboards combination offers an ideal ergonomic relationship, making for a relaxing mount.

Some of the other features that make the Vulcan 900 appealing to such a wide audience are a fork offset and rake designed for light, effortless maneuvering at low, in-town speeds. The 900 Classic is equipped with an auto-fast idle system that uses an rpm feedback relay to ensure a fixed engine speed in all starting conditions. Its easy-to-control fuel-injection makes ultra-low speed riding surprisingly easy, and the abundant low-rpm torque provides thrilling roll-on acceleration. At home, around town or on the open road, this motorcycle is built for hour upon hour of riding pleasure.

Pricing/Color Information

MSRP: $7,499.00
Metallic Diablo Black
MSRP: $7,499.00
Candy Plasma Blue
MSRP: $7,499.00
Candy Diamond Red



Four-valve Cylinder Head - Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow more power and low-end torque

Four-valve Cylinder Head - Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical

Four-valve Cylinder Head - Extremely efficient intake tracts feature ports that narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling and increased torque

Four-valve Cylinder Head - Long intake tracts for great low-end response

Liquid and Air Cooling - Exceptional thermal control with finned cylinders and head and liquid cooling combination

Liquid and Air Cooling - Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power

Liquid and Air Cooling - Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic

Liquid and Air Cooling - Includes temperature warning light

Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner - Maintains precise valve timing with maintenance

Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner - Assures greater reliability

Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner - Hidden from view to preserve the engine’s clean, basic look

Dual Slash-Cut Mufflers - Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions

Positive Neutral Finder - Just lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to find neutral easy, every time

Electronic Fuel Injection - Dual throttle bodies with sub throttles provide optimum performance and rideability

Electronic Fuel Injection - The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valve, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI system retains more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor

Electronic Fuel Injection - Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for better acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption

Belt Drive - Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action

Belt Drive - More efficient so more power reaches the rear wheel

Belt Drive - Low maintenance and low noise

Double Cradle Frame - Very rigid large-diameter box section backbone allows a larger fuel tank, and helps contribute to high stability and lightweight handling at low speeds

Double Cradle Frame - Triangular swingarm looks like a hardtail design, but acts on a single shock hidden beneath the seat

Double Cradle Frame - Long and low for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact

Double Cradle Frame - Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds

Double Cradle Frame - Long wheelbase contributes to highway stability

Low Stepped Seat - Ultra-low 26.8-inch seat height allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops

Low Stepped Seat - Laid-back riding comfort for two

Tank-Mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps - Gives you the information you need at-a-glance

Tank-Mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps - Compact design complements the bike’s clean look

41mm Front Fork - Excellent rigidity and 5.9 inches of travel

41mm Front Fork - 32 degrees rake angle for excellent straight line ability

41mm Front Fork - Wide fork pitch for classic look

Front and Rear Disc Brakes - A 272mm front and 242mm rear disc have twin-piston calipers for some of the best stopping power in the class

Custom Spoke Wheels - Chromed steel rims and spokes

Custom Spoke Wheels - “Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub

Wide Rear Tire - 180mm rear tire provides added stability while projecting a powerful image

Wide Rear Tire - Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers903cc V-twin SOHC Engine

Wide Rear Tire - Tuned to deliver healthy dose of torque at low rpm

Wide Rear Tire - Smooth and reliable

Wide Rear Tire - Geardriven balancer allows use of single pin crankshaft without excessive vibration

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic



4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve Cylinder Head, V-Twin
903cc / 55.1 cu.in.
Bore x Stroke
88 x 74.2 mm
Maximum Torque
58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
Fuel Injection
EFI with dual 34mm Keihin Throttle Bodies
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.


TCBI with Electronic Advance
Final Drive


Suspension Front
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension Rear
Uni-Track® swingarm
Tires Front
Tires Rear
Brake Front
272mm hydraulic disc
Brake Rear
242mm hydraulic disc
Wheel Travel, Front
5.9 in.
Wheel Travel, Rear
4.1 in.


64.8 in.
Seat Height
26.8 in.
97.0 in.
39.6 in.
41.9 in.
Dry Weight
619.6 lbs.
Rake (Caster Angle)
6.3 in.

General Information

12 Months


Metallic Diablo Black; Candy Plasma Blue; Candy Diamond Red

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