Kawasaki VN800A Review from United States of America

2004 Kawasaki VN800A

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1100


I'm still sad they don't make this model any more! And more sad I sold mine!


In the short time that I had the bike, absolutely nothing went wrong. 2500 miles, I followed the owners manual religiously. Good bike.

General Comments:

The power felt good for an 800. I loved how responsive the bike was.

Because the bike wasn't huge, it was easy to get moving and also to stop. Braking was never an issue.

Weight felt right. I was never scared about tipping the bike as it wasn't too heavy.

Handled very well.

Seat was small, especially with a rider. I wouldn't do any touring with it, but the commute was joyful.

It got a lot of looks around town!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2008

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review