2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750


Great first motorcycle, and I would recommend it to 1st time riders


I have, on occasion, had problems starting the bike. I have found that this is a problem with the battery. Once I replaced it with a Die Hard Gold the problem is gone. Still, when it is cold outside the bike takes a bit to get it started.

The bike shows rust very easy, as well on the bolts and some of the chrome. Chrome polish will take it off, just wash and keep the bike in a garage and it will be fine.

The storage box on the back of the seat wears out quickly and breaks very easy. Good luck finding a replacement.

After market parts are very hard to find for the bike.

General Comments:

Overall, this was, and is, a great first bike. It is very easy to care for and a joy to ride.

I love the shock adjustments, just a quick click to soften or firm up if you have an additional rider. No chain to lube or tighten is nice as well.

I have purchased a new Mustang seat, engine guards, luggage rack, a windshield and saddle bags for my bike. I ride it with friends, and it is a great cruising bike. I get quite a few comments about the old cruiser bike look. I like that myself.

The bike is quite for the most part, so if you like it loud I suggest you buy new pipes. I have seen a few after market ones for the 750.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2008

1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750


Manufactured for over 20 years straight, enough said


Gas filter clogged annually.

Speedometer cable broke at 15,000.

Timing jumped at 40,000 due to inadequately hardened crank shaft timing sprocket (integrated) causing 2 bent valves, 2 broken valves, 3 shattered rocker arms, and of course the bad crank shaft.

Rusted everywhere: exhaust, instruments, gas tank, etc.

General Comments:

I left it out in the weather for 4 years (sun, rain, and snow) and it started on the first hit every time.

The seat was wide and comfortable.

The bike accelerated so fast it threw me off the first time I rode it.

An owner must keep the chrome polished, the gauges oiled, and the gas tank treated, otherwise they will rust in just a few years.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2007

9th Jan 2008, 18:01

I am 48 years old, this is my 8th bike and the easiest to own. I just change oil every year; that is it!

I also love the fact that with me and the wife on, we can still blow away any Harley that feels the need to take us on. It's just a fun bike.

1988 Kawasaki Vulcan 750


Good and really comfortable, but had trouble starting


The motorcycle was a dream to ride.

Most comfortable seat on a motorcycle I have ever owned.

Once it was started ran like a dream.

Very comfortable handle bar grips.

Throw some highway pegs of it and you have got yourself a good time.

General Comments:

Good motorcycle, but the carbs would clog, and even after they were cleaned, they still did not seem right.

Road well on highway, but because of the gearing the RPMs ran a little high.

Had some problems starting, but it was an old bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2006

2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750


Great bike


Nothing, it has been 100% reliable.

General Comments:

The bike is a perfect weekend cruiser, great handling.

The seat could be more comfortable - needs to be a little more firm.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2006

2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 750


A good motorcycle, not great


It is a nice looking bike, but too much of it will rust too quickly. I mean some of it could have been prevented in the manufacturing process.

General Comments:

It is a good motorcycle. Runs good, had some fun on it.

After having a Midnight Virago, Yamaha 650, BSA Lightning 650, and a Honda 450, I would have to say I like Yamaha's best. If it was me doing it all over again, I would either get a Yamaha Virago again, or a Suzuki Intruder. On top of Yamaha's intensive high marks, they're also cheaper than Kawasaki's.

Thank you.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2006