1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 from United States of America

Summary:

Manufactured for over 20 years straight, enough said

Faults:

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.

2nd Dec 2008, 08:31

Guys, greetings from Varna/Bulgaria. I'm a 53 year old biker who doesn't ride only when there's snow outside. And even then I make a circle or two inside the garage.

I don't remember exactly how many bikes I have changed since I started at 16. They are my passion and life, and every free second I have I either ride or work on them.

Presently have 2 Kawas - one Vulcan 1500 - a great bike - when you ride it you feel like a king.

The second one - a Vulcan 750 I imported from the states this Summer. It's a real killer with its 66hp and has a great rumble that makes the dogs barking and turns on all car alarms along the way. Can tell you that the USA 750 version has nothing to do with the European one with its sorry 50hp. And if you ask about the 1500 / also USA model / just remember that in the summer races it easily overtakes the Harleys and any others.

1988 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 from United States of America

Summary:

Good and really comfortable, but had trouble starting

Faults:

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 from United States of America

Summary:

Great bike

Faults:

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 from United States of America

Summary:

A good motorcycle, not great

Faults:

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