1997 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 from United States of America
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.
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.