Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Limited Reviews

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Limited from Canada

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5898 kilometres
Most recent distance6405 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda VF750C Magna

Summary:

Nice mid size cruiser

Faults:

Its been 16 years since I last owned a bike due to family obligations.. but the fever never left. Picked up this 900 classic (Looks similar to a Heritage Softtail to me) and have had no problems thus far.

General Comments:

The bike is nimble and easy to handle. Pulls good for a 900 V-twin. Braking is good. Wouldn't mind a 6th gear for the Hi-way.

Seat seems OK so far, but I haven't been on any long trips yet.

Excellent fuel mileage.

My bike is Black with the wire spoke wheels. I have added the light bar, Fender chrome and front fender rail. It has Cobra slashdown pipes for a nice sound.

I get lots of comments on how good the bike looks that I didn't expect.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2010

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Limited from United States of America

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4900 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Mean Streak

Summary:

Basically cheap. Lots of plastic

Faults:

A constant problem of humming and buzzing from the belt drive. Consistently does it at one speed. Dealer can't seem to hear it ever, but has adjusted the belt with no change in intensity or noise.

Choke races engine at very high rpm. Try 30 mph in first. Does it on and off. Sometimes the choke won't kick in on a cold morning. Dealer aware of the problem, as they experienced it, but don't know what to do with it. Awaiting advice from Kawasaki.

General Comments:

Comfortable -- with a Corbin seat.

Good handling, nimble.

Fast enough, but busy over 70.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th March, 2010

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Limited from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KZ400

Summary:

Very good deal for the price, very dependable

Faults:

No problems at this time.

General Comments:

Very nice motorcycle. Red and Black is good color coordination.

After 15000 miles, had to replace rear tire due to mileage. Otherwise, fits good on the seat, and still gets 42 mpg. I just wish they all had tachometers on them now.

Belt drive is very quiet. Holds weight very good on the road with passenger. When traveling at freeway speeds, the extra weight of the Vulcan 900 comes into play. Holds its ground very steady on freeway.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2009

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews