Timeless Classic Cruiser

The name may be 2016 Vulcan 900 Classic, but you should hear “definitive.” This midsized cruiser has the timeless goods wrapped in a long, low package with a presence that’s larger than its name. From stylish paint scheme to its spoked wheels, this Vulcan garners attention wherever it goes. Details, like rider floorboards and tank-mounted instrumentation that includes a handy fuel gauge and an easy-to-read analog speedometer, only strengthen the bike’s ties with tradition.




Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke V-Twin

Displacement 903 cm³
Bore and Stroke 88.0 x 74.2 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Valve system SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 34 mm x 2 with dual throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump




5-speed, return

Final drive Belt
Primary reduction ratio 2.184 (83/38)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.786 (39/14)
  2nd 1.889 (34/18)
  3rd 1.360 (34/25)
  4th 1.107 (31/28)
  5th 0.963 (26/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.063 (66/32)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual




Double-cradle, steel

Wheel travel: front 150 mm
  rear 103 mm
Tyre: front 130/90-16M/C 67H
  rear 180/70-15M/C 76H
Caster (rake) 32°
Trail 160 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 38° / 38°






41 mm telescopic fork

Rear: Type Uni-Trak
  Spring preload 7-way






Single 300 mm discs

  Caliper Twin-piston
Rear: Type Single 270 mm disc
  Caliper Twin-piston


Overall length


2,465 mm

Overall width 1,005 mm
Overall height 1,065 mm
Wheelbase 1,645 mm
Ground clearance 135 mm
Seat height 680 mm
Curb mass 281 kg Includes full fuel tank
Fuel capacity 20 litres


Maximum power


37 kW {50 PS}/ 5,700 rpm

Maximum torque 78 N⋅m {8.0 kgf⋅m} / 3,700 rpm
Colour Metallic Matte Carbon Gray/Pearl Flat Crystal White with White Wall tyres

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

2021 Vulcan 900 Classic - Cruisers - Coast Powersports - Yamaha, KTM, Kawasaki motorcycles - Adelaide, South Australia