Vulcan 900 Custom - Style, Flair and Performance

Sometimes, you can not help but smile. The 2016 Vulcan 900 Custom is an easy motorcycle to like. First, the bike’s custom styling oozes attitude from it’s big front tyre to the blacked out mufflers and other parts that typically wear a chrome coating. The drag-style handlebar and the low-slung seat put the rider in the perfect position to get the most out of this easy to ride yet powerful cruiser.

Vulcan 900 Custom is a factory built custom bike that really stands out from the crowd – it is the result of Kawasaki’s pursuit of the essence of a true custom motorcycle. A study in contrasts, its low-set rear, massive rear tyre and solid disc wheel are juxtaposed against a clean and lightweight front end.





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
Type Double-cradle, steel
Wheel travel: front 150 mm
  rear 103 mm
Tyre: front 80/90-21M/C 48H
  rear 180/70-15M/C 76H
Caster (rake) 33°
Trail 182 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 36° / 36°


Front: Type 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


2,405 mm

Overall width 895 mm
Overall height 1,120 mm
Wheelbase 1,645 mm
Ground clearance 140 mm
Seat height 685 mm
Curb mass 277 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
Warranty 24 months, Unlimited Kilometres
Colour Pearl Crystal White and Metallic Carbon Gray

 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. Available colours may vary by market.

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