The 2020 Vulcan 900 Classic is Kawasaki’s city cruiser model, designed to be comfortable yet powerful for city commutes or some light touring riding. Using a 903 cc SOHC liquid cooled V-twin, the 900 Classic produces 50 crank HP and 57 lbs-ft of crank torque, the 900 Classic drives the rear wheel through the use of a kevlar reinforced belt.
There are three models of the Vulcan 900, of which two, the Classic and the Classic LT, are very close to each other. The 900 Classic feature tank mounted instruments, a 180 mm rear tire, rider floorboards with heel and toe shifters, and a comfortable pillion seat for a passenger. The Classic LT (Light Touring) features all the Classic amenities listed above, but adds a tall touring windscreen, a passenger backrest, leather saddlebags and seat studding to prevent hard wear on long rides.
The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic starts at $7,999 US/$9,999 CA, and the 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT starts at $8,999 US/$11,499 CA.
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903cc, 4-stroke, 55 V-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke
88.0mm x 74.2mm
DFI® 34mm throttle bodies (2) with sub-throttle valves
Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Wet multi-disc, manual
5-speed with positive neutral finder
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/5.9 in
Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload/4.1 in
Single 300mm hydraulic disc
Single 270mm hydraulic disc
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 L (5.3 US gal.)
Metallic Phantom Silver/ Metallic Carbon Gray
TCBI with digital advance
97 in (2460 mm)
39.6 in (1005 mm)
58.3 in (1,480 mm)
64.8 in (1,645 mm)
5.3 in (135 mm)
26.8 in (680 mm)
657 lbs (298 kg)
24 Month Limited Warranty
2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Features
Dual Throttle Valves
Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.
On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.