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2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom [Model Overview]

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom differs quite a bit from its other Vulcan 900 series brethren. While the engine, a 903 cc SOHC liquid cooled V-twin with 50 crank HP and 57 lbs-ft of crank torque, is the same, the rest of the motorcycle has a variety of differences.

The frame is slightly lower and the seat moved a bit further back, as well as the floorboards being replaced with forward-mounted footpegs. The standard handlebars are replaced with raked back drag handlebars, and the exhaust is a parallel slash cut straight pipe style. Lastly, the 900 Custom is almost entirely blacked out, except for aggressive pinstripes and some contour lines highlighting the muscular stance of the bike.

The 2020 Vulcan 900 Custom starts at $8.499 US/$10,199 CA

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom in one place.

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $8.499 US/$10,199 CA
  • Key Features:
    • Abs (Anti-lock Brake System)
    • Cruise Control
    • LED Lighting

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 903cc, 4-stroke, 55 V-twin, 4 valves
  • Power: 50 Hp
  • Wet weight: 610 lb
  • Seat height: 27 in

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Specifications

From Kawasaki


Engine 903cc, 4-stroke, 55 V-twin, 4 valves per cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled
Power 50 Hp
Bore x Stroke 88.0mm x 74.2mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System DFI® 34mm throttle bodies (2) with sub-throttle valves
Starter Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler


Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission 5-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive Kevlar-reinforced belt


Suspension Front 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/5.9 in
Suspension Rear Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload/4.1 in
Brakes Front
Single 300mm hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear
Single 270mm hydraulic disc
Tires Front 80/90×21
Tires Rear 180/70×15
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 L (5.3 US gal.)
Color Metallic Matte Graphite Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black


Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 94.7 in (2,405 mm)
Overall Width 35.2 in (895 mm)
Overall Height 44.1 in (1,120 mm)
Wheelbase 64.8 in (1,645 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in (140 mm)
Seat Height 27 in (685 mm)
Curb Weight 610 lbs (276 kg)


Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom 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.

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