The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900: Accessible Cruiser For Everyone
The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 comes in three sets of clothing: The bare, raw 900 Classic, a city cruiser through and through; the 900 Custom, an expression of American custom style from Japanese manufacturer; and the 900 Classic LT, which is designed for the longer distance touring style of cruising.
All are powered by a liquid-cooled 903cc V-twin, which chucks our 50 HP and a gutsy 57 lb-ft of torque. All power the rear wheel through a kevlar-reinforced belt-drive system. The 900 Classic features tank mounted instruments, rider floorboards with heel and toe shifters, and a pillion cushion for a passenger. The 900 Classic LT, which stands for Light Touring, adds a pillion backrest, leather saddlebags, seat studding, and a full touring windshield.
The 900 Custom is where Kawasaki designers and engineers took a bit of liberty to have a little fun. Low and pulled back drag bars give the bike a more aggressive look, as do the forward mounted pegs replacing the floorboards. The bike also gets a set of loud, parallel slash-cut exhaust pipes in matte black, and pinstripe wheels. It also gets a classic American teardrop tank.
The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic starts at $8,199 USD / $10,199 CAD, the 900 Custom starts at $8,699 USD / $10,399 CAD, and the 900 Classic LT starts at $9,199 USD / $11,749 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 in one place.
- Price: $8,199 USD / $10,199 CAD
- Key Features:
- Entry-level cruiser with reliable v-twin power
- Three distinct specifications to choose from
- Standard dual-zone ABS
- Engine Type: 903cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 8-valve V-twin
- Horsepower: 50 HP
- Torque: 57 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 621 lbs (282 kg) for 900 Classic base model
- Seat Height: 26.8 inches (680 mm)
2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Custom, & LT Specifications
|Engine||903cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 8-valve V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||88.0 x 74.2mm|
|Fuel System||DFI 34mm Throttle Bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves|
|Transmission||5-speed with positive neutral finder|
|Final Drive||Kevlar-reinforced belt|
|Suspension Front||41mm Showa telescopic fork/5.9 in|
|Suspension Rear||Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload/4.1 in|
|Brakes Front||Single 300mm hydraulic disc|
Single 270mm hydraulic disc
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.3 gal|
Pearl Storm Gray/Pearl Blizzard White
|Ignition||TCBI w/ Electronic Advance|
|Overall Length||97.0 in|
|Overall Width||39.6 in|
|Overall Height||41.9 in|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in|
|Seat Height||26.8 in|
|Curb Weight||619.6 lb|
|Warranty||12 Month Limited Warranty|
|Kawasaki Protection Plus||12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months|
2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Custom, & LT Features
Dual Throttle Valves
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.
2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Custom, & LT Cafe Photos
2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, Custom, & LT Videos