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2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900
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The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900: A Vintage Cruiser for the Modern Rider

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 is a classic cruiser motorcycle designed to cater to riders who crave the perfect blend of power, comfort, and style. It combines modern technology with a vintage aesthetic to offer a memorable riding experience.  The Kawasaki motorcycle engineers have built the Vulcan 900 on a sturdy, high-tensile steel frame. This foundation provides both stability and rigidity, ensuring that the bike can handle whatever the road throws at it. The front suspension consists of a 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork, while the rear suspension features a Uni-Trak swingarm with a seven-way adjustable spring preload. This setup allows for a comfortable ride, and Kawasaki has paid close attention to the Vulcan 900’s ergonomics, ensuring that riders of various sizes can enjoy a comfortable ride. The low, 26.8-inch seat height, combined with forward-mounted footpegs and a pullback handlebar, creates a relaxed riding position.  One of the key features that sets the Vulcan apart from other Japanese branded cruisers is its 903cc V-twin engine. This fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine delivers impressive torque and horsepower, and the smooth shifting 5-speed transmission, ensuring smooth shifts and a broad powerband.

The 2023 Vulcan 900 comes in  several versions with the classic having the basic cruiser design, featuring a large, sculpted fuel tank, a wide rear fender, and plenty of chrome accents. The bike’s wire-spoke wheels, whitewall tires, and round headlamp further enhance its vintage appeal. The Vulcan 900 is available in three different variants: the base Classic model, the Classic LT, and the Custom. Each model comes with unique features and design elements to cater to different rider preferences.  So whether you prefer drag bars, white walls or a windscreen for comfort, Kawasaki has a model in their vast 2023 lineup for you!

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 starts at $8,999 USD/$12,399 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 in one place.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $8,999 USD/$12,399 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 5.3 gallon fuel tank
    • Floorboards with heel/toe shifter
    • Classic whitewall tires and spoked wheels
    • Tank mounted instrumentation

Main Specs

  • Engine: 903cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 8-valve V-twin
  • Power: 50 horsepower
  • Torque: 58.2 lb-ft
  • Weight: 657lbs (298 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 26.8 inches (680  mm)

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Specifications

From Kawasaki


Engine 903 cc 4-stroke, 55-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled
Power 50 HP
Bore x Stroke 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System DFI 34mm Throttle Bodies (2), with sub-throttle
Starter Electric


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
Brakes Rear
Single 270mm hydraulic disc
Tires Front 130/90-16
Tires Rear 180/70-15
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 gal
Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Magnesium Gray


Ignition TCBI w/ Electronic Advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 97.0 in
Overall Width 39.6 in
Overall Height 41.9 in
Wheelbase 64.8 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Seat Height 26.8 in
Curb Weight 619.6 lb*


Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 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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