I love this motorcycle! I've been riding full time for over 30 years now and owned more bikes than I can count. This Vulcan 900 Custom Special Edition not only looks good, it also performs and handles better than I ever expected.
The tall, thin front wheel handles corners exceptionally well, the engine is quiet, powerful with loads of torque with a quiet, yet deep and authoritive exhaust note that is music to the ears.
The transmission is tight and shifts beautifully. The clutch has a nice firm feel.
The stock drivers seat is very comfortable. It's much better than the Star 950's seat that we traded in.
My wife hasn't complained about the passenger seat but we have not taken any all-day rides yet. If she doesn't complain we're keeping the stock seat.
The bike is still in break-in period but from what I can tell it is already one of my all-time favorites. This is my first (well 2nd, bought a 2012 Ninja 650R a couple of weeks ago) Kawasaki in 20 years.
I've been overlooking the brand and that was a mistake. I purchased the Ninja as a toy for myself and was so impressed with it that I decided to try the Custom.
It was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. I am very impressed. I think you are going to love it, too. Ride safe!
Upgrades/Accessories: Ordered the Kawasaki black matching backrest and luggage rack and OEM short windshield. Not on yet.
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