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Articles for Kawasaki Cruiser Motorcycle Review

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S First Ride

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
MotoUSA hitches a leg over Kawasaki's Parallel Twin-powered 2015 Vulcan S on a 150-mile ride in California's central coast for a first ride review.

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Review

Friday, June 10, 2011
A first ride wasn't enough on the 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero so we've gathered more impressions on our long-term tester including a trip to the dyno, the scales and mileage charts.

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero First Ride

Friday, December 10, 2010
Motorcycle USA samples Kawasaki's entry into the bagger cruiser class with its Vulcan Vaquero. Read our first ride evaluation.

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager First Ride

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Two days touring the hills of California's Marin County gave us plenty of opportunities to test ride the 2009 Vulcan Voyager and the three other 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Cruisers.

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Cruisers First Ride

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The 2009 class of Kawasaki Vulcan Cruisers benefit from a bigger engine, smaller chassis, a new transmission and belt drive, so we took them all out for a first ride.

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom

Monday, January 1, 2007
The venerable Korf makes a welcome return to these pages with his riding impression of a surprisingly potent machine for bargain price.

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Thursday, June 1, 2006
Kawasaki's latest offering for the entry-level cruiser class just may be the best version of the pint-sized Vulcan 900 to date.

2004 Kawasaki Mean Streak 1600

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
The revised Meanie boasts larger pistons and throttle bodies compared now. We investigate to see if these mods help the Mean Streak live up to its name.

2004 Kawasaki VN1600

Thursday, January 15, 2004
It's time to ride cruisers, more powerful bike is offered at a lower price tag than the bike it replaces, as a ride on the new Vulcan proves.

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

Friday, December 5, 2003
Kawasaki has thrown down the gauntlet and any manufacturer looking to top the big Vulcan will have to put forth a monumental effort.

2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Comparison

Thursday, August 21, 2003
Not every motorcycle requires you take out a second mortage as this capable quartet of cruisers proves.

2001 Kawasaki Nomad

Friday, November 29, 2002
The Nomad has the right vital statistics for the job, its fuel injected V-Twin displaces a massive 1,470cc's.

2002 Kawasaki Mean Streak

Wednesday, November 27, 2002
When Kawasaki fired the first salvo into the then-new performance-cruiser category late last year, pundits began rejoicing that a new era in cruisers had begun.