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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom lines up against its mid-displacement rivals in our 2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout.

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2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout, all solid entries but one stood out from the rest on the scoresheet
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Had Adam picked the Kawasaki as his For My Money selection, a cheap pun would have worked for this photo.
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Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Dyno:
50.6 hp @ 5900 rpm (highest)
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Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Dyno:
51.7 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm (highest)
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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Dyno Numbers
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The Kawsasaki featured some of the best ground clearance, allowing for a faster pace than its competitors in the corners.
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The Kawasaki's ergonomic package was deemed the most friendly to our test riders.
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While none of these cruisers can boast the invigorating braking prowess of a sportier street/sportbike, the Kawasaki’s brakes rated best of our comparo bunch.
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Sporting a 33-degree rake, the Vulcan has the most trail (7.2 inches) in our testing group, almost an inch more than the Honda. Combined with its 64.8-inch wheelbase, it may not turn quite as quick at the others, but once it does the Vulcan holds a smooth stable line.
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The Kawasaki front end and tall front wheel didn't hold back its handling prowess.
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Take your pick... With these cruiser entries its less about raw performance than identifying which ride melds best with your personal tastest in comfort and styling.
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The Kawasaki Vulcan topped not just our scoresheet, its very nearly swept our test rider For My Money picks as well.
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Ground clearance on the Kawasaki far exceeds the Star and Harley-Davidson.
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Had Adam picked the Kawasaki as his For My Money selection, a cheap pun would have worked for this photo.
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The Vulcan 900 Customs look features a slim front end constrasting the wide rear.
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The Vulcan observed the lowest fuel efficiency at 42 mpg. However, it yielded the longest range at 222 miles from its 5.3 gallon tank.
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Kawasaki describes its Vulcan perch a gunfighter seat, not quite sure why, but it’s certainly comfortable whatever the name
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The Kawasaki delivers a complete package and the most enjoyable all-around street performance.
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Yet the extra lbs don’t hinder the Kawasaki’s handling scores, where it came out on top, nor does the tall/skinny front and wide rear tire combination.