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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.

2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout, all solid entries but one stood out from the rest on the scoresheet
Had Adam picked the Kawasaki as his For My Money selection, a cheap pun would have worked for this photo.
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Dyno:
50.6 hp @ 5900 rpm (highest)
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Dyno:
51.7 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm (highest)
2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Dyno Numbers
The Kawsasaki featured some of the best ground clearance, allowing for a faster pace than its competitors in the corners.
The Kawasaki's ergonomic package was deemed the most friendly to our test riders.
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.
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.
The Kawasaki front end and tall front wheel didn't hold back its handling prowess.
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.
The Kawasaki Vulcan topped not just our scoresheet, its very nearly swept our test rider For My Money picks as well.
Ground clearance on the Kawasaki far exceeds the Star and Harley-Davidson.
Had Adam picked the Kawasaki as his For My Money selection, a cheap pun would have worked for this photo.
The Vulcan 900 Customs look features a slim front end constrasting the wide rear.
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.
Kawasaki describes its Vulcan perch a gunfighter seat, not quite sure why, but it’s certainly comfortable whatever the name
The Kawasaki delivers a complete package and the most enjoyable all-around street performance.
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.