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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic. 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic.

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If you didn't know better the 903cc motor could be mistaken for a big Twin and that was all part of the master plan. Too bad it says 900 right on the air-cleaner cover though!
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The LT version comes equipped with a studded seat, matching studded saddle bags, a passenger back rest and a removable windscreen.
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2006 is the 25th Anniversary of the effort to save the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The lighthouse was recently vandalized before the local Junior Service League took it upon themselves to repair and preserve the historic monument.
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The 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic instrument cluster includes a speedo, trip meter, fuel gauge, turn-signal indicators, neutral light, fuel warning light and high beam indicator.
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The Vulcan 900 Classic has plenty of chrome components to keep you busy buffing and polishing between rides.
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A comfy ride comes courtesy of a 41mm front fork and a single rear shock that's adjustable for both spring preload and rebound.
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We logged over 250 miles on the first day of riding and the plush seat deserves praise.
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A single-disc brake on each, 272mm up front and 242mm in the back, provides decent stopping power, although the feel at the lever is a bit wooden.
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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
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The bar position is very neutral and did not strain my arms while hanging on amid the onslaught of wind blasting me in the face that is inherent to riding any cruiser.
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Saddle bags are standard equipment on the LT version. They are big enough to carry anything smaller than a helmet.
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Its long 64.8-inch wheelbase and wide tire requires a bit of effort to turn, but that's part of the sacrifice for a confident and stable highway ride.
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The Candy Red verison was perfectly matched to Ken's Icon Alliance helmet. Now, let's see a stand-up wheelie, guy.
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Does this look like a entry-level bike to you? Us either. The 180-series rear tire, slash-cut exhaust and chrome spoked wheels. Oh, so nice.
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Curvy roads are few and far between in Florida so it came as quite a shock when we stumbled down this twisty stretch of asphalt.
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The headlight looks plain but it actually houses a reflector beam lamp which provides pretty decent view of the road ahead when riding at night.
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A lot of effort was spent on making the Vulcan 900 Classic look the part of a big Twin, but it does so while coming in at nearly half the price.
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The 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT looks great in the Ebony/Candy Fire Red version shown here.
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Here's the cam-chain sprocket from the original prototype of the 900 Classic motor. Fortunately, this design was scrapped for a much more compact version.
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Like we said in the story, ground clearance was one of the few complaints we had with the 900 Classic. Still, you can turn it just fine if you're not trying to be a hero.
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Look close and you can see the curved cooling fins a.k.a. 'Power Alleys' along the left side of the jugs. It's the little details that give the Classic high score in the details department.