Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Project Bike Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA aims to add to the hot rod look of the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom by swapping out the intake and pipes and switching up a few pieces of the bodywork.

Slideshow
Vulcan-900-Custom-gel-seat.jpg
We snagged a VN900 Custom Gel Seat from the Kawasaki Accessories catalog for the 2012 Vulcan 900 Custom project.
12-Vulcan-900-Custom-Forcew.jpg
The Vulcan 900 Custom is breathing much easier now thanks to the addition of a Forcewinder performance intake from Force Motor Products.
2012-Vulcan-900-Custom.jpg
We've added a Forcewinder intake, Low and Mean chin scoop/radiator cover, Reaper front fender and a Kawasaki gel seat for the first round of upgrades to the Vulcan 900 Custom project bike.
Forcewinder-Performance-Int.jpg
The Forcewinder Air Intake Kit in Gloss Black comes with everything you need for a simple swap for $426.25.
Vulcan-900-Custom-stock-int.jpg
After you get the intake cover off, the stock air cleaner and its backing plate had to come off.
Vulcan-900-Custom-Low-n-Mea.jpg
The Low and Mean Vulcan 900 Chin Radiator Shroud cleaned up the clutter between the bike's downtubes while the L&M Reaper front fender has a more aggressive cut and covers more of the tire.
Vulcan-900-project-bike.jpg
The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom has seen subtle changes that make it look racier and run faster.
Vulcan-900-Custom-Forcewind.jpg
The Forcewinder air intake took care of the low-end flat spots and helps the gearing stretch further.
634844407106081484Kawasaki-Gel-Seat-for-Vulca.jpg
A Kawasaki logo adorns the pillion of the VN900 Custom Gel Seat.
vulcan-900-custom-graph.jpg
We got a big boost in performance from the addition of a Forcewinder Intake and Vance & Hines Slash Staggered Pipes, the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom receiving gains of 7.16 lb-ft of torque and 10.12 hp.
Vance-n-Hines-Slash-Cut-Pip.jpg
A 12mm socket is needed to remove the four nuts holding the headers to the the cylinder heads.
Kawasaki-Vulcan-900-pipes-i.jpg
The stock mounting bracket connecting the pipes to the bike had to come off but you use a couple of the stock bolts to attach the new bracket provided by Vance & Hines.
Vulcan-900-Custom-VnH-Pipes.jpg
The Vance & Hines Slash Cut Staggered Pipes are much shorter than stock and open up the back of the bike. They give the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom a bigger bark and a noticeable boost in power.
Vance-n-Hines-Slash-Cut-Sta.jpg
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom owners looking to give their bike more power and better sound, we highly recommend throwing on a pair of Vance & Hines Twin Slash Staggered Pipes.