Our testers hit the road on the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom to see how it stacked up against the others in the shootout.
- Our testers were plesantly surprised by the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom's suspension.
- The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is Team Green's entry-level cruiser.
- Our testers found it easy to cop an attitude on this "bad-ass" looking bike.
- The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom comes equipped with a 903cc liquid-cooled V-Twin.
- Our smaller-bodied testers had found they slid a bit in the Vulcan 900 stock seat.
- Testers offered mixed responses to the sound of the Vulcan 900 Custom, some pleased and some not-so-pleased.
- The Vulcan 900 dash was a hit with all the testers.
- The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom felt like one of the heaviest bikes tested in the shootout.
- One testers thought the Vulcan 900 Custom was one of the best looking bikes in the shootout.
- Shorter riders said they had trouble reacing the forward foot controlled rear brake.
- You are sure to turn some heads on this agressive looking cruiser.
- Smaller riders may have trouble manuvering the Vulcan 900 Custom in tight spaces.
- The 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom delivers big cruiser looks in a middleweight package.
- Though the rear brake controls were difficult for some testers to reach, all agreed that braking was responsive.
- Testers felt the 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom could use another gear on the top, especially on the freeway.
- Response was mixed regarding the Vulcan 900 Custom's clutch. Some felt it was stff, others felt it was easy and smooth.
- Throttle response was smooth on the Vulcan 900 Custom.
- One tester was really impressed with the Vulcan 900 Custom's drivetrain, commenting that there was no lurching in any gear.