2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 before buying this Cruiser bike. The 2006 Vulcan 900 is made in Japan. Kawasaki first introduced the Vulcan 900 model in 2006. With front Hydraulic Disc brakes that will ...     read more
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2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Intro

The Vulcan 900 series from Kawasaki was first introduced in 2006. The 2006 Vulcan 900 cruisers are around 8.08 feet tall, 39.6 inches wide, 41.9 inches tall, and have 5.3 inches of ground clearance. The Vulcan 900 series comes with a two-piece seat that is made of vinyl and equipped with a detachable passenger seat.

The seat is made to hold a maximum of two people. The frames of these cruisers are made of steel. The Vulcan 900 series comes with a standard grab rail and handgrips as well. The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 also comes equipped with a floorboard for the driver. The center dash of the Vulcan 900 series bikes comes equipped a fueled warning gauge, a speedometer, a temperature warning light, a trip odometer, a clock, and digital instrumentation. The Vulcan Classic LT also comes equipped with a high tinted windshield that is adjustable.

Many riders love the Classic LT because of its smooth ride, easy handling, and low-end power and acceleration. Many novice riders enjoy using the Vulcan 900 series as a starter bike because of the cruiser’s reliability, touring capabilities, and engine performance. Many novice riders are very happy with the Vulcan 900 as a starter bike and end up holding onto the cruiser for years and years. Many riders claim the Vulcan 900 series has no problem keeping up with bigger bikes and has great fuel economy as well.

Riders report an estimated 43 mpg for the 2006 Vulcan 900 series. These Vulcan cruisers are designed for touring but many riders still wish the bikes had a sixth gear. Some parts, like the starter, will be more expensive to replace than others, like the drive belt. Many riders love the Vulcan 900 series because of the combination of great fuel economy, stable handling, and powerful engine performance.

Many riders feel the 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 cruisers have great value and are worth the money. Riders love how responsive the handling is, the middleweight Vulcan 900’s light weight, and its impressive acceleration as well. However, some riders feel the Vulcan begins to struggle at speeds over 65 mph.

Kawasaki released the Vulcan 900 Classic, Classic LT, and Custom editions for 2006. The Classic LT edition is the same as the Classic, with the addition of studded accents, saddlebags, and a backrest for the passenger as well. The Custom is the same as the Classic with the addition of drag-style handlebars, lower and smaller seats for the driver and passenger, and modifications to the wheel sizes.

Overall, many surveyed riders like the 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT more than the Vulcan 800 Drifter from 2005. Many riders prefer the 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic over the LT version. Riders prefer both of the Vulcan 900 models from 2006 over most of the cruisers currently available.

New For 2006
  • N/A

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Specs

  • Model: Vulcan 900 Classic; Vulcan 900 Classic LT
  • Engine Type: 903cc, four-stroke, two-cylinder, V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.47 x 2.92 inches
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 65 inches
  • Rake: N/A; 32°
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 26.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 557.9 pounds; 595.4 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/90 R16
  • Tires (Rear): 180/70 R15

Accessories

  • Ebony, Candy Fire Red, Metallic Ocean Blue, and Galaxy Silver Body Colors
  • Full Dust Cover
  • Half Dust Cover
  • Ribbed Chrome Handlebar Grips
  • Speedometer Cowl Visor
  • Tachometer Kit
  • Chrome Banjo Brake Caliper Cover
  • Deluxe Cover
  • Double Piston Brake Caliper Cover
  • Turn Signal Visors (2 Screw Lens)
  • Large Headlight Visor
  • O-Ring Chrome Passenger Foot Pegs
  • Banjo Master Cylinder Chrome Cover

Key Competitors For The 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

  • Honda Shadow Spirit
  • Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic
  • Honda Shadow Sabre
  • Triumph America Base
  • Suzuki Boulevard C50T

Available Vulcan 900 Sub Models

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 60.8
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT Buyer's Guide 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
N/A / 60.8
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