The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 comes in four models. These include the Class SE, Custom SE, Custom, and Classic LT. While the Classic LT and Custom Special Edition are new for 2011, they don't receive any huge upgrades that really separate them from the others. All of the Vulcan 900s come equipped with a 903-cc, V-Twin engine that produces 58.2 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to give the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 impressive acceleration from a dead stop. The frame is composed of steel and features a double cradle design.
The Custom SE gives attractive design additions to the Classic, and it features the largest tires in its class, which allow for more grip. Additionally, it provides the largest fuel tank in its class as well, making it extremely useful for touring. The Classic LT offers all the normal touring features and a lightweight design that makes it ideal for beginner riders and smaller riders alike. The seating is comfortable for both passenger and rider, and the Classic LT comes standard with a backrest for additional support and comfort. The standard saddlebags are high-quality construction and designed to keep moisture out.
The seating position is low, which is another feature that makes it easy for beginner riders. The spacing on the handlebars is comfortable and gives plenty of control, and the LT features optically adjustable windscreen height can be adjusted to suit the rider's desire. The windscreen features chromed steel as well, which keeps the styling high. The 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 not only benefits from a major brand support chain and retailers, but it also comes with a huge amount of easy to use modifications that are available straight from the manufacturer. As such, the Vulcan 900 is highly customizable. Overall, the ride is smooth and great for cruising. The relatively low power for a touring bike means that the gas mileage is especially impressive, and the light weight makes it easier to handle than many other touring bikes. The price point could be a bit lower, but for being one of the best bikes in its class, it is relatively inexpensive to own.