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2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser Review Specs

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser includes all the Vulcan 900 Classic features. Still, it also has unique styling, including a drag-style handlebar, 21-inch front tire, and blacked-out components that give it an aggressive look.

The 903cc V-twin 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser is built with all the flair and attitude of a custom machine. The intricate paint job and powerful exhaust of the Vulcan 900 machines are excellent examples of personal style. Enjoy the eye-catching combination of high fit-and-finish and hand-crafted design exclusive to Kawasaki.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser outshines many larger heavyweight cruisers with a significant presence. It stays true to classic cruiser styling with its prosperous paint job, classic stance, and elegant spoke wheels.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser – Features and Specs

903cc V-Twin, SOHC Engine

It is adjusted to produce a lot of torque at low speeds. The new 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser offers reliable and smooth riding experience. A gear-driven balancer makes the use of a single-pin crankshaft possible, allowing for that vintage V-twin rumbling without excessive vibration.

Also Read: 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cruiser Review

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser

Liquid and Air Cooling

Superior thermal management is achieved by combining liquid cooling fan cylinders and heads. The automatic fan keeps the engine running at a constant temperature for long engine life and consistent power. Despite the traffic, the fan maintains a relaxed environment. A warning light for temperature is also included like in 2022 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom.

Rubber-Mounted Engine

The new Rubber-mounted engine easily removes vibration from the engine at all speeds.

Positive Neutral Finder

Lift the shift pedal from first gear when stopped to pick neutral every time quickly.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser

Digital Fuel Injection

Dual Throttle Valves (KP) offer the best possible ride and performance. The ECU regulates the sub-throttles located behind the main throttle valve, enabling the DFI® system to maintain a more precise throttle response, similar to a constant-speed carburetor. The fuel mist produced by the fine-atomizing fuel injector improves combustion, acceleration, and fuel efficiency.

Kevlar-Reinforced Belt Drive

Unsprung weight reduction compared to shaft drive for improved suspension action and ride quality. Compared to shaft drive, more efficient, meaning more power goes to the rear wheel. Less maintenance and cleaner than a chain drive.

Double Cradle Frame

The large-diameter box section’s backbone stiffness enables the use of a large fuel tank and enhances low-speed handling lightness and stability. The triangular swingarm is similar in shape to the hardtail but operates from a single shock that tucks under the seat.

It is tall and low to maximize visual impact at the lowest possible seat height. The frame shape and fork offset work together to provide light and effortless handling at very low speeds. The long wheelbase improves stability on the highway.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser

Low Stepped Seat

The seat height, about 27 inches, makes it easy for riders to put both feet down when stopped. The new 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser offers a comfortable and relaxing ride for two.

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

Twin-piston calipers on 270mm rear and 300mm front discs provide the strongest stopping power in the class.

21-inch Front Wheel

The hand-designed cast wheel’s eighteen “spokes” are flanged in two directions and tapered to give it a luxurious, custom look. It has a slim profile that resembles an authentic American helicopter.

Wide Rear Tire

Besides adding stability, the 180mm rear tire mounted on sturdy 15-inch cast wheels projects a strong image. Tires that are wider than the majority of large-displacement cruisers.

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser

Wider tires than other large displacement cruisers. The 180mm rear tire adds stability while creating a powerful image.

Spoke Wheels

Retro-inspired spokes and rims made of chromed steel. Polished metal front hub in “spool style.”

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser – Technical Specifications


Engine 903cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve V-twin
Bore x Stroke 88.0 mm x 74.2 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø34mm x 2 including dual throttle valves
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 5-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Belt


Frame Double-cradle, steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm telescopic fork / 150 mm (5.9 inches)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni Trak, single shock including adjustable spring preload / 103mm (4.1 inches)
Rake / Trail 33.0° / 182 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 36° / 36°
Front Tire 80/90-21M/C 48H
Rear Tire 180/70-15M/C 76H
Front Brake ø300 mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake ø270 mm disc with twin-piston caliper

2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Cruiser


Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,405 mm x 895 mm x 1,120 mm (94.7 in x 35.2 in x 44.1 in)
Wheelbase 1,645 mm (64.8 in)
Road Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
Seat Height 685 mm (27.0 in)
Curb Mass 277 kg (611 lb)
Fuel Capacity 20 litres
Instrumentation Tank-mounted instrument console with large-faced speedometer, fuel gauge, warning lamps, and multi-function LCD window with odometer, trip meter and clock
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

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