The 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom appeal is more than just paint-deep, as seen on previous orange paint at past year model. It has a fuel-injected 903cc V-twin that produces good roll-on acceleration that rivals the get-up-and-go of much larger motorcycles. Edgy design shows it can stand out from the cruising crowd, the designers concentrated on delivering a motorcycle with a customized appearance typically found only on expensive two-wheel offerings. It’s wrapped in a nimble chassis that lets it turn and handle far better than any heavyweight cruiser. A massive rear tire, light-looking front end accentuated by a thin 21-inch cast wheel, and sculpted bodywork top the stand-out features of the 2013 Vulcan® 900 Custom.
The 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 perhaps one of the most striking examples of distinctive look is its large-diameter 21-inch front cast wheel. It features spokes arranged in pairs for a special visual appeal, balancing the lightweight look of the front end is a low, wide rear wheel featuring a 180mm tire on a 15-inch cast wheel that gives the rider the feeling of comfortable sitting. The frame provides understated support for the appealing and gutsy, fuel-injected system. It has low seat height and tapered seat suitable for shorter riders, comfortable enough for any distance, the new front bucket seat features additional lumbar support for the rider and a longer seating area for the passenger. Check it more detail specification and new features on 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom.
2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom Specification
Engine Type – Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valves per cylinder V-twin
Displacement – 903cc
Bore x Stroke – 88 x 74.2 mm
Maximum Torque – 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm
Compression Ratio – 9.5:1
Cooling System – Liquid
Fuel System – DFI® with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition – TCBI with Electronic Advance
Transmission – 5-Speed
Final Drive – Belt
Chassis and Dimension
Available Colors – Pearl Flat Stardust White/Flat Ebony, Metallic Flat Platinum Gray
Frame Type – Double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail – 33°/7.2 in.
Front Suspension Wheel Travel – 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork/5.9 in.
Rear Suspension Wheel Travel – Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload /4.1 in.
Front Tire Size – 80/90-21
Rear Tire Size – 180/70-15
Wheelbase – 64.8 in.
Front Brakes – 300mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes – 270mm hydraulic disc
Fuel Capacity – 5.3 gal.
Seat Height – 27.0 in.
Dimension (L, W, H) – 97.7 in., 35.2 in., 44.1 in.
Curb Weight – 610.8 lbs.
2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom Features
Engine and Transmission – Smooth and reliable engine tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low rpm. It provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, creating more power and low-end torque. Long intake tracts narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling, increased torque and better low-end response. The ECU-controlled sub-throttles are located behind the main throttle valve, allowing the DFI® system to provide more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor. Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for optimal acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption. Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain emission reducing honeycomb catalyzers. Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action.
Chassis and Suspension – Very rigid, large-diameter box section backbone allows space for a larger fuel tank, and lightweight handling at low speeds. Long and low chassis for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact. Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds, and long wheelbase contributes to a comfortable highway ride. Triangular swing-arm has a hard-tail appearance, but utilizes a single shock hidden beneath the seat. It offers excellent rigidity and 5.9 inches of travel, 33 degrees of rake and 7.2 inches of trail for excellent straight line tracking. The fuel tank features a twin valley design, with a dynamic tension and presence all its own, it is designed to be pleasing to both the eye and to the touch, the tank is composed exclusively of curves, the twin valley design theme continues to the rear fender and its hand-sculpted contours. Bottom of the rear fender features a relatively straight cut, to balance the lines of 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Custom.