I’m Thomas, just a regular guy working a 9-5 job in information technology in Norway. I don’t know much about motorcycles, but I do love riding them and after drooling over all the nice cruisers out there for 5 years I finally decided to buy my own in 2007. I’ve had some awesome summers riding my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic and I made this blog so that I can show my friends, family and everyone else who’s interested in motorcycles, what a good time you can have with a motorcycle, a small tent and a sleeping bag!
I’m learning something new all the time, and whenever I do I’ll post my knowledge in the knowledge base so that you too can learn from my experiences.
And whenever I’ve been on a long trip I’ll post some pictures on the adventures page.
About The Bike
TopSpeed.com actually describes the bike best. Here’s what they write about it:
The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 has been bestowed the designation of ’classic’ for a reason: it draws on styling cues from days when everybody who was anybody had a muscle car, 8-tracks pumped out the tunes, and a low-slung motorcycle turned heads. Essentially, that’s the Vulcan 900 in the modern setting; it’s an all-business bike that certainly doesn’t play around.
The Vulcan 900 Classic definitely gets noticed, especially when its offered with a classic profile, combined with an improved rear-end styling, a low seat height and a tapered front bucket seat that’s easily suited for riders of all shapes and sizes. The Vulcan 900’s design is the personification of comfort, with the front bucket seat flowing nicely into the largest capacity fuel tank in its class, and the lower chassis rails provide a narrow shape for an abbreviated reach to the pavement. The rear pillion pad makes it painless to share the two-wheeled experience whereas the wide handlebars, seat, and floorboard layout offer an ideal ergonomic relationship.
The Vulcan 900 is also a bike that means serious business. It’s powered by a 903cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that offers excellent performance and smooth roll-on acceleration. Its easy-to-control fuel injection makes for ultra-low-speed riding surprisingly easy and comfortable while the abundant low-rpm torque provides thrilling roll-on acceleration, anywhere and anytime. The Vulcan 900 Classic is also equipped with an auto-fast idle system that uses an rpm feedback relay to help ensure a fixed engine speed in all starting conditions.
When it comes to a no-compromise, in-your-face classic cruiser, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic does not apologize for being one of the best in the market. After all, it’s been blazing trails for years and doesn’t figure to slow down anytime soon.
The Vulcan 900 Classic is powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 903cc V-twin mated to a 5-speed transmission. The rear wheel is driven by a belt, not a chain, for ease of maintenance.
Colour: Metallic Diablo Black
– Original Kawasaki back-rest
– Original Kawasaki rear rack
– Original Kawasaki saddlebag supports
– Original Kawasaki saddlebags
– Some cool mirrors
– Some awesome handlebar grips
– Passenger footboards
– Bits and pieces of chrome
Some more photos… :)