Kawasaki VN900 Custom Overview

Dubbed one of the best cruisers made by Kawasaki, the VN900 Custom boasts large, cast alloy 21 inch wheel at the front; wonderful high-rise bars that raise the comfort level to maximum heights and a chopper-style exterior that will make all cruiser-lovers fall in love. Its chrome finishing, striking choice of paint colours and precise detailing really put this motorcycle above the rest and also brings back a touch of nostalgia for the cruiser glory days.

Naturally, the ride on the VN900 is impeccable due to its stability and ability to take curves smoothly. On the rear of the VN900 Custom, Kawasaki have added Uni-Trak suspension that gives a multi-way (seven to be exact) adjustable spring preload while the 5.3 gallon tank offers a staggering 180 miles before needing more fuel.

From a design and a ride point of view, most riders should be incredibly comfortable on this bike, whether they’re riding across the country or to work. There is a space for any passengers on the back with a seat designed gunfighter-style that allows the rider and the passenger to sit extremely comfortable for the duration of the ride.

The 903cc V-twin engine surprises many with its power and smoothness of gear change because it hits the high mileage with so little dimensions. It has 3000rpm, allowing it to reach high speeds where it may struggle, however, even at 75mph-80mph, the ride is smooth, crisp and completely enjoyable.

Kawasaki VN900 Custom Spec

Seat height685mm
Weight277kg
EngineFour stroke, liquid cooled, V-twin, SOHC
Capacity903cc
Average fuel consumption55mpg
Top speed115mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:Ian StegglesReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
A very easy bike to ride on long journeys with a nice comfortable seating and good riding position
Ride Quality
Despite being a big bike it is a very easy bike to handle with easy cornering and good balance
Build Quality & Reliability
This bike has never let me down and is as reliable as the sunrise
Engine Rating
This is not the fastest of bikes but that is not what it was built for. However it had very good acceleration and torque in all the gears.
Brake Rating
Good braking even at higher speeds.
Running Cost
Probably the only thing would be a bigger fuel tank.
Overall
Pros CommentsA good looking bike which is very comfortable to ride and is very reliable.
Cons CommentsProbably the only thing would be a bigger fuel tank.
Submitted by:Alexandre LopesReview Date: November 2017
Comfort
Amazingly comfy for both me and the misses did a few long journeys on it and was great I must add I have a aftermarket sissy bar that makes it better for the million and me
Ride Quality
Very smooth Handles a dream commute every day in it and filtering is not a problem and quick changes of direction and the low grunt of the V gets you pit of trouble and as it is a custom version I can lean pretty hard I think someone more skilled could possibly put a knee down on her
Build Quality & Reliability
1year ownership and no fault at all just bulbs and brake pads
Engine Rating
Great throttle response Can't beat the V for grunt Only fault it on the motorway Needed a 6st gear only has 5 so at 70 you get a bit of vibration and economy goes down
Brake Rating
Once I found the sweet spot for my style of driving brakes a charm you do have to be careful not to lock up the back under hard braking but the slip is controllable Will try diferent tyres on the back soon changed the fronts and it improved handling greatly
Running Cost
Like i said not a motorway muncher But back road does pretty good even with heavy handed attitude at times it does pretty good at 50mpg average on my 1h commute of mixed roads
Overall
Pros CommentsLooks & feel
Cons CommentsRear shock adjustability it only has a preload adjuster on the stock shock

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