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Kawasaki VN 900 Custom

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VN 900 Custom Pros & Cons

Things We Like in VN 900 Custom

Impressive looks

Ride quality

Things We Dont Like in VN 900 Custom

Performance could have been better

Slightly pricey

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The Kawasaki VN-900 Custom is a true cruiser in every sense. The sober yet subtle design of this motorcycle makes it look very appealing from all sides. The chrome finishing on the headlamp, rear view mirrors, and large indicators give it a shiny and modern look. The wide handlebar, analog instrument cluster and the tear-drop shaped fuel tank add to the old-school demeanor of this cruiser. It also gets well-designed seats that prove to be very comfortable for long distance journeys. The VN 900 is powered by a 2-cylinder 4-stroke V-twin engine which generates a power of 54 hp and a maximum torque of 82 Nm. The ride quality of this cruiser is so smooth, that it can easily challenge the likes of Harley Davidson. The VN-900 misses out on some modern features, but the overall stance and the ride comfort of this cruiser will surely make you fall for it.

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VN 900 Custom is available in 1 different colors - Grey.

  • Grey

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VN 900 Custom Review

  • Overview
  • Design
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

Amidst the brilliant naked roadsters and fully faired super sports and touring motorcycles, Kawasaki has a couple of cruisers on sale. Among these cruisers, the VN 900 Custom is a flagship model, which is a true-blue cruiser just by the stance of it. Powered by a 900 cc V-twin engine, the VN 900 Custom clashes with the likes of Harley Davidson with its low slung stance and cruising abilities. The VN 900 Custom sets you back by RM 55,572 and is available in only paint shade of matte grey.

Design

When it comes to looks, the Kawasaki VN 900 Custom is not as flashy and futuristic like a majority of other Kawasaki motorcycles. However, the VN 900 Custom is designed in an old-school manner, just like many American true-blue cruisers.

At the front, the VN 900 Custom comes with a simple round headlamp which gets a chrome lining at the outer end. Even the round amber turn indicators, as well as the large rearview mirrors, come with chrome finish, which in total, impart some bling factor to the motorcycle.

The laid-back stance of the Kawasaki VN 900 Custom is further amplified by a sloping tear-drop shaped fuel tank, low positioned split seats, high positioned wide handlebar, and large front wheel. The seat is very well cushioned for making your long distance rides comfortable. The curvaceous rear section ends up in a small tail lamp with the same turn indicators as seen on the front.

The VN 900 Custom manages to look sinister, owing to black finish for the smartly styled alloy multi-spoke alloy wheels, engine, and dual exhaust pipes, which are stacked one over the other on the right side. The instrument console looks quite simple with analogue dials to match the old-school appeal of the motorcycle.

So, to sum it up, the Kawasaki VN 900 Custom misses out on flashy contemporary features. However, given the appeal of the motorcycle, the simplicity and minimalist approach suits its personality very well.

Ride & Handling

The cruisers are all about poise and ride quality, and if the latter aspect is taken into consideration, the VN 900 Custom makes up for a good comfortable motorcycle to ride. The front 41mm telescopic forks and rear uni-track are set on a very softer side to impart a plush ride quality. However, the large dimensions and turning radius makes it a bit difficult motorcycle to maneuver in city traffic conditions. The 21-inch front and 15-inch rear wheel are shod with meaty tyres to impart a good grip on tarmac. The stopping power comes from a basic braking setup of 300 mm disc at the front and a 270 mm disc at the rear.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the Kawasaki VN 900 Custom is a four stroke, liquid cooled, V-twin, 903 cc engine, which is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine produces 54 PS of maximum power output and 82 Nm of peak torque output, which even by cruiser standards, is quite low on paper. The engine has a good bottom-end grunt and punchy midrange to make your long distance rides stress-free.

Braking & Safety

The Kawasaki VN 900 Custom is a no-nonsense cruiser, which is quite evident from the basic mechanicals it is blessed with. All the cruisers miss out on sophisticated electronic safety aids, with the VN 900 Custom one of them. However, the absence of ABS is a big miss, considering the heft of the motorcycle.

Verdict

In a world full of traditional cruiser with a rich history, the Kawasaki VN 900 Custom makes a strong case for itself as a unique proposition. It manages to retain the old world charm fused with modern design elements to make it belong to today’s modern bits. While the overall ride quality is undoubtedly brilliant, the performance, as well as feature list, could have been better. The absence of ABS is another blunder which is a bit unavoidable. However, the VN 900 Custom has a charm of its own, and has the ability to make you go weak on the knees just by the way it looks.

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    Daniel Okt 29, 2018 for Kawasaki VN 900 Custom
    New tre7sure of my life

    I am absolutely fascinated at my new purchase, i.e. my latest bike: Kawasaki VN 900 Custom. This is absolutely a treasure that I have discovered. Totally overwhelmed at its exceptional performance. Moreover, the bike is very easy to handle and looks just enthralling. This is a powerful bike at 903 cc. Nowadays I find reasons to go out for short Read More

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