Written on: 08/04/2013
I had looked at a number of bikes including the lower end Harleys and a few other smaller cruisers 750cc, The VN classic with its new retro paint work (I had the special with the blacked powder coated forks and engine, kaki green/cream tank)standing there, it just appealed with its unstated but classic look. The price was a real plus, a brand new bike and it wasn't going to break the bank. But, was it a good price or just cheap and nasty. Looking at the quality of finish I had no... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2012 by tomtommy
Bought this bike after looking at honda vt, Harley 883, Suzuki intruder and Yamaha xvs. This bike was most comfy and had biggest tank and best ground clearance. Now covered 1000mls and very happy with my choice. I bought it 15 months old with 600mls on the clock with a massive saving on new price. Bike is very good all round both in town and on motorway. I would strongly recommend this bike. I am now a cruiser fan and will always have one (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011
Aussie with both pulleys on. With better filter and pipe work the bike has been transformed. Easily 90mph in 4th but I haven't run out 5th ( I need my licence for work).Bogs down a little in 5th under 60mph especially in hilly terrain. Haven't noticed decrease in fuel consumption as I tend to ride faster now, especially on Freeways. Vibration significantly reduced. I hated it before over 65mph but now its very mild. Even BMW's vibrate. The bike is performing the way I want and is much better... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010 by doboy (1 review written)
you cannot do better for your money , the motor and gearbox are as smooth as silk , it handles well for what it is and the brakes are ok , ride it like it should be rode [ nice & steady ] and you will be rewarded with over 60 mpg. the finish is not the best in the world and you have to keep on top of it with regular cleaning but again its down to the price. have a test ride youll be suprised. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010 by JackStewart (1 review written)
I know that I have only had this bike for a week but what a week! The ease of the transmission and the lightness when on the road is amazing. Ok you can't weave in and out of the London traffic but that is not what this bike is about. When I had a ZZR I felt like I had to go fast but on the VN 900 it's a completely different animal you take your time.
The main reason for buying this bike is that it's just gorgeous just look at it the chunky tyres the cleanness of its lines and the riding... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
has anyone had problems with the vn 900 classic going rusty after 6 months the wheel rims the foot rests the frame and various other places the bike has not been left out in the rain nor has it got wet used realy expensive polish on to keep it looking good and it is stored in a dry garage so tell me why after spending my hard earned cash on one why has this happend i know the paint quality is very poor but still after 6 months come on (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2010
After my DAS, I decided to upgrade from my leaner cruiser to a more substantial bike that would allow me and my wife to take some trips. I looked at the Shadow 750 and the Kawasaki 900 and although both bikes have a good feeling, the Kawasaki gives you more power for less money.
I am very happy with my choice. The concern now is that it takes some getting used to the differences in size and particularly in weight from my previous Shadow 125, particularly for someone short like me. But I... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010 by oakandali (1 review written)
I purchased my Kawasaki VN 900 Classic in november, i had been looking for the Candy Diamond Red for a while when i saw it i fell in love with it, i did have a V reg Kawasaki VN 800 classic before i got this, My Husband is not a rider but he comes pillion with me the seat is comfy and a lot wider than my previous bike, its also stepped so he is a bit higher than the old bike. It has footboards , I was unsure about them at first but on long journeys they are really comfy on your feet, it is... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2009
i have my vn 900 for three weeks love it good on fuel 60+ to the gallon hadles well i have fitted a screen to makes riding easy lovely smooth ride only one problem is the seat needs to be softer makes my bottem numb after about 30 miles i had a v strom before so this is a totally different riding experience for me would recomend one to anyone thinking of buying one though its a sod to keep clean (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009
i have done 2.5 thousand miles in 6 weeks the bike is a dream my only gripe is the topend speed on motorways as the bike only does a ton flat out it seams at its best at 65mph which is great on small roads but not if you are traveling a long way on motorways i olso found the seat f---ing cruel for the first 1000 miles this is my first cruiser and on the whole i am landed i have been of the road for 7 years after an acsident on my gpz900 wich left me disabaled so its great to be back thank... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009
I have had Harleys, Yamahas and Suzukis.
My 900 VN classic is a very good handling bike with excellent power for up hills and picking up on the road.
It is a good bike for the money.
No real heavy weight to move around either (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009 by Tony151253 (1 review written)
I have enjoyed riding my VN900 since the day I bought it & it got even better when I put a Mustang Seat on it.
My wife & I did a 2700 klm round trip in march this year & it performed flawlessly, even cruising at 120 kph (Newell highway, do the speed or get flattened) we still got 20 klms a litre & all this with two 40 litre panniers & an 80 litre sissy bar bag.
I will say that being 6'4" tall putting 4" risers under the handlebars made a huge difference, especially when doing U turns, no... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009
I have the kawasaki vn900 custom with extras. It goes great but also have scootworks front pulley which enables comfortable 110-120kph(70-75mph) cruising. I am 5'7'' so bike is just right. Have achieved 62 mpg on several occasions. Planning 8000klm trip around and through central Australia in August 09 with 4 mates (2 cruisers+ 2 BMW's). Might buy rear pulley before I go to cruise at 130k's (80MPH) for long distances (600k's plus). Can carry 150 litres of ventura bags with all camping gear.... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009
Th Kawasaki VN900 Classic is powerful / Sexy / For no stress riding (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2009 by frittfam (1 review written)
Great easy to ride bike. I was a novice, spent 12 months on a small 250 cc Virago, and the transitiion to the Kawasaki VN900 has been "non frightening" A pleasurable experience. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009
The Kawasaki VN900 Classic is very comfortable. Has lots of torque and looks great. me and the wife love it to bits.it just takes ages to get out the garage! (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009 by vn900 (2 reviews written)
I have had a classic for coming up to 3 years. 12,000 miles
the finish is still impeccable, 100% reliable absolutely nothing has gone wrong and rides exactly as it was when new.
My only gripe is it is too economical. 60+ MPG for a 900cc bike is silly. They could have swapped some of the fuel economy for extra BHP. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2009
Kawaksaki VN900 looks good, rides well and is predictable in the area of handling . I would recommend this bike to someone just getting into a cruiser before moving up to a bigger bike for the touring big k's. excellent stability, torque , fuel economy and power for 900cc bike great middle weight cruiser. Just did 2200 k's down to superbikes and didn't miss a beat. Great around town, comfortable riding position and easier to navigate around tight spots than the bigger cruisers. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2009 by isander1 (1 review written)
Had my VN900 Classic now for two week, it's worth every penny. It's a cruiser and does what a cruiser should, cruise.
I can highly recommend it... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2008 by kruser (1 review written)
When I was going to buy the VN900, I had a few bikes in mind, icluding: Suzuki C50, Yamaha XVS1100, Triumph America and Harley Sporsters 883, they are similar bikes really.
The reasons why I chose the VN900 is because it has every good points.
Belt drive, great looking, good on fuel, suits me perfectly, fuel injected, plenty of power for cruising, easy to handle, not too big but not too small. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2008
Best buy for value - cost. Smooth and easy to handle, good response on the throttle, low consumption, great eye catching classic look. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008
I have been pleased with the product untill this point. It is my only means of transportation. The problem I have is the dealer had it apart for close to a month and it still makes the noies thay returned it to me told me to ride it for a week or 2 then let them look at it agen becouse they cant find the sorce of the noies. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008 by edwin64 (1 review written)
I like the bike a lot had a 1600 tourer before to heavy, you can really dress the bike up lots of extras out there, have read about the
Overdrive pulleys and they say they make a hell of a difference if you go to scootworks they have got a nice write up on it. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008
I passed my test on a 125 Suzuki Intruder and soon realised that although the little Intruder was a lovely bike at times you needed just a little more power to get you out of trouble (you know the times I mean when your overtaking some slow driver at 50mph and then they speed up with the rest of the nearside lane closing up behind them and you ' ve now got cars trying to get up your exhaust pipe).
So I searched around and picked up a 2007 Classic of EBay then brought her back to Cornwall and... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by Braindead61 (1 review written)
The Kawasaki VN900 is a hell of a lot of bike for the money! I paid 5000 ukp for a brand one. I have now had the bike 2 years and still love it. I will say it does need a sixth gear. I overcame this problem to some extent by getting a smaller rear pulley from Scootworks. USA. this causes no problems 1st gear because the whole gear range is too low. I also added Cobra Slashdowns and a Power Commander. She now leaves Harleys looking really sad. Fuel economy is 60 miles to the uk gallon, the... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008 by sixty7chevyshorty (1 review written)
Overall a very good bike for the money. It is a great beginner bike. It has great classic bike looks. With a new exhaust and a fuel management box you can get a lot more power. I found a lot of accessories on the internet for mine. I would recommend this bike to anyone wanting a good easy to ride bike that won't break the bank. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2008 by lwater68 (1 review written)
Better than a Harley. Very reliable, a comfortable and well balance bike to ride on long distance. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2008 by Kims (1 review written)
I had bought the bike in the first part of May and the dealer sold/ordered a mustang sissy bar for me... Well they told me it is back ordered first it would be 2 weeks, then the end of May, end of June, and now in augast. Whats up with that the rideing season will be ending in early sept and no idea if what i bought and paid for will be in by then. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008 by crossp1959
I loved the bike the moment I saw her! she is a pleasure to ride, and a real head turner. Plenty of power for me, as not interested in killing myself against a tree! (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2008 by Bub SMD
Extremely happy with this bike. All the features and goodies of bikes costing much more. Paid $ 6,400 for classic out the door. Have added many goodies (gel seat, windshield, back rest, saddle bags, etc.) and looking to add more. Took it to D.C. for Rolling Thunder and averaged about 55mpg (low 52.4, high of 58.7), great range with 5+ gallon tank. No issues staying with much bigger bikes. Wife loves gel seat and bike runs great 2 up. Handlebar- seat - floorboard ergos are just right for... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2008 by stibby
Overall power to weight ratio is excellent, handles well for a cruiser, eye catching on the road, belt drive is quieter than shaft and drains less power. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2008 by Dennis Murray (1 review written)
A good bike to ride leisurely on a good day, but also has the power when required. Great looks and finish, easy and enjoyable to ride after coming from a 1200 sports tourer. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2008
The VN900 classic,... It gets looks, and sounds great too, even with the stock exhaust. I had it going 100m/ph with my g/f on the back, but Kawasaki should have put a Tachometer and a 6 speed transmission in it. At 65m/ph I'm looking for another gear. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by h9eff
Great bike, easy to ride and certainly value for money. The more I ride this bike the more I like it. I added some quality chrome to the bike and it attracts many lookers, plenty of kick for the average rider and easy gear changes. I did my homework on the net and testing bikes and this came out on top for the mid range cruiser. Kawasaki did a great job on this revamp from 800 to 900 and new design. To sum up this bike, its more refined than a hog, more comfortable than a hog, is low rev... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2007 by lesmccannuk (1 review written)
I have the bike 4 months now and have put 3000 miles on her and enjoyed every one of them. I have put a screen on it and all the luggage which as cut about 10 mph of the top end. (read more)
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