Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl.
New vulcan 900 test ride comparasion!!!
Living in Datona Beach has some advantages! We have 2 Biker events BIKEOBERFEST & BIKE WEEK. All the major manufactures offer Demo Rides. Dicided to try the New Vulcan 900 Custom.
All you need is a helmet, over ankle boots and a Motorcycle license.
1st let me qualify myself as being a 6'5" Tall rider @215lbs size 13 shoe!
The demo last about 30 minutes, you ride in a group single file. The bikes have govenors so your top speed is only about 55mph. The ride is on smooth gradual curved roads a some interstate, with some heavey traffic areas.
Impression of bike; Modern, clean looks like all the other cruisers nowadays at least with Vn750 you can find it in a parking lot with 25,000 other bikes.
The ride; The bike is bigger and heavier seemed to me a bit lower. the seat typical agian not made for someone my size, the Japs are small. Since it was a 900 I though the tork and power would be higher, not so in my opinion probably because it has lower rpms overall, very smooth in shifting, belt dive not bad! Very comfotable, could fall asleep on this babby! no vibration, did not seem as nible in turns, big tires, I have been told by the reps @ 70mph very smooth unlike the screaming 750. "you want power then the 1500 is for you" Try that one in March.
Did not feel the sporty response we have in the 750, no tack and did have rev limiter. the advantage styling, tons of aftermarket parts and assories. The price $7,000 to $9,000. I can see it to be better on long interstate rides! Have a loyality problem with my 750 this my 2nd one! too me its a midsize cruiser with sport Bike Hormones. I like the gittyup & Go of ours!!!
Again my personal opinion! any one else rode one?