2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic Review

Review Title: I Never Should Have Sold My First Vulcan
Overall★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reliability★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Performance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Comfort★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I am on my second Vulcan 800 Classic. The first one was nice but a little bit of rust from the previous owner not keeping it garaged bothered me. I found a great deal on a VTX so I sold my first Vulcan. I later realized how much I missed my first Vulcan that the first opportunity I got to get another one, I did. I could not be happier. This one had no rust and looked great. I can cruise around with other cruisers or wind it up to be a little more sporty. It loves to cruise at 80-85 and the engine feels so smooth at that speed. I think it has the same sweet spot as my VTX 1300 but this Vulcan is only an 800. Slow speed manuevers are much easier than my old Shadow 750 and VTX, too. I've had cruisers, standards and sportbikes and this one is perfect as it is between the average cruiser and standard. It handles well and inspires confidence. Like I mentioned before, the Vulcan likes to rev so be aware that you might be going faster than you thought. After 16 bikes in six years, I think I found the perfect one for me. It gets 48-55 mpg. and it is easy to get out of the garage without the weight being overbearing. It is perfect in the city and comfortable on the highway.

Factory Vulcan windshield and floorboards.

About the reviewer:
Height:5' 9"
Miles or hours spent on the review:2000 miles
Locationdc, Washington, United States
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Submitted: June, 2014