By John Burns
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Later Vulcan V-twins would grow to 125 cubic inches (2053 cc) before dying off from their own voraciousness, but in 1995, the Kawasaki Vulcan 88 (four years before the H-D Twin Cam 88) was just right. A reading from the book of Tom Fortune, who wrote well if not long. Amen.
Zero to 100 – In Top Gear!
The huge seat is well contoured and pillowy soft, while the bars have a tall rise and reach back to the rider. Footpegs are mounted well forward, adding to the spacious feel. The long wheelbase allows for plenty of passenger room, and our resident pillion tester reported the thickly-padded seat and backrest to be among the most comfortable in the cruiser class.
“Fit and finish is good, with tons of chrome everywhere.”
Even the coolant tank, which is mounted directly behind the engine on the right side, has a highly-polished chrome cover. Kawasaki did a good job of …read more