What Is the Top Speed of the Vulcan 900 Custom?

by Shannon Keen

The Vulcan 900 Custom is a 2010 model motorcycle produced by Kawasaki. It is one of a series of similar Kawasaki motorcycles, all of which bear the moniker "Vulcan." The newest model is the 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic SE.

Top Speed

"Top speed" is defined as the fasted speed a vehicle is capable of reaching without assistance. The top speed of the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom has been recorded as 99.42 mph, according to Mbike.com.


Vulcan 900 Custom motorcycles are categorized as cruisers. Cruisers, much like choppers, are recognizable due to the position of the hands and feet. The feet are positioned forward on the bike and the hands rest high on the frame.


Due to its cruiser design, the Vulcan 900 Custom offers greater comfort when riding at lower speeds. Sitting unsupported for extended periods at freeway speeds can make riding a Vulcan tiring, especially when compared to travel on a sport bike.

About the Author

Based in central Pennsylvania, Shannon Keen has been writing since 2003. She writes for various websites, specializing in film, literature and gaming. Keen started writing for her high school newspaper and went on to win a Gold Key in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Writing Competition. She is pursuing a degree in English literature at Harrisburg Area Community College.