Standard Features


Wasn’t really built in a custom shop; it just looks, rides and feels that way!

It’s called Custom because this is how riders did it back when they rolled their own: A flat handlebar sits in custom clamps atop distinctive forks that hold a tall, slender custom-looking front wheel. A bobbed (as in shortened) rear fender perches over a fat tire, and cool, clean components fill out the middle — including a rumbling fuel-injected 903 cubic centimeter V-twin exhaling through dual slash-cut exhausts, a low gunfighter-style seat, and forward-mounted footpegs complete its rakish image.


Model Year
Vulcan® 900 Custom
Starting at MSRP


94.7 in.
44.1 in.
35.2 in.
Curb: 610.8 lbs.
64.8 in.
Seat Height
27 in.


4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve cylinder head, V-twin
903 cc (55.1 ci)
Bore x Stroke
88 x 74.2 mm
58.2 ft. lbs. @ 3,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
EFI with (2) 34 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.3 gal.
TCBI with electronic advance


Final Drive


Front: 300 mm hydraulic disc
Rear: 270 mm hydraulic disc
Front: 80/90-21
Rear: 180/70-15


Front: 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear: Uni-Trak® swingarm, 7-way adjustable spring preload; 4.1 in. travel
7.2 in.


Candy Surf Blue, Candy Persimmon Red, Metallic Flat Spark Black (see Options for color pricing)

Standard Features

903 cc, V-twin, SOHC Engine
 Smooth and reliable engine tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low rpm  
 Gear-driven balancer allows the use of single pin crankshaft without excessive vibration  
 Rubber-mounted to reduce engine vibration at all speeds  
4-valve Cylinder Head
 Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, creating more power and low-end torque  
 Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical  
 Long intake tracts narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling, increased torque and better low-end response  
Liquid and Air Cooling
 Finned cylinders and head and liquid cooling combination make for exceptional thermal control  
 Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power  
 Automatic fan helps keep things cool  
 Includes temperature warning light  
Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner
 Maintains precise valve timing with practically no maintenance  
 Assures greater reliability  
 Hidden from view to preserve the engine’s clean, basic look  
Dual Slash-cut Mufflers
 Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain emission reducing honeycomb catalyzers  
Positive Neutral Finder
 Just lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to easily find neutral, every time  
Electronic Fuel Injection
 Superb performance and rideability thanks to dual throttle bodies with sub throttles  
 The ECU controlled sub throttles are located behind the main throttle valve, allowing the DFI® system to provide more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor  
 Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for optimal acceleration, combustion and fuel consumption  
Belt Drive
 Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action  
 Efficiently transfers the power to the rear wheel  
 Low maintenance and low noise  
Double Cradle Frame
 Very rigid, large-diameter box section backbone allows a larger fuel tank, high stability and lightweight handling at low speeds  
 Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds  
 Long wheelbase contributes to highway stability  
 Triangular swingarm has a hardtail appearance, but utilizes a single shock hidden beneath the seat  
 Long and low chassis for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact  
41 mm Front Fork
 Offers excellent rigidity and 5.9 inches of travel  
 33 degrees of rake and 7.2 in. of trail for excellent straight line stability  
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
 A 300 mm front and 270 mm rear disc have twin-piston calipers for some of the best stopping power in the class  
Custom Cast 21 in. Front Wheel
 The wheel’s 18 "spokes" are arranged in pairs  
 Tapered and flanged in two directions, every line and surface of each 3-D spoke is exquisitely curved  
Wide Rear Tire
 180 mm rear tire provides added stability while projecting a powerful image  
 Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers  
 Custom cast 15 in. rear wheel contrasts the "light," tall front wheel  
Tank-mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
 Provides riders the crucial information at a glance  
 Compact design matches the bike’s clean look  
Sculpted Bodywork
 Fuel tank features a twin valley design, with a dynamic tension and presence all its own  
 Designed to be pleasing to both the eye and to the touch, the tank is composed exclusively of curves with constantly varying radii, the twin valley design theme continues to the rear fender and its hand-sculpted contours  
 Bottom of the rear fender features a relatively straight cut, to balance the lines of the motorcycle  
Custom Features
 Chromed headlamp, headlamp mount, lower triple clamp and turn signals as well as footpegs, shift lever and rear brake lever  
 Clean headlight design is small and isolated without a central fork cover or headlamp bar  
 Small, minimalist fender and lack of front fork covers also contribute to the slender appearance of the front end  
 Sporty, straight-style handlebar adds to the bike’s custom styling. Instead of handlebar clamps, twin tubes elegantly curve back from the upper triple clamp. Both the handlebar and twin tubes are completely chromed  
 Forward-mounted footpegs instead of floorboards add to the custom image and improve rider control  
 One-piece "gunfighter" style seat is designed for comfortable rider and passenger accommodation and a custom-style look  
 Matte Black frame emphasizes the chrome finishing  
 Standard toe-operated shift lever instead of a heel-toe shifter  
Special Edition
 Black-out treatment on air cleaner and engine cases  
 Aggressive Orange valve covers  
 Special Edition Ebony color of Flat Black paint with Tribal Orange and White Pinstripes  


 Candy Surf Blue $8,349  
 Candy Persimmon Red $8,349  
 Metallic Flat Spark Black $8,649  


Candy Surf Blue

Candy Persimmon Red

Metallic Flat Spark Black

 Candy Surf Blue $8,349 
 Candy Persimmon Red $8,349 
 Metallic Flat Spark Black $8,649 
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable).
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