2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 800

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  • Still great after 15 years

    Apr 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, Style, Price
    Cons: Seat, Clearance

    Summary: I've always like these bikes. All the Japanese manufacturers make one. For Honda, it's the Spirit, Yamaha has the Virago. When they first came out they all got tagged "Wanna-bees", and that was 15 years ago! Well, maybe their owners wanted ... read more

  • First bike in years.

    Nov 23, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Looks and sounds great. Excellent performance, mileage, and driveability.
    Cons: Rear shock adjustment REALLY difficult. Really Kawasaki??

    Summary: After a long break (raising a family), I finally got back into bikes with a used '01 Vulcan 800. I couldn't be happier. When I got it, I told myself I would just ride it for a year to make sure I still enjoyed riding. Well, 3 months and 1600 miles ... read more

  • 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan VN-800

    Oct 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: See Review
    Cons: See Review

    Summary: Pros: Dependable, well styled, economical, comfortable ride with after market seat, terrific value for a cruiser with the radiator hidden between the frame rails, tank mounted speedometer, 34 degree raked front end, 21" skinny front tire, bobbed rear ... read more

  • NIce , low-cost ride

    Apr 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good looks, Nice motor
    Cons: Too small for me

    Summary: I bought a '99 Vulcan 800A in the Fall of 2000 from a guy getting divorced...900 miles on it and only $3500 ! I loved the looks of the Vulcan, but it was way too quiet. I drilled out the back exhaust baffle and was very happy with the sound..better ... read more

  • Get that Softail(R) feeling for 75% off!

    Nov 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent styling. Comfortable seating position. Convenient control locations.
    Cons: Soft suspension for 2-up riding. Difficult suspension adjustment. Chuck the factory seat.

    Summary: I purchased my '96 used 4 years ago with 570 miles on the clock. It now has almost 9000 miles. At the time, I was new to motorcycling and had recently completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation beginner rider course. I use my Vulcan as a daily ... read more

  • H-D Wanna-be but it's even better!

    Aug 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great styling and quality. You want a Hog look-alike? Get this screaming Kow!
    Cons: Rakish seating position makes for apprehensive handling.

    Summary: Move over Harley, this H-D Wanna-be has even the hog riders wondering! More than once, a Harley owner has asked what year my hog was. In fact, one even said he had an H-D just like mine! The surprise when they found out the Hog was really a Kow - ... read more

  • Love this bike!

    Mar 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good looks, nimble, light weight, quick
    Cons: I don't have any

    Summary: This is my second bike and I absolutely love it. For the money, this bike is quick, sharp looking, and comfortable. I've switched the stock pipes for straight pipes which give it a nice growl, put drag bars on it, switched to a black tank and a fastback ... read more

  • 2000 Vulcan 800A

    Aug 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable riding position,low maintenance, price ,accessories
    Cons: under powered for two up riding, cannot lean this bike especially to the left.

    Summary: I've put over 12,000 miles on mine including a 2500 mile adventure and just did a tire change. No other maintenance except oil and filter and chain adjustment/lube.(valve adjustment is recommended but usually is not needed as with my bike)Please note ... read more

  • 1996 Vulcan 800

    Jan 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great bike
    Cons: None

    Summary: A friend of mine bought this bike 2 years ago and loves it.It is his first bike and he says it was easy to learn on.We swap bikes sometimes when we ride and I must say that it is a nice ride(I have a honda 750 ace)He gets good gas mileage(50+)and has ... read more

  • good bike bad carbon

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ride
    Cons: carbon build up

    Summary: The 800 is a great road bike with great handling in traffic. Use every day to commute to work. On the weekends and whenever I have a chance my wife and I go to the country. The bike handles well with a passenger and at higher speeds. It gives the feel of ... read more

  • wow!! great bike!!!

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: power/looks/its got it all!!
    Cons: none!!!!

    Summary: I set out today to purchase a new 2001 Vulcan 800. Sounds good so far right? So I look in the showroom and their she is sitting there nice and pretty. How much? I ask. $6800.00 and take it home today. So I'm thinking ok and then look outside and a black ... read more

  • 2000 Vulcan 800

    Aug 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Just an overall great motorcycle
    Cons: Add ons are a little pricey

    Summary: I have been away from motorcycles for some 10 years now. When I got the urge to start riding again and started looking. I couldn't believe the prices of a Harley! Then I ran across the Vulcan 800. This is a very sweet looking bike.Its resemblance to a ... read more

  • Vulcan 800A

    Jul 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great bike for the price
    Cons: hard to adjust rear shock preload.

    Summary: I was attracted to this bike by it's looks. The Vulcan 800 looks like a 7/8 scale Harley softtail, and costs less than a third the price. I bought it because of it's low price, quality, reputation and performance. I am very happy with the bike so far ... read more

  • Kawasaki 800 A2

    May 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power Plant, Transmission, Price....
    Cons: Picky when the oil is changed

    Summary: Great beginner to intermediate bike. Fun to upgrade and customize. Easy to ride but has enough power for a more experienced user. Stock pipes are not nearly loud enough but there are plenty of aftermarket pipes out there. There is also a cool trick ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • I'll never get rid of mine

    Feb 11, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: power,looks,handle,controls,user friendly
    Cons: wish it came with floorboards from factory

    Summary: I have a 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic I have had for 4 years now. I came into the cruisers from the crotch rocket stage I had to go thru. If you want the look and feel like a harley at about 1/4 of the price this is the best route to go. Awesome bike all ... read more

  • Sweet Bike

    Aug 1, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Low maint. runs perfect always. looks good!
    Cons: Stock seat is not comfortable. wish the baffles were removable vs. being drilled or punched.

    Summary: Been all over the West coast, from Canada to Mexico. Ride is great, handles well, and I feel safe. Been riding for 20 years and I love my 2002 Classic Vulcan ... read more

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