Kawasaki introduced the return of a number of off-road and road fashions for the 2023 mannequin 12 months again in June, however we didn’t get phrase of its cruiser and retro sport state of affairs till simply final week. The extra returning fashions for Group Inexperienced embrace its most acquainted commonplace, touring, and cruiser bikes, with the majority of them from the model’s Vulcan sequence. None of those will roll into the brand new 12 months with any vital modifications, a minimum of mechanically. The upside of that, in keeping with Kawasaki, is that they’ll be accessible briefly order (in the event that they aren’t already) “in the summertime months.”
Associated: 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Basic/Basic LT
2023 Kawasaki Z900RS
Kawasaki had an on the spot hit on its fingers in 2017 when it rolled out the Z900RS, a riff on the unique Nineteen Seventies Z1. The retro sport method featured a timeless design with minimal bodywork and no fairing, motivated by a four-cylinder engine and fashionable know-how for a basic but fashionable journey. The Z900RS rolls on in the identical vein for 2023, maintaining the sleek 948cc liquid-cooled inline-four, an help and slipper clutch, horizontal back-link rear suspension, teardrop gasoline tank, a tuned stainless exhaust system, spherical LED headlight, and bullet-shaped analog devices to serve up a totally enjoyable, supremely competent using expertise. For 2023, the bike will are available in a Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Imperial Crimson paint scheme and have an MSRP of $11,949, a $200 bump over final 12 months.
2023 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe
The one actual distinction between the Z900RS and the Z900RS Cafe variant is the latter’s cafe racer styling, however that also makes it appear nearly like a unique mannequin. Up entrance is that smart-looking cowl above a dropped handlebar, adopted by a ribbed sport-style sea. Beneath all of it are the identical fashionable components discovered on the Z900RS base mannequin. This 12 months you may get the Cafe in Metallic Diablo Black with an MSRP of $12,399, a $200 value bounce from 2022.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S/Vulcan S ABS
All three trims of Kawasaki’s entry-level however sporty Vulcan S middleweights are geared to suit a variety of riders because of the model’s impressively versatile Ergo-Match sizing system, which permits riders to tweak the bike into 18 doable ergonomic configurations, however the principle draw for us remains to be that broad, user-friendly powerband from the Ninja-derived 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. With a chassis and suspension centered on the sportier aspect of the spectrum, the S’ nimble dealing with belies its entry-level price ticket, and the bike ought to enchantment to all kinds of riders. For 2023 the Vulcan S is on the market in a Metallic Flat Spark Black colorway with an MSRP of $7,349 (up $100 over 2022), whereas its up-spec Vulcan S ABS brother is available in a brand new Pearl Matte Sage Inexperienced/Metallic Flat Spark Black and is priced at a advised $7,899, or simply $50 greater than final 12 months’s mannequin.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe
The one factor distinguishing the Vulcan S Cafe from its base-model twin is actually a bit of darkish plastic up entrance. Nicely, OK, there are a couple of different distinctive touches, just like the addition of three-tone paint, totally different tank badging, and a few sporty graphics on the tank, however actually, the kicker is that dark-tinted windshield deflector perched atop the headlight. The brand new shade for 2023 is Pearl Storm Grey/Ebony, and the brand new price ticket for the Vulcan S Cafe is $8,099, a mere $50 bump from final 12 months.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Basic
Kawasaki’s core 900cc Vulcan cruiser lineup hasn’t modified a lot over time, so there was no purpose to consider it’d occur in 2023 both. Certain sufficient, all three of the carryover Vulcan 900 fashions nonetheless run that tried-and-true liquid-cooled and fuel-injected 903cc V-twin engine, a rangy using place, a comparatively low seat top, and basic attractiveness. The bottom-model Vulcan 900 Basic options rider floorboards with a heel/toe shifter, tank-mounted instrumentation, and a fattish 180mm rear tire. For 2023, you’ll be able to have your 900 Basic in Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Magnesium Grey for an MSRP of $8,999.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Basic LT
“LT” stands for gentle touring, and that’s simply what the Vulcan 900 Basic LT is about up for with a snug deep-dish two-up touring seat bolstered by an ordinary passenger backrest, leather-based saddlebags, floorboards, and a height-adjustable touring windscreen. Full fenders, spoked wheels, and studs alongside the seat and saddlebags give it much more of a throwback model, and for 2023 the Vulcan 900 Basic LT will be had in Pearl Storm Grey/Ebony for a not-unreasonable $9,999 together with a two-year guarantee.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Customized
It may not appear like it, however the Vulcan 900 Customized shares the entire attributes of the Vulcan 900 Basic, although it spices issues up a bit with a 21-inch entrance tire on a custom-style solid wheel, drag-style handlebar, and blacked-out components for a extra aggressive look. The forward-mounted footpegs, custom-look teardrop tank with distinctive graphics, and sporty gunfighter seat give it much more of an edge, with the brand new Pearl Matte Sage Inexperienced/Flat Ebony colorway to seal the deal in change for $9,499.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS
Final however not least is Kawasaki’s flagship tourer, the full-dress Vulcan 1700 Voyager, which returns for 2023 with its 1,700cc digitally fuel-injected V-twin engine, Kawasaki Superior Coactive-braking Know-how (Okay-ACT II) ABS, and digital cruise management, all calibrated to ease your long-distance journeys on the open highway. As earlier than, the large V-twin, fashionable frame-mounted fairing, intercom-headset-compatible audio system, and built-in locking baggage together with saddlebags and high trunk all mix to ship energy, consolation, and comfort. For 2023, the one modifications to the Vulcan 1700 Voyager are the Pearl Storm Grey/Ebony colorway and an MSRP of $19,299, a spherical $1,000 over the 2022 value.