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KAWASAKI VULCAN 500 - Great Beginner's Bike

submitted by Bevskids

I have been riding since 2001, I started out on my husbands Wide Glide but that's another story! :) Lets just say, it took me 6 months to sit on it again! In August of 2002 Hubby thought it would be a great idea if we started looking for a bike for me. We went to all the dealers, I sat on lots and lots of different rides from the little rebels to the 800's, then I sat on the Vulcan 500! PHEWWW, I just knew she was the one for me! I could flat foot her, she wasn't heavy, she just felt "right". 3 days later she was mine all mine! Hubby started to ride her home for me, he made it all of a 1/2 mile, and it was get off she mine plus you look too funny riding such a little ride (he's 6'and 250lbs). I was right about her, my "little sewing machine", we did many miles together, she cornered well, she did well on the interstate, a little vibration around 75-80, but she got me passed the semi's! She was incredible on the twistie roads! Ohhhh, how I loved her, until that dreadful day when hubby called to say "you have to come and look at this ride, you will like it". Needless to say after 10 months together and 2900 miles it was time to move up!

The Vulcan is a great little starter bike! Looks great, handles well, light, great seat height for us short people (I am 5' 3.5" okay so I pushing the .5 but hey) and very reasonable priced under 4700.00. They are small enough to begin on, but big enough to get the experience!


Thanks to Bevskids for submitting this personal review. Bevskids says, "Started the process in 2001, riding my own since 2002. My first bike was a vulcan 500, bought her in July of 2002 traded her in with 2900 miles in June 2003 for a 1100 Custom Vstar with O with 5800! "

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