Hoping to get its share of the increasingly popular cruisers market, Kawasaki introduced the name “Vulcan” in 1984 to identify its family of V-twin-powered cruisers. 30 years and a dozen different series later, the Vulcan is still around. This generation of the Kawasaki Vulcan is powered by a capable 903cc, 55° V-twin engine and offers all the trimmings for a comfortable ride, from the low seat height and center of gravity, to the forward footrest and forgiving suspension. It walks like a cruiser, it talks like a cruiser, and it definitely is one. You also get one of the biggest displacement of this list with a price tag that ranks at the bottom of the range. Not too shabby.

Pros: accessible pricing, great cruiser looks and ergonomics

Cons: underwhelming performance