Big, brawny cruisers tell a lot of the story of American motorcycles, and they do it mostly in sounds. There is no mistaking the roar of an 1800cc engine and the assault it makes on the road and eardrums of anyone in the vicinity.
They aren’t sport bikes, but some cruisers can perform on the same level as the world’s fastest bikes while weighing several hundred pounds more. The trick is stacking the right level of power to carry the weight, along with the rider gripping the handles. Here are the nine fastest cruisers based on 0-60 mile-per-hour times. In most cases, Motorcycle News testers supplied the times for each bike, while in other cases, in-depth Cycle World reviews delivered more recent times for the bikes in question.
9. Kawasaki Vulcan 2000: 3.95 seconds
Though Kawasaki is currently not selling the Vulcan 2000 model new, there are enough around for cruisers to know this bike on the highway. According to the top time tested by Motorcycle News, the Vulcan can take its 818 pounds from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.95 seconds. Its power plant can produce a maximum 117 pound-feet of torque along with 90 horsepower.