Kawasaki produces four middleweight Vulcan V-twin models, three of which we have included in this comparison. The 750 dates back to the mid 1980s. Though Kawasaki was late into the V-twin market, its 750 has endured as well as Suzuki's Intruder with fewer changes. Its style, particularly the liquid-cooled 749cc 55-degree V-twin engine, shows its age. That isn't all bad, however. Twenty years ago, the Japanese were competing to see who could pack the most features into their bikes. That means that the engine has eight valves with hydraulic adjustment to eliminate that chore and a gear-driven counterbalancer to smooth the V-twin's shakes, and it's tuned to rev and make strong power. The bike also offers a range of useful features unheard of on a modern cruiser, particularly a middleweight. Included in the $6099 price are a shaft final drive, a centerstand, a tachometer, a fuel gauge, four-way flashers, cast wheels with tubeless tires, air-adjustable rear shocks, dual front discs and a small passenger backrest. It lacks self-canceling signals, though.