Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh, the Kawasaki Vulcan S will compete against the Harley-Davidson Street 750.
Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 uses a 649cc DOHC twin-cylinder liquid-cooling engine.
India Kawasaki Motors has introduced the all-new Kawasaki Vulcan S in the country. Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh, the Vulcan S is the first and the most affordable cruiser from the Japanese bikemaker in India. This new motorcycle will make its public debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. Though, the official bookings for the bike have already been commenced across the nation. The Kawasaki Vulcan S is being assembled at the company’s Chakan based plant in Pune. In the Indian market, the Kawasaki Vulcan S cruiser will take on the bikes like Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Hyosung Aquila Pro.
Commenting on the launch, Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motor, said: “After our sports bikes, tourer bikes, naked bikes & off-road bikes settled in India, we felt it was a right time for us to bring this cruiser in the market. There cannot be a better way to start a new year by introduction of our world-wide known Vulcan brand. FUN TO RIDE is Kawasaki’s global ideology, which perfectly fits to Vulcan S. It is different than any other cruiser mainly because of its powerful, yet easy-to-control engine, easy manoeuvring, light weight, yet stable, and highway riding and important to mention 14 litre fuel tank with good fuel economy.” Check Out – Kawasaki Ninja 650 KRT Edition Pictures & Details
– Ergo-Fit adjustability
– Sportbike-derived chassis
– 7-way adjustable rear spring preload suspension
– Sportbike-inspired wheels and tyre
– Ninja-derived powerful engine
In the Indian market, the Kawasaki Vulcan S has been made available in a single variant priced at Rs 5.44 lakh. This cruiser is being imported as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and assembled at Kawasaki’s Chakan facility. Globally, the bike is available in two variants – Non-ABS and ABS – priced at $7,099 and $7,499 respectively. Read: Kawasaki Ninja 400 Unveiled – Pictures & Details
Similar to the global model, the India-spec version of the cruiser carries a new age styling with features such as sloping headlamp and sweeping frame angles. The bike gets ‘S’ badge on the side of the fuel tank. The Vulcan S is an adaptable cruiser offering adjustable riding positions – thanks to its Ergo-Fit feature. It offers three configurations – 6.1” and over, 5.7” to 6.0” and 5.6” and below. The cruiser also comes with an analogue-digital combo unit.
The cruiser is available a single colour option – Flat Ebony. Sitting on high-tensile steel diamond frame, the bike measures 90.9 inch in length, 34.6 inch in width and 43.3 inch in height. The seat height stands at 27.8 inch. The cruiser offers a fuel tank capacity of 3.7 gallon. It comes fitted with sportbike-inspired 120/70×18 front and 160/60×17 rear tyres. Read: 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 – All You Need To Know
Similar to the global model, the India-spec Vulcan S derives its power from a 649cc DOHC twin-cylinder liquid-cooling engine with fuel injection system. This motor churns out a maximum power output of 59.1bhp (60PS) at 7,500rpm and 63Nm of torque at 6,600rpm. It has 6-speed gearbox with positive neutral finder.
Damping duties on the cruiser are taken care of by 41mm telescopic fork upfront and lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload rear suspension unit. The front and rear wheel travel stand at 5.1 inch and 3.1 inch. The new Kawasaki middleweight cruiser sources its braking power from single 300mm disc with twin piston calliper and single 250mm disc with single-piston calliper front and rear brakes respectively. The bike gets dual channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) unit as standard offering.