2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S engine and performance
Kawasaki Vulcan has a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649cc parallel twin with a fuel injection system that delivers smooth and responsive performance. The engine was tuned for rider-friendly power technology. With both front and rear disc brakes, the Vulcan S tips the scale at 235kg (kerb) and the scale fuel tank capability of 14 liters. It offers satisfying pull when accelerating and smooth acceleration throughout the ride. The engine is powerful yet easy-to-control.
Highway rides are bliss on this middleweight Kawasaki cruiser. Dimensionally, it measures 2310mm long, 855mm wide, and 1090mm high. the ground clearance of the cruiser sits at 130mm and the wheelbase at 1575mm.
Kawasaki offers the bike with ‘Ergo-Fit’; a three-level adjustment for the seat, handlebar, and footpegs, making it suitable for riders of various heights.
The bike sports a modern cruiser design language sporting a muscular styling with a low-slung profile, a laidback riding position, blacked-out components, and a brief exhaust. On the braking front, the Vulcan S gets a dual-piston 300mm disc at the front while the rear end features a single-piston 250mm disc.
The front alloy wheel measures 18 inches whereas the rear wheel is 17 inches in diameter wrapping around 120/70 radial tubeless tyre and 160/60 tubeless tyre at the front and rear respectively.
You won’t realize it difficult to maneuver in city riding conditions and therefore the high-speed roads. The ride quality is totally elegant. Also, it’s stable on varied terrains despite its lightweight. It also gets a dual-tone, teardrop formed fuel-tank and inverted triangle headlight to set it apart.
The bike has a modern feel, sports a low slung profile, relaxed riding position, removable seat, inverted triangle headlamp, and unique alloy wheels. The instrument cluster is similar to the previous generation Ninja 650 and includes an analog tachometer. Besides the changes in its engine, the BS6 update has brought on a new metallic Flat Raw grey stone color option for the Kawasaki Vulcan S.
Cruisers are meant to be comfortable providing optimum riding height and position, footpegs at adequate height, and placement further. That we suppose Kawasaki has done bright. The three-level adjustment for seat, bar, and footpegs beneath the Ergo fitment makes it the leader of the pack.
Adding to its eye-catchy style there are features like inverted triangle headlight, tapered handlebar, uniquely-designed alloy wheels, tight-fit rear fender, under-engine muffler, and a good comfortable seat. The blacked-out parts and short exhaust makes its long and low stance even more admirable. Everything combined together gives the bike a very upmarket feel creating it the bike to own.
The cruiser options ABS (Anti-lock braking system) as standard that adds up to its safety front. The bike gets telescopic front forks and an offset rear adjustable mono-shock absorber. Its numerous standard options like digital meter and analog tachometer for information. The price for this cruiser starts at an ex-showroom price of INR 6.04 Lakh. As for its competition, the motorcycle locks horns with the Royal Enfield interceptor 650 and Harley-Davidson Street 750 in India.