The Vulcan S stands apart, with its Parallel Twin engine, unique frame and suspension layout, and its very non-traditional looks. Designed for independent-minded riders, it does not require the rider to conform to any herd mentality fashion or lifestyle. Special attention paid to ensuring high levels of fit & comfort, and confidence in riding make the new Vulcan an attractive option for new riders and female riders looking for a stylish, accommodating motorcycle. Accessible in all senses of the word, with the Vulcan S riders can come as they are, and just get on and go. LAMS ready with a low seat height the Vulcan S ticks all the boxes.
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm3; Parallel Twin with fuel injection delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges. The engine was tuned for rider-friendly power characteristics that will inspire confidence in new riders. The Vulcan S offers smooth starts from a standstill, smooth acceleration, and a satisfying pull when accelerating. The strong acceleration facilitates highway merging and passing. The Vulcan S is also fitted with the Kawasaki exclusive neutral finder, when stationary in first gear, just shift up and it will automatically find neutral.
Wheel sizes (18-inch for the front, 17-inch for the rear) are closer to those found on a sport bike than a typical cruiser model (which often have much larger front wheels). The slightly larger front wheel contributes to the Vulcan S's natural, light handling. The Vulcan S is equipped with front and rear ABS disc brakes. The 300mm front is gripped and 250mm rear brake rotors are gripped by a twin-piston caliper at the front and a single piston caliper for ample stopping power.
The swingarm’s D-shaped cross-section gives it a pipe-like design that matches the frame, and contributes to the high-quality appearance.
Offset laydown rear single-shock supension is distinctive syling element, contributing the trend setting design. Pre-load adjustment is via an easy access 5-way cam wheel.
Bore x Stroke: 83 x 60mm
Compression ratio: 10.9:1
Fuel System: Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
Transmission: Six-speed, return
Final drive: Chain
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm telescopic fork / 130mm
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Offset laydown single-shock,linkage-equipped, with adjustable preload / 80mm
Front tyre: 120/70R 18M/C 59H
Rear tyre: 160/60R 17M/C 69H
Front Brakes: Single 300mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brakes: Single 250mm disc with single-piston caliper
Cooling System: Liquid
Frame Type: Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Overall length: 2,310 mm
Overall width: 880 mm
Overall height: 1,130 mm
Wheelbase: 1,575 mm
Ground clearance: 130 mm
Seat Height: 705 mm
Curb Weight: 226 kg
Fuel capacity: 14 litres
Warranty: 24 months unlimited kilometres
2017 Vulcan S Metallic Matte Carbon Gray