Kawasaki India launched several awaited motorcycles towards the end of 2017 and it is in no mood to slow down. Kawasaki India is planning to start 2018 with a bang by launching – Vulcan S. The quirky cruiser was teased recently on their website.
The Vulcan S can be seen as one typical cruiser with long and low stance, designed on muscular lines and powered with modern refined components. The wheel hugging rear fender, round turn indicators, teardrop style fuel tank, tapered handlebar and the inverted triangle shaped headlamps are some prominent features of Vulcan S which give it a fresh and distinctive look. The bike will be powered by a 649 cc liquid cooled, parallel twin DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 61 PS @ 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 63 Nm @ 6,600 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. Since the bike has a compact engine, it makes way for a slimmer, light-weight, perimeter type chassis made of high tensile steel. Just like the recent launches by Japanese green beasts, this bike also gets compact ABS as a feature. The braking is taken care by a 300 mm disc gripped by a two-piston caliper at the front and a 250 mm disc gripped by single-piston caliper at the rear.
An accessory handlebar, accessory reduced-reach seat and adjustable footpeg position are some notable features of this bike. The low weight and low centre of gravity intend to make the Vulcan S highly responsive and easy to handle. The bike will be imported to India as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units in order to keep the pricing in control. Even though Vulcan S has very few competitors, it will face major competition from the segment dominator – Harley Davidson Street 750. Also, the Japanese bike manufacturer will compete against recently unveiled Royal Enfield 650 Twins and the Hyosung ST7.
(The specifications list will be updated after the bike is officially launched by Kawasaki India.)