Launched: Kawasaki Vulcan S
Can the Vulcan S take-on the Harley Davidson Street 750 and the Royal Enfield twins?
Kawasaki launched their first cruiser bike in India, the Vulcan S. The Vulcan S shares the same engine as the Ninja 650, but the power output is toned-down for a leisurely performance.
Let’s get to the specifications, then. The Vulcan S is powered by a four-stroke, liquid cooled, 649cc engine which will produce 60.3bhp at 7,500rpm and 63Nm of torque at 6,600rpm. This power is then sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission.
The Vulcan S weighs 235kg and to stop this bulky cruiser, Kawasaki has fitted the Vulcan S with 250mm disc brake at the rear and 300mm at the front(ABS is standard). The Vulcan S is equipped with 41mm telescopic fork at the front and 80mm-preload off-set monoshock at the rear.
The most interesting bit about the Vulcan S is its new feature ‘Ergo-Fit’. What this feature does is, it allows changing the distance of the foot-pegs, handle bars and the seat according to the riders’ position. There are three configurations in the Ergo-Fit: Extended Reach (6’1” and over) Mid Reach (5’7” to 6’0”) and Reduced Reach (5’6” and under).
Available in only one colour: Flat Ebony, the Vulcan will be a CKD model which will be assembled in Kawasaki’s Chakan Plant in Pune. Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh, Kawasaki will launch the Vulcan S during the Auto Expo, but you can book your Vulcan S now, all you have to do is visit the nearest Kawasaki showroom.
What do you guys think? Will the Vulcan S unleash its fury on its competitors like the Harley Davidson Street 750 and Royal Enfield 650cc twins (Interceptor and Continental GT)?