Kawasaki Vulcan S will compete against the likes of Harley-Davidson Street 750; gets power from 60 PS producing 649 cc twin-cylinder engine
Kawasaki recently launched its entry-level adventure tourer, the Versys X 300, at a rather steep price than what the enthusiasts would have wanted. However, the Japanese brand had become the first-mover among premium bike makers to step into the adventure motorcycle space, which is tipped to have large growth potential in the years to come.
In a bit to make its compelling presence in other segments, Kawasaki revealed a teaser of its middleweight cruiser, the Vulcan S in its official web portal in India just a week ago and now its pricing has been announced. Unlike the Versys X 300, the Vulcan S is indeed priced competitively at Rs. 5.44 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Bookings have opened across domestic showrooms and it will make public debut at the Auto Expo in early February.
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The Kawasaki Vulcan S competes against the likes of Harley-Davidson Street 750 – the same segment the upcoming Royal Enfield 650 cc motorcycles will target at. It will be brought into the country via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and its aggressive pricing makes it stand toe-to-toe against its rivals. The Kawasaki Vulcan S comes equipped with a modern cruiser design and it features a relaxed stance with low saddle position. The styling is well aligned from front to rear and the handlebars are set at high position. It does have a sleek appearance and smooth-flowing design.
The instrument cluster is a combination of analogue and digital displays while the lightweight nature is expected to aid in better ride quality and handling characteristics. The Kawasaki Vulcan S derives power from a 649 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. It is fuel injected to pump out a maximum power output of 60 PS and 63 Nm of peak torque delivered at 6,600 rpm.
The powertrain is coupled with a six-speed transmission with positive neutral finder. The middleweight cruiser is sprung on a 41 mm telescopic front fork and an offset rear monoshock unit which can be adjusted for pre load. Constructed on a diamond tyre lightweight frame , the Kawasaki Vulcan S is shod on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres. Braking power is extracted from a 300 mm front disc and a 250 mm rear disc with ABS as standard fitment.