Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement649 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)59.5 bhp
  • Kerb Weight235 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 5,49,802

Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] Summary

Vulcan S [2018-2019] key highlights
Displacement 649 cc
Kerb Weight 235 kg
  • Black
  • Orange
Max Power 59.5 bhp

About Vulcan S [2018-2019]

The Vulcan S is Kawasaki’s middleweight cruiser offering in the Indian market and a direct rival to the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and the Hyosung Aquila Pro GV650.

The bike sports the design language of a modern cruiser and gets a muscular styling, low-slung profile and a laidback riding position, blacked out components and the short exhaust. However, the bike also gets elements like the teardrop shaped fuel-tank and inverted triangle headlamp to set it apart. The instrument cluster is similar to the previous generation Ninja 650 and ER-6n, and comprises of an analogue tachometer and a digital display.

The Kawasaki Vulcan S is powered by a retuned version of the Ninja 650's liquid-cooled, 650cc parallel-twin engine that produces 60bhp and 63Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox that transfers power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. It rides on an 18-inch front alloy wheel with telescopic forks and a 17-inch rear alloy wheel with an offset monoshock. Braking power comes from a single 300mm disc up front and a 250mm disc at the rear with ABS offered as standard.

The Vulcan S tips the scale at 226kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. Kawasaki offers the bike with ‘Ergo-Fit’; a three-level adjustment for the seat, handlebar and foot pegs, making it suitable for riders of different heights.

The bike was only available in a black colour option at launch, but since then an orange version has been added as well. It is priced at Rs 5.44 lakhs (ex-showroom) and the orange variant costs Rs 10,000 more.
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Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers a comfortable riding position
    • Has a refined 649cc engine
    • Gets good built quality
  • Could be Better

    • The rear suspension is stiff
    • Could get a better instrument cluster
    • Weight is on the heavier side

BikeWale's Take

The Vulcan S is Kawasaki’s only cruiser offering in the Indian market. It offers a comfortable riding position thanks to the forward set footrests and slightly sweptback handlebars. Moreover, it also gets a refined 649cc engine and good built quality to match. On the other hand, it could do better with an updated instrument cluster and pliant rear suspension. 

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Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] mileage

As reported by Vulcan S [2018-2019] owners, the real mileage of Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] is 7 kmpl.

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Vulcan S [2018-2019] Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 59.5 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 63 Nm @ 6,600 rpm

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 649 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 83 mm

    Stroke 60 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.8 : 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs --

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet Multi-Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 98 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 7 kmpl

    Top Speed --

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 250 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70R18M/C 59H

    Rear Tyre Size 160/60R17M/C 69H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension ø41 mm telescopic fork/130 mm

    Rear Suspension Offset laydown single-shock, linkage equipped

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 235 kg

    Overall Length 2,310 mm

    Overall Width 855 mm

    Overall Height 1,090 mm

    Wheelbase 1,575 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 705 mm

    Chassis Type Perimeter, high-tensile steel


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight Type--

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] Price

Vulcan S [2018-2019] Black 5,49,802 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
Vulcan S [2018-2019] Orange 5,59,838 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Kawasaki Vulcan S [2018-2019] User Reviews

4.8 (20 ratings) 6 reviews
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  •  4Comfort and powerful 2 years ago by Rakesh Kumar Mohanty, Bhubaneswar

    In my point of view this is a very comfortable and enjoyable riding bike.The position of the handlebar, seat and the foot-peg are giving the comfort for riding Pricing is good and not a heavy bike.Breaking system is awesome. The power of the bike is so good.I'm riding t

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      17 kmpl

  •  5You should have it.Its a eagle 2 years ago by Shafqat Mehmood, Kurukshetra

    I have been checking out for cruiser bikes i found it very effective and with good performance bike. However i am little concerned about fuel reserve capacity and fuel efficiency. Rather bike looks very stunning and passionate and quite affordable for cruiser bike lover

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Beast 2 years ago by Akashvaity, Jalgaon

    Beast, I was going for customised bike..Then i saw this beast, best bike till now ..Comfortable and stylish which suits my personality, tyre should have been 260 but it's ok very well designed and colour combination is too good loved it and damn happy to own it ..My mos

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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