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Kawasaki Vulcan S [2020-2021]

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Key specs
  • Displacement649 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight235 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 5,92,373

Kawasaki Vulcan S [2020-2021] is now discontinued in India.

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Kawasaki Vulcan S Summary

Vulcan S [2020-2021] key highlights

Engine Capacity 649 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 235 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Seat Height 705 mm
Max Power 59.94 bhp

About Vulcan S

The Vulcan S is Kawasaki’s middleweight cruiser offering in the Indian market. The bike sports a modern cruiser design language sporting a muscular styling with a low-slung profile, a laidback riding position, blacked out components and a short exhaust. It also gets a dual-tone, teardrop shaped fuel-tank and inverted triangle headlamp to set it apart. The instrument cluster is similar to the previous generation Ninja 650, and comprises of an analogue tachometer and a digital display.

In the BS6 avatar, the Kawasaki Vulcan S continues to be powered by a liquid-cooled, 650cc parallel-twin engine that produces 59.1bhp at 7,500rpm and 62.4Nm of torque at 6,600rpm. It 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 235kg (kerb) 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.

Besides the changes in its engine, the BS6 update has brought along a new Metallic Flat Raw Graystone colour option for the Kawasaki Vulcan S. As for its competition, the motorcycle locks horns with the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Harley-Davidson Street 750 in India.
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Kawasaki Vulcan S 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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Vulcan S


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 59.94 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 62.4 Nm @ 6,600 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 649 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 83 mm

    Stroke 60 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.8 : 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs --

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    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 --

    Mileage - ARAI --

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

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    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

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 160/60R17M/C 69H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 250 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70R18M/C 59H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Front Suspension ø41 mm telescopic fork/130 mm

    Rear Suspension Offset laydown single-shock, linkage equipped, with adjustable preload/80 mm

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 235 kg

    Overall Length 2,310 mm

    Overall Width 855 mm

    Wheelbase 1,575 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 705 mm

    Overall Height 1,090 mm

    Chassis Type Perimeter, high-tensile steel

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port --

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight Type--

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresGear Position Indicator

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Kawasaki Vulcan S User Reviews

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  •  5Fun with comfort 2 months ago by Youtube, New Delhi

    I bought it from a showroom at delhi. I am using it since 1 year, the ride of bike is really comfortable and fun. I like it's look very much, performance is beyond my expectations. But it has some how high servicing n maintenance cost because of its big engine but that'

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Delectable riding pleasure 3 months ago by Shibashis Kundu, New Delhi

    Once you take a test ride, you will definitely like the feel. Great comfortable riding, I use it daily for office commute mainly. Has a low riding position so suitable for not so tall guys/ gals. It has very smooth riding experience and the brakes are really spot on! I

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Owner of 1st Vulcan 2021 in South India 4 months ago by Malay, Bangalore

    I booked my Pegasus (yeah, that winged horse in Norse mythology) in early September 2020 after getting few test rides on bs4 Vulcan s. Got it delivered on 8th October by ride venture Kawasaki, Bengaluru. It was an utter smooth experience. Jameel ensured that bike is all

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      15 kmpl

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  •  5Awesome experience 5 months ago by Nithin, Thrissur

    It’s awesome machine. Loved it. Especially for long ride with massive look & 650 cc heart. Everyone’s attention on Vulcan compared to Hardly 750. I prefer this one. Just ride it, you will enjoy it for sure. Engine is too refined one which provides very smooth riding. ke

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Most favorite 1 year ago by Ram Jadeja, Mumbai

    Superb bike that's . I ride must long distance n don't tired. Ever best millage. I truly n comfortable driving kawasaki vulcan s. I suggest n support to but that bae. It's powered by a bs6-compliant 650cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine which makes 61ps of power at

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      17 kmpl

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