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.