Kawasaki Vulcan S

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

Avg. Ex-showroom price

EMI   15,004/month EMI Calculated basis
Down Payment - ₹ 1,64,941
Interest - 12.5 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Kawasaki Vulcan S Summary

Vulcan S key highlights
Displacement 649 cc
Kerb Weight 235 kg
  • Black
  • Orange
Max Power 59.5 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

About Vulcan S

Kawasaki Vulcan S is a cruiser bike available in 2 variants in india. Its lowest version starts from a price of ₹5,49,802 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹5,59,838 (ex-showroom). Kawasaki Vulcan S generates 59.5 bhp of power and 63 nm of torque from its 649cc engine. Double cylinder engine of Vulcan S has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With both rear and front disk brakes, the top variant of Kawasaki Vulcan S also has an anti-locking braking system. This 235 kg bike is available in 2 colours.

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 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 mileage

As reported by Vulcan S owners, the real mileage of Kawasaki Vulcan S is 7 kmpl.

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Vulcan S Specifications & Features


  • Vulcan S Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel TypePetrol

    Max Power59.5 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Maximum Torque63 Nm @ 6,600 rpm

    Riding Range98 Km

    Emission StandardBS-IV

    Displacement649 cc


    Bore83 mm

    Stroke60 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder4

    Compression Ratio10.8 : 1


    Spark Plugs--

    Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled

    Transmission6 Speed Manual

    Transmission TypeChain Drive

    ClutchWet Multi-Disc

    Fuel Delivery SystemFuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity--

    Mileage - ARAI--

    Mileage - Owner Reported7 kmpl

    Top Speed--

    0 to 60 kmph--

    60 to 0 kmph--

  • Vulcan S Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDisc

    Front Brake Size300 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDisc

    Rear Brake Size250 mm

    Calliper TypeFront-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size17 inch

    Front Tyre Size120/70R18M/C 59H

    Rear Tyre Size160/60R17M/C 69H

    Tyre TypeTubeless

    Radial TyresYes

    Wheel TypeAlloy

    Front Suspensionø41 mm telescopic fork/130 mm

    Rear SuspensionOffset laydown single-shock, linkage equipped

  • Vulcan S Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight235 kg

    Overall Length2,310 mm

    Overall Width855 mm

    Overall Height1,090 mm

    Wheelbase1,575 mm

    Ground Clearance130 mm

    Seat Height705 mm

    Chassis TypePerimeter, high-tensile steel


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking 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 --

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

Low Battery Indicator Yes

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 Price

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

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Kawasaki Vulcan S User Reviews

4.8 (20 ratings) 6 reviews
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  •  5A REAL SPORTS CRUISER 10 months ago by Ankit Narayan, Kanpur

    i bought this bike in march 2019. the look is just awesome people will just stare at the bike every place .... on traffic signals on highways everywhere. so the look of the bike is super awesome. it goes to a top speed of 217kmph. on highways the mileage come upto 22 or

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

  •  5Cruiser 1 year ago by Anand Mishra, Lucknow

    awesome bike with great comfort...ridding is very easy with this bike so comfortable...looks like beast on roads... performance wise good in city, highways, and off road also.... servicing and maintenance do not think for super bike......con is low ground clearance.....

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5Best entry level bike ....and one of good looking to 1 year ago by Preetham Mn, Bangalore

    Riding is a pleasure...it's a cross bread of sport and cruiser...as a occasional and first time biker Vulcan S is the best entry level bike ..and once you buy this and ride this it will be tough to part with it... As this bike is right bike of comfort,Ride , style...and

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

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