Kawasaki has finally brought a cruiser to the Indian market, the Vulcan S. Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Vulcan S sits between the fully faired Ninja 650 and the Versys 650.
The Japanese manufacturer is positioning this as an urban cruiser for both male and female riders. A lot of focus has gone into making it accessible to all kind of riders. So the seat height has been kept at 705mm. In terms of styling, the Vulcan S gets the typical cruiser styling, large fuel tank, beefy fenders and wider tyres. In order to make it look more appealing, Kawasaki has blacked out the wheels and the frame.
The Vulcan S gets its power from a 650cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that produces 60bhp at 7500rpm and 63Nm of peak torque at 6600rpm. This motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox that transfers power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. Braking is done via disc brakes on both ends and ABS comes as standard. The fuel tank capacity of the bike stands at 14 litres that should give a riding range of approximately 300 kms. The Vulcan S tips the scale at 226kg.
Kawasaki is offering the Vulcan S in only one paint scheme, black. The bike is assembled at their Chakan facility. The bookings for this cruiser has begun at all Kawasaki showrooms, however, there won't be any display bike until 2018 Auto Expo, where the company plans to unveil the bike for the first time. The Vulcan S' nearest rival, the Harley-Davidson Street 750 is priced around Rs 30,000 less.