2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S image gallery
The Kawasaki Vulcan S is the newest middleweight cruiser to get launched in the country. Coming from a Japanese manufacturer like Kawasaki, the Vulcan S boasts a premium build quality and high fit-finish levels. It is powered by the same 649cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine as the Kawasaki Ninja 650. Here's a detailed image gallery of the motorcycle.
Viewed from a distance the Kawasaki Vulcan S looks compact, but up close it is a substantially large motorcycle
The green colour for the S on the fuel tank is a nice touch, signifying the trademark Kawasaki green colour seen on the Ninjas
The front brake and clutch levers on the Kawasaki Vulcan S are both adjustable for reach
The headlamp design looks a bit quirky yet appealing, though the Kawasaki Vulcan S does not LED lighting
The ignition slot and handlebar lock on the Kawasaki Vulcan S are placed on the top of the fuel tank thankfully, like conventional motorcycles, and not underneath like a lot of cruisers
Quality of switchgear and plastics on the Kawasaki Vulcan S is top notch, as is seen on all Kawasaki products
The instrument cluster on the Kawasaki Vulcan S is straight off the ER-6n and includes information like distance to empty and current and average fuel efficiency
The handlebars on the Kawasaki Vulcan S are angled a little too inwards, which makes for a slightly awkward position for the arm when opening the throttle fully
The alloy wheels on the Kawasaki Vulcan S look unique, thanks to the little webbings between the spokes
The machined finish of the engine makes for a nice contrast with the matte black finish of the rest of the motorcycle on the Kawasaki Vulcan S
The rider footpegs on the Kawasaki Vulcan S are adjustable and can be moved forward or backward by 1 inch, though you will need to buy the gear lever connector separately
The massive saree guard and pillion grab handles on the Kawasaki Vulcan S have been retrofitted to meet Indian regulations but look unappealing, particularly the grab handles as the welds are not clean
The low slung exhaust on the Kawasaki Vulcan S gets the same matte black finish as the rest of the motorcycle and also has a large resonator box hidden underneath the motorcycle
The tail piece of the Kawasaki Vulcan S does not look as appealing as the rest of the motorcycle given its plain design. The Vulcan also misses out on an LED stop light
The rear monoshock on the Kawasaki Vulcan S is mounted offset to the right and is preload adjustable. It adds a dash of sportiness to the design while offering an impressive ride quality.
The rear brake lever on the Kawasaki Vulcan S looks as if it belongs to a commuter motorcycle and not a near 7 lakh rupee cruiser
Apart from the narrowness of the handlebars the Kawasaki Vulcan S offers a very comfortable riding posture as you sit low, with your legs stretched slightly forward
The Kawasaki Vulcan S' stepped seat feels comfortable to sit on, especially since the step supports the rider's tail bone well. The pillion perch though isn't very practical and feels too small
A cruiser it may be, but the Vulcan S is also a Kawasaki and feels confident, quick and nimble when riding enthusiastically
The low set footpegs and low ground clearance limit the cornerning abilities of the Kawasaki Vulcan S though, as the pegs are really quick to grind around corners
Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh ex-showroom the Kawasaki Vulcan S feels slightly expensive, especially when you consider the fact that it comes in via the CKD route, but is a worthy option as a fun to ride middleweight cruiser
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