Vulcan S hits the road
KAWASAKI HAS launched their first cruiser in India, the Vulcan S. With its long and low profile, alloy wheels and offset monoshock at the rear, the motorcycle looks more powercruiser than outright cruiser.
At the heart of the Vulcan S sits the 649cc engine, borrowed from the Ninja 650. With a different tune, the familiar parallel twin cylinder engine produces 60bhp at 7,500rpm and 63Nm torque at 6,600rpm.
The six speed gearbox is carried over. Suspension components are the same with 41mm diameter front forks and the offset rear monoshock, adjustable for preload only. Braking is handled via a single 300m disc up front and 250mm disc at the rear, with dual channel ABS standard. The Vulcan S is priced at Rs 5.44 lakh, ex-showroom.
Kawasaki also announced the Ninja 650 ABS in a new blue colour for the new model year, that will replace the black option from the lineup. The Ninja 650 is powered by a 649cc, parallel twin cylinder engine. In this application it is tuned to make 68bhp at 8,000rpm and 66Nm torque at 6,500rpm. The price of the Ninja 650 remains the same at Rs 5.33 lakh, ex-showroom.