Kawasaki India has launched a cruiser bike named Kawasaki Vulcan S in India and this will be the first cruiser bike from the Japanese company on Indian roads.
Kawasaki Vulcan S will be the Kawasaki’s first cruiser bike in India and will officially be unveiled in the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo. But for now, the Japanese automaker has opened up booking for Vulcan S in India and interested buyers can visit the nearest dealers to book their ride. Priced at Rs 5.44 lakh, Vulcan S has been assembled at its Chakan plantin Pune keeping in mind the style that suits all. It is an urban, stylish option for all riders, including new riders and female riders and with parallel twin engine, unique frame and suspension layout and non-traditional looks, the bike pretty much stands out among others. With low slung profile, alloy wheels and off-set monoshock Vulcan sports the sporty look subtly. The most notable feature of motorcycle is Ergo Fit, which allows the rider to adjust the, handle, footpegs and seat for an optimal riding position.
The new Kawasaki Vulcan S cruiser is the newest addition to the bike maker’s 650 cc range which already has the Ninja 650 sports tourer, Z 650 naked street bike and the Versys 650 adventure tourer. It is powered by Kawasaki’s tried and tested 649 cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve and parallel twin engine to ensure a smooth ride and responsive performance. The fuel-injected motor churns out a maximum of 60 bhp and develops a peak torque of 63 Nm, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox. All these will ensure a flawless and responsive ride, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges.
Braking duties will be handled by the ABS, along with 300 mm large disc with dual-piston and 250 mm disc with single piston. The suspension setup includes 41 mm telescopic forks up front and an offset laydown single-shock, linkage equipped, with adjustable preload/80 mm at the rear. The Vulcan S comes with an 18-inch wheel up front and 17-inch wheel at the rear. The front wheel is shod in 120/70 rubber and is equipped with a 300 mm single disc brake with dual-piston, while the rear wheel gets 160/60 section tyres for better grip.