Kawasaki Vulcan S launched in India. The new Kawasaki Vulcan S is priced at Rs 5.44 lakh ex-showroom (India).
The Vulcan S was launched at a low profile event recently and Kawasaki will unveil the cruiser to the public at the 2018 Auto Expo. The bookings for the new Vulcan S has commenced, and the motorcycle is available in Flat Ebony colour.
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer's first cruiser in India, the Vulcan S is powered by a 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine producing 60bhp @ 7,500rpm and 63Nm of peak torque @ 6,600rpm. The unit comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Vulcan S is built on a high-tensile steel diamond frame and weighs over 235kg (curb weight). Kawasaki claims the fuel injected engine is tuned to deliver smooth performance in the low and mid-range, accommodating the demands of a cruiser.
The Vulcan S is a low-slung cruiser and along with the alloy wheels and off-set mono shock at the rear give the bike a sporty character. Most importantly, Kawasaki wants people with different height to ride with comfort, so it comes with a notable feature, the Ergo Fit, allowing the rider to adjust the, handle, footpegs and seat for the best riding position.
Kawasaki says that it has paid special attention is paid to ensure high-levels of fit and comfort. Braking duties are carried out by a 300mm disc at the front and a 250mm at the rear, while ABS is standard. The Vulcan S comes with 14-litres of fuel tank offering a good range of long highway rides.
Speaking at the launch, Yutaka Yamashita, managing director of India Kawasaki Motor, said "After our sports bikes, tourer bikes, naked bikes and off-road bikes settled in India, we felt it was a right time for us to bring this cruiser in the market. There cannot be a better way to start a new year 2018 by the introduction of our worldwide known Vulcan brand."
The Kawasaki Vulcan S will compete with the likes of Harley-Davidson Street 750 and the upcoming Royal Enfield Twins: Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. The Vulcan S will be brought to India via the CKD route and will offer a tough fight with its competitive pricing.