Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 Launched In India; Priced At Rs 5.44 Lakh

By Kennedy Paul

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.

Kawasaki Vulcan S Launched In India; Launch Price, Specifications, Features & Images

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.

Kawasaki Vulcan S Launched In India; Launch Price, Specifications, Features & Images

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.

Kawasaki Vulcan S Launched In India; Launch Price, Specifications, Features & Images

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 Vulcan S Launched In India; Launch Price, Specifications, Features & Images

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.

Kawasaki Vulcan S Launched In India; Launch Price, Specifications, Features & Images

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."

Kawasaki Vulcan S Launched In India; Launch Price, Specifications, Features & Images

DriveSpark Thinks!

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.

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