2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S

Kawasaki Vulcan SKawasaki released a bad little cruiser called the Vulcan S recently. Powered by a 649cc Parallel Twin wrapped in cool-looking bodywork and a low-slung, sporty-chassis, it is aimed right at new riders, female riders and anyone else who is looking for a budget-friendly cruiser that looks great without breaking the bank. With an MSRP of $7399 for the base model and a few hundred bucks more for the optional ABS-equipped version, the Vulcan S should attract a few buyers who want a good looking bike to start on.

One of the primary selling points of the stock Vulcan S is that the riding position is fully adjustable. This is made possible by adjustable foot pegs, seat height and bar position. Kawasaki sourced the Twin from the Ninja 650-series so the motor is already proven and has a history of performance upgrades already in place.

Take a look at the highlights and specs below regarding this latest entry-level cruiser and let us know what you think:

Kawasaki Vulcan S 22015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Specs

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, parallel twin

Displacement: 649cc

Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm

Fuel system: DFI® with two 38mm throttle bodies, with sub-throttles

Transmission: Six-speed with positive neutral finder

Final drive: Sealed chain

Frame: High-tensile steel double pipe perimeter frame

Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm telescopic fork / 5.1”

Rear suspension / wheel travel: Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload / 3.2”

Front tire: 120/70 R18

Rear tire: 160/60 R17

Front brakes: Single 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS

Rear brakes: Single 250mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Wheelbase: 62”

Seat height: 27.8”

Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons

Curb weight: 498.3 lb

Colors: Candy Lime Green, Pearl Crystal White or Flat Ebony

MSRP Standard: $7,399

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Key Features

Comfortable, cruiser riding position with forward-positioned footpegs

Adjustable footpegs to suit a range of riders are unique in this class

Low seat height increases rider confidence

Optional Ergo-Fit™ reduced reach seat and handlebar as well as extended reach seat

Narrow perimeter frame and engine

ABS braking system as standard (ABS model only)

Proven 649cc parallel twin engine tuned for torque and responsiveness with Ninja® 650 DNA for smooth power delivery and high-RPM grunt

Adjustable rear suspension to increase comfort or compensate for a passenger and/or luggage

Warranty / Kawasaki Protection Plus

Standard 12 month warranty

Optional 12, 24, 36 or 48 month KPP available


By |2015-04-14T12:42:11+00:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, News/Events Articles|1 Comment

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  1. kevin coe July 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Was wondering if you can tell me the exact color of the Rims on a 2015 Vilcan S please. Thank You

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