It’s a great news for all Indian bikers as Kawasaki India has announced the launch of its new cruiser motorcycle today. The Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motor, Yutaka Yamashita spoke during the launch announcement. The new 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S has been priced at Rs.5.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company had officially released the bike only last week. At the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo, Kawasaki, the Japanese manufacturer, will unveil Vulcan S as its first cruise motorcycle in India. The bike will be available only in flat ebony color as of now. Bookings for the new cruiser from Kawasaki have begun and the interested buyers can visit the nearest dealers.
He said, “After our sports bikes, tourer bikes, naked bikes & off-road bikes settled in India, we felt it was a right time for us to bring this cruiser in the Indian market. There cannot be a better way to start a new year than by introducing our worldwide known Vulcan brand.” The motorcycle has reportedly arrived as a Completely Knocked down (CKD) unit in India and it will be assembled at the Kawasaki plant in Chakan, Pune.
The Kawasaki Vulcan S cruiser is the newest addition to Kawasaki’s 650 cc range motorbikes which already has the Z 650 street bike, Ninja 650 sports tourer, and the Versys 650 adventure tourer. Vulcan S has Kawasaki’s 649 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC, parallel twin engine, which has proven to deliver responsive and smooth performance, especially in the medium and low rpm ranges. There is a fuel injected motor which develops a peak torque of 63 Nm and it churns out a maximum of 60 bhp and it has a 6-speed gearbox.
The Kawasaki Vulcan S comes with all the good-looking characteristics of a middleweight cruiser motorcycle. The motorbike has an imposing long-and-low stance coupled with a curved flowing style. Vulcan S has incorporated a lot of modern elements to create a unique design feature like a wide tapered handlebar, Inverted triangle headlamp with position lamp and forward-set foot pegs. The bike has impressive elements on the equipment front as well, it comes with comfortable split seats with a bucket-style seat for the rider and short black exhaust pipe.
The Kawasaki Vulcan S comes with an 18-inch wheel up front and 17-inch wheel at the rear. The rear wheel gets 160/60 section tires with 250 mm disc and a single piston, while the front wheel is shod in 120/70 rubber and is equipped with a 300-mm single disc brake with dual-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. Dual channel ABS has been offered as standard. Although the price is high it is not the matter for Amateur bikers.