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Buyer's Guide > Vulcan S
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Kawasaki has a history of taking engines from their Ninja lineup and building a cruiser around them. The Vulcan S follows that pattern, taking the vertical twin from the Ninja 650 and offering a cruiser with modern styling. In an attempt to make the bike adaptable for a wide range of riders, the footpegs and handlebars are adjustable, with the option to buy different seats to adjust seat height too. The SE version offers flashy paint and shiny trim as a $200 upgrade.
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Brand
Kawasaki
Model
Vulcan S
Categories
Cruiser - Standard
New/Returning
Returning for 2018
Price (base)
$ 8,199
Capacity
649 cc
Engine Type
Inline twin, DOHC with 4 valves/cyl, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
Transmission
6-speed, chain
Clutch
Wet multi-plate
Fueling
Fuel Injection
Max Power
Max Torque
Seat Height, std
705 mm (27.8 in.)
Seat Height, options
Wheelbase
1575 mm (62 in.)
Fuel Capacity
14 L (3.7 USG)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight
226 kg (498 lbs.)
Brakes, front
Single 300 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
ABS Standard
Suspension, front
41 mm Standard forks, non-adjustable with 130 mm of travel
Suspension, rear
Single shock, preload adjustable with 80 mm of travel
Tires, front
120/70-R18
Tires, rear
160/60-R17
Paint/Colours
Metallic Flat Spark Black, Pearl Lava Orange (SE model, +$200)
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage

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