Continuing their slew of launches, India Kawasaki Motors will be launching another mid-size motorcycle which is the Vulcan 650 S. After breaking away from Bajaj Auto and having a few bad experiences in the marketplace, Kawasaki seems to be gung-ho about making it big in the Indian market and establish themselves as a responsible company. The Kawasaki Vulcan 650 S is another strong product that the Japanese bike giant will be getting to India. Just a few days ago, they had launched an adventure bike – Versys X300 and now its another bike at the other end of the spectrum. What all will the Kawasaki Vulcan 650 S pack in? How much will it be priced at? Read further to know more
Kawasaki Vulcan 650 S Launch Date
The Vulcan 650 S will be launched in early 2018. There is also a possibility of launching it around the Auto Expo, to create more buzz. Kawasaki will enter the cruiser segment with this bike.
Kawasaki Vulcan 650 S Price
The Vulcan 650 S is expected to be priced around INR 7 Lakhs (On-road). This will be the company’s first cruiser bike and will attract cruiser bike fans. This will be assembled in India, like the Ninja 650.
The Vulcan 650 S is a really cool looking cruiser. It is build on the same chassis as the Ninja 650, however it gets some tweaks. It looks pretty muscular and easy to ride. The Vulcan has a very contemporary styling, one which will appeal to a lot of buyers. The alloy wheels also have a unique design. It comes with a single seat and a pillion seat can be added as an accessory. The Vulcan series bikes have been very popular in the US, for a long time now and have been giving a tough competition to Harley Davidson. It cannot be forgotten that it was Kawasaki which started the cruiser bike revolution in India, way back in 2001. It is the Eliminator which they had launched, while being partners with Bajaj Auto. This bike was indeed a revolution and had set benchmarks for the motorcycle industry in India. Kawasaki hopes to repeat that in 2018.
This bike will have The Vulcan 650 S also comes with some unique features. One of then is called ‘ERGO-FIT’. This is a three-way adjustment position which involves the seat, footrests and the handlebar. These adjustments can be done to suit riders with varying heights.
The Vulcan 650 S is powered by a 649cc, twin-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine. It is the same one used on the Ninja 650 and Z650. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox and it also has a positive neutral finder. The engine develops 61bhp at 7,500rpm and 63Nm of torque at 6,600rpm. The engine is tuned for cruiser styled riding, hence it has a higher torque. It also gets a modified air intake, exhaust, and ECU. The motorcycle is equipped with a single 300mm disc with the twin-piston caliper on the front and there’s a single 250mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the back. The bike will also come with a dual-channel ABS system.
The Vulcan S will mainly compete with the Harley Davidson Street 750 and Street Rod. The Royal Enfield Interceptor is also a competitor, however it will cost much less.