Kawasaki Vulcan S (EN650S)

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The Kawasaki Vulcan S was first introduced in 2014 as a 2015 model. The motorcycle is the modern successor to Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan. The model also has the name - Kawasaki EN650 Vulcan.


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The motorcycle was based on the engine from Kawasaki ER-6 and Kawasaki Versys 650, which was slightly reconfigured (the maximum power decreased, the torque characteristic increased in the low and medium speed zone) and housed in a steel diamond frame, giving an overall appearance similar to the Harley-Davidson V-rod.

In 2017, in addition to the main version of the motorcycle, two others also appear, differing mainly only in color schemes:

  • Kawasaki Vulcan S Special Edition
  • Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe

Of the features of the motorcycle, an in-line 2-cylinder engine with a volume of 649 cc should be distinguished. cm. (delivering 61 hp of power and 63 Nm of torque), steel diamond frame, disc brakes front and rear (versions with ABS), electronic fuel injection, 6-speed gearbox, chain drive to the rear wheel and fuel tank 14 liters.

In general, the concept of Kawasaki Vulcan S is to offer the market a motorcycle with a brutal appearance, reminiscent of the design of power cruisers, but in terms of equipment and character comparable to the usual modern road bikes (light weight, comfortable fit, medium-volume engine, good dynamic characteristics, economy).



Specifications Kawasaki Vulcan S:

Model Kawasaki Vulcan S
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 2014+
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 649 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system injector, 2x 38 mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 61.0 h.p. (45 kW) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 63.0 Nm (6.4 kgf * m) @ 6600 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120 / 70R18M / C 59H
Rear tire size 160 / 60R17M / C 69H
Front brakes 1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspension linkage Uni-trak with monoshock (7-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 80 mm
Motorcycle length 2310 mm
Motorcycle width 880 mm
Motorcycle height 1100 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm
Saddle height 705 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.2 sec
Maximum speed 175 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 14.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 225 kg - Vulcan S (2015-2016)

228 kg - Vulcan S ABS (2015-2016)

229 kg - Vulcan S ABS (2017+)

231 kg - Vulcan S Cafe