Kawasaki Vulcan S (EN650S)

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Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe

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.

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).

The main competitors of the Kawasaki Vulcan S in the class:


Kawasaki Vulcan S
Kawasaki Vulcan S
Kawasaki Vulcan S
Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe


Specifications Kawasaki Vulcan S:

ModelKawasaki Vulcan S
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2014+
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume649 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio10.8: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector, 2x 38 mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power61.0 h.p. (45 kW) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque63.0 Nm (6.4 kgf * m) @ 6600 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 70R18M / C 59H
Rear tire size160 / 60R17M / C 69H
Front brakes1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS)
Rear brakes1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum Uni-trak with monoshock (7-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 80 mm
Motorcycle length2310 mm
Motorcycle width880 mm
Motorcycle height1100 mm
Wheelbase1575 mm
Saddle height705 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.2 sec
Maximum speed175 km / h
Fuel tank capacity14.0 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