“Vulcan”, in Roman mythology, is the god of fire. The god also symbolizes the flames of volcanoes, forging and metal working. You might be wondering why I am discussing all these for a bike! We will be contemplating if Kawasaki “Vulcan” is worth its name.
Kawasaki has launched its anticipated cruiser, Vulcan S, in India. This is the debut of the Japanese into the cruiser segment in India. This machine has a 649 cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, which churns out a peak power of 61 Ps at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 62.8 Nm at 6,600 rpm. This is the same engine used in Ninja 650 sports tourer but has been tweaked for lower and mid-range grunt. The engine has meshed with a 6-speed gearbox. Cam profiles, ECU, intake tract and exhaust has been revised to provide more torque and lesser power than the sportier sibling.
If we talk about design, the bike has a diamond frame made up of high tensile steel. The body has a traditional American cruiser look, but with a modern touch. A long and low design body coupled with a curved flow on the body makes it an eye candy for the bikers as well as the peers. The bike looks distinctive with its inverted triangular head-lamp (with position lamp) and wide-tapered handlebar. Foot pegs can be adjusted to three positions. Rear has a lay-down offset suspension with linkage and pre-load adjustability. The front has a 41 mm telescopic suspension. The bike has all the basic elements to attract a biker towards it. The bike has a 120/70-18 rear tubeless tire and a 160/60-17 front tubeless tire.
For the safety net, Kawasaki provides disc on both the ends with dual channel ABS. Front disc is a single disc of size 300 mm and has dual-piston. The rear disc is a single disc of size 160 mm and has a single piston.
The booking of the bike has been started at the price of Rs. 5.44 lakhs ex-showroom and the booking has been started at the Kawasaki dealers.
So, guys! What’s your take on this Japanese machine?
Happy New Year, Nerds!