The Kawasaki Ninja 650 model family has spawned several successful motorcycles since 2006, yet it took a full decade before a cruiser variant would finally join the clan. Kawasaki initially designed the 650 inline twin using elements from the cylinders of the 1,200 cc four-cylinder powerplant, employing the same 81-mm bore with a slightly longer stroke that would suit better the mid-sized sport roadster. Before we get going, let's look at what makes the Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Café a café”.
I'm just over 6' (182cm) and I found it a quite comfortable reach to the bars and riding it around town it felt just fine. The overall dynamics and friendly power delivery make the Vulcan S a friendly bike, around town, on the highway and even on twisty mountain roads.
The wide seat for rider is comfortable with the cushioning giving little reason to complain. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. The Vulcan 1500 Classic has a 1,470 cc (90 cu in) liquid-cooled SOHC 50° V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft.
I bought the 2018 model in matte black with gloss black highlights, had it factory fitted with the extended reach seat, bars and Review pegs a windscreen and vintage fog lights. This means the 2105 Vulcan S rider will enjoy confidence thanks to its suspension technology that is neither rough nor fatiguing, as it can sometimes be on motorcycles with short-travel suspension.
The rear suspension arrangement also contributes to the bike's compact design, freeing up space for a large-volume silencer under the engine. Proportions are generous for a middleweight cruiser, especially the fuel tank which looks big when sitting on the bike though it appears a lot sleeker from the sides.
Special attention paid to ensuring high levels of fit and comfort, and confidence in riding make the new Vulcan an attractive option for new riders and females riders looking for a stylish, accommodating motorcycle. Designed for independent-minded riders, it does not require conformation to any heard-mentality fashion or lifestyle.