Kawasaki has unveiled a BS6-compliant version of the Vulcan S which competes against another entry level cruiser from a premium brand, Harley Davidson’s Street 750 which also received a BS6 update. The new Kawasaki Vulcan S comes with design and features similar to the previous variant but now gets the BS6-engine and also a new paint scheme.
The Vulcan S is priced at ₹5,79,000 (ex-showroom) compared to the previous price of ₹5,49,900. The company has decided to charge a premium of ₹29,100 for the new BS6 compliant engine. In comparison, the Street 750 by Harley Davidson is a much cheaper ₹4,69,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Street recently received a massive price cut of ₹65,000.
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The Kawasaki Vulcan S gets a liquid-cooled, 8-valve 649cc Parallel Twin engine with fuel injection. The engine puts out a torque of 62.4Nm and power of 61 ps.The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The company claims that the engine is compact and the slim frame results in a design that is narrow at the knees and feet. The bike gets a wheelbase of 1,575 mm and a 14-litre fuel tank. The instrumentation cluster features an analogue-style tachometer and multi-purpose LCD.
The bike gets features like adjustable rear shock with 7 positions to suit rider size and payload and a muffler located under the engine that contributes to a low centre of gravity. The bike also gets a gear indicator as standard in the BS-6 Vulcan S.