The Vulcan S is not your average cruiser. It stands apart, with its Parallel Twin engine, unique frame and suspension layout, and its very non-traditional looks. Designed for independent-minded riders, it does not require the rider to conform to any herd-mentality fashion or lifestyle.
|Type||4-stroke, Parallel Twin|
|Bore and stroke||83.0 x 60.0 mm|
|Valve system||SOHC, 8 valves|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: 38mm x 2 with sub-throttles|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)|
|Front: type||Single 300 mm discs|
|Front: calipers||Dual Piston|
|Rear: type||Single 250mm disc|
|Overall length||2,310 mm|
|Overall width||880 mm|
|Overall height||1,100 mm (High position)|
|Ground clearance||130 mm|
|Seat height||705 mm|
|Curb mass**||226 kg (EN650B: Single Seat)|
|Fuel capacity||14 litres|
|Primary reduction ratio||2.095 (88/42)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.438 (39/16)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||1.714 (36/21)|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.333 (32/24)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.111 (30/27)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||0.966 (28/29)|
|Gear ratio: 6th||0.852 (23/27)|
|Final reduction ratio||3.067 (46/15)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Type||Perimeter, high-tensile steel|
|Wheel travel: front||130 mm|
|Tire: front||120/70R18M/C 59H|
|Wheel travel: rear||80 mm (3.1 in.)|
|Tire: rear||160/60R17M/C 69H|
|Steering angle (left/right)||35º / 35º|
|Suspension, front||41 mm telescopic fork|
|Suspension, rear||Offset laydown single-shock, linkage-equipped with adjustable preload|
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ERGO-FIT is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride.
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