2024 Kawasaki VULCAN® S

2024 Kawasaki VULCAN® S
Metallic Flat Spark Black-Non ABS
MSRP: $7,349.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New

Description

Unlike any other cruiser, the Vulcan® S is designed to transport riders into a sporty realm in edgy style. Blending an aggressive ride with a vintage styling and a powerful 649cc engine, this bike kicks any experience into high gear. Whether you're commuting to work or enjoying a day trip, the Vulcan S adds confidence-inspiring performance to every ride.

Specifications

Technology

Dual Throttle Valves
Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
Economical Riding Indicator
Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
Ergo-Fit
Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. 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. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.
 

Power

Engine
4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement
649cc
Bore X Stroke
83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Maximum Torque
46.3 lb-ft @ 6,600 rpm
Fuel System
DFI® with 38mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves
Ignition
TCBI with Electronic Advance
Transmission
6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids
Economical Riding Indicator, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
 

Performance

Front Suspension/Wheel Travel
41mm telescopic fork/5.1 in
Rear Suspension/Wheel Travel
Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload/3.2 in
Front Tire
120/70x18
Rear Tire
160/60x17
Front Brakes
Single 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper, (and ABS)
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm disc with single-piston caliper (and ABS)
 

Details

Frame Type
High-tensile steel diamond frame
Rake/Trail
31°/4.7 in
Overall Length
90.9 in
Overall Width
34.6 in
Overall Height
43.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
Seat Height
27.8 in
Curb Weight
498.3 lb* (ABS), 491.7 lb* (non-ABS)
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gal
Wheelbase
62.0 in
Color Choices
Pearl Sand Khaki/Ebony, Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months
 

Features

Ergo-Fit

  • A Perfect Fit ERGO-FIT® is an exclusive sizing system that creates the perfect fit for riders of all sizes by offering adjustments to the bike’s seat, footpegs and handlebar to accommodate the rider’s height and reach. With 18 possible configurations between Reduced Reach, Mid Reach, and Extended Reach, ERGO-FIT helps produce a more comfortable and confident riding experience. After you purchase a Vulcan® S motorcycle, you’ll have the option to get fitted at no additional cost. And at dealerships with an ERGO-FIT Center, it's even more convenient to get fitted.
  • 5'6" and Under This configuration is the starting point for shorter to average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned one inch closer to you for a confident riding experience, while the Reduced Reach sculpted seat is tapered and moves you two inches forward. Footpegs are placed rearward for an optimal leg stretch*. *Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard. Previous model year shown.
  • 5'7" to 6'0" This configuration is the starting point for average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both average-height and taller riders. The Mid Reach sculpted seat is tapered for an easy reach to the ground and footpegs are placed in the standard position for optimal comfort.
  • 6'1" and Over This configuration is the starting point for average-height to tall riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both taller and average-height riders, while Extended Reach sculpted seat moves hip support back an inch to provide extra room. Additionally, footpegs are placed forward for optimal leg comfort.*

Power

  • Smooth & Torquey The compact 649cc parallel-twin engine delivers smooth and responsive power. A light overall weight produces easy handling and exceptional performance for a confidence-inspiring experience.
  • Feel Every RPM Predictable roll-on power contributes to a confident riding experience as the revs climb, offering a spirited ride in the high-rpm range.

Performance

  • Lightweight & Responsive Sportbike-derived chassis and suspension provides light and responsive handling for easy maneuvering and sporty feel.
  • Optimal Traction Sportbike-influenced wheels and tires contribute to the light-handling feel and provide confident traction.
  • SMOOTH & ADJUSTABLE Built to accommodate a variety of riders, the rear shock features a seven-position preload adjuster that can optimize the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Adjustments can be made to suit rider preference⁠—a softer setting for a more plush feel or stiffer setting for a sportier ride.

All inventory listed is subject to availability and prior sale. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) if shown for a vehicle excludes set-up, freight, taxes, title, licensing or other dealer charges, and is subject to change. Individual prices may vary. Please request a quote for specific pricing.

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