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2020 Vulcan S Cafe

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The Vulcan S is Breaking Boundaries

The heart of a sportsbike and the comfort of a classic cruiser.  With capable torque, high rpm and generous lean angles, every ride on the Vulcan S motorcycle has the potential for excitement.  The added benefit of adjustable Kawasaki components make the Vulcan S the ultimate in versatility for riders of varying sizes and abilities.

Adjustable Ride Position

A unique feature of the Vulcan S is the ability to change the Seat, Handle bars and adjust the foot leaver positions (accessories) to suit a variety of riders. The Vulcan S offers Standards Reach, Reduced Reach (for shorter riders) and Extended Reach (for taller riders) options. Talks to your Kawasaki Dealership about getting the right fit for you on the Vulcan S. The Vulcan S is an extremely adaptable cruiser that showcases adjustability for every rider. The changes are made using Kawasaki Genuine Accessories.

Genuine Accessories

A superb range of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories are available for the Vulcan S; Saddle Bags, Light Bars, Tank Bag, Tail Bag, Rear Rack and kits to set the Vulcan S up for solo or 2-up touring. Many of the Genuine Accessories feature the Kawasaki Quick Release system, making it easy to change your Vulcan S to suit each ride.

Low seat height

Low seat height of 705mm and slim overall design make it easy to reach the ground with both feet, contributing to rider confidence.

ABS brakes standard

Large-diameter disc brakes balance ample stopping power with easy control. Customers looking for an added degree of reassuring braking performance with ABS fitted as standard.

Parallel Twin Engine

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm³ Parallel Twin, fuel injected engine. Delivers smooth performance in the low and medium rpm ranges. The engine was tuned for rider-friendly power characteristics that will inspire confidence in all riders. 

Tyres and Brakes

Wheel sizes - 18-inch for the front, 17-inch for the rear. The slightly larger front wheel contributes to the light handling.
Tyres were selected to offer a balance of light handling and a powerful image, Sizes measure 120/70R18 in the front, 160/60R17 on the rear. 

Custom Fit & Adjustability

Adjustable footpeg position, optional seats and handlebars to suit your fit.
Ergo-Fit accessories sold separately and are necessary when changing the Vulcan S from standard.

Low Comfortable Seat

Features a low 705mm seat height. The seat design with thick, 62mm padding offers a wide surface and excellent hip support, ensuring ample comfort for riding.

D-Shaped Swing Arm

The swingarm’s D-shaped cross-section gives it a pipe-like design that matches the frame, and add to the high-quality appearance.

Offset Rear Shock

Offset laydown rear single-shock suspension is distinctive styling element, enhancing the trend setting design. Pre-load adjustment is via an easy access 5-way cam wheel.

Long Range

Tear drop-style fuel tank adds a cruiser-style touch. 14 litre tank capacity and good fuel economy offered by the Vulcan S means riders can go longer between fill-ups.

Instrumentation

Compact, stacked instrument cluster matches the bikes overall design and features an easy-to-read layout. Analogue-style tachometer and multi-function LCD screen use blue LED backlights for excellent viability at night. Features include, with gear position indicator, fuel gauge, digital speedometer, clock, odometer,trip meters, remaining range, average/instant fuel, and Economical Riding Indicator.

Styling Elements

Curved, flowing style blended with a powerful, long-and-low stance and modern elements creates a unique, eye-catching design. The cafe style screen is a feature of this special edition Vulcan S.

Rear Fender

Tail fender shaped to hug the rear wheel as closely as possible, creating a compact cruiser-style design. 

Frame

Elegant pipe perimeter frame is a key component of the Vulcan S’s identity. The design of the frame, rear suspension and swingarm create an integrated line running from the front of the bike to the rear hub.

Muffler

Attractive bend of the exhaust pipes and an under-engine muffler arrangement contribute to the Vulcan S’s attractive styling.

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Model VULCAN S CAFE
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm³
Bore x Stroke 83 x 60 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Valve System DOHC 8 valve
Fuel System Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Type Sealed chain
Frame Perimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel - front 130 mm
Wheel travel - rear 80 mm
Tyre Size-front 120/70R18M/C (59H)
Tyre Size-rear 160/60R17M/C (69H)
Suspension - front 41 mm telescopic fork 
Suspension - rear Offset laydown single-shock, linkage-equipped with adjustable preload
Brakes - front Single ø300 mm discs with dual-piston caliper and ABS
Brakes - rear Single 250 mm disc with single piston caliper and ABS
L x W x H 2,310 x 880 x 1,100 mm 
Wheelbase 1,575 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat height 705 mm
Fuel capacity 14 litres
Curb Mass 226 kg (includes full fuel tank, all fluids at optimum levels)
Max Power 35.0 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm
Max Torque 53.0 N-m {5.4 kgm} / 5,600 rpm
Colours New Metallic Matte Purple
Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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