Vulcan S Cafe

2021 Vulcan S Cafe


Vulcan S Right Facing image

Cafe Style Cruiser

The heart of a sportsbike and the comfort of a classic cruiser. The 2021 Vulcan S is fitted with a deflector screen and finished in superb two-tone paint with colour-coded wheel trim. Never taking away from its heritage styling, this cruiser takes comfort and adjustability then combines it with Ninja-derived performance to create a unique Learner approved experience.





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Adjustable Ride Position

A unique feature of the Vulcan S SE 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. Talk 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 adjustable positions for every rider.  The changes are made using Kawasaki Genuine Accessories that the rider can purchase.

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Cafe Screen

The Cafe style deflector screen adds a stylish element to the Vulcan S and provide some light wind deflection. The deflector is dark-tint and a is a standard fitment on the Vulcan S Cafe model in 2021.


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 (KQR) system, making it easy to change your Vulcan S to suit each ride.

Vulcan S SE left side
Vulcan S Cafe rear seat
Vulcan S Cafe Engine

Parallel Twin Engine

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm³ Parallel Twin, fuel injected. Smooth performance in the low and medium rpm ranges. The engine is tuned for rider-friendly power characteristics to confidence in all riders. Smooth starts, smooth acceleration, and a satisfying acceleration.

Vulcan S Cafe Front Wheel

Tyres and Brakes

18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. The larger front wheel provides natural, light handling. Tyres provide the right blend of handling and grip. The Vulcan S Cafe is ABS equipped, with front 300mm front disc slowed by 2 piston calipers the rear ABS disc brake is fitted with a single piston caliper for ample stopping power.

Vulcan S SE Right footpeg & Brake

Custom Fit & Adjustability

Footrest position adjustable with three positions available: STD, 25 mm forward, 25 mm back. All Ergo-Fit accessories are at an additional cost: Shift Rods, Handlebars and Seats are available.

Vulcan S Cafe Seat

Comfortable Seat

A low 705mm seat height. Thick 62mm padding offers a wide surface and excellent hip support, ensuring ample comfort for city riding and short tours. The seat bracket is rubber-mounted, reducing vibration transferred through the seat.

Vulcan S Cafe Rear Wheel

D-Shaped Swing Arm

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

Offset Rear Shock

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

Vulcan S Cafe Tank

Long Range

Tear drop-style fuel tank adds a cruiser-style touch. With its 14 litre tank capacity and the Parallel Twin engine's good fuel economy, the long range offered by the Vulcan S means riders can go longer between fill-ups—convenient in town, and reassuring when out on a daytrip.


The 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 visibility at night. Features include: fuel gauge, digital speedometer, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, fuel consumption and the Economical Riding Indicator.

Vulcan S Cafe front angle image

Styling Elements

Curved, flowing style blended with a powerful, long-and-low stance and modern elements creates a unique, eye-catching design. Inverted triangle headlamp contributes to the Vulcan S’s fresh, unique design. 

Vulcan S SE Rear Fender

Rear Fender

Tail fender is shaped to hug the rear wheel as closely as possible, creating a compact cruiser-style. The design was made possible in part by the offset laydown rear shock.

Vulcan S Cafe Frame


The pipe perimeter frame is a key component of the Vulcan S look. The design of the frame, rear suspension and swingarm create an integrated line running from the front of the bike to the rear hub. A pipe frame of high-tensile steel gives the bike a lightweight appearance.


The attractive bend of the exhaust pipes and an under-engine muffler arrangement builds a clean, tough look.

2021 Vulcan SE and Vulcan S also available

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Vulcan S SE Feature Image

2021 Vulcan S SE

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2021 Vulcan S SE

2021 Vulcan S Cafe

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Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm³
Bore x Stroke83 x 60 mm
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Valve SystemDOHC 8 valve
Fuel SystemFuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Transmission6-speed, return
Final Drive TypeSealed chain
FramePerimeter, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel - front130 mm
Wheel travel - rear80 mm
Tyre Size-front120/70R18M/C (59H)
Tyre Size-rear160/60R17M/C (69H)
Suspension - front41 mm telescopic fork 
Suspension - rearOffset laydown single-shock, linkage-equipped with adjustable preload
Brakes - frontSingle ø300 mm discs with dual-piston caliper and ABS
Brakes - rearSingle 250 mm disc with single piston caliper and ABS
L x W x H2,310 x 880 x 1,130 mm 
Wheelbase1,575 mm
Ground Clearance130 mm
Seat height705 mm
Fuel capacity14 litres
Curb Mass229 kg (includes full fuel tank, all fluids at optimum levels)
Max Power35.0 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm
Max Torque53.0 N-m {5.4 kgm} / 5,600 rpm
ColoursPearl Storm Gray with Ebony
Warranty24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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