2021 Vulcan S


Learner Cruiser

The heart of a sportsbike and the comfort of a classic cruiser. Unlike any other cruiser, the Vulcan S is geared to fit a wide range of riders with a sizing system that includes 18 possible configurations. Never taking away from its vintage styling, this cruiser takes comfort, adjustability, Ninja-derived power and performance to the next level.



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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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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.

Liquid Cooled Parallel Twin Engine

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm³ Parallel Twin, fuel injected. 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. The Vulcan S offers smooth starts, smooth acceleration, and a satisfying pull when accelerating.

Tyres and Brakes

18-inch on the front, 17-inch on the rear. The larger front wheel provides natural, light handling.Tyres were selected to offer a balance of light handling and a powerful image. The Vulcan S 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. A position lamp is built into the upper portion of the headlamp unit.

Rear Fender

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


Elegant pipe perimeter frame is a key component of the Vulcan S’s identity. The bike’s bodywork accentuates the frame. 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.


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

2021 Vulcan S

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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 1,100 mm
Wheelbase1,575 mm
Ground Clearance130 mm
Seat height705 mm
Fuel capacity14 litres
Curb Mass226 kg (includes full fuel tank, all fluids at optimum levels)
Max Power35.0 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm
Max Torque53.0 Nm {5.4 kgm} / 5,600 rpm
ColoursMetallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty24 Months Unlimited Kilometres
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