The Kawasaki Ninja 650 model family has spawned several successful motorcycles since 2006, yet it took a full decade before a cruiser variant would finally join the clan. The Kawasaki Vulcan S is a versatile bike that's been designed for a diverse group of riders with varied skill levels. In the case of the Vulcan S ABS Café, that means you still get some choices of seats, handlebars, and footpeg locations. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations.
Taller riders may find their knees hitting on the upper sides of the fairing that hang out and there's no adjustment available for foot pegs or anything to mount highway pegs on in the area. Rubber mounted seat frame, handlebars, and footpegs ensure a vibration free comfortable ride.
The engine was tuned for rider-friendly power characteristics that will inspire confidence in new rider. The RE Interceptor is meant to be ridden and the riders owning these machines will use them as their daily ride. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission and tuned to be very rider friendly.
The Vulcan S does not get a slipper clutch, which could be unsettling for inexperienced riders. Even the rear brake is effective and the rider rarely needs to resort to the front brake to bring the bike to a stop under normal conditions. It is indeed a bit baffling why Kawasaki didn't also use this new model to power a successor to the Vulcan 500, something that finally happened in 2015.
The Vulcan S is fitted with the Kawasaki neutral finder; when stationary in first gear, just shift up and it will easily find neutral. Kawasaki didn't throw a lot of new technology Sound onto its 2015 Vulcan S. The striking, 649cc cruiser is really a pretty basic motorcycle.
ERGO-FIT EXTENDED REACH (6 FT. 1 IN. AND OVER): Three-position footpegs and adjustable handlebar levers are positioned to give the rider more room to stretch out. It has all the comfort of a cruiser but with a Badass 650 Ninja sports bike motor that smokes most Harley's.