Kawasaki has showcased a teaser image of the Vulcan 650 S in its official Indian website, citing that the launch of the mid-segment cruiser is not very far.
The motorcycle, which is a modern take on cruisers from the Japanese major, will use the 649cc parallel twin motor from the Ninja 650 but with a varied state of tune for better low end shove.
Expected to produce around 61bhp and a similar number of torques, the Vulcan 650 S will take on the Harley twins, Street 750 and Street Rod and (the yet to be launched) Royal Enfield’s 650 twins, when launched.
Pricing of the motorcycle is expected to be above the Ninja 650 and crucially below the Versys 650. The motorcycle will come with a host of accessories, but as standard, the bike will com with ABS and a single 300mm disc with the twin-piston caliper on the front and there’s a single 250mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the back.
The party piece of the motorcycle is the option for riders to customise their bike for their fit, which Kawasaki calls ‘ERGO-FIT’. With this, riders will get a three-way adjustment for the position of the seat, handlebar and footpegs.
The high point is that Kawasaki might launch the bike before the Auto Expo to get the upper hand in sales, before the fiscal year ends. Expected starting price might be around Rs 6.5 lakh, but Kawasaki might surprise us with a lower price tag as the bike will also be locally assembled at Chakan.