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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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What does everyone think about the new Vulcan S ? http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/105927...irst-Look.aspx
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this is the first of me seeing it. Hmm....Vulcan "S" as in "Single"? I like it! everything but the drive. not a fan of chain drive. oh well. now this gives me one more reason to check out next years bike show in January!

I like the "green machine"!

just check out the link you posted, interesting, the pic's on Kawasaki's site has it without bags and a "solo" seat. but the pic you posted has saddle bags (which I thing one could put even bigger bags on), a pillion seat with a small sissybar and luggage rack. Hmm....interesting.

and dare I say........to me, it kind of has a "Victory" look to it! again that could just be me.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!

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Looks nice. Made for the commuter and shorter people. I'm out, Here's the specs:

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, parallel twin
Displacement: 649cc
Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Cooling system: Liquid
Fuel system: DFI with two 38mm throttle bodies, with sub-throttles
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
Transmission: Six-speed with positive neutral finder
Final drive: Sealed chain
Frame: High-tensile steel double pipe perimeter frame
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm telescopic fork / 5.1 inches
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload / 3.2 inches
Front tire: 120/70-R18
Rear tire: 160/60-R17
Front brakes: Single 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
Rear brakes: Single 250mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Overall length: 91 inches
Overall width: 34.7 inches
Overall height: 43.3 inches
Ground clearance: 5.1 inches
Seat height: 27.8 inches
Wheelbase: 62 inches
Curb weight: 498.3 pounds (wet)
Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons
Colors: Candy Lime Green, Pearl Crystal White or Flat Ebony
MSRP Standard: $7,399
Warranty: 12-month limited warranty

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It has several peg and seating options the two 1st look reviews I read said it fit a 6ft tall rider just fine. I like it a lot it's different like the VN750 ! Oh yeah $6999.00 MSRP is not bad...
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It has several peg and seating options the two 1st look reviews I read said it fit a 6ft tall rider just fine. I like it a lot it's different like the VN750 ! Oh yeah $6999.00 MSRP is not bad...
true that yo!

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Better write up http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/...-s-at-aimexpo/

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649cc? I possibly would stay with the 750cc if this was the only choice. The idea that you can adjust the peg position is nice but the frame still stays the same and it is a short bike overall as that is a slim portion of how they kept the weight on the light side. Most of the pictures do not give you the ability to reference the true size compared to anything else so I would like to see it in person. It does look pretty good in pictures I will have to admit but I still would prefer a bit more size in the motor and frame.

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States it comes in 1000cc also. It seems the manufacturers are trying to add women into the design, hence the low stance. Nothing wrong with that.

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States it comes in 1000cc also
I don't see anything other than the 649cc from the Ninja 650/Versys/ER-6n?

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Yep. Your right. My bad. I read this:

While the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Versys 1000 got their time in the spotlight at INTERMOT earlier this month, Kawasaki released an all-new cruiser called the Vulcan S via a fairly quiet press release.

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