Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS Rider Reviews

Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS 650 is my first bike upper 500cc in 2015!. Yeah I’m very happy to have bought this cruiser one. This motorcycle delivered at my home garage on 2015 09 02.

You know, Kawasaki Vulcan S is not like an usual type of cruiser. With double parallel engine, frame and unique suspension layout and Vulcan S 650 appearance of non-traditional, Vulcan S has a genre of its own. I think the designed for riders of non-mainstream, it is unique design, Vulcan S offers a modern and stylish.

Kawasaki Vulcan S Review

kawasaki vulcan s ABS 650
kawasaki vulcan s 650 ABS

There are, at least 16 points why I bough Kawasaki Vulcan S 650cc ABS, Let’s review part by part:

1. Kawasaki Vulcan S 650cc is using ABS System:


ABS stand for an anti-lock braking system, it is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motorcycle or motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking.

It is  preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding.

Kawasaki Vulcan S already used ABS system. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations.

By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.

With embedded this system on Kawasaki Vulcan S,  we have more confidence to ride this bike.  ABS system is one of my reason why I bought Vulcan Cruiser.

2. Low seat height:

Low seat height

This is another reason why I bought the Vulcan S, Cruiser that is offers the seat like this is relative rare ,we are being able to easily put our feet on the ground when stopped is one of the most important factors in feeling comfortable on a motorcycle.

At 705 mm, the Vulcan S’s low seat is very accommodating. Of course with the seat conditions this motorcycle is suitable to be ridden by anyone.

3. Kawasaki Vulcan S, Easy to read instrumentation

Easy to read instrumentation

This bike offers an easy to read instrumentation, Original-design instrumentation cluster features an analogue-style tachometer and multi-purpose LCD. Convenient features keep riders fully informed of operating conditions.

4. Adjustable footpegs

Adjustable footpegs

This cruiser offers an adjustable footpegs. 3-position footpegs allow riders to adjust foot position to suit size and preference.

Three positions available: STD, 25 mm forward, 25 mm back.

5. Large disc brakes

Large disc brakes

This motorcycle embedded large disc brakes.
Large-diameter disc brakes balance ample stopping power with easy control for beginning riders.

6. Modern, urban styling

Modern urban styling

Flowing style with long-and-low stance and modern elements like the original headlamp and cast wheels with five spoke pair design give the Vulcan S very nontraditional cruiser looks.

7. Adjustable clutch/brake levers

Adjustable clutchbrake levers

Multi-position levers allow riders to adjust lever position to suit hand size and preference.

8. Under-engine muffler

Under engine muffler

Muffler located under the engine contributes to a low centre of gravity, and is tucked out of the way, making it easier to reach the ground when stopped. The muffler’s design conveys both power and style.

9. Relaxed, foot-forward riding position

Relaxed foot forward riding position

The compact engine and slim frame result in a design that is narrow at the knees and feet. Forward positioned footpegs are ideal for relaxed, cruiser style riding.

10. Light handling

Light handling

Low overall weight, fine-tuned chassis rigidity balance, 18”/17” radial tyres and suspension settings result in a bike with light, easy handling and easy manoeuvrability.

11. Comfortable seat

Comfortable seat

Sculpted seat design with thick padding offers excellent comfort and good hip support.

12. Easy-to-control 649 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Easy to control 649 cm3 liquid cooled 4 stroke Parallel Twin

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649 cm3 Parallel Twin with fuel injection delivers smooth, responsive performance, especially in the low and medium rpm ranges. The engine was tuned for rider-friendly power characteristics that will inspire confidence in new riders.

The Vulcan S offers smooth starts from a standstill, smooth acceleration, and a satisfying pull when accelerating. The strong acceleration facilitates highway merging and passing.

13. Long wheelbase

Long wheelbase

Wheelbase of 1,575 mm was chosen for a balance of light handling and superior riding stability. The same characteristics that make it fun to ride (light handling and relaxed, rider-friendly ergonomics), also make the Vulcan S ideal for new riders.

14. Slim backbone-style rear frame

Slim backbone style rear 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. 3D analysis was used to achieve the target rigidity and stress values.

15. Long range

Long range

With its 14 litre fuel 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.

16. Linkage-equipped offset laydown single-shock

Linkage equipped offset laydown single shock

Offset laydown single-shock rear suspension is equipped with linkage to enable a longer stroke for increased ride comfort.

The rear suspension arrangement also contributes to the bike’s compact design, freeing up space for a large-volume silencer under the engine.

Rear shock features adjustable preload, with 7 positions to suit rider size and payload.

Specification of Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS (2015)

Kawasaki Vulcan 650 is eally unique design.The 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S engine is derived from Kawasaki’s Ninja 650. Changes to the camshaft profiles, intake and throttle body spacer are geared to improve low-end and mid-range performance for its cruiser application.

Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS is designed for a rider between 5-foot-7 and 6-feet. Riders 6-foot-1 and taller should order the extended-reach pegs (which have been moved forward an inch from the stock location, and require a longer shift rod to be installed) and the extended-reach seat, which remains at 27.1 inches but has been moved rearward and is fitted with firmer foam and a gel insert to provide better hip support.

Riders 5-foot-6 and shorter will profit from the Vulcan’s reduced-reach handlebar, seat, and pegs, the last items moved rearward one inch from the standard position. You could read more detail related the press conference at here.

Check it out below the specification of 2015 kawasaki vulcan S 650 ABS.
EngineFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, parallel twin
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression ratio10.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI® with two 38mm throttle bodies, with sub-throttles
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
TransmissionSix-speed with positive neutral finder
Final DriveSealed chain
Frame TypeHigh-tensile steel double pipe perimeter frame
Rake/Trail31 degrees / 4.7 in
Overall Length91.0 in
Overall Width34.7 in
Overall Height43.3 in
Ground Clearance5.1 in
Seat Height27.8 in
Curb Weight498.3 lb**
Fuel Capacity3.7 gal
Wheelbase62.0 in
Color ChoicesCandy Lime Green, Pearl Crystal White, Flat Ebony
Warranty12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™12, 24, 36 or 48 months (optional)

Well, I think that this will help you who want to buy this cruiser. Kawasaki Vulcan S, is one of good choice for the beginner to ride big motorcycle, it is suitable both for men and women. What do you think ?