The 2023 Vulcan S middleweight cruiser from Kawasaki India has been launched in the Indian market for Rs 7.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India). For the most recent model year, the Kawasaki Vulcan S has undergone minor improvements and is now offered in the Metallic Matte Carbon Grey colour scheme. Additionally, it is the only paint option offered for the cruiser. The Kawasaki Vulcan S is a popular model that travels to India through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route. The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, which costs almost half as much, is directly in competition with the motorcycle. Both bikes have distinct characteristics and performance metrics. It is interesting to note that Kawasaki recently re-debuted the Eliminator as a 400cc cruiser that will be positioned below the Vulcan S. The Kawasaki Eliminator is expected to arrive in India later this year and will compete with the Super Meteor 650. Let's now take a look at the key details of the recently launched 2023 Vulcan S cruiser.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S: Mechanical Specifications
The 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with a maximum power output of 59.9bhp at 7,500rpm, as well as a peak torque of 62.4Nm at 6,600rpm, is still present in the mechanical specifications for the 2023 model. For those unaware, the 2023 Vulcan S is the fourth model in the company's lineup to feature this 649cc parallel-twin, liquid-cool engine. Besides, a six-speed gearbox is connected to the motor.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S: Hardware Details
The hardware on the 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S is unchanged, and it continues to use a perimeter frame. 41mm telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock with preload adjustment are in charge of the suspension. A 250mm single rotor and a 300mm single disc are used for the front and rear brakes, respectively, while a dual-channel ABS controls the safety net.
2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S: Styling
The motorcycle is offered in Metallic Matte Carbon Grey as the only variant and paint choice for the 2023 iteration. The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S's styling has not changed, and it still has the same long and low stance, single-pod headlight, curved fuel tank, rider-only saddle, and compact exhaust. The motorcycle's main features include a 14-litre fuel tank, a 235-kilogram kerb weight, a 705mm seat height, and a 130mm ground clearance.
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2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S: Market Rivals
In the Indian market, the Kawasaki Vulcan S competes with models like the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 and the Benelli 502C. Notably, compared to the Kawasaki Vulcan S, both competitors retail at substantially lower prices.