Kawasaki Vulcan engine with parallel instead of a V twin? That this was a surprise that Kawasaki has released.
Kawasaki has announced a new model of custom motorcycle, the Vulcan S, which will be part of the European portfolio. The all new S Vulcan takes a different direction by adopting the parallel twin engine 650cc Versys and used in the two versions of the ER- 6, rather than the traditional V2. It will be presented officially in EICMA.
The Vulcan S is equipped with the same two cylinder 649 cc line we can find the Versys 650, and ER6f ER6n and that, in this version, has 61 hp . Indeed, the whole basis of Vulcan S is on a table , at first glance, is quite similar to the Versys and ER , but not only that the rear bumper side mount, the exhaust out under the engine and even the dashboard, refer us to the bikes 650cc Kawasaki. Four-stroke engine, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, parallel twin.
Front suspension: wheel travel: 41mm telescopic fork 5.1”
Rear suspension: wheel travel Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload 3.2”
Front tire: 120/70 R18
Rear tire: 160/60 R17
In Nova Kawasaki Vulcan, this sharing of elements plays a crucial role also more economical to get a bike of modern aspect, without the “heavier” air of VN larger displacement and, in addition to the dynamic guarantees already axhibiting their successful materials Versys and ER6f/n. The 649 cc engine is not the same model in 2014 and now has a more compact block, which allowed a number of new docks and positioning on the bike, giving it a different ergonomics for the pilot. For example, the height of the seat surface reduces 5 mm, from 845 mm to 840 mm 2014 model. Furthermore, the power curve was revised through maximum power to 69 hp at 8,500 rpm, compared to 64 hp at 8,000 rpm Model 2014 and the maximum torque to 64 NM at 7000 rpm, compared to 61 Nm at 6,800 rpm model 2014.
The engines do not change for the two trails Kawasaki signed , the changes are mainly practical except for the Versys 650 changing much . The great innovation and system integration support suitcases.
Despite these gains , the bike “gained” a little , from 209 kg (weight in running order with ABS model 2014) to 216 Kg.
The windshield became adjustable 600 mm , and traveling box and side suitcases are offered as options, as well as LED daytime running lights. The rear bumper has gained new preload adjustments and the subframe was reinforced.
The vulcan S will be available with optional ABS and in three colors, white, black and purple, may be green Kawasaki and should be available in Europe in February 2015.
The capacity of the fuel tank was enlarged from 19 to 21 liters. The fork of the inverted type is new, the ABS is optional. The other characteristics were preserved.