Cosmetically updated Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe and Vulcan SE Special Edition revealed

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Kawasaki has extended its product portfolio with the addition of two new variants of its middle-weight cruiser motorcycle, the Vulcan. Tagged as the Vulcan S Cafe and Vulcan SE Special Edition, these two new motorcycles have been cosmetically upgraded for 2016 while the technical specifications remain identical to the Vulcan S. This modern cruiser is equipped with Kawasaki’s customizable ERGO-FIT concept for adjustable riding positions to suit a rider’s requirements.

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The new Vulcan S ABS Café will receive a new tinted wind deflector and a three tone custom paint scheme along with a signature tank badge. Vulcan S ABS SE, on the other hand, will feature a special two-tone paint finish. The new models will come equipped with adjustable forward-positioned footpegs, a low seat height along with optional seats and handlebar.

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The new Vulcan motorcycles receive a sportbike-derived chassis and suspension which is aimed at providing light and responsive handling for easy maneuverability. The motorcycle is also said to be lightweight and responsive for easy handling.

Both new models would continue to draw power from the 649cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine from the Kawasaki Ninja 650 but with a tweaked engine for more low and mid-range torque. The 649cc engine is tuned to deliver 62.8 Nm of torque and will come mated to a 6-speed transmission.

Here are the technical specifications and complete image gallery:

Engine
Engine4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
Displacement649cc
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression ratio10.8:1
Maximum Torque46.3 lb-ft (62.8 Nm) @ 6600 rpm
Fuel SystemDFI 38mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
Transmission6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final DriveSealed Chain
Performance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel41mm telescopic fork/5.1 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelLay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload/3.1 in
Front Tire120/70×18
Rear Tire160/60×17
Front BrakesSingle 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
Rear BrakesSingle 250mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Details
Frame TypeHigh-tensile steel double pipe perimeter frame
Rake/Trail31°/4.7 in
Overall Length90.9 in
Overall Width34.6 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 ChoicesMetallic Matte Carbon Gray/Metallic Matte Phantom Silver
Warranty12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)12, 24, 36, or 48 months

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

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