Kawasaki Vulcan S - 2023 Specifications and Reviews

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General information

CategoryCustom / cruiser
ModelKawasaki Vulcan S

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Greenhouse gases92.8 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Fuel consumption4.00 litres/100 km (25.0 km/l or 58.81 mpg)
DrivelineSealed Chain
ClutchWet multi-disc
Transmission typeChain   (final drive)
Cooling systemLiquid
Lubrication systemForce lubrication, semi-dry sump
IgnitionTCBI with electronic advance
Fuel controlDouble Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Fuel systemInjection. DFI with two 38mm throttle bodies, with sub-throttles
Valves per Cylinder4
Bore x Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm (3.3 x 2.4 inches)
Torque62.8 Nm (6.4 kgf-m or 46.3 ft.lbs) @ 6600 Revolutions">RPM
Power61.0 Horsepower">HP (44.5 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 7500 Revolutions">RPM
Engine typeTwin, four-stroke
Capacity:649.0 ccm (39.60 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Rear brakesSingle disc. Single-piston caliper, optional ABS
Diameter300 mm (11.8 inches)
Front brakesDouble disc. Twin-piston caliper, optional ABS
Rear tire160/60-17
Front tire120/70-18
Rear wheel travel81 mm (3.2 inches)
Rear SuspensionLay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload
Front wheel travel130 mm (5.1 inches)
Front Suspension41mm telescopic fork
Trail119 mm (4.7 inches)
Rake (fork angle)31.0°
Frame typeHigh-tensile steel diamond frame

Physical measures and capacities

Fuel capacity14.00 litres (3.70 US gallons)
Wheelbase1575 mm (62.0 inches)
Ground clearance130 mm (5.1 inches)
Overall width879 mm (34.6 inches)
Overall length2309 mm (90.9 inches)
Overall height1100 mm (43.3 inches)
Seat height705 mm (27.8 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc223.0 kg (491.7 pounds)

Other specs

Factory warranty12 Month Limited Warranty
Color optionsMetallic Flat Spark Black, Pearl Matte Sage Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black

Rider Reviews

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MotorcycleDB Review

The 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S is a stylish and modern cruiser motorcycle that offers both performance and comfort. Its liquid-cooled 649cc parallel-twin engine provides smooth and responsive power, making it a joy to ride on the open road. With its adjustable footpegs, seat, and handlebars, the Vulcan S offers a customizable riding position to fit a wide range of riders. Additionally, its sleek and aggressive styling sets it apart from other cruiser bikes on the market, making it a great choice for riders who want a bike that stands out in the crowd. In addition to its performance and style, the 2023 Kawasaki Vulcan S also offers a range of advanced features, including ABS brakes and a lightweight chassis for nimble handling. Its low seat height and manageable weight make it an accessible option for riders of all experience levels, while its ergonomic design and comfortable seating make long rides a breeze. Whether you're a new rider or a seasoned veteran, the Kawasaki Vulcan S is a versatile and capable cruiser motorcycle that's sure to impress. With its combination of performance, comfort, and style, the 2023 Vulcan S is a standout option in the cruiser motorcycle market.

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