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Car review: Kawasaki Vulcan, cruising appearance of the sport model
Release date:2021.02.24

Today, we will introduce the Kawasaki Vulcan S, also known as the "Vulcan". This car was born in the 1990s. From the styling point of view, Kawasaki wanted this car to be more civil type. Subsequent V-cylinder models in the 700, 800, 900 and 1500 levels were all withdrawn from the stage in the face of increasingly stringent environmental requirements and more fierce market competition. However, the Vulcan S survived magically because it shared the platform with other models of the 650, so the cost and platform evolution continued


The first is the headlights, different from the Japanese tough and aggressive sense, shield shaped headlights, there is some artistic beauty, but also with the feeling of retro, and the round meter up and down, with the high handlebars, the instantaneous American locomotive leisure and uninhibited to create

Large round tank on the side, low front narrow back wide seat, plus a long rear fender, the whole to create an American motorcycle and the model. Because the engine is an inline twin-cylinder engine, the visual aspect on the side is not very full, but the main frame of Kawasaki steel tube, as well as many covering parts, make the whole vehicle become full of muscle feeling

All over the front and the back pressure of exhaust part at the bottom of the engine exhaust part extends to the rear wheels to an abrupt end, according to the American style of locomotive, the exhaust is a little short, missing some willfulness and bullying, but in the bottom of the engine increases the overall visual sense, at the same time in the side can block back pressure bag, visual more unified. But for car friends who like retro, buy this car, exhaust may need to be changed

The red rear-mounted single-gun side-mounted shock absorber on the right side is both tasteful and eye-catching, conveying the concept of a sports cruise car


The seat height of 705mm is very friendly to the car friends above 160. The mileage of the 14L tank is about 300km. Front upright shock absorber, rear single gun side shock absorber preload adjustable; The front 17 "120, the rear 16" 160, using Dunlop road tires; Front and rear single disc, solar clear calipers

As for the frame part, the main frame is basically the same as the Versys 650 main frame because of its own 650cc twin-cylinder engine. The sub-frame part has been improved according to the characteristics of the cruise car, which has to admire Kawasaki's integration ability! Kawasaki himself said that the Vulcan S was based on a sports car derived from the frame and suspension, in other words, as cheap as possible to build an entry-level cruise car

Standard American cruise cycling posture, but the only difference is my legs can grip the fuel tank, long-distance riding, butt moving back a bit, the leg can be extended to adjust cycling posture to relieve fatigue, tilted back part of the support for the waist, the other seat alternated, the location of the pedal, handlebar position can be adjusted. Wide square rearview mirror at speed up to 100, still good stability


Manipulation of the

Vulcan S wheelbase 1575 mm, longer than a Harley Street series, but the rudder Angle 4 is enough big, small space to turn around will be confident, mature set-up suspension at the same time, the movement of the steering light tracking sex is also very good at the same time, this kind of feeling and Versys 650 have similarities, but because it is a cruise, tilt Angle is limited, so if you do not run very radical bending mountain is very comfortable and have fun

Not equipped with sliding clutch, clutch heavy, and low gear shift will have a sense of frustration. Brake feedback is not very direct, emergency braking needs to brake down vigorously, front and rear ABS will intervene earlier, front and rear shock absorbers are biased to moderate adjustment, small road undulation filtering bumps is very good


It is equipped with 650cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, with the maximum power of 45kW /7500rpm and 63Nm/ 8000rpm. In closed road test, the first gear is 70km/h, the second gear is 100km/h, the third gear is 125km/h, and the fourth gear is 150km/h

The engine has dual-throttle technology, which optimises engine performance without the user's awareness, but it occasionally gets a bit cranky when the car just starts. The engine idles at more than 5,000 RPM, and the thick vibrations are sent through the feet, buttocks and handlebar

Vulcan S low gear gear is relatively large, especially the first gear, starting slightly to the oil will obviously feel the vehicle will move forward, oil will also have a very big sense of loss, in the second gear after the speed of more than 20km/h, fun control will come, the kind of parallel double cylinder brought by the coarse-grain more direct power, will let you can not stop

Under the increasingly stringent environmental requirements, in the case of high-end competition is more and more heated, small vulcan, a kawasaki in American cruise has been sticking to and only one of the fruits, hidden under the cruise coat is a heart of movement, including the whole suspension, flexible than traditional American locomotives on manipulating some, at the same time power reserve enough completely the pleasure that you feel the American cruise, it is a "know people ride to own a car, don't understand people don't want to see a few eye estimation