Kawasaki India has launched the final volley of its 650cc BS6 bikes – the Vulcan. The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S BS6 price in India is Rs 5.79 lakh. The price transition from BS4 to BS6 means there is a hike of Rs 30,000. Kawasaki is giving customers the choice of buying this bike online or through an authorised dealer. However, you can buy it in any colour as long as its metallic flat raw graystone. From the looks of it, there aren’t any visual bits that separate the BS4 and BS6 bikes. Expect deliveries to start from September. Kawasaki India, as we have seen before, knows that the Vulcan S will compete with the British as well as American cruisers in this price range. Mention must be made of the fact that the Vulcan S looks a bit oddly styled and the styling might not appeal to everyone.
Kawasaki Vulcan S BS6 specs, features, changes
The 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan S BS6 has the same design language from before. There are the still the halogen headlamps, adjustable riding position, semi-digital instrument console and side-slung exhaust. One can also see the telescopic front forks as well as the offset monoshock.
Power is derived from the same 649cc that now makes 61SPS of power and 62.4Nm. The latter has gone down a smidgen – 0.6Nm to be exact. This was expected due to the switch to the cleaner emission standards. A 6-speed gearbox is offered with this parallel-twin, 4-valve/cylinder motor. Kawasaki has kept the ground clearance at 130mm and this could be a bit of hassle over Mumbai’s famous non-existent roads.
Disc brakes have been provided at both ends and there is also dual-channel ABS. The Kawasaki Vulcan S BS6 weight is 235kg, the same as before. Alloy wheels too are part of the design at both ends – 18-inch at front and 17-inch at the rear. Competitors of this bike include the Harley-Davidson Street Rod, RE Continental GT 650 and Hyosung GT650 (if it makes a comeback).
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