2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Review
Is the Kawasaki Vulcan S the first cruiser in a long time that might
actually interest sports bike riders? We think it could be thanks to it's
Ninja 650 derived engine, great handling and lightweight feel. The Kawasaki
Vulcan S is a real surprise packet and one we thoroughly enjoyed.
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We're painting with broad brush strokes here but generally speaking, you're
either a fan of cruisers or not. While a sportsbike rider may enjoy a naked
or even an adventure bike, there's very little crossover between those
kinds of bikes and cruisers. But what about a cruiser that blurs that gap
somewhat and could potentially attract non-traditional customers? We think
the Kawasaki Vulcan S may succeed where very few have done previously.
From the outset, Kawasaki has set about trying to develop a cruiser that
didn't conform to what a cruiser is expected to be. V-twin? No, thanks.
Black only paint scheme with chrome everything? Uh ah. Only masculine men
with beards need apply? Nope! Image above actual performance? No, sir.
While it resembles a cruiser and the ergonomics of it mean you know what
type of bike you're sitting on, Kawasaki has ignored all other expectations
of what a cruiser should be.
They've also put a lot of thought and research into making this bike as
accessible as possible. Some of that went into how a motorcycle can
possibly be a one size fits all machine and the answer obviously is that it
can't. Hence, the bike has been designed to have easy modifications made
available to reposition the seat, handlebars and even the pegs to ensure
this bike fits both shorter and taller people.
For those living in the United States, that customization comes under the
umbrella of the ergo-fit system, whereby dealers can modify the bike at the
point of sale for free. In other markets, it's potentially an extra cost at
the time of purchase though that will be up to the individual dealers.
When we first saw images of the Vulcan S last year, we were quite impressed
at how Kawasaki had managed so well to make it instantly recognizable as a
cruiser yet give it a nice injection of modern design. Part of that is
probably to do with both the perimeter frame and the offset laydown
single-shock which Kawasaki have kept on prominent display. Expect future
editions of the bike to have these two items with contrasting colors to
really standout like they do now on the some of the 2015 ER-6n's.
Fit and finish is excellent and to us at least, there's almost nothing
visually wrong with the bike. The Exhaust silencer might look a bit too 'try hard'
for some but it's in keeping with the overall look of the bike. Our only
complaint would be the large plastic shroud over the front of the fuel tank
that surrounds the ignition. It's a lot of black plastic and hides much of
the gorgeous tank - make it smaller next time, please.
On paper, the 649 cc parallel twin shouldn't be anything to get excited
over, but it's a real gem of an engine. It's been at home in the Ninja 650
and ER-6n for many years now and to huge success, especially in Europe. It
provides plenty of grunt down low and it's probably one of the best 'real
world' engines (by that we mean performance on the street without risking
your license) around. Power delivery is smooth and linear and has a great
amount of bottom end grunt.
Despite being an already good motor, Kawasaki have put a lot of effort into
making it as user friendly as possible. The crankshaft was resigned with a
heavier flywheel to improve engine braking and also reducing the propensity
to stall the bike at low speed. Modifications were made to the camshaft
profiles and intake ports, which mean the engine delivers more horsepower at lower revs but
at a slight cost to torque.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R Losail
Un giro di pista a Losail con la Kawasaki Ninja H2R da 310 cv.
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Kawasaki 750 Turbo Dyno Runs
Kawasaki 750 turbo at the Dyno in the morning before my
trip to strip. Stock Kawasaki 750 turbo
except 13psi Boost, K&N filter, Race
Mode, -1/+1 gear, HD Race clutch springs. Made Corrected 130hp and
Kawasaki H2 750 2 Stroke Norway
Here we have a early 1970's 750 cc Two Stroke big minger! With it's
hi-performance expansion chamber Exhaust pips and stage 3 tuning it has to be one
of the fastest stock Kawasaki triple in the world.
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