2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS - Video Review

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield
Photos by Kawasaki/edited my McNally Multimedia

Kawasaki recently allowed us to ride the 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS, and and the innovative cruiser hybrid impressed both me and our female tester, Vicki Gray.

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S First Ride Review – Female Perspective

The newest Vulcan not only breaks new ground as far as what a cruiser can look like, but also unveils Kawasaki’s Ergo-Fit system for tailoring the motorcycle’s rider triangle to the various body types of riders. In a nutshell, two handlebar options, three seat options, and three rider peg locations give tremendous flexibility in massaging the Vulcan S into a perfect fit for riders from 5-feet to over 6-feet tall.

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS – First Ride Review

After sampling the Vulcan S with two different riders on two different days, we think Kawasaki may have a hit on its hands. Watch the video to see and hear it in action.

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • Darren Darren on Feb 09, 2015

    Evans does this have the additional rubber engine mount like the new 650 Versys does? This seemed to have done a really good job of diminishing the vibration bikes with this engine usually have.

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    • Darren Darren on Feb 09, 2015

      Starting with the 2012 650 they rubber mounted one of the mounts and it was still pretty buzzy. With the Versys 650 they went to two rubber mounts and reviewers have raved about how smooth it is since that change. Was interested in knowing if this has the two rubber mounts like the new Versys 650 or just one like the Ninja 650.

  • MrAkafful MrAkafful on Jun 05, 2016

    I wish more bikes had adjustable seats like this Kawasaki, I love this brand.