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Year
2023
Year
2024
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Make
Kawasaki
Make
Kawasaki
Display Name
Vulcan® S Base
Display Name
Vulcan® S Café
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2015
Introduction Year
2022
Photo Gallery
Standard
Photo Gallery
Standard
Representative Image
No
Representative Image
No
Price
Standard
Price
Standard
MSRP
$7,349
MSRP
$8,499
Destination Charge
435
Destination Charge
450
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Engine
Standard
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque RPM
6600
Torque RPM
6600
Cooling
Liquid
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
8
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Speed Governor
No
Speed Governor
No
Torque (Nm)
62.8
Torque (Nm)
62.8
Bore (mm/in)
83 / 3.27
Bore (mm/in)
83 / 3.27
Stroke (in/mm)
2.36 / 60
Stroke (in/mm)
2.36 / 60
Displacement (cc/ci)
649 / 39.6
Displacement (cc/ci)
649 / 39.6
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
38
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
38
Transmission
Standard
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Number Of Speeds
6
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
Standard
Weight
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Performance
Standard
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
90.9 / 2308.9
Length (in/mm)
90.9 / 2308.9
Width (in/mm)
34.6 / 878.8
Width (in/mm)
34.6 / 878.8
Height (in/mm)
43.3 / 1099.8
Height (in/mm)
44.5 / 1130.3
Wheelbase (in/mm)
62 / 1574.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)
62 / 1574.8
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.1 / 129.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.1 / 129.5
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
491.7 / 223
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
502.7 / 228
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.7 / 14
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
3.7 / 14
Construction
Standard
Construction
Standard
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver
Foot Peg Location
Driver
Adjustable
Yes
Adjustable
Yes
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Chain Guard
No
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Fork Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
No
Hand Guards
No
Heel Guards
No
Heel Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Exterior Covers
Standard
Side Cover
No
Side Cover
No
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Pocket
No
Pocket
No
Stand
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
No
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.1 / 129.5
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.1 / 129.5
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.2 / 81.3
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.2 / 81.3
Wheels
Standard
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Chromed
Yes
Chromed
Yes
Tires
Standard
Tires
Standard
Tire Brand
Dunlop®
Tire Brand
Dunlop®
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Speed Rating
H
Front Tire Speed Rating
H
Front Wheel Diameter
18
Front Wheel Diameter
18
Rear Tire Width
160
Rear Tire Width
160
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Tire Speed Rating
H
Rear Tire Speed Rating
H
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Front Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax D220: 120/70R 18 59H
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax D220: 120/70R 18 (59H)
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax D220: 160/60R 17 69H
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportmax D220: 160/60R 17 (69H)
Brakes
Standard
Brakes
Standard
Brake Brand Name
Nissin
Brake Brand Name
Nissin
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.8 / 250
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.8 / 250
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Type
One-Piece
Seat Location
Driver
Seat Location
Driver
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Material
Vinyl
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
1
Number Of Seats
1
Detachable Passenger Seat
Optional
Detachable Passenger Seat
Optional
Seat Backrest
Optional
Seat Backrest
Optional
Grab Rail or Strap
Optional
Grab Rail or Strap
Optional
Detachable
No
Detachable
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.8 / 706.1
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.8 / 706.1
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Clock
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Computer
Standard
Trip Computer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Temperature Warning
Standard
Temperature Warning
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Side Storage Mount
Optional
Side Storage Mount
Optional
Rear Rack
Optional
Rear Rack
Optional
Camouflage Trim
No
Camouflage Trim
No
Bag Liners
-
Bag Liners
Optional
Storage Cover
-
Storage Cover
Optional
Saddle Bag (s)
-
Saddle Bag (s)
Optional
Type
Halogen
Type
Halogen
Headlight Mounting Bar
Optional
Headlight Mounting Bar
Optional
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Windshield
Optional
Windshield
Standard
Tinted
-
Tinted
Yes
Height
-
Height
Mid
Height Adjustable
-
Height Adjustable
No
Windshield Lowers
-
Windshield Lowers
No
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Power Outlet
Standard
Power Outlet
Standard
Adjustable Handlebars
Standard
Adjustable Handlebars
Standard
Adjustable Levers
Standard
Adjustable Levers
Standard
Other Convenience
Optional
Other Convenience
Optional
Satellite
No
Satellite
No
Saddle Bag Mounts
Optional
Saddle Bag Mounts
Optional
Windshield Mounts
Optional
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Metallic
Yes
Metallic
Yes