6. Kawasaki Vulcan S

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Contrary to popular belief, I like cruisers. From American to Metric, V-Twin or otherwise, I have nothing against cruisers. Sure, their styling feels a little dated for a millennial like myself, but that’s where bikes like the new Kawasaki Vulcan S are so appealing. Undoubtedly a cruiser, but with styling that appeals to a younger crowd, the Vulcan S, I think, is just the ticket to attract new blood into our sport. With a starting price of just $6999, it’s certainly affordable to this demographic as well.

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Announced + Video

Why do I like it? The aforementioned styling and price are attractive. So is the 649cc parallel-Twin shared with the Ninja and Versys 650 models. What I’m really intrigued with, though, is the amount of adjustability available to suit riders of virtually all shapes and sizes. In fact, this is one of the big selling points Kawasaki is using to advertise the Vulcan S. Not horsepower or torque or bold styling. Maybe more so than any other category of motorcycle, cruisers are about individuality. The Vulcan S embraces that, but in its own unique way. It’s no attention-grabbing H2 or H2R, but it’s significant and, I think, underrated.