India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) has been pretty regular with launching the latest Kawasaki motorcycles in the country. The latest to have become a part of its product portfolio is the new Kawasaki Vulcan S SE. The new motorcycle has gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 5.58 lakh.
The Kawasaki Vulcan S SE is based on the regular Vulcan S, but comes with a new paint scheme to justify the ‘SE’ suffix. The highlight here is the new Pearl Lava Orange paint job, which makes the Vulcan S SE visually different from the regular Vulcan S.
Other than the bespoke paint job, there is little else to differentiate the new motorcycle from the cruiser it’s based on. The regular Vulcan S has been on sale only in Flat Ebony colour. The regular Vulcan S costs Rs 5.48 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs 10,000 lower than the price of the new Vulcan S SE.
As you must have guessed, even the specifications remain the same. You get the same 649cc, parallel twin engine that powers the Vulcan S. This twin-cylinder engine has been tuned to output a maximum power of 62 PS at 7,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 63 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Kawasaki Vulcan S SE has given rider comfort a high priority by offering three-way adjustable foot pegs, adjustable clutch and brake levers, and an adjustable ride height. Even the handlebar can be adjusted by an inch.
The Vulcan S is Kawasaki’s first-ever cruiser bike for India. Thanks to its styling, a powerful 650cc parallel-twin engine, and a rather attractive price tag, the middle-weight cruiser ends up rivalling the very popular Harley Davidson Street 750. The Vulcan S SE is approximately Rs 60,000 costlier than the Street 750.