Vulcan S India launch will mean more options for cruiser fans…
It seems Kawasaki will continue expanding its motorcycle lineup in India. After a few pleasant surprises and new motorcycles, they are bracing up for the introduction of their first cruiser – Vulcan S in India, according to a report at Autocar Pro.
Earlier with dual-sports machines from the KLX series and now with the new Vulcan, the company is aggressively trying to venture into niche segments.
Vulcal S is a mid-size cruiser in the portfolio and is powered by the same 649 cc twin cylinder engine which powers the rest of the 600 range – Ninja 650, Versys 650 and the new Z650. All these 650cc motorcycles, pertaining to different tastes, are currently assembled at Kawasaki’s newly opened plant at Chakan through CKD kits.
Any introduction in the 300 and 650cc platform will only increase economies of scale for the brand. Vulcan S will fight it out with Harley Davidson’s new Street Rod, Aquila Pro and other cruisers in the Indian market.
Vulcan S India Launch & Price (Exp)
The report suggests that Vulcan S is being prepared for a 2017 roll-out. In USA, Kawasaki retails the Vulcan S at $ 7499 which is marginally lesser than the price of the 2017 Ninja 650 which costs $ 7799 (both prices for the ABS versions). Hence, Vulcan S is expected to be priced slightly lesser than Ninja 650’s 5.69 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
It appears as soon as the operations stabilise at the company’s new plant, they will shift heed to the introduction of the Vulcan S as well as this 300cc Adventure Tourer.