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Forget what you know about traditional cruisers and meet the Vulcan® S ABS CAFE motorcycle. This sporty take on the versatile Vulcan S challenges the limits of what a cruiser can be. Inspired by the innovative Ninja® legacy, the Vulcan S ABS CAFE brings a combination of power and performance to the surface in an edgy style like you’ve never seen before.

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

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Top Features


  • Engine


    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    83.0 x 60.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® 38mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves


    TCBI with digital advance


    6-speed with positive neutral finder

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    41mm telescopic fork/5.1 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload/3.1 in

    Front Tire


    Rear Tire


    Ground Clearance

    5.1 in


    62.0 in


    31°/4.7 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    46.3 lb-ft @ 6600 rpm

    Overall Length

    90.9 in

    Overall Width

    34.6 in

    Overall Height

    44.5 in

    Seat Height

    27.8 in

    Curb Weight

    502.7 lb**

    Fuel Capacity

    3.7 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed Chain

    Frame Type

    High-tensile steel diamond frame

    Color Choices

    Phantom Blue/ Ebony

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36, or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Single 300mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 250mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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