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2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS
2022 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
Vulcan S ABS
Vulcan S ABS
Model Code
NA
NA
Color
Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Matte Graphite Gray
Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Matte Graphite Gray

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single 300 mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS

Single 250 mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Front - Single 300 mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS

Single 250 mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 x 18

Rear - 160 / 60 x 17

Front - 120 / 70 x 18

Rear - 160 / 60 x 17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 90.9 in.
Overall - 90.9 in.
Height
Overall - 43.3 in.
Overall - 43.3 in.
Width
Overall - 34.6 in.
Overall - 34.6 in.
Weight
Curb - 498.3 lb. (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). When equipped, California evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 lb.)
Curb - 498.3 lb. (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). When equipped, California evaporative emissions equipment adds approximately 2.2 lb.)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
Wheelbase
62 in.
62 in.
Seat Height
27.8 in.
27.8 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed with positive neutral finder
6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC
4-stroke, DOHC
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Displacement
649 cc
649 cc
Bore x Stroke
83 x 60 mm
83 x 60 mm
Torque
Maximum - 46.3 lb. ft. @ 6,600 rpm
Maximum - 46.3 lb. ft. @ 6,600 rpm
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.8:1
Fuel System
DFI 38 mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves
DFI 38 mm throttle bodies (2), with sub-throttle valves
Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
TCBI with electronic advance
Fuel Capacity
3.7 gal.
3.7 gal.

Operational

Frame
High-tensile steel diamond
High-tensile steel diamond
Front Suspension

41 mm telescopic fork

Travel - 5.1 in.

41 mm telescopic fork

Travel - 5.1 in.

Rear Suspension

Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload

Travel - 3.2 in.

Lay-down offset rear shock with linkage and adjustable preload

Travel - 3.2 in.

Rake
31°
31°
Trail
4.7 in.
4.7 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Pearl Robotic White

Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Matte Graphite Gray

Pearl Robotic White

Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray / Metallic Matte Graphite Gray

Warranty
12 month limited
12 month limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • ERGO-FIT®: Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

Engine Management Technology

  • DUAL THROTTLE VALVES: Late-model sport bikes 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 can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control 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 elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

Ergo-Fit®

  • ADJUST YOUR RIDING POSITION TO FIT YOUR HEIGHT AND REACH: Take command of comfort with 18 different adjustable configurations to achieve your preferred fit.
  • A PERFECT FIT: ERGO-FIT® is an exclusive sizing system that creates the perfect fit for riders of all sizes by offering adjustments to the bike’s seat, footpegs and handlebar to accommodate the rider’s height and reach. With 18 possible configurations between Reduced Reach, Mid Reach, and Extended Reach, ERGO-FIT helps produce a more comfortable and confident riding experience. After you purchase a Vulcan® S motorcycle, you’ll have the option to get fitted at no additional cost. And at dealerships with an ERGO-FIT Center, it's even more convenient to get fitted.
  • 5'6" AND UNDER: This configuration is the starting point for shorter to average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned one inch closer to you for a confident riding experience, while the Reduced Reach sculpted seat is tapered and moves you two inches forward. Footpegs are placed rearward for an optimal leg stretch*. *Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard.
  • 5'7" TO 6'0": This configuration is the starting point for average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both average-height and taller riders. The Mid Reach sculpted seat is tapered for an easy reach to the ground and footpegs are placed in the standard position for optimal comfort.
  • 6'1" AND OVER: This configuration is the starting point for average-height to tall riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both taller and average-height riders, while Extended Reach sculpted seat moves hip support back an inch to provide extra room. Additionally, footpegs are placed forward for optimal leg comfort.* *Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard.

Features

  • Ninja®-derived power and performance.
  • Sporty handling.
  • Adjustable riding positions.

Performance

  • SPORT CRUISER PERFORMANCE: The Vulcan® S motorcycle delivers exhilarating sport cruiser performance for maximum enjoyment on every ride.
  • SMOOTH & ADJUSTABLE: Built to accommodate a variety of riders, the rear shock features a seven-position preload adjuster that can optimize the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Adjustments can be made to suit rider preference⁠—a softer setting for a more plush feel or stiffer setting for a sportier ride.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & RESPONSIVE: Sportbike-derived chassis and suspension provides light and responsive handling for easy maneuvering and sporty feel.
  • OPTIMAL TRACTION: Sportbike-influenced wheels and tires contribute to the light-handling feel and provide confident traction.
  • SMOOTH & ADJUSTABLE: Built to accommodate a variety of riders, the rear shock features a seven-position preload adjuster that can optimize the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Adjustments can be made to suit rider preference⁠—a softer setting for a more plush feel or stiffer setting for a sportier ride.

Power

  • SPORTBIKE DNA: Powered by a 649cc Ninja®-derived engine, the Vulcan® S motorcycle delivers potent power with ample low- to mid-range torque for an exhilarating ride.
  • SMOOTH & TORQUEY: The compact 649cc parallel-twin engine delivers smooth and responsive power. A light overall weight produces easy handling and exceptional performance for a confidence-inspiring experience.
  • FEEL EVERY RPM: Predictable roll-on power contributes to a confident riding experience as the revs climb, offering a spirited ride in the high-rpm range.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • ERGO-FIT®: Proper fit is key for rider comfort and control. However, the ideal fit varies from rider to rider, depending on their physical dimensions and riding style. ERGO-FIT® is an interface system designed to allow riders to find their ideal riding position. Various points of the chassis interface (the handlebar, footpegs and seat, etc.) can be adjusted through a combination of interchangeable parts and parts with adjustable positions. This enables a wide range of riders to find a riding position that offers both comfort and control. Feeling at one with their machine, they will be able to experience how Kawasaki machines are fun and rewarding to ride. *Adjustable parts and their range of adjustability vary by model.

Engine Management Technology

  • DUAL THROTTLE VALVES: Late-model sport bikes 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 can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency is improved and power is increased.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control 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 elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.

Ergo-Fit®

  • ADJUST YOUR RIDING POSITION TO FIT YOUR HEIGHT AND REACH: Take command of comfort with 18 different adjustable configurations to achieve your preferred fit.
  • A PERFECT FIT: ERGO-FIT® is an exclusive sizing system that creates the perfect fit for riders of all sizes by offering adjustments to the bike’s seat, footpegs and handlebar to accommodate the rider’s height and reach. With 18 possible configurations between Reduced Reach, Mid Reach, and Extended Reach, ERGO-FIT helps produce a more comfortable and confident riding experience. After you purchase a Vulcan® S motorcycle, you’ll have the option to get fitted at no additional cost. And at dealerships with an ERGO-FIT Center, it's even more convenient to get fitted.
  • 5'6" AND UNDER: This configuration is the starting point for shorter to average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned one inch closer to you for a confident riding experience, while the Reduced Reach sculpted seat is tapered and moves you two inches forward. Footpegs are placed rearward for an optimal leg stretch*. *Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard.
  • 5'7" TO 6'0": This configuration is the starting point for average-height riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both average-height and taller riders. The Mid Reach sculpted seat is tapered for an easy reach to the ground and footpegs are placed in the standard position for optimal comfort.
  • 6'1" AND OVER: This configuration is the starting point for average-height to tall riders. The handlebar is positioned to accommodate both taller and average-height riders, while Extended Reach sculpted seat moves hip support back an inch to provide extra room. Additionally, footpegs are placed forward for optimal leg comfort.* *Accessory shift-linkage rods required when changing footpeg position from standard.

Features

  • Ninja®-derived power and performance.
  • Sporty handling.
  • Adjustable riding positions.

Performance

  • SPORT CRUISER PERFORMANCE: The Vulcan® S motorcycle delivers exhilarating sport cruiser performance for maximum enjoyment on every ride.
  • SMOOTH & ADJUSTABLE: Built to accommodate a variety of riders, the rear shock features a seven-position preload adjuster that can optimize the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Adjustments can be made to suit rider preference⁠—a softer setting for a more plush feel or stiffer setting for a sportier ride.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & RESPONSIVE: Sportbike-derived chassis and suspension provides light and responsive handling for easy maneuvering and sporty feel.
  • OPTIMAL TRACTION: Sportbike-influenced wheels and tires contribute to the light-handling feel and provide confident traction.
  • SMOOTH & ADJUSTABLE: Built to accommodate a variety of riders, the rear shock features a seven-position preload adjuster that can optimize the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride. Adjustments can be made to suit rider preference⁠—a softer setting for a more plush feel or stiffer setting for a sportier ride.

Power

  • SPORTBIKE DNA: Powered by a 649cc Ninja®-derived engine, the Vulcan® S motorcycle delivers potent power with ample low- to mid-range torque for an exhilarating ride.
  • SMOOTH & TORQUEY: The compact 649cc parallel-twin engine delivers smooth and responsive power. A light overall weight produces easy handling and exceptional performance for a confidence-inspiring experience.
  • FEEL EVERY RPM: Predictable roll-on power contributes to a confident riding experience as the revs climb, offering a spirited ride in the high-rpm range.