Kawasaki has completed upgrading its 650cc platform to BS6 emission norms with the launch of the BS6-compliant Vulcan S cruiser.
649cc motor now BS6-compliant
Gets a new colour scheme, but no other changes
Price is up by Rs 30,000 compared to the 2019 model
The BS6 Vulcan S is priced at Rs 5.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which is a Rs 30,000 hike over the price for the Black colour 2019 model. The 2019 version was also available in a Black/Orange colour scheme, which cost Rs 5.59 lakh. For 2020, the Vulcan S gets a new colour scheme called Metallic Flat Raw Graystone – this will be the only option for now.
The rest of the bike remains the same. The BS6 Vulcan S does not get a new TFT display or a LED headlamp seen on the BS6 versions of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Kawasaki Z650. In BS6 form, the 649cc parallel-twin puts out an identical 61hp at 7500rpm, while torque has seen a negligible fall from 63Nm to 62.4Nm. All other figures remain the same, including the 705mm seat height and 235kg kerb weight.
The BS6 Vulcan S will continue to be offered with Kawasaki’s Egrofit system that allows customers to tune the handlebar and footpeg position to their liking, while different seat shapes are also available. Bookings are now open at all Kawasaki dealerships.