If you liked the Kawasaki Vulcan S but didn't like the fact that it could only be had in a matte-black finish, here's some good news: Kawasaki has now introduced a 'pearl lava orange' paint scheme on its first cruiser offering for India.
The company attributes the introduction of this new colour to the "positive response received from the customers to the existing model".
To refresh your memory, the Vulcan S is a fairly beefy and proportionate-looking cruiser. It sports a tall handlebar, a digi-analogue instrument pod, five-spoke alloy wheels, a plush split-seat set-up and features a 120/70 R18 tyre up front and a 160/60 R17 tyre at the rear.
Powering this bike is a 649cc, fuel-injected, parallel-twin motor, mated to a six-speed transmission. The engine produces 61hp at 7,500rpm and 63Nm of torque at 6,600rpm. The motorcycle's kerb weight is pegged at 235kg, with a seat height of 705mm and ground clearance of 130mm. It also gets a 41mm telescopic fork and an offset monoshock that's adjustable for preload.
Braking duties are taken care of by a dual-piston 300mm disc brake up front and a single-piston, 250mm disc at the rear. ABS is standard.
The Kawasaki Vulcan S in pearl lava orange is priced at Rs 5.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it exactly Rs 10,000 more expensive than the original matte-black variant.
Read our review, test ride of the Kawasaki Vulcan S here.