Unlike any other, the Vulcan S cruiser is designed to transport riders into a sporty realm in edgy style. Blending an aggressive ride with a vintage styling and a powerful 649cc engine, this bike kicks any experience into high gear. Whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying a day trip, the Vulcan S adds confidence-inspiring performance to every ride.

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.

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.

Sport Cruiser Performance

The Vulcan S motorcycle delivers exhilarating sport cruiser performance for maximum enjoyment on every 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.

Technology

  • Maximum Power

    35 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm

    • Maximum Torque

      53 Nm {5.4 kgf.m} / 5,600 rpm

      • Engine

        4-stroke Parallel Twin

        • Displacement

          649 cm3

          • Bore x Stroke

            83.0 × 60.0mm

            • Compression Ratio

              10.8:1

              • Valve System

                DOHC, 8 valves

                • Fuel System

                  “Fuel injection: o38 mm x 2 with sub-throttles”

                  • Ignition

                    Digital

                    • Starting

                      Electric

                      • Cooling

                        Liquid-cooled

                        • Lubrication

                          Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

                          • Transmission

                            6-speed, return

                            • Primary Reduction Ratio

                              2.095 (88/42)

                              • Gear Ratio: 1st

                                2.438 (39/16)

                                • Gear Ratio: 2nd

                                  1.714 (36/21)

                                  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

                                    1.333 (32/24)

                                    • Gear Ratio: 4th

                                      1.111 (30/27)

                                      • Gear Ratio: 5th

                                        0.966 (28/29)

                                        • Gear Ratio: 6th

                                          0.852 (23/27)

                                          • Final Reduction Ratio

                                            3.067 (46/15)

                                            • Clutch

                                              Wet multi-disc, manual

                                              • Final Drive

                                                Chain

                                                • Frame

                                                  Perimeter, high-tensile steel

                                                  • Front Suspension

                                                    41 mm telescopic fork

                                                    • Rear Suspension

                                                      Offset laydown single-shock, linkageequipped, with adjustable preload

                                                      • Front Wheel Travel

                                                        130mm

                                                        • Rear Wheel Travel

                                                          80mm

                                                          • Rake

                                                            31?

                                                            • Trail

                                                              120 mm

                                                              • Steering Angle (L/R)

                                                                35? / 35?

                                                                • Front Tyre

                                                                  120/70R18M/C 59H

                                                                  • Rear Tyre

                                                                    160/60R17M/C 69H

                                                                    • Front Brake/s

                                                                      Single o300 mm disc

                                                                      • Front Caliper/s

                                                                        Dual-piston

                                                                        • Rear Brake

                                                                          Single o250 mm disc

                                                                          • Rear Caliper

                                                                            Single-piston

                                                                            • Dimensions (LxWxH)

                                                                              2310 × 880 × 1130

                                                                              • Overall Length

                                                                                2310

                                                                                • Overall Width

                                                                                  880

                                                                                  • Overall Height

                                                                                    1130

                                                                                    • Wheelbase

                                                                                      1575

                                                                                      • Road Clearance

                                                                                        130

                                                                                        • Seat Height

                                                                                          705

                                                                                          • Curb Mass

                                                                                            226 kg

                                                                                            • Fuel Capacity

                                                                                              14L

                                                                                            • POWER

                                                                                              • Maximum Power

                                                                                                35 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm

                                                                                                • Maximum Torque

                                                                                                  53 Nm {5.4 kgf.m} / 5,600 rpm

                                                                                                  • Engine

                                                                                                    4-stroke Parallel Twin

                                                                                                    • Displacement

                                                                                                      649 cm3

                                                                                                      • Bore x Stroke

                                                                                                        83.0 × 60.0mm

                                                                                                        • Compression Ratio

                                                                                                          10.8:1

                                                                                                          • Valve System

                                                                                                            DOHC, 8 valves

                                                                                                            • Fuel System

                                                                                                              “Fuel injection: o38 mm x 2 with sub-throttles”

                                                                                                              • Ignition

                                                                                                                Digital

                                                                                                                • Starting

                                                                                                                  Electric

                                                                                                                  • Cooling

                                                                                                                    Liquid-cooled

                                                                                                                    • Lubrication

                                                                                                                      Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

                                                                                                                      • Transmission

                                                                                                                        6-speed, return

                                                                                                                        • Primary Reduction Ratio

                                                                                                                          2.095 (88/42)

                                                                                                                          • Gear Ratio: 1st

                                                                                                                            2.438 (39/16)

                                                                                                                            • Gear Ratio: 2nd

                                                                                                                              1.714 (36/21)

                                                                                                                              • Gear Ratio: 3rd

                                                                                                                                1.333 (32/24)

                                                                                                                                • Gear Ratio: 4th

                                                                                                                                  1.111 (30/27)

                                                                                                                                  • Gear Ratio: 5th

                                                                                                                                    0.966 (28/29)

                                                                                                                                    • Gear Ratio: 6th

                                                                                                                                      0.852 (23/27)

                                                                                                                                      • Final Reduction Ratio

                                                                                                                                        3.067 (46/15)

                                                                                                                                        • Clutch

                                                                                                                                          Wet multi-disc, manual

                                                                                                                                          • Final Drive

                                                                                                                                            Chain

                                                                                                                                            • Frame

                                                                                                                                              Perimeter, high-tensile steel

                                                                                                                                              • Front Suspension

                                                                                                                                                41 mm telescopic fork

                                                                                                                                                • Rear Suspension

                                                                                                                                                  Offset laydown single-shock, linkageequipped, with adjustable preload

                                                                                                                                                  • Front Wheel Travel

                                                                                                                                                    130mm

                                                                                                                                                    • Rear Wheel Travel

                                                                                                                                                      80mm

                                                                                                                                                      • Rake

                                                                                                                                                        31?

                                                                                                                                                        • Trail

                                                                                                                                                          120 mm

                                                                                                                                                          • Steering Angle (L/R)

                                                                                                                                                            35? / 35?

                                                                                                                                                            • Front Tyre

                                                                                                                                                              120/70R18M/C 59H

                                                                                                                                                              • Rear Tyre

                                                                                                                                                                160/60R17M/C 69H

                                                                                                                                                                • Front Brake/s

                                                                                                                                                                  Single o300 mm disc

                                                                                                                                                                  • Front Caliper/s

                                                                                                                                                                    Dual-piston

                                                                                                                                                                    • Rear Brake

                                                                                                                                                                      Single o250 mm disc

                                                                                                                                                                      • Rear Caliper

                                                                                                                                                                        Single-piston

                                                                                                                                                                        • Dimensions (LxWxH)

                                                                                                                                                                          2310 × 880 × 1130

                                                                                                                                                                          • Overall Length

                                                                                                                                                                            2310

                                                                                                                                                                            • Overall Width

                                                                                                                                                                              880

                                                                                                                                                                              • Overall Height

                                                                                                                                                                                1130

                                                                                                                                                                                • Wheelbase

                                                                                                                                                                                  1575

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Road Clearance

                                                                                                                                                                                    130

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Seat Height

                                                                                                                                                                                      705

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Curb Mass

                                                                                                                                                                                        226 kg

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fuel Capacity

                                                                                                                                                                                          14L

                                                                                                                                                                                        • PERFORMANCE

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maximum Power

                                                                                                                                                                                            35 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Maximum Torque

                                                                                                                                                                                              53 Nm {5.4 kgf.m} / 5,600 rpm

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Engine

                                                                                                                                                                                                4-stroke Parallel Twin

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Displacement

                                                                                                                                                                                                  649 cm3

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bore x Stroke

                                                                                                                                                                                                    83.0 × 60.0mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Compression Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                                                      10.8:1

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Valve System

                                                                                                                                                                                                        DOHC, 8 valves

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fuel System

                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Fuel injection: o38 mm x 2 with sub-throttles”

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ignition

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Digital

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Starting

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Electric

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cooling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Liquid-cooled

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lubrication

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Transmission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6-speed, return

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Primary Reduction Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.095 (88/42)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gear Ratio: 1st

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2.438 (39/16)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gear Ratio: 2nd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.714 (36/21)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gear Ratio: 3rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.333 (32/24)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gear Ratio: 4th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1.111 (30/27)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gear Ratio: 5th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0.966 (28/29)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gear Ratio: 6th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.852 (23/27)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Final Reduction Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3.067 (46/15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clutch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wet multi-disc, manual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Final Drive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Frame

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perimeter, high-tensile steel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Front Suspension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            41 mm telescopic fork

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rear Suspension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Offset laydown single-shock, linkageequipped, with adjustable preload

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Front Wheel Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                130mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rear Wheel Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  80mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Trail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      120 mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steering Angle (L/R)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        35? / 35?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Front Tyre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          120/70R18M/C 59H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rear Tyre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            160/60R17M/C 69H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Front Brake/s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Single o300 mm disc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Front Caliper/s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dual-piston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rear Brake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Single o250 mm disc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rear Caliper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Single-piston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dimensions (LxWxH)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2310 × 880 × 1130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Overall Length

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2310

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Overall Width

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          880

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Overall Height

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wheelbase

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1575

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Road Clearance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Seat Height

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  705

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Curb Mass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    226 kg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fuel Capacity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DETAILS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maximum Power

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        35 kW {48 PS} / 6,600 rpm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maximum Torque

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          53 Nm {5.4 kgf.m} / 5,600 rpm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Engine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4-stroke Parallel Twin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Displacement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              649 cm3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bore x Stroke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                83.0 × 60.0mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Compression Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10.8:1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Valve System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DOHC, 8 valves

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fuel System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Fuel injection: o38 mm x 2 with sub-throttles”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ignition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Digital

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Starting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Electric

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cooling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Liquid-cooled

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lubrication

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Transmission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6-speed, return

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Primary Reduction Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.095 (88/42)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gear Ratio: 1st

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.438 (39/16)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gear Ratio: 2nd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.714 (36/21)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gear Ratio: 3rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.333 (32/24)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gear Ratio: 4th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.111 (30/27)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gear Ratio: 5th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0.966 (28/29)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gear Ratio: 6th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0.852 (23/27)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Final Reduction Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.067 (46/15)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clutch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wet multi-disc, manual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Final Drive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Frame

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perimeter, high-tensile steel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Front Suspension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        41 mm telescopic fork

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rear Suspension

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Offset laydown single-shock, linkageequipped, with adjustable preload

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Front Wheel Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            130mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rear Wheel Travel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              80mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                31?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Trail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  120 mm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Steering Angle (L/R)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35? / 35?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Front Tyre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      120/70R18M/C 59H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rear Tyre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        160/60R17M/C 69H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Front Brake/s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Single o300 mm disc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Front Caliper/s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dual-piston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rear Brake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Single o250 mm disc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rear Caliper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Single-piston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions (LxWxH)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2310 × 880 × 1130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Overall Length

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2310

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Overall Width

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      880

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Overall Height

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wheelbase

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1575

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Road Clearance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Seat Height

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              705

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Curb Mass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                226 kg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fuel Capacity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14L

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